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[02/16/07 - 11:11 AM]
The N Greenlights the Third Season of the Critically Acclaimed Teen Drama South of Nowhere from the Tom Lynch Company
16 new episodes of the series are due to begin airing this fall.

[via press release from The N]

The N Greenlights the Third Season of the Critically Acclaimed Teen Drama South of Nowhere From The Tom Lynch Company

The GLAAD Award-Nominated Program for Best Drama Series Resumes Production in Los Angeles This Spring on 16 New, Original Episodes Slated to Premiere Fall 2007

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 -- The critically acclaimed teen drama, South of Nowhere will return for a third season on The N, the nighttime network for teens, it was announced today by Sarah Tomassi Lindman, SVP and General Manager, The N. The series which was recently nominated for its second GLAAD Award in the category of Best Drama Series explores one family's journey of honesty and self-discovery in the fast-paced City of Angels. This spring, production will begin on 16 new original 30-minute episodes from The Tom Lynch Co. that are slated to premiere Fall of 2007.

"We are proud to begin production on a series that continues to be applauded by both our teen viewers and an esteemed organization such as GLAAD," said Lindman. "We have created an authentic teen series that speaks to our audience with honesty and acceptance."

South of Nowhere is a fictional story about a contemporary American family and their multi-faceted journey of self-discovery. Set in Los Angeles, the series chronicles the five members of the Carlin family as they try to define themselves and make sense of their lives while they undergo a huge transition -- moving from a small town in Ohio to the big city of Los Angeles. The Carlins find they are unprepared for the fast-paced, metropolitan environment and the overcrowded, "anything goes" L.A. public school the family's three teenagers attend. The family is at the heart of the series and while their characters are unique, they reflect many American families today -- bound by their evolving identity and their close relationships.

"We are thrilled that South of Nowhere has been picked up for a third season," said creator Tom Lynch. "The N has consistently been the right network and the right partner for this series about teens growing up in Los Angeles. The new season promises to be the most explosive, heartfelt, and funny one yet."

Tom Lynch, founder and CEO of The Tom Lynch Company, began his career as a rock-n-roll producer on Don Kirschner's Rock Concert and as creator-writer- producer of Night Tracks. With an extensive roster of television hits to his credit -- including Caitlin's Way, Just Deal, Skate, Galidor: Defenders of the Outer Dimension, and the Emmy-nominated Scout's Safari, which was set and filmed on location in South Africa -- Lynch rediscovered his musical roots with the hip-hop sitcom Romeo!, starring rap artist Master P and his real-life son, Romeo, and Class of 3000, a co-production with Andre Benjamin of OutKast, which debuts this fall. Lynch and the company that bears his name continue to create groundbreaking, uniquely fresh, innovative shows that resonate with audiences around the world by "illuminating the magic of the human experience" -- celebrating all the drama, the humor, the quirkiness and reality of human beings' lives.

ABOUT THE N

The N, the nighttime network for teens, is a programming arm of MTV Networks and is currently available in 55 million households via cable, digital cable and satellite television. The N's mission is to be the authentic voice for teens and help them figure out their lives with relevant, topical programming on-air and online at the network's Emmy Award-winning web site http://www.The-N.com. The N airs everyday from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (ET). The N and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

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