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[04/02/12 - 10:25 AM]
Showtime(R) Unveils the Second Season of "The Borgias" With Nationwide Design Exhibition and Contest
High-end retail window installations will be featured in 10 cities to promote the show's April 8 return.

[via press release from Showtime]

SHOWTIME(R) UNVEILS THE SECOND SEASON OF "THE BORGIAS" WITH NATIONWIDE DESIGN EXHIBITION AND CONTEST

Designers In Ten U.S. Cities Find Inspiration From The Critically Acclaimed Series To Create Artistic Scenes In Shop Windows

The Borgias Unveiled Sweepstakes Launches With A Chance To Win A Trip To Italy

New York, NY (April 2, 2012) - SHOWTIME will kick-off the second season of its critically acclaimed series THE BORGIAS with a nationwide design event featuring high-end retail window installations in ten cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston, DC, Miami and Dallas. An industry-leading designer in each city will bring to life one of ten themes from the show using exclusive pieces from VandM.com(TM) (Vintage and Modern), the leading online source for unique vintage furniture, antiques, art, jewelry, fashion and design. THE BORGIAS returns for a second season this Sunday, April 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Themes from THE BORGIAS that chronicle the epic lives of the original crime family include power, passion, greed, opulence, envy, faith, revenge, sin, decadence, and love. The windows will be unveiled in each market on April 2nd and will be on display through April 19th. During this time, consumers can visit www.borgiasunveiled.com to explore each window installation, learn more about the designers and to vote for their favorite masterpiece. Each vote will enter them into The Borgias Unveiled Sweepstakes for a chance to win a grand prize trip to Italy including round-trip airfare courtesy of Delta Airlines, five nights at the Westin Europa & Regina in Venice, a private tour of the Monte Del Fra Winery, and a $5,000 gift card to spend on BORGIAS-inspired d�cor at VandM.com.

Design and THE BORGIAS fans alike can follow the entire experience at VandM.com where their editors will cover every aspect of the program from each designer's first-hand video diaries to an in-depth look at the products used in each window experience.

"At SHOWTIME, we bring innovation and entertainment into everything we do from our groundbreaking series THE BORGIAS to our newest design endeavor, 'The Borgias Unveiled,'" said Donald Buckley, Executive Vice President, Program Marketing & Digital Services, Showtime Networks Inc. "We're tapping into the talent of cutting-edge designers around the country to bring THE BORGIAS to life in a way that's inspiring and unique for each city and transports them to Italy in 1492 with a decidedly modern twist."

The window experiences will be created by a roster of incredible design talent including Kyle Kannenberg with Melisa Myers at LA's material[ENVIRONMENT], NICOLEHOLLIS at San Francisco's Zinc Details, Todd Moore at New York's Urban Archaeology, Lukas Machnik at Chicago's Maxalto, Eric Roseff at Boston's Marcoz Antiques, Heather Hogan Roberts at Atlanta's Suite Spot, Eberlein Design Consultants Ltd. at Philadelphia's Freeman's Auction House, Christopher Coleman at Miami's NiBa Home, Justin Seitz at Dallas's Joseph Minton Antiques, and Neely Dykshorn at DC's L'Enfant Gallery.

THE BORGIAS, a one-hour drama series based on the infamous Italian Renaissance family, returns for a second season on Sunday, April 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Oscar(R)-winning actor Jeremy Irons stars in his Golden Globe(R)-nominated role as Rodrigo Borgia, the cunning, manipulative patriarch of the Borgia family who ascends to the highest circles of power within Renaissance-era Italy to become Pope Alexander VI. THE BORGIAS is a complex, unvarnished portrait of one of history's most intriguing and infamous dynastic families. THE BORGIAS season one averaged 3.2 million weekly viewers. The series is an Ireland/Canada/Hungary co-production. Academy Award(R)-winning director and Emmy(R) nominee Neil Jordan ("The Crying Game") serves as creator, executive producer and writer of the series. David Leland and Guy Burt also serve as writers during the series' second run. James Flynn, Sheila Hockin, John Weber, David Leland, Justin Falvey and Jack Rapke serve as the executive producers.

About Showtime Networks Inc.:

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME(R), THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM) and FLIX(R), as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME 2(TM), SHOWTIME(R) SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME(R), SHOWTIME BEYOND(R), SHOWTIME NEXT(R), SHOWTIME WOMEN(R), SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE(R) and THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM) XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD(TM), THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM) HD, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND(R) and THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM) ON DEMAND, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME(R). SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel(TM). All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV(R).

About Vintage and Modern

V&M (VandM.com) is the leading online source for unique vintage furniture, antiques, art, jewelry, fashion and design from around the world. Dedicated to offering its millions of visitors a high quality and unique shopping experience, V&M gives the trade and savvy public insider access to some of the best shopping on the web. V&M provides members the ultimate destination for discovering unique and original pieces, as well as inspires and educates with innovative editorial content, including: how-to's, interviews with top tastemakers, trend spotting, and exclusive curated columns.





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