�HEAD OF STATE� CAMPAIGNS TO ITS
NETWORK TELEVISION PREMIERE,
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8 ON ABC
Hilarious Political Romp Stars Chris Rock, Nominated for a
Teen Choice Award for Best Comedy and Best Actor
�Head of State� is a sharp, witty whirlwind send-off of the world of Washington politics. In a white male-dominated arena, Mays Gilliam (two-time Emmy winner Chris Rock) would seem to hardly stand a chance, a black man running as a substitute candidate for the presidency of the United States. But his perseverance will have you rooting for the underdog, when �Head of State� makes its network television premiere in HDTV with 5.1 channel surround sound and Spanish audio as the �ABC Thursday Movie of the Week,� THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
When a presidential candidate dies in a plane crash, Mays Gilliam, the outspoken, hard working Alderman from Washington DC, is chosen as his replacement, after rescuing an old lady and her cat. Everyone expects him to lose, including the Democratic Party, but Mays, along with his running mate and brother, Mitch Gilliam (Bernie Mac), set out to prove them all wrong, taking their campaign across the country and delivering speeches that are unexpectedly capturing the hearts of voters. Will the capering campaigners have enough charisma, stamina and support to go all the way?
Starring in �Head of State� are Chris Rock (voice for �Madagascar� and �Down to Earth�) as Mays Gilliam and Bernie Mac (TV series �The Bernie Mac Show� and �Guess Who�) as Mitch Gilliam.
�Head of State� was directed and written by Chris Rock. The film was also written by Ali LeRoi (TV series �Everybody Hates Chris� and �Down to Earth�). �Head of State� is from Dream Works SKG, and 3 Art Entertainment. Distributed by Dream Works LLC.
�HEAD OF STATE� IN HDTV:
The ABC Television Network�s HDTV broadcast of �Head of State� will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.
A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.