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[04/20/10 - 09:45 AM]
Starz Announces Early Sampling Opportunities in Advance of 'Gravity' Series Debut
DirecTV's The 101 Network is among the outlets offering an early look at the Starz original.

[via press release from Starz]

Starz Announces Early Sampling Opportunities in Advance of 'Gravity' Series Debut

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 20 -- Two sneak preview episodes from the new Starz original series, "Gravity," will be made available for free on-demand and online viewing beginning April 21st. "Gravity," an offbeat series about a support group for people who have attempted suicide, follows the return of "Party Down" and will air on Friday, April 23rd at 10:30 PM (ET/PT).

Participating cable, satellite and Telco affiliates offering the free on-demand sampling opportunities for the first two full episodes of "Gravity" include (alphabetically):

Blue Ridge Communications (HD), Buckeye CableSystem, Charter Communications (HD), Cox Communications (HD), DIRECTV (HD), Mediacom Communications Corporation (HD), Midcontinent Communications, RCN (HD), Service Electric Cablevision, and Verizon FiOS

("HD" noted above = additional HD On Demand availability for free preview)

DIRECTV's The 101 Network will also offer the two debut "Gravity" episodes, in both HD and standard definition, beginning with the series debut episode on April 22nd at 11:30 PM (ET/PT) followed by the second new episode on April 29th at 11:30 PM (ET/PT). The pair of new episodes will re-air multiple times on The 101 Network through the first week of May.

Fancast XFINITY TV (www.fancast.com) will have online full-episode previews of the first two episodes of "Gravity" available in HD for early sampling by streaming on April 21st. The two episodes will also be available April 21st to sample in a premium, full-screen format on Starz.com (www.starz.com/gravity). Digital partners Amazon Video-on-Demand, iTunes, PlayStation� Network, and Zune/Xbox LIVE will make available the series premiere of "Gravity" for free download via podcast on April 23rd.

Official "Gravity" trailers and behind the scenes videos are available at www.starz.com/gravity and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gravity.starz. Follow "Gravity" on Twitter: @gravity_starz

About Gravity

"Gravity," follows the sometimes comic, sometimes tragic exploits of a group from an eccentric out-patient program of suicide survivors. Krysten Ritter ("Breaking Bad," She's Out of My League), stars as Lily Champagne, a twenty-something clinically depressed outcast looking for the love that her father never gave her. She stars with Ivan Sergei ("Charmed," The Break-Up), who plays Robert Collingsworth, an ophthalmologist who is despondent following the cancer death of his wife, and who becomes an internet celebrity when his suicide attempt goes comically awry. He stars with Eric Schaeffer, the series' co-creator and one of its executive producers, who plays Miller, an NYPD cop who seems to be everywhere Lily is.

Also in the cast are Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Mission: Impossible films) as Dogg McFee, the group's leader and a former Major League Baseball player, now confined to a wheelchair; and supermodel Rachel Hunter as Shawna Rollins, a former spokesmodel and current life coach with a penchant for much younger guys. Robyn Cohen (The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, "Starved"), James Martinez (Brother to Brother) and Seth Numrich ("How to Kill a Mockingbird") round out the main cast.

Starz Media, the production and distribution sibling of the Starz premium entertainment channels, produces the series. Eric Schaeffer, Jill Franklyn and Dan Pasternack are executive producers of "Gravity," which was created by Franklyn and Schaeffer. Dan Hank is producer; Schaeffer is also the series' director.

About Starz Entertainment

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz� and Encore� brands with approximately 16.9 million and 30.6 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies and new original series every month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Encore HD, Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, MoviePlex On Demand, Starz HD On Demand, Encore HD On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand, and Starz Play. Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is attributed to Liberty Starz, a tracking stock group of Liberty Media Corporation.





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