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[04/08/05 - 12:00 AM]
Cold Turkey Ii' Premieres on PAX TV, Tuesday, April 19 at 9 P.M. ET/PT

[via press release from PAX]

�COLD TURKEY II� PREMIERES ON PAX TV, TUESDAY, APRIL 19 AT 9 P.M. ET/PT

Reality Series about Ten Unsuspecting Smokers Who Lose their Cigarettes Moves to New Time Slot

No ifs, ands or butts about it! PAX TV will premiere �Cold Turkey II,� the second installment of the critically acclaimed reality series, on Tuesday, April 19th at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by A.J. Benza, �Cold Turkey II� offers a radical solution to a habit that affects millions, while promoting a healthier way of living and revealing a positive side to reality TV. The weekly one-hour series moves from its previously scheduled timeslot of 10 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays.

�Cold Turkey II� kicks off with ten smokers who think they have joined the cast of the latest adventure reality show called �Pushing the Limits.� After the participants are dropped in the middle of the Grand Canyon, decoy host Jordan Murphy (NBC�s �For Love or Money�) convinces them that what they are about to experience is the real thing � but the cast soon discovers the host is bogus; the challenges are fake; and the eliminations are phony. Two undercover actors playing non-smokers are embedded among them to keep suspicions at bay as the smokers compete in physical challenges that secretly test their lungs. Three days later, when host Benza arrives, everything changes, and the smokers must decide whether they want to lose their cigarettes and transform their lives forever.

�Cold Turkey II� is produced by Visual Frontier, Inc. in association with Krasnow Productions. Stuart Krasnow, creator of �Average Joe� and �Manhunt,� and Kevin Williams (�Average Joe,� PBS� �Newton�s Apple�) are executive producers.

Here is a look at the �Cold Turkey II� contestants:

Michele Angevine, 25-year-old veterinary technician from Brooklyn, New York

I-Fu �Pete� Chen, 28-year-old IT manager from Atlanta, Georgia

Christian Driggs, 25-year-old residential builder from Wyckoff, New Jersey

Jessie Gibson, 29-year-old office manager for a non-profit organization from New York, New York

Brenda Hawkins, 60-year-old retired truck driver from Blue Springs, Missouri

Chelsea Merrick, 21-year-old journalism student from Austin, Texas

AJ Ramirez, 50-year-old mortician from Alice, Texas

Linda Reinecke, 45-year-old mother from Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Greg Rizzo, 40-year-old Chicago Mercantile Exchange trader from Chicago, Illinois

Brad Robinson, 27-year-old restaurant/nightclub manager and aspiring actor from Los Angeles, California

For artwork, please visit www.paxpressroom.tv.

-PAX-





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· AVERAGE JOE (NBC)
· COLD TURKEY (PAX)
· FOR LOVE OR MONEY (NBC)
· MANHUNT: THE SEARCH FOR AMERICA'S MOST GORGEOUS MALE MODEL (BRAVO)





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