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Aol to Offer Exclusive Online Premieres of NBC's New Series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Twenty Good Years, from Warner BroS. Television, Before Their Network Debuts

[via press release from Warner Bros. Television]

AOL to Offer Exclusive Online Premieres of NBC's New Series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Twenty Good Years, from Warner Bros. Television, Before Their Network Debuts

September 11, 2006

AOL has teamed up with Warner Bros. Television and NBC to offer the exclusive online debuts of the highly anticipated new series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, from Aaron Sorkin, and Twenty Good Years as a promotional viewing opportunity, available commercial-free on AOL.com before their network premieres. The shows will be available in their entirety on AOL.com (http://www.aol.com/television) for one week prior to their network broadcast, with Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip going live today at 3 p.m. (ET) and Twenty Good Years on Wednesday, October 4. The series, produced by Warner Bros. Television, will make their respective debuts on NBC on Monday, September 18 and Wednesday, October 11.

In addition to presenting the online premieres of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Twenty Good Years, AOL's Fall Television package features detailed information on all 82 primetime shows, including video previews for dozens of shows, spoilers, cast info, galleries, quizzes, articles and a comprehensive grid for the entire fall lineup that is sortable by each new and returning show, premiere date, network and genre.

"The buzz has never been higher around an upcoming fall TV season, so we're especially pleased to give fans early access to two of the year's most anticipated new series," said Erik Flannigan, VP of Programming, AOL Television. "These online premieres round out what we feel is the most fan friendly preview of the new season available anywhere on the web."

"We see this offering as a continuation of Warner Bros. Television Group's firm commitment to our broadcast partners to explore advantageous marketing opportunities that generate excitement and achieve content accessibility for all potential viewers," said Lisa Gregorian, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Television Group.

"We're pleased to be offering consumers the chance to view two of our most highly-anticipated shows ahead of their broadcast premiere," said John Miller, Chief Marketing Officer, NBC Universal Television Group. "This partnership with AOL allows us to continue our aggressive online preview campaign and ensures an enormous number of users will have an opportunity to sample our product."

About the Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Twenty Good Years:

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is the latest creation from writer/producer Aaron Sorkin, who tackles the rarely seen world of network television, along with acclaimed director/producer Thomas Schlamme and a phenomenal ensemble cast. When the beleaguered executive producer of a long-running late-night sketch-comedy series interrupts the live broadcast and has a "Network" moment on the air, the industry, the media and the viewers are galvanized. Into this melee steps shrewd and self-confident network president Jordan McDeere (Amanda Peet), who squares off against the chairman (Steven Weber) and rehires a brilliant, unpredictable writer/producer team (Matthew Perry/Bradley Whitford)--which had left the show years ago under a cloud of controversy--to bring it back from the brink. This daring drama literally goes behind the scenes to expose the politics, personalities and pandemonium of producing a flagship series on a major television network. D.L. Hughley, Sarah Paulson, Timothy Busfield, and Nate Corddry ("The Daily Show with Jon Stewart") also star in the series created by Sorkin. Schlamme and Sorkin serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television.

Twenty Good Years is a comedy following two New Yorkers who have finally realized that life doesn't last forever. Mismatched buddies John Mason (John Lithgow), an impulsive, thrice-divorced surgeon who has been forced into retirement, and Jeffrey Pyne (Jeffrey Tambor), a widower judge who over thinks every situation, are polar opposites in every way. But the one thing they can agree on is that they only have about 20 good years left. Both men vow to live each day as if it were their last, despite what anyone--including their twenty something children--thinks. After all, when age meets anarchy, there's no time for regrets. The series was created by Michael Leeson and Marsh McCall, and is executive produced by Tom Werner, Eric Gold, Jimmy Miller and McCall. Twenty Good Years is from Werner-Gold-Miller and Marsh McCall Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.


AOL LLC and its subsidiaries operate a leading network of Web brands and the largest Internet access subscription service in the United States. Web brands include the AOL.com website, AIM, MapQuest and Netscape. AOL offers a range of digital services in the areas of education, safety and security, communications and music. The company also has operations in Europe and Canada. AOL, which is based in Dulles, Virginia, is a majority-owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc.

About Warner Bros. Television

Warner Bros. Television (WBTV) is one of the entertainment industry's most respected providers of original content, producing award-winning drama and comedy series, made-for-television movies and miniseries for both network and cable television. With 27 series set to air during the 2006-2007 season, WBTV is the industry's number one supplier of primetime television programming, with multiple shows on each of the five broadcast networks, as well as numerous cable networks.

  [september 2006]  


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