[10/25/06 - 10:25 AM]
TV Guide Channel Re-Airs FOX Drama "Standoff" in a Special Four-Hour Marathon
Hosted by Ron Livingston and Rosemarie DeWitt, the marathon will air on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. ET/PT.

[via press release from FOX]


Series Stars Ron Livingston and Rosemarie DeWitt Host the Special Night

LOS ANGELES (October 25, 2006) � TV Guide Channel� will air a special marathon of the new FOX drama "Standoff," recapping the first four episodes of the series starring Ron Livingston and Rosemarie DeWitt. Hosted by Livingston and DeWitt, the marathon will air on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. ET/PT, and give fans new and exclusive insights into their characters and the show. The announcement was made today by Ryan O'Hara, President of TV Guide Channel.

"TV Guide Channel is excited to partner with FOX and give fans of 'Standoff' the opportunity to go back to the beginning of this new and exciting show and re-live the plotlines, while also providing an opportunity for new fans to get involved with the series through our review and preview capabilities," said O'Hara.

The series revolves around MATT FLANNERY (Livingston) and EMILY LEHMAN (DeWitt) as hostage negotiators who mix business and pleasure in the FBI's Crisis Negotiation Unit (CNU). They are sleeping together, a secret that was revealed in the first episode. Their boss, CHERYL CARRERA (Gina Torres), isn't thrilled with the revelation, because it raises eyebrows among their CNU colleagues including LIA MATHERS (Raquel Alessi), but Flannery and Lehman are too strong a team to be split up.

The two negotiators must deal with their personal relationship while they also try to resolve high-stakes situations on the job, including kidnappings, bomb threats and stalking cases. They work in tandem with the Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) led by FRANK ROGERS (Michael Cudlitz) and his sarcastic cohort DUFF GONZALEZ (Jose Pablo Cantilo). When MATT and EMILY'S more peaceful approach doesn't work, FRANK and his team are ready to use full force. "Standoff" advances a fundamental idea: that in life and in love, "everything is a negotiation."

"Standoff" returns with an all-new episode in its time period premiere Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on FOX. Created and executive-produced by Craig Silverstein ("The Dead Zone") and Tim Story ("Fantastic Four," "Barbershop"), "Standoff" is a 20th Century Fox Television Production.

About TV Guide Channel

TV Guide Channel reaches nearly 80 million homes and is the premier television entertainment network for viewers seeking the latest information on the best programs, hottest stars and latest trends on television. Headquartered in the heart of Hollywood at its TV Guide Studios, the network combines original programming with comprehensive program listings information - all of which deliver on viewers' need for an entertaining and easy guide to what's on TV. TV Guide Channel is owned and operated by TV Guide Networks, Inc., a subsidiary of Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.

About Gemstar-TV Guide

Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: GMST) is a leading media, entertainment and technology company that develops, licenses, markets and distributes technologies, products and services targeted at the television guidance and entertainment needs of consumers worldwide. The Company's businesses include: television media and publishing properties; interactive program guide services and products; and technology and intellectual property licensing. Additional information about the Company can be found at www.gemstartvguide.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including risks and uncertainties related to the transformation of our TV Guide magazine publishing business; timely availability and market acceptance of products and services incorporating the Company's technologies and content; our investment in new and existing businesses, including TV Guide magazine, TV Guide Spot and TV Guide Mobile; the impact of competitive products and pricing; ongoing and potential future litigation; and the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the most recent reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, each as it may be amended from time to time. The Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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  [october 2006]  


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