or


[08/25/05 - 12:00 AM]
Lions Gate Television Announces That Drama Series Wildfire Has Been Picked Up for Second Season by ABC Family

[via press release from Lionsgate]

Lions Gate Television Announces That Drama Series WILDFIRE Has Been Picked Up for Second Season by ABC Family

Production On 13 New One-Hour Episodes To Begin This Fall

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 25 -- Lions Gate Television, the television production and distribution arm of Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE: LGF; Toronto), announced today that ABC Family has picked up a second season of Lions Gate's original drama series, WILDFIRE. A total of 13 one-hour episodes will be produced for the second season order with production set to begin this fall in New Mexico.

The drama, produced by Lions Gate Television in association with Piller 2 and The Segan Company, centers on the struggles of a young woman, played by newcomer Genevieve Cortese, to turn her life around. The series also stars veteran actor Dennis Weaver ("McCloud"), Greg Serano ("Kingpin"), Nana Visitor ("Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"), Micah Alberti ("All My Children"), Andrew Hoeft, James Read, Ryan Sypek and Nicole Tubiola.

"ABC Family is a perfect home for this series," said Kevin Beggs, president, programming and production, Lions Gate Television. "We're very proud of the show and appreciate the tremendous support we've received from the network. The second season pickup of WILDFIRE, Lifetime's recent order of six additional episodes for the third season of MISSING and THE DEAD ZONE's ratings strength in its fourth season underscore Lions Gate's ability to create programming with enduring popularity and value."

WILDFIRE has posted impressive ratings for the season to date, with the most recent episode attracting approximately two million viewers and placing among basic cable's top 25 programs in the key 18-49 adult demographic. Lions Gate's crime series MISSING, starring Vivica A. Fox and Catarina Scorsone, recently received an order for six additional episodes in its third season on Lifetime, while Lions Gate's one-hour drama THE DEAD ZONE, starring Anthony Michael Hall, on USA Network is achieving some of the highest ratings in its history, positioning it strongly for second-cycle exploitation.

WILDFIRE follows eighteen-year-old Kris Furillo (Cortese) who, after serving time at a juvenile detention center, is given the opportunity to start a new life. Her talent with horses is recognized by a volunteer and local trainer (Serano), who arranges a job for her at the Ritter's family run ranch.

WILDFIRE is produced by Lions Gate Television in association with Piller 2 and The Segan Company. Michael Piller ("The Dead Zone," "Star Trek: The Next Generation"), Lloyd Segan ("The Dead Zone," "The Bachelor," "Boondock Saints," "Bones") and Marjorie David ("Dark Angel," "Chicago Hope") serve as executive producers.

WILDFIRE is shot in New Mexico, reflecting Lions Gate's cost-efficient strategy of producing programming in states such as New Mexico and Louisiana which provide local and government subsidies and tax incentives.

Lions Gate Entertainment is the premier independent producer and distributor of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment and video-on-demand content. Its prestigious and prolific library is a valuable source of stable and recurring revenue and serves as a foundation for the continued growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lions Gate brand name is synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

http://www.lgf.com

SOURCE Lions Gate Entertainment
Web Site: http://www.lgf.com





  [august 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· CHICAGO HOPE (CBS)
· DARK ANGEL (FOX)
· DEAD ZONE, THE (USA)
· KINGPIN (NBC)
· MISSING (LIFETIME)
· WILDFIRE (ABC FAMILY)





[06/18/18 - 03:19 PM]
VH1's Record Breaking Phenomenon Continues with the Return of "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" Monday, July 23 at 8PM ET/PT
Ripped straight from the headlines, Tinseltown heats up as R&B songstress Kimberly Pate, formerly known as K. Michelle, returns to the franchise alongside several newcomers and series vets climbing their way to the top in the toughest city in showbiz.

[06/18/18 - 02:38 PM]
Bravo Media's "Shahs of Sunset" Returns for a New Season on August 2 at 9PM ET/PT
Though feisty best friends Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi, Mercedes "MJ" Javid, Mike Shouhed, and Reza Farahan have gone through just about everything together, the adventure is only just beginning as they each embark on the newest chapter in their lives.

[06/18/18 - 02:01 PM]
Global Humanitarian and Music Icon Janet Jackson to Receive Inaugural "Impact' Award at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards
Jackson joins previously announced honorees including Carrie Underwood, who will be receiving the "Hero" Award, and Kelly Clarkson, who will be receiving the "Icon" Award.

[06/18/18 - 01:10 PM]
Global Road Entertainment's Unscripted & Alternative Division to Join The Miss America Organization in Producing "The 2019 Miss America Competition"
Award-winning producer Phil Gurin, the company's president of Unscripted & Alternative Television, will join the team serving as an executive producer.

[06/18/18 - 10:34 AM]
"Steven Universe" Returns for Five-Night Event Monday, July 2 on Cartoon Network
The five-episode arc, "Heart of the Crystal Gems," comes on the heels of "A Single Pale Rose," which left fans reeling from the revelations about the Crystal Gems' former leader, Rose Quartz.

[06/18/18 - 10:07 AM]
Video: Trailer Released for Sundance Now's "Next of Kin," Making Its U.S. Debut on Thursday, June 21st
All episodes of the six-part drama star Archie Panjabi and Jack Davenport, and will be available to binge at once.

[06/18/18 - 10:02 AM]
Showtime(R) Orders First Ever Weekly Late-Night Talk Show Starring Desus and Mero
The first ever weekly late-night talk show on Showtime will feature popular TV and podcast personalities Desus and Mero, speaking highly off the cuff and chatting with guests at the intersection of pop culture, sports, music, politics and more.

[06/18/18 - 10:01 AM]
Marshmello and Disney's "DuckTales" Set to Debut Special Collaboration of "Fly" Music Video Saturday, June 23, on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW
A mix of animation and live-action, the music video launches Scrooge, his nephew Donald, great-nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie and their friend Webby into a musical outer space adventure.

[06/18/18 - 09:21 AM]
CNN's "The History of Comedy" Returns for Season Two on Sunday, July 15
The six-part docuseries examines what makes people laugh and how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.

[06/18/18 - 08:32 AM]
Schedule Change Alert - Reelz Summer Premieres
Look for new episodes of "Collision Course" and "Murder Made Me Famous" on Sunday, August 12 and Saturday, August 18, respectively.

[06/18/18 - 08:20 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Holds Onto Top Spots with Game Show Lineup
The Alphabet wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/18/18 - 07:00 AM]
CBS Announces 16 New Houseguests for "Big Brother's" Milestone 20th Season!
This season's cast includes a flight attendant, a former undercover cop, a cyber security engineer and a Vegas entertainer, among others.

[06/18/18 - 06:00 AM]
Video: Set Sail with Netflix's New Trailer for "Like Father" Starring Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer
When a workaholic young executive (Kristen Bell), is left at the altar, she ends up on her Caribbean honeymoon cruise with the last person she ever expected: her estranged and equally workaholic father (Kelsey Grammer).

[06/18/18 - 04:10 AM]
"Hache," A Vibrant Netflix Original Thriller Series, Coming to Members Globally in 2019
Inspired by real events, "Hache" is the story of Helena (Adriana Ugarte) a woman catapulted to the heroin trafficking business in the Barcelona of the 60s.

[06/17/18 - 08:42 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Jurassic Park" Tops Adults 18-49 for NBC
The Peacock's telecast of the 1993 film leads the night in demos.