or


[02/02/05 - 12:00 AM]
PAX TV Lights Up a Second Season of 'Cold Turkey' Beginning Tuesday, March 15 at 10 PM ET/PT

[via press release from PAX]

PAX TV LIGHTS UP A SECOND SEASON OF �COLD TURKEY� BEGINNING TUESDAY, MARCH 15 AT 10 PM ET/PT

--Network Also Reunites the First Season�s Cast in the �Cold Turkey Reunion Special� Airing Tuesday, March 8 at 10 PM ET/PT--

(West Palm Beach, FL � February 2, 2005) � Last year, PAX TV asked ten unsuspecting smokers to quit the habit in front of television viewers across the country. �Cold Turkey� was born and set a new benchmark in television by addressing this complicated health issue that affects millions of Americans, in a compelling reality format.

On Tuesday, March 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, PAX TV will premiere �Cold Turkey II,� the second installment of this unconventional series, hosted once again by A.J. Benza (E! Entertainment�s �Mysteries & Scandals�). The weekly one-hour series, which begins with a new surprise twist that artfully lures ten unsuspecting participants to a smoke-free San Diego mansion, will air regularly on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT and will repeat on Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

But before viewers meet the new group of smokers chosen for this epic adventure, PAX will reunite all ten participants from season one for the �Cold Turkey Reunion Special,� airing one week prior to the series� premiere on Tuesday, March 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The special will feature highlights of the series� most memorable moments and will update viewers on how each of the participants is doing today. Viewers will find out what really happened during the three solitary weeks in the house and will hear touching stories about how the series has changed people�s lives.

The following week, �Cold Turkey II� premieres with ten new unsuspecting smokers who think they have joined the cast of the latest adventure reality show called �Pushing the Limits.� After the participants are dropped in the middle of the Grand Canyon, decoy host Jordan Murphy (NBC�s �For Love or Money�) convinces them that what they are about to experience is the real thing � but the cast soon discovers the host is bogus; the challenges are fake; and the eliminations are phony. Two undercover actors playing non-smokers are embedded among them to keep suspicions at bay as the smokers compete in physical challenges that secretly test their lungs. Three days later, when host Benza arrives, everything changes, and the smokers must decide whether they want to lose their cigarettes and transform their lives forever.

�Cold Turkey II� is produced by Visual Frontier, Inc. in association with Krasnow Productions. Stuart Krasnow, who created �Average Joe� and �Manhunt,� and Kevin Williams (�Average Joe,� PBS� �Newton�s Apple�) are executive producers.

Here is a look at the �Cold Turkey II� contestants:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

� Brad Robinson, a 27-year-old restaurant and nightclub manager and aspiring actor from Los Angeles, California

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 mid-season original programming slate currently features two unscripted series, �Cold Turkey II� and �Lie Detector�; a new scripted drama, �Young Blades�; the entertaining variety program �America�s Most Talented Kids; and two fast-paced game shows, �On the Cover� and �Balderdash.� Returning series includes new episodes of the network�s top-rated drama, �Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye.� For more information, visit PAX TV�s website at www.pax.tv.





  [february 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· AVERAGE JOE (NBC)
· AVERAGE JOE (NBC)
· BALDERDASH (PAX)
· COLD TURKEY (PAX)
· FOR LOVE OR MONEY (NBC)
· LIE DETECTOR (PAX)
· MANHUNT (UPN)
· ON THE COVER (PAX)
· SUE THOMAS: FBEYE (PAX)
· YOUNG BLADES (PAX)









[07/02/15 - 03:51 PM]
FOX Bursts Into San Diego Comic-Con with World Premiere Screenings and Panel Debuts of "Scream Queens," "Minority Report" and "Lucifer"
Panels for "Lucifer," "Minority Report" and "Bob's Burgers" will kick things off on Friday, July 10.

[07/02/15 - 01:59 PM]
Discovery Channel Delivers All New Digital Content and Social Media Action During "Shark Week 2015"
Sharkopedia - Discovery's ultimate digital guide to all things shark - makes its online debut this year.

[07/02/15 - 11:49 AM]
FOX Sports Expands FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Coverage with 30 Hours of Added Programming
Said additions include expanded pre- and post-game coverage of the championship match, a pair of marathons showcasing the U.S. Women's National Team's dramatic run to the final and more.

[07/02/15 - 11:06 AM]
The Biting Snark Continues on WE tv - Network's Second Annual "Snark Week" Featuring the Snarkiest Personalities and Shows Returns July 6-10
This year's on-air celebration includes biting one-liners from new episodes of WE tv's original series "Braxton Family Values," "Cutting It: In the ATL" and "Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars."

[07/02/15 - 10:18 AM]
Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers Rank #1 for the Late-Night Second Quarter vs. Their ABC-CBS Competition in All Key Measures
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the second quarter of 2015.

[07/02/15 - 10:00 AM]
Donald Glover Pilot "Atlanta" Casts Its Leads as Production Gets Underway
Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Lee Stanfield and Zazie Beetz will co-star while Hiro Murai is set to direct.

[07/02/15 - 09:46 AM]
Season Three Premieres of the Hit Dramas "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex" Are Available for Early Sampling
Viewers can sample the TV-14 rated premieres of both episodes for free now on YouTube and SHO.com.

[07/02/15 - 09:12 AM]
"Nightline" Wins 2Q15 in Total Viewers For Second Year in a Row, Leading in Four of the Last Five Quarters
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the second quarter of 2015.

[07/02/15 - 08:52 AM]
A+E Networks(R) Launches Lifetime(R) Movie Club(TM)
The subscription video service comes in time for the 25-year anniversary of Lifetime Movies and is available exclusively on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch at launch.

[07/02/15 - 08:42 AM]
NBC Encores Tie for the Wednesday Win Among the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 1.

[07/02/15 - 08:40 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, FOX & NBC All Share Demo Crown
The Eye's "Big Brother" is the night's top program among adults 18-49.

[07/02/15 - 07:48 AM]
FOX Sports Names John Strong Lead Play-By-Play Voice for CONCACAF Gold Cup Coverage
The U.S. team enters the region's biennial championship coming off huge away wins over European powerhouse Netherlands and World Champion Germany, and FOX Sports televises every match.

[07/02/15 - 07:35 AM]
NBC Renews New Variety Series "I Can Do That" for Eight-Episode Second Season
"This series thrust our celebrities out of their comfort zones and into exciting, unpredictable situations and they rose to the occasion each week," said Paul Telegdy.

[07/02/15 - 07:09 AM]
Bravo Media's "Married to Medicine" and "Mother Funders" Move to a New Time Beginning Sunday July 5
Both series will now air one hour later: 9:00/8:00c and 10:00/9:00c, respectively.

[07/02/15 - 07:00 AM]
Amid a Sea of Schtick, Nat Geo WILD Presents Some Real-World Reality for the Whole Family
"We are proud to be the only network that dedicates one night every week to wildlife programming," said Geoff Daniels.