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[11/06/06 - 02:05 PM]
ABC Family Turns Up the Heat on 'Wildfire' with a Season Three Launch Date of January 1st and a Fourth Season Pick-Up
The cable channel also greenlights new pilot from executive producers Lloyd Segan and Shawn Piller.

[via press release from ABC Family]

ABC FAMILY TURNS UP THE HEAT ON �WILDFIRE� WITH A SEASON THREE LAUNCH DATE OF JANUARY 1st AND A FOURTH SEASON PICK-UP

Series from Lionsgate and Piller/Segan to Begin Production on Season Four in January

ABC Family Also Greenlights New Pilot from Piller/Segan

Burbank, CA (November 6, 2006) � ABC Family has picked up a fourth season of 13 new episodes of WILDFIRE in advance of the series� highly anticipated third season premiere, it was announced today by Paul Lee, president, ABC Family. The hit drama, produced by Lionsgate in association with Piller/Segan, returns to the network on Monday, Jan. 1 (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT). WILDFIRE is one of ABC Family's highest-rated original series of all time, bringing millions of viewers to the network each week and delivering substantial double-digit percentage gains over year-ago time period levels in all key demos.

"We think our passionate Wildfire fans are going to love the new season - this season's going to be all about who will Kris choose, Matt or Junior,� said Paul Lee, president, ABC Family. �We�re enjoying the creative direction of season three so much we saw no reason to wait on ordering season four."

�We couldn�t be happier about ABC Family�s tremendous vote of confidence in the show with this early season four pick-up,� said Kevin Beggs, president of television programming and production, Lionsgate. �We�ve enjoyed great support from the network and look forward to an exciting new year.�

Starting December 1st, fans will be able to get a sneak peak at season three with the re-launch of the �Wildfire� website by logging onto www.abcfamily.com/wildfire for an exclusive preview.

WILDFIRE is set to begin production on its fourth season in January. Lloyd Segan (�The Dead Zone�) Shawn Piller ("The Dead Zone") and Remi Aubuchon (�24�) are executive producers. The ensemble cast includes Genevieve Cortese, Ryan Sypek, Micah Alberti, Nicole Tubiola, Nana Visitor, Greg Serano, and James Read.

Additionally, ABC Family has expanded its relationship with Piller/Segan by greenlighting an untitled pilot which will be directed by Gil Junger (�10 Things I Hate About You,� �Kyle XY�) and written by creator-producer Sean Smith (�Summerland,� �Wildfire�) that focuses on a not so social brother and a super social sister as they live the Greek life at college.

Lionsgate is the leading independent filmed entertainment studio and is a premier producer and distributor of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment and video-on-demand content.

Distributed in over 89 million homes, ABC Family features original movies, series and specials. Programming about today's families � with all of their diversity, dysfunction, humor and passion. Real stories. Real families. Real heart. A new kind of family.





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· 24 (FOX)
· DEAD ZONE, THE (USA)
· GREEK (ABC FAMILY)
· KYLE XY (ABC FAMILY)
· SUMMERLAND (WB)
· WILDFIRE (ABC FAMILY)





[04/18/18 - 06:01 PM]
National Geographic Announces Mary Shelley, Creator of Frankenstein's Monster, As the Subject for Third Season of Critically Acclaimed Scripted Anthology Series "Genius"
A brilliant thinker, radical intellectual and proto-feminist, Mary Shelley (1797-1851) brought to life one of the most enduring stories of the modern age while still a teenager.

[04/18/18 - 05:16 PM]
"Brockmire" Recognized by The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum... Really
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[04/18/18 - 04:58 PM]
NBC Pulls "Taken" from Friday Lineup for Expanded "Dateline"
The Peacock will now finish the show's sophomore run on Saturday nights at 8:00/7:00c beginning May 26.

[04/18/18 - 04:39 PM]
National Geographic Documentary Films Acquires 2018 Sundance and SXSW Winner "Science Fair"
The film offers a front seat to the victories, defeats and motivations of an incredible group of young men and women who are on a path to change their lives, and the world, through science.

[04/18/18 - 04:38 PM]
National Geographic Greenlights Next Chapter in the "Chain of Command" Franchise
The second season of the "Chain of Command" franchise will premiere in early 2019 after National Geographic camera teams embed with the elite agency over the course of a year.

[04/18/18 - 04:37 PM]
National Geographic Greenlights Innovative Docu-Series: "In Their Own Words" (WT) from Peabody- and Emmy Award-Winning Producer/Director Tom Jennings
Tentative topics for the first season of the series include the Deepwater Horizon disaster, narco drug wars and the 2008 global financial meltdown.

[04/18/18 - 04:36 PM]
National Geographic's Critically Acclaimed Legacy Series "Explorer" to Return to the Network This Fall
The new season, currently in production, will premiere on National Geographic in 172 countries and 43 languages.

[04/18/18 - 02:16 PM]
A+E Networks Inks Overall Production and First-Look Development Deal with Award-Winning Journalist Elizabeth Vargas
The centerpiece of the agreement will make Vargas the face of the network's new nonfiction primetime journalistic banner A&E Investigates(TM).

[04/18/18 - 12:29 PM]
Catherine Bell and Cameron Mathison Begin Production in Fiji on Hallmark Channel's "A Summer to Remember" (wt)
Shooting on location in Fiji, the movie is set to premiere during the network's upcoming, annual "Summer Nights" programming event that celebrates the fun of the season.

[04/18/18 - 12:01 PM]
Velocity Is the New Home in the U.S. and Canada for Live Flag-to-Flag Coverage of the Iconic "24 Hours of Le Mans"
Under the agreement, Velocity and Motor Trend will also live broadcast the full FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) "Super Season", which begins with the Spa-Francorchamps event this May.

[04/18/18 - 11:05 AM]
Sundance Now Greenlights Second Season of Original Relationship Dramedy "This Close"
"This Close" will begin production on its eight-episode second season in summer 2018 in Los Angeles.

[04/18/18 - 11:02 AM]
MTV Reinvents "Yo! MTV Raps" Across Linear and Digital Platforms Kicking Off with 30th Anniversary Live Event at Barclays Center on June 1st
Tickets to the show go on sale on Friday, April 20 at 10AM ET.

[04/18/18 - 11:00 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Closes Out Season 43 with an All-Star Line-Up and Three Back-to-Back Shows
Amy Schumer (May 12) and Tina Fey (May 19) will join the previously announced host Donald Glover (May 5).

[04/18/18 - 11:00 AM]
CBS Announces 11 More Series Renewals for 2018-2019
Combined with previously announced pickups, CBS has now renewed 17 series for next year, including its entire Tuesday and Friday night lineups.

[04/18/18 - 10:23 AM]
Syfy Picks Up Image's Killer High School Comic "Deadly Class" to Series
The story is set in the counter-culture of the late 1980s and tells the story of a teenager who is recruited into an elite private school filled with the children of crime families and affluent criminals.