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[10/02/07 - 05:20 PM]
Universal Hd Kicks Off Fall with Action Packed Movies, Series and Sports
Universal HD details its October programming highlights.

[via press release from Universal HD]

UNIVERSAL HD KICKS OFF FALL WITH ACTION PACKED MOVIES, SERIES AND SPORTS

BURBANK, Calif. - October 2, 2007 - This October, Universal HD, the destination for the cutting edge high definition programming, brings our audience more movies, back-to-back series and more sports than ever before, all in 1080i High Definition. Universal HD will treat viewers to sporting events all month long and will feature a weekend of monsters and mystery starting October 27th, just in time for Halloween and all in life-like high-definition.

"October will be huge on Universal HD," said Dan Harrison, Senior Vice President, Emerging Networks, NBC Universal Cable. "Viewers know they can find the best in high-def sports, film and television each month on Universal HD."

Universal HD kicks off the month with an encore of The Presidents Cup, on October 1st from 7pm-5am (ET) and October 2nd from 7pm-1am (ET). Days three and four of the tournament will be broadcast in native 1080i HD with 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound so viewers can feel like they are on the course watching every minute.

Every Friday night at 8pm, Universal HD brings viewers X-Treme Fridays, which includes action-packed movies such as Spy Game, Musketeer and Dragonheart, plus new episodes of The Jeep World of Adventure Sports HD and The 2006 Dew Action Sports Tour.

The action continues with the The Playstation Pro, the final stop of the 2007 AST DEW TOUR - LIVE on Friday and Saturday, October 19 & 20 at 12am (ET).

The Fighting Irish will play in beautiful HD in October as NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ENCORES air Saturdays, 12am and Sundays, 9am (ET):

Notre Dame v. Boston College 10/13 & 10/14

Notre Dame v. USC 10/20 & 10/21

On Saturday mornings, viewers can wake up with the 2007 US OPEN TENNIS SHOWCASE - Saturdays, 8am (ET). Each week, Universal HD will showcase a championship match from this year's record-breaking US Open tournament.

Another exciting event in October is BEFORE THEY WERE STARS WEEK on Monday October 8 through Thursday October 11. The early work of film favorites Milla Jovovich, Elijah Wood and Renee Zellweger will be showcased on Universal HD. Jovovich stars in Return to the Blue Lagoon on Monday at 8pm and 11pm (ET). On Tuesday, Elijah Wood enters the water with his friend Flipper at 8pm (ET) then shines in the drama, Radio Flyer at 11pm (ET). Renee Zellweger pops up alongside Ethan Hawke, Ben Stiller and Winona Ryder in Reality Bites on Thursday at 8pm before joining Matthew McConaughey on the cutting edge of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation at 1am (ET).

Wednesdays in October Universal HD continues to present Sundance Channel's critically acclaimed original series Iconoclasts, Big Ideas for a Small Planet and Live from Abbey Road in 1080i High Definition. SUNDANCE ON UNIVERSAL HD - airs Wednesdays, 8pm (ET/PT).

Wednesday October 3: Iconoclasts: Quentin Tarantino + Fiona Apple Big Ideas for a Small Planet: "Kids" and "Paper or Plastic?" Live from Abbey Road: The Kooks, Wynton Marsalis & Muse

Wednesday October 10: Iconoclasts: Isabella Rossellini + Dean Kamen Big Ideas for a Small Planet: "Paper or Plastic?" and "Sports" Live from Abbey Road: Kasabian, Josh Groban & The Good, The Bad and The Queen

Wednesday October 17: Iconoclasts: Paul Simon + Lorne Michaels Big Ideas for a Small Planet: "Sports" and "Work" Live from Abbey Road: Paul Simon, Corinne Bailey Rae & Primal Scream

Wednesday October 24: Iconoclasts: Dave Chappelle + Maya Angelou Big Ideas for a Small Planet: "Work" and "Play" Live from Abbey Road: The Feeling, Gnarls Barclay & The Killers

Wednesday October 31: Iconoclasts: Samuel L. Jackson + Bill Russell and Tom Ford + Jeff Koons Big Ideas for a Small Planet: "Play" and "Fuel"

On Saturday October 27 through Wednesday October 31, Universal HD celebrates Halloween with a weekend of horror and mystery in 1080i High Definition. On Saturday, October 27, viewers will meet the original Hannibal Lecter in Manhunter at 10pm (ET) followed by Frankenstein Reborn at 2am (ET). More creatures arrive with Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood on Sunday, October 28 at 9pm (ET) and Matinee at 1am (ET).

The terror continues on Monday, October 29 with Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation at 10am and 11pm (ET), Night of the Living Dead (1990) at 11:30am (ET), Decoys at 1pm (ET), Alien Abduction at 2:30pm and 3am (ET) and Nightmares at 8pm (ET). Even Joel and Maggie encounter ghosts in special Halloween episodes of Northern Exposure at 4pm and 5pm (ET). Tuesday is invaded by Decoys at 10am and 3pm (ET), Alien Abduction at 11:30am and 11pm (ET), Nightmares at 1pm (ET), Night of the Living Dead (1990) at 4:30pm (ET), Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation at 8pm (ET) and Jolly Roger: Massacre at Cutter's Cove at 3:30am (ET).

Halloween is filled with tricks and treats on Wednesday, October 31 with Nightmares at 10am and 4:30pm (ET), The Funhouse at 12pm and 3:30am (ET), Night of the Living Dead (1990) at 1:30pm (ET), Jolly Roger: Massacre at Cutter's Cove at 3pm and 2am (ET) and Alien Abduction at 6:30pm (ET).

Finally, dare to watch more special presentations from NBC Universal's new horror network, CHILLER this October. From CHILLER's vaults comes The Funhouse, Nightmares, Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood, Manhunter, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, Night of the Living Dead (1990) and more!

THURSDAY NIGHT MOVIES, beginning at 8pm ET

PREMIERE
Man on the Moon 10/25

ENCORES
Babe: Pig in the City 10/4
Reality Bites 10/11

FRIDAY NIGHT X-TREME MOVIES, beginning at 9pm ET

ENCORES
Musketeer 10/5
Spy Game 10/12
The Truth About Charlie 10/19
Dragonheart 10/26

SCI FI SATURDAY MOVIES, beginning at 10pm ET

ENCORES
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The
Next Generation 10/6
K-Pax 10/13
Timecop 10/20
Manhunter 10/27

SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIES, 9pm & 1am (ET

PREMIERE
That Old Feeling 10/14

ENCORES
Days of Thunder, Judgment Night 10/7
Isn't She Great 10/14
The Best Man, Harlem Nights 10/21
Bordello of Blood, Matinee 10/28





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