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To Help Drive Awareness of Its Highly Anticipated Return to ABC This Wednesday, April 19, Disney-ABC Television Group to Offer Emmy and Golden Globe Winner "Alias" on the Itunes Music Store

[via press release from ABC]


Dedicated to expanding its network and channel brands across multiple platforms and connecting viewers with their favorite shows anytime and anywhere, Disney-ABC Television Group today announced that �Alias,� the popular action-adventure series featuring America�s favorite undercover CIA Agent, is now available for purchase on the iTunes Music Store. To help increase awareness of and anticipation for the series� return to the ABC Television Network, fans of the popular Touchstone Television program can now purchase individual episodes from seasons four and five (the current season) for $1.99 at (www.itunes.com). The entire fourth season is also available for $34.99.

The Emmy Award-winning spy drama returns to ABC�s primetime schedule with a two-hour special event on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), and will air in its regular time period thereafter on WEDNESDAYS (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), until its series finale in May. The electrifying return event includes the birth of Sydney�s baby and the reappearance of Michael Vaughn (Michael Vartan). New episodes of the current season, leading up to the dramatic series finale, will be available on iTunes the day after they air on ABC.

�Alias� joins other Disney-ABC Television Group programming -- including ABC�s �Lost,� �Desperate Housewives� and �Commander In Chief�; Disney Channel�s �That�s So Raven,� �The Suite Life of Zack and Cody� and �Disney�s Kim Possible�; Playhouse Disney�s �Little Einsteins�; Jetix�s �Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!,� �Power Rangers: Mystic Force� and �Mighty Morphin Power Rangers�; ABC Family�s �Wildfire� and SOAPnet�s �Soapography,� among others -- currently available for purchase on the iTunes Music Store. New episodes of current series are available on iTunes the day after they air.

�Alias� stars Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow, Victor Garber as Jack Bristow, Ron Rifkin as Arvin Sloane, Carl Lumbly as Marcus Dixon, Kevin Weisman as Marshall Flinkman, Balthazar Getty as Thomas Grace, Rachel Nichols as Rachel Gibson and �lodie Bouchez as Ren�e Rienne.

�Alias� was created by J.J. Abrams, who executive-produces the series along with Ken Olin, Jeff Pinkner, Jesse Alexander and Jeffrey Bell. The series, which is filmed in Los Angeles and premiered on September 30, 2001, is from Touchstone Television.

This announcement is part of the Disney-ABC Television Group�s overall Digital Media multiplatform business initiative and demonstrates the Group�s ongoing commitment to launching new digital products and working with strategic partners in the digital media space to make its high-quality, informative and entertaining content available to consumers whenever and wherever they choose.

Touchstone Television has established itself as one of Hollywood�s leading production companies, supplying critically acclaimed, quality entertainment to the broadcast and cable television industry. The studio�s 18 new and returning scripted series on broadcast television in the 2005-06 season include the critically and consumer praised phenomenon�s �Lost,� �Desperate Housewives� and �Grey�s Anatomy.� www.touchstonetvpress.com.

The Disney-ABC Television Group is home to all of The Walt Disney Company�s worldwide entertainment and news television properties. The Group includes the ABC Television Network, Disney Channel�s worldwide portfolio of kids channels, ABC Family and SOAPnet; as well as television production and syndication divisions Touchstone Television, Walt Disney Television Animation, Buena Vista Television and Walt Disney Television International. Disney-ABC Television Group also manages the Company�s equity interest in Lifetime Entertainment Services, A&E Television Networks and E! Networks cable groups.

  [april 2006]  


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