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FOX to Debut "The O.C." on FOX Interactive Media's MyspacE.com and FOX Television Station Group's Myfoxlocal Sites for Full Week Prior to Broadcast Premiere
The show's first two episodes this season will be streamed on Myspace.com and the Fox Television Station Group's MyFoxLocal websites in 24 owned-and-operated markets.

[via press release from FOX]


Fox Broadcasting Company will debut the fourth season premiere of Warner Bros. Television's THE O.C. on Fox Interactive Media's Myspace.com and the Fox Television Station Group's MyFoxLocal websites in 24 owned-and-operated markets starting Thursday, Oct. 26, one week prior to its broadcast premiere Thursday, Nov. 2 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. THE O.C.'s second episode will also debut on the Myspace.com and MyFoxLocal websites prior to the show's scheduled air date on the network. Additionally, both episodes will be available in high-quality streaming video through Fox on Demand on a free, ad-supported basis, and will be accessible for nearly a week following their television broadcasts.

THE O.C. joins previously announced FOX programming streaming on the Myspace.com and MyFoxLocal websites, including PRISON BREAK, JUSTICE, VANISHED, 'TIL DEATH, BONES, HAPPY HOUR, THE LOOP and TALKSHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN.

Viewers will be able to watch each episode in high-quality streaming video using the FOX Full Throttle video player. The player, delivered by Fox Interactive Media, offers a high-definition, quality viewing experience.

Specific streaming and show information for THE O.C. is as follows:

THE O.C. "The Avengers" (401) � season premiere

Streaming begins Oct. 26 at 3:01 AM ET and concludes Nov. 2 at 8:00 PM ET

Episode airs on FOX Thursday, Nov. 2 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)

Streaming then continues Nov. 3 at 4:01 AM ET through Nov. 9 at 8:00 PM ET

The fourth season premiere finds the gang adjusting to life without Marissa Cooper. Summer is attending Brown University in Rhode Island, where she has reinvented herself as a left-leaning, tree-hugging activist under the sway of environmentalist Che (guest star Chris Pratt). Ryan has moved out of the Cohen house and is dealing with Marissa's death in the only way he knows how.

When Ryan misses a special dinner at the Cohens', Seth finds him on the wrong side of the tracks and calls Summer for help. Meanwhile, Julie Cooper will do anything � even yard work � to avoid dealing with Marissa's death; Kaitlin earns a new pair of boots from Dr. Roberts in true Cooper fashion; and Taylor hides out in the diner so no one will know she's not in Paris in "The Avengers" episode of THE O.C. airing Thursday, Nov. 2 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

THE O.C. "The Gringos" (402)

Streaming begins Nov. 3 at 4:01 AM ET and concludes Nov. 9 at 8:00 PM ET

Episode airs on FOX Thursday, Nov. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)

Streaming then continues Nov. 10 at 4:01 AM ET through Nov. 16 at 8:00 PM ET

In "The Gringos" airing Thursday, Nov. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), Ryan leaves Orange County to put an end to his turmoil, but comes up empty on his search. Meanwhile, Seth acts like a jackass and finds some new friends in Mexico (including guest star Steve-O) who help him find what he's looking for. Kaitlin and Julie are forced by Dean Torres (guest star Tia Carrere) to work together on Harbor's clothing drive, and Julie is ostracized by the Cohens when they discover what she has been up to. And when Taylor drops in on Summer unannounced, the truth comes out as Summer continues to separate herself from everything Orange County.

THE O.C. was created by Josh Schwartz and is executive-produced by McG, Bob DeLaurentis, Stephanie Savage and Schwartz. The series is from Wonderland Sound and Vision, College Hill Pictures in association with Warner Bros. Television.

About Fox Interactive Media

A division of News Corp. (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A), Fox Interactive Media (FIM) is an integrated network of sites offering socially rich media experiences centered on entertainment, news, information and self-expression. The company's network includes Internet assets from News Corp., including the highly trafficked Foxsports.com (http://www.foxsports.com), Americanidol.com (http://www.americanidol.com) and Fox.com (http://www.fox.com). FIM also owns and operates such category leaders as MySpace.com (http://www.myspace.com), the No. 1 social networking site on the Web; Scout.com (http://www.scout.com), a dynamic collegiate and pro sports network; and IGN Entertainment (http://www.ign.com), a network of leading gaming and entertainment sites including men's lifestyle site AskMen (http://www.askmen.com) and premier destination for movie-goers Rotten Tomatoes (http://www.rottentomatoes.com) among others.

About Fox Television Stations Group

The Fox Television Stations group, headed by Chairman Roger Ailes, is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 35 stations in 26 markets and covering nearly 45% of U.S. television homes. This includes six duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix and Orlando.

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 28 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.

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