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[06/15/05 - 12:00 AM]
Boomtown Is Back, Wednesdays on Hdnet

[via press release from HDNet]

"Boomtown" is Back, Wednesdays on HDNet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - DALLAS - June 15, 2005 - "Boomtown," winner of the 2003 Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama, returns to television Wednesday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET, only on HDNet.

Hailed by critics and viewers alike, Boomtown depicts crime in Los Angeles from the very different perspectives of the four groups most intimately involved in the pursuit of justice -- the police, the citizens, the politicians, and the media -- and artfully illustrates how they interconnect.

"HDNet is a great outlet to provide Boomtown's loyal, die-hard fans another opportunity to watch this exceptional series," says Bruce Casino, Senior Vice President, NBC Universal Television Distribution.

"We are proud to be the only place that Boomtown fans can watch this unique crime drama series in its original 1080i HD format," said Mark Cuban of HDNet.

Boomtown features Joel Stevens (Donnie Wahlberg, "Band of Brothers") as an emotionally drained, dedicated detective; "Fearless" Bobby Smith (Mykelti Williamson, "Forrest Gump") as Stevens' easy-going, daredevil partner; David McNorris (Neal McDonough, "Minority Report") as a politically savvy and ambitious Deputy D.A.; Ray Hechler (Gary Basaraba, "Brooklyn South") as a veteran patrol officer, Tom Turcotte and (Jason Gedrick, "The Last Don") as a beat cop struggling to prove himself.

Nina Garbiras ("The $treet") stars as Andrea Little, a tough metro reporter whose private life is less than perfect and Teresa Ortiz (Lana Parrilla, "Spin City") as a compassionate paramedic who has already seen too much suffering.

About HDNet HDNet provides viewers with exciting and topical news, sports, music and entertainment programming. The network features up to 20 hours of original programming each week, all produced in the highest quality 1080i HDTV format - more original high-definition programming than any other network. HDNet news and entertainment includes original series "HDNet World Report," "Face 2 Face with Roy Firestone," "Art Mann Presents," "HDNet Concert Series," and "True Music," as well as every episode of the acclaimed Warner Bros. series "Smallville." Live sports productions include NASCAR auto racing, National Hockey League and Major League Soccer games. HDNet Movies, the company's second network, shows a wide selection of major studios' theatrical releases - all uncut, unedited, and appearing in their original aspect ratio. The network also features movies produced and finished in true 1080i high-definition, including movies premiering day and date with their theatrical releases. Co-founded by Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, and General Manager Philip Garvin, the HDNet networks are available on Adelphia, Charter, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Time Warner Cable and more than 40 NCTC cable affiliate companies. For more information visit www.hd.net.





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