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PAX TV Begins Production on 'Cold Turkey 2'

[via press release from PAX]


Ten Unsuspecting Smokers Must Kick The Habit In Second Installment of Reality Series Premiering January 2005

(West Palm Beach, FL � November XX, 2004) � With the Great American Smokeout just weeks away, PAX TV announces the second installment of its popular and unconventional reality series entitled �Cold Turkey 2,� premiering in January 2005. Production of the series is currently underway in San Diego. �Cold Turkey 2� introduces viewers to a new group of ten unsuspecting chain smokers bamboozled into thinking they were joining the cast of a �Survivor�-style reality show called �Pushing the Limits,� only to discover that they�ve been brought together to quit smoking. Featuring new surprise twists in this second helping of reality TV with a message, the series explores what it takes to kick the habit and what participants experience once they�ve completed this incredible adventure.

Hosted by A.J. Benza (E! Entertainment�s �Mysteries & Scandals�), participants are expected to leave their cigarettes at the door and have the opportunity to win cash prizes by participating in various physical and emotional challenges while secluded in an extraordinary home for over three weeks. Executive produced by �Average Joe� and �Manhunt� creator Stuart Krasnow, the series will wrap up its first season on PAX with an emotionally charged finale set to air on Tuesday, December 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Here is a sneak peek at the contestants participating in �Cold Turkey 2�:

� Chelsea Merrick, a 21-year-old journalism student from Austin, Texas

� Michele Angelvine, a 25-year-old veterinary technician from Brooklyn, New York

� Jessie Gibson, a 29-year-old office manager for a not-for-profit organization from New York City

� Linda Reinecke, a 45-year-old mother from Sioux Falls, South Dakota

� Brenda Hawkins, a 60-year-old retired truck driver from Blue Springs, Missouri

� Christian Driggs, a 25-year-old construction worker and surfing instructor from Wyckoff, New Jersey

� Brad Robinson, a 27-year-old promotional events manager and aspiring actor from Los Angeles

� I-Fu �Pete� Chen, a 28-year-old self-proclaimed computer geek and IT manager from Atlanta

� Greg Rizzo, a 40-year-old stock broker and part time musician who works on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange

� AJ Ramirez, a 50-year-old mortician from Alice, TX who has handled over 7,000 funerals in the past 30 years

About PAX TV
Paxson Communications Corporation owns and operates the nation�s largest broadcast television distribution system and the PAX TV network. PAX TV reaches 87% of U.S. television households via nationwide broadcast television, cable and satellite distribution systems. PAX TV�s original programming slate for the 2004-2005 broadcast season features three unscripted series, �Cold Turkey,� �Model Citizens� and �Second Verdict�; a new scripted drama, �Young Blades�; two entertaining variety programs, �America�s Most Talented Kids� and �World Cup Comedy,� executive produced by Kelsey Grammer; and two fast-paced game shows, �On the Cover� and �Balderdash.� Returning series include all-new episodes of PAX�s top-rated dramas, �Doc� and �Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye.� For more information, visit PAX TV�s website at www.pax.tv.

  [november 2004]  


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