Showtime Heats Up In July With Special Event Programming Every Saturday Night
LOS ANGELES, June 23 -- In July, Showtime will be putting on
some fireworks of its own with a showcase of the network's hottest event
programming featuring music heavyweights like USHER, Jay-Z, and Britney Spears
and comedy kings George Lopez and Christopher Titus. The encore special
events will air every Saturday night at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).
The special event showcase will begin on July 9th with comedian
Christopher Titus who shatters the institution of family while mining comedy
from tragedy and his real-life childhood memories, including living with an
alcoholic father and a suicidal mother. The special NORMAN ROCKWELL IS
BLEEDING was taped live at UCLA's Freud Playhouse on the university's campus
in Westwood, California.
Then on July 16th Showtime will offer a double feature with an encore
presentation of the concert event of the year: One Night One Star Usher Live.
This concert is the multi-Grammy(R) winner's only televised concert in 2005
and features songs from Usher's chart-topping album, "Confessions." This will
be followed at 11:35 by Multi-platinum recording artist Jay-Z's first full
length, televised concert JAY-Z IN CONCERT, which aired on Showtime in 2003.
The concert was the first time a hip-hop artist had a full-length concert
broadcast live on television.
On July 23, multi-platinum superstar Britney Spears will turn up the heat
in a full-length, concert taped live during THE ONYX HOTEL TOUR 2004. The
showcase will wrap up on July 30 with the critically-acclaimed comedy special,
GEORGE LOPEZ: WHY YOU CRYING? which was Lopez's first solo televised special.
This hour-long special was taped before a standing-room-only live audience at
the Terrace Theater in Long Beach, California.
For more information on this terrific line-up visit SHO.com
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Viacom
Inc., owns the premium television networks SHOWTIME(R), THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM)
and FLIX(R), as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME(R) TOO(TM),
SHOWTIME(R) SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME(R), SHOWTIME BEYOND(R), SHOWTIME
NEXT(R), SHOWTIME WOMEN(R), SHOWTIME FAMILYZONE(R) and TMC xtra. SNI also
offers SHOWTIME HD(R), THE MOVIE CHANNEL HD(R), SHOWTIME ON DEMAND(R) and THE
MOVIE CHANNEL ON DEMAND(TM). SNI operates and manages the premium television
network SUNDANCE CHANNEL(R), which is a venture between NBC Universal, Robert
Redford, and Showtime Networks Inc. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound
using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment
events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through
SHOWTIME(R) PPV. Additionally, the advertiser-supported television network
SHOWTIME is available in Turkey through a joint venture with UK-based Zone
SOURCE Showtime Networks Inc.
Web Site: http://www.SHO.com