[09/29/08 - 08:53 AM]
Bravo Acquires Exclusive Cable Rights to "Swingtown"
Repeats of the series are scheduled to join the network later this fall.

[via press release from Bravo]


New York � September 29, 2008 � Bravo has acquired the exclusive cable rights for the original thirteen episode run of the critically-acclaimed drama series "Swingtown," from CBS Television Distribution. The announcement was made today by Frances Berwick, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Bravo Media. The cable network premiere of the series is scheduled for later this fall.

"Swingtown" marks Bravo's newest scripted acquisition joining series runs of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "The West Wing."

During its run on CBS (6/5/08-9/5/08), "Swingtown" averaged 2.069 million adults18-49 and 4.934 million total viewers. The series premiere of "Swingtown" on 6/5/08 delivered 3.618 million adults 18-49 and was the best broadcast summer premiere for a scripted series on network television since 2006.

"Swingtown" traces two generations of friends and neighbors as they forge intimate connections and explore new freedoms during the culturally transformative decade of the 1970s. The series stars Jack Davenport, Grant Show, Josh Hopkins, Molly Parker, Lana Parrilla, Miriam Shor, Shanna Collins, Aaron Howles and Britt Robertson.

The series portrays the ever-shifting "swing" of the pendulum that reflected the change in America's collective value system � morally, politically and socially. After moving to an upscale lakeside Chicago suburb in July of 1976, Susan and Bruce Miller must confront temptation in the form of their provocative new neighbors, Tom and Trina Decker, while not abandoning their old friends Janet and Roger Thompson. As the adult couples evaluate whether to embrace or avoid newfound personal freedoms, the curious Miller and Thompson children begin to discover and assert their own morality and sexual identities as they come of age in a world on the precipice of change. In a shifting social climate � defined by its music, fashion and style � everyone in "Swingtown" is confronted with personal choices, experimentation and varying attitudes.

"Swingtown" is produced by CBS Paramount Network Television. Mike Kelley, Alan Poul and Carol Barbee are executive producers.

Source: Nielsen Galaxy Explorer; Swingtown: 6/5/08-9/5/08, premieres, Live + Same Day.

About Bravo:

Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBC cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information visit www.bravotv.com.

About CBS Television Distribution:

CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in worldwide television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 11 first-run series and holds the largest internationally distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. CTD is a unit of CBS Corp.

  [september 2008]  


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