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[04/21/05 - 12:00 AM]
Bravo Powers Up with Three-Part Special "Ultimate Super Heroes, Ultimate Super Villains, Ultimate Super Vixens" Beginning May 26

[via press release from Bravo]

BRAVO POWERS UP WITH THREE-PART SPECIAL "ULTIMATE SUPER HEROES, ULTIMATE SUPER VILLAINS, ULTIMATE SUPER VIXENS" BEGINNING MAY 26

BRAVO POWERS UP WITH THREE-PART SPECIAL "ULTIMATE SUPER HEROES, ULTIMATE SUPER VILLAINS, ULTIMATE SUPER VIXENS" BEGINNING MAY 26

NARRATED BY TELEVISION ICON ADAM WEST

Interviews include George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, Mike Myers, James Earl Jones, Kirsten Dunst, Hugh Jackman, Jessica Alba, Vivica A. Fox, Bryan Singer, Stan Lee, Mark Hamill and Lou Ferrigno

Top Five in Each Countdown Category Listed Below in Random Order- Who are Your Favorites?

BURBANK -- April 21, 2005 -- It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Bravo's three-part special "Ultimate Super Heroes, Ultimate Super Villains, Ultimate Super Vixens." The series premieres Thursday, May 26 (10-11 p.m. EST) and will air the same bat time, same bat channel for three consecutive nights.

Narrated by one of television's classic super heroes Adam West, who portrayed Batman in the hit TV series, Bravo's upcoming special celebrates the heroes, villains and vixens who have created powerful impressions on fans throughout the years. More than 50 experts, ranging from comic book creators to filmmakers and producers to the actors who brought these characters to life, were consulted for the formation of the super-powered top 20 countdown lists in each category.

The super heroes, super villains and super vixens were chosen from characters who have appeared in comic books, movies, television, and/or video games. All choices were based on the characters' longevity, their iconic pop-culture status, and their overall "cool factor." Comic buffs won't want to miss celebrities dishing on the ins and outs of their favorite characters, including Lou Ferrigno discussing The Hulk's relatable human side and Mark Hamill talking about his total commitment to creating the fantasy that surrounded "Star Wars."

With a combination of cutting edge graphics, film clips, celebrity and expert interviews, Bravo's "Ultimate Super Heroes" specials look at the popularity and longevity of each list topper. Exclusive interviews include actress Vivica A. Fox ("Batman and Robin, " Kill Bill: Vol. 1"), comic book writer Stan Lee ("X-Men," "Spider-Man," "Fantastic Four"), actor Hal Sparks ("Spiderman 2"), director Bryan Singer ("X-Men," "X-Men 2"), actor Bill Mumy ("Twilight Zone," "Babylon 5"), comic book writer Todd McFarlane ("Spawn"), actor Mark Hamill ("Star Wars"), actor Lou Ferrigno ("The Incredible Hulk") and Chairman/CEO Marvel Studios Avi Arad ("X-Men," "Daredevil," "Elektra").

"Ultimate Super Heroes, Ultimate Super Villains, Ultimate Super Vixens" is produced by Prometheus Entertainment and Fox Television Studios in association with Bravo.

Established in 1999, Prometheus Entertainment is a highly diversified film and television production company. Under the creative supervision of its president and founder - multiple Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Burns - Prometheus has been designed to service the needs of a rapidly expanding and ever-changing multi-media marketplace. In addition to producing a string of non-fiction cable documentaries and reality programs for clients such as A&E, AMC, Bravo, Animal Planet, USA and the History Channel, Prometheus is also involved in creating properties for network television, syndication, home video, DVD, CD-ROM, merchandising, licensing and Internet distribution - including the development of original programming for the direct-to-video marketplace.

Bravo is the cable network that plugs people into arts, culture and pop culture with original programming, movies and by showing a whole different side of celebrities. Currently available in more than 78 million homes, Bravo is known for breaking exciting new personalities, shaking up the way we look at style, media, fame and Hollywood, pulling back the curtain on the creative process and making influential and inventive original programming. Its critically acclaimed and award-winning original programming includes "Inside the Actors Studio," "Celebrity Poker Showdown," "Project Greenlight," as well as the 2004 Emmy winner for Outstanding Reality Program, "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." The network's latest hits include "Project Runway," "Blow Out" and "Showbiz Moms & Dads.

Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been a NBC Cable Network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980.For more information visit www.bravotv.com.

"ULTIMATE SUPERHEROES"
Indiana Jones
Batman
Spiderman
James Bond
Superman
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6) Luke Skywalker
7) X-Men
8) The Incredibles
9) The Fantastic Four
10) The Hulk
11) Spawn
12) Hellboy
13) Flash Gordon
14) The Mask
15) Daredevil
16) The Tick
17) Austin Powers
18) Conan
19) Blade
20) Men in Black

"ULTIMATE SUPERVILLIANS"
Green Goblin
Lex Luthor
The Joker
The Terminator
Darth Vader
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6) Chucky
7) The Riddler/The Penguin
8) Doc Oc
9) Dr. Doom
10) Hannibal Lecter
11) Freddie Kreuger
12) Dr. Evil
13) James Bond Villains
14) Magneto
15) The Mummy
16) Syndrome
17) Bullseye
18) Clown
19) Dracula
20) Jabba the Hutt

"ULTIMATE SUPERVIXENS"
Catwoman
Lara Croft
Xena
The Bond Girls
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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6) Charlie's Angels
7) Wonder Woman
8) Princess Leia Organa
9) Ripley
10) Storm
11) The Bionic Woman
12) Barb Wire
13) Red Sonja
14) Barbarella
15) Breathless Mahoney
16) The Women of Austin Powers
17) Mrs. Peel
18) Elektra
19) Mystique
20) The Bride





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· BLOW OUT (BRAVO)
· BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (UPN)
· CELEBRITY POKER SHOWDOWN (BRAVO)
· PROJECT GREENLIGHT (HBO)
· PROJECT RUNWAY (LIFETIME)
· QUEER EYE (BRAVO)
· TICK, THE (FOX)
· TWILIGHT ZONE, THE (UPN)





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