U.S. Television Premiere of Oscar (R) Winner 'Crash' and Second Season Premiere of 'Huff(R)' Highlight Showtime's 'It's All For You' Free Preview Weekend March 31 - April 3
Preview will be available to record 45 Million Households
NEW YORK, March 17 -- Crash, winner of the 2005 Academy Award
(R) for Best Picture, makes its United States television premiere as part of
SHOWTIME's "It's All for You" free preview weekend, Friday, March 31 through
Monday, April 3.
SHOWTIME is presenting a very strong line-up of top shelf programming for
the preview, which for the first time in its 30 year history will be available
to be viewed by a record 45,000,000 households.
Saturday, April 1 will showcase SHOWTIME's presentation of the exclusive
airing of the fully-restored, digitally re-mastered 1972 classic, Liza with a
'Z' (9 ET/PT) starring Liza Minnelli and directed and choreographed by the
legendary Bob Fosse. This Emmy(R) award winning program hasn't been seen on
any television network since 1972 and viewers will get a chance to see the
brilliance of both Fosse's and Liza's breathtaking performance brought to
SHOWTIME by producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.
No less of a knockout will be SHOWTIME Championship Boxing's showcase of
the match up of WBO Heavyweight Champion Lamon Brewster vs. Sergei Liakhovich
(11 PM ET/PT) as SHOWTIME celebrates its 20th anniversary of presenting
The U. S. television premiere of the Academy Award (R) winning Best
Picture of the Year, Crash (8 PM ET/PT), starts the Sunday night excitement
followed by the eagerly awaited, second season premiere of Huff(R)(10 ET/PT).
Huff (R) stars Hank Azaria as a psychiatrist struggling with a mid life crisis
and trying to balance his roles as son, father, husband and doctor. The
series also stars Paget Brewster, Anton Yelchin, Andy Comeau, with Blythe
Danner, Emmy(R) winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series,
and Oliver Platt.
The "It's All for You" preview weekend will conclude on Monday with the
season premiere of the award-winning Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (10 PM ET/PT).
Throughout the weekend, SHOWTIME is also offering consumers a chance to
win prizes, including a $50 American Express gift card for every 100th caller
and a grand prize of a 2006 BMW 650i Convertible, similar to the car as seen
SHOWTIME has been consistently taking bold creative risks by developing
compelling series which have resonated with critics and viewers that comprise
the core of its original programming strategy. Recent successes include the
Golden Globe(R) winning Weeds, Sleeper Cell, and The L Word(R).
"Our programming is among the most talked about on television today," said
Robert Greenblatt, President of Entertainment for Showtime. Showtime's "It's
All for You" weekend is the perfect opportunity for non-subscribers to get a
taste of what everyone is talking about at the water coolers," he concluded.
Throughout 2006, SHOWTIME will continue to build on its successful
original programming franchise by launching the following new programs:
BROTHERHOOD, a drama series about Irish-American brothers on opposite
sides of the law in Providence, Rhode Island. Starring Jason Isaacs and Jason
Clarke, the pilot is directed by Phillip Noyce ("Clear and Present Danger,"
"The Quiet American") from a script by Blake Masters (writer of the upcoming
McG military thriller "Dreadnaught").
DEXTER, an unusual one hour crime thriller series starring Emmy(R) and
Golden Globe(R) nominated actor Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under). The series
is about Dexter Morgan (Hall), a forensics expert for the Miami Metro Police
Department who also happens to be a serial killer with a penchant for
inflicting his own unusual brand of justice -- he kills people who truly
THIS AMERICAN LIFE is a new documentary series based on the award winning
NPR Chicago Radio Show of the same name created by Ira Glass. Each episode,
hosted by Glass, will explore a single subject with the same whimsical
narrative voice that has made his radio show one of the most popular on the
SEXUAL HEALING is a new reality series produced by Emmy(R) Award-winners
Joe and Harry Gantz of "Taxicab Confessions" fame. Each episode will depict
the renowned sex educator and therapist Dr. Laura Berman guiding three new
real-life couples through an intensive week-long relationship workshop.
Detailed information on SHOWTIME's "It's All for You" preview weekend can
be found by logging on to http://www.SHO.com.
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distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a
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supported television network SHOWTIME is available in Turkey through a joint
venture with UK-based Zone Vision.
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