[08/25/04 - 12:00 AM]
PAX TV to Premiere Provocative Primetime Courtroom Series 'Second Verdict'

[via press release from PAX]


--TV Personality Rob Nelson to Host Compelling New Program Launching October 5 at 9:00 PM ET/PT --

(West Palm Beach, FL � August 25, 2004) � PAX TV announces the premiere of �Second Verdict,� the next generation of courtroom television, on Tuesday, October 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by Rob Nelson, formerly of Fox News Channel, this extraordinary one-hour reality series gives viewers a unique opportunity to delve into the minds of jurors deliberating riveting criminal and civil cases. Each week the distinct personalities of the diverse group of twelve men and women will gradually be revealed through their personal interactions, observations and commentary on real-life crimes.

�Second Verdict� features rare and exclusive footage from high-profile cases, where cameras were permitted in the courtroom. Unaware of the actual verdict from the original case, the jurors are presented with in-depth arguments from the prosecution and defense through fascinating videotape footage. The cameras then follow the jury into the deliberation room where the contentious process of decision-making ensues. While in the trenches of this confined space, emotions run high and conflict escalates as the jurors scrutinize these complicated cases in hopes of reaching a fair verdict. When our host finally reveals whether the jury�s decision matches that of the original trial, jurors have an opportunity to provide their unedited point of view about the case.

�Second Verdict� is produced by Second Verdict Productions, Inc. and Kimo-Jagger Productions. Executive produced by Dave Harding for Second Verdict Productions, Inc., the series is co-executive produced by Raymond Brune (former president and executive producer, News for E! Networks) and Andrew Yani (E! News Live, Channel One) of Kimo-Jagger Productions. Lions Gate Television, Inc. will distribute the series worldwide for Kimo-Jagger Productions and Second Verdict Productions, Inc.

About Rob Nelson
Rob Nelson, a graduate of Stanford Law School, is no stranger to the public eye. In the 1990�s Rob co-founded Lead or Leave, which became the nation�s largest Gen X political movement. His activism landed him on the cover of US News & World Report and several guest appearances on �Good Morning America,� �Nightline� and �Politically Incorrect.� His work was also profiled on the critically acclaimed �60 Minutes.� Nelson is the author of two books, �Last Call: Ten Commonsense Solutions for America�s Biggest Problems� and �Revolution X.� In addition, Nelson�s willingness to ask challenging questions made him a hit among viewers on �The Full Nelson,� a late night weekend talk show on the Fox News Channel, and lead to his own national show �The Rob Nelson Show.� �The Rob Nelson Show� was regularly featured on E! Entertainment�s �Talk Soup� and in Entertainment Weekly.

About PAX TV
Paxson Communications Corporation owns and operates the nation�s largest broadcast television distribution system and the PAX TV network. PAX TV reaches 89% of U.S. television households via nationwide broadcast television, cable and satellite distribution systems. PAX TV�s original programming slate for the 2004-2005 broadcast season features three new unscripted series, �Cold Turkey,� �Model Citizens� and �Second Verdict�; two scripted dramas, �Young Blades� and �Left Behind�; two entertaining variety programs, �America�s Most Talented Kids� and �World Cup Comedy,� executive produced by Kelsey Grammer; and two fast-paced game shows, �On the Cover� and �Balderdash.� Returning series include all-new episodes of PAX�s top-rated dramas, �Doc� and �Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye.� For more information, visit PAX TV's website at www.pax.tv.

  [august 2004]  


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