SUMMER KICKS OFF ON THE WB WITH NEW EPISODES OF �SUMMERLAND� BEGINNING TUESDAY, JUNE 7 AT 9:00 P.M.
Burbank, CA May 11, 2005
SPECIAL ENCORE AIRINGS OF THE DRAMA STARRING LORI LOUGHLIN AND PLATINUM-SELLING TEEN POP SINGER JESSE MCCARTNEY TO BEGIN ON MONDAY, JUNE 13 AT 9:00 P.M.
SUMMERLAND, the Aaron Spelling drama starring Lori Loughlin and Jesse McCartney, will return to The WB's schedule with the remaining five new episodes of the second season beginning Tuesday, June 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), it was announced today by David Janollari, President, Entertainment, The WB. SUMMERLAND encores will air in the Monday, 9:00-10:00 p.m. time period beginning June 13.
SUMMERLAND was consistently the top-rated show in its time period with the important trend-setting demo of female teens (3.7/11). The series also finished #2 in the Monday, 9:00 p.m. hour among teens 12-17 (2.4/7). The program posted outstanding double-digit growth versus the parallel time period a year ago across all teen demos, as well as a +14% gain in persons 12-34 (1.6/4), a +20% increase in females 12-34 (2.4/6), a +12% improvement in women 18-34 (1.9/5), and a +13% build in women 18-49 (1.8/4).
Lori Loughlin, one of SUMMERLAND's creators and producers, stars as Ava Gregory, a woman in her 30's who is a rising star in the fashion industry and has an idyllic life living at the beach in Southern California with a close-knit circle of friends. Everything changes the day that Ava's sister and brother-in-law are killed in an accident, leaving her to raise their three children and deal with teenage issues such as alcohol and drug use, rebellion, sex and relationships.
The series also stars 18-year-old Jesse McCartney, a platinum-selling recording artist who's first solo album release �Beautiful Soul� has already sold over 1 million copies and landed a Top 5 single with its title track. The video for his current single, �She's No You,� has hit #1 several times on MTV's Total Request Live since its release just weeks ago. McCartney is presently featured in Teen People's annual 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 issue. He returned last week from a successful run across Australia and Taiwan with his band, to officially begin his first headline tour of the U.S.
Produced by Spelling Television, Inc. a Paramount/Viacom company, SUMMERLAND is from executive producers Remi Aubuchon (�24,� �Lyon's Den�), Aaron Spelling and E. Duke Vincent.