[05/02/03 - 12:00 AM] HBO Details Summer Plans By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)
CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- HBO has finalized its summer plans as the pay channel will offer new seasons of "Sex and the City" and "The Wire" as well as a fresh edition of its "Project Greenlight" reality series. Here's a rundown of what to expect:
-- Season two of "The Wire" kicks off Sunday, June 1 at 10:00/9:00c following the season finale of "Six Feet Under." "The Wire" will then go it alone for two weeks until June 22, when the series shifts to 9:30/8:30c. Back-to-back repeats of "The Sopranos" will fill the 8:00/7:00c and 9:00/8:00c hours on June 8 and June 15.
-- "Sex and the City" marks the debut of its sixth and final season on Sunday, June 22 at 9:00/8:00c. 12 episodes of the series will air this summer to be followed by a six episode run in January 2004.
-- Also on June 22, the long in the works second edition of "Project Greenlight" will bow at 10:30/9:30c following "The Wire." Unlike last season however, "Greenlight" will feature six one-hour installments instead of 12 half-hour editions. The series will follow the production of "The Battle of Shaker Heights" from contest winners Erica Beeney (screenwriter) and directors Kyle Rankin and Efram Potelle.