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[05/09/07 - 09:44 AM]
ABC Television Premieres New Alternative Series, "National Bingo Night," Friday May 18
At-home prizes include trips to Hollywood and VIP visits to the sets of "Desperate Housewives," "Ugly Betty" and "Brothers and Sisters."

[via press release from ABC]

ABC TELEVISION PREMIERES NEW ALTERNATIVE SERIES, "NATIONAL BINGO NIGHT," FRIDAY MAY 18

Interactive Game Awards Prizes to Contestants, Studio Audience Members and At-home Players

Thousands of Prizes Awarded to Online/At-home Players of "National Bingo Night" via ABC.com

$50,000 Cash Jackpot, Plus $10,000 Kmart Shopping Sprees for Lucky At-home Players

For the first time in network television, millions of viewers can play at home for a chance to win tens of thousands of prizes with ABC's newest alternative series, "National Bingo Night," premiering FRIDAY, MAY 18 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET). ABC Television Network has partnered with Kmart and several other companies to provide prizes awarded to winning contestants, studio audience members and at-home viewers in this interactive game of luck based on the popular American pastime.

In each episode, three high action Bingo games are played in-studio, with the viewing public invited to play along for a chance to win. In each game a contestant will try his/her luck, racing against the studio audience as balls numbered from 1-75 are randomly selected from a giant sphere set in a high tech "Bingo Plex" arena. The studio audience will track the numbers on their own Bingo cards for a chance to win big and send the contestant home empty-handed.

Millions of viewers will also be able to play along at home by printing out free cards via ABC.com. Beginning May 11, viewers can log on to ABC.com and print out game cards. Each time a person prints, three pages will be generated, one for each game that is played per episode on the telecast (a Red, White and Blue card). Each game card has three Bingo grids on it, allowing the participant three chances to win per card. Online winners are not competing against the clock; anyone who gets a Bingo from the numbers called for each Red, White or Blue game on their corresponding cards can log on to ABC.com after the broadcast and enter the serial number from the card to verify their winning card. Viewers at home who get five numbers up and down, across or diagonally will be eligible for the grand prize drawing for that game. Online players must enter their serial number from their winning cards by 6:00 p.m., ET, the Monday following the Friday broadcast to redeem their prizes. Cards for the upcoming Friday episode are available immediately following the airing of the current episode.

Following are just a few of the prizes that will be given away throughout the series:

At-home prizes:

� $50,000 cash jackpots

� $10,000 Kmart shopping sprees

� Fantasy prizes to major national sporting and entertainment events, including a trip to Nashville to attend the CMA Awards; trips to Hollywood and VIP visits to the sets of "Desperate Housewives," "Ugly Betty" and "Brothers and Sisters"; a trip to Hollywood to see "Dancing with the Stars," as well as a trip to New York City and a VIP day at "The View."

� Cruises to various international destinations

� Thousands of Kmart gift cards, DVD's, CD's, tickets to television show tapings and restaurant gift certificates

In-studio prizes:

� $50,000 in cash

� $5,000 Kmart gift cards

� Trips around the world

� Cruises to various international destinations

� Kmart-branded Bingo ball which potentially yields a different prize in each episode, including Craftsman tools, an outdoor grill/patio package, bedroom makeover products, a home electronics package and jewelry.

The series will be hosted by "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" design team contributor Ed Sanders and is executive-produced and created by Andrew Glassman ("Three Wishes," "Average Joe") for Glassman Media.

For at-home play: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. National Bingo Night Home Viewer Sweepstakes is open only to legal U.S. residents (except CT), 18 or older, with Internet access & valid email address. Void where prohibited. Game cards available at www.ABC.com. See official rules for card availability times and odds of winning. Prize claims must be received by 6:00 p.m., ET on the Monday following the broadcast of each week's show and are subject to verification. Unclaimed minor prizes will not be awarded. This Sweepstakes is a seeded instant win game; it is not a state-sanctioned bingo game. Subject to official rules at www.ABC.com.

Kmart, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: SHLD), is a mass merchandising company that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands that include Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Martha Stewart Everyday and Route 66. For more information visit the company's website at www.kmart.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.





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· AVERAGE JOE (NBC)
· BROTHERS & SISTERS (ABC)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· NATIONAL BINGO NIGHT (ABC)
· THREE WISHES (NBC)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)









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