or


[08/25/05 - 12:00 AM]
Lions Gate Television Announces That Drama Series Wildfire Has Been Picked Up for Second Season by ABC Family

[via press release from Lionsgate]

Lions Gate Television Announces That Drama Series WILDFIRE Has Been Picked Up for Second Season by ABC Family

Production On 13 New One-Hour Episodes To Begin This Fall

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 25 -- Lions Gate Television, the television production and distribution arm of Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE: LGF; Toronto), announced today that ABC Family has picked up a second season of Lions Gate's original drama series, WILDFIRE. A total of 13 one-hour episodes will be produced for the second season order with production set to begin this fall in New Mexico.

The drama, produced by Lions Gate Television in association with Piller 2 and The Segan Company, centers on the struggles of a young woman, played by newcomer Genevieve Cortese, to turn her life around. The series also stars veteran actor Dennis Weaver ("McCloud"), Greg Serano ("Kingpin"), Nana Visitor ("Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"), Micah Alberti ("All My Children"), Andrew Hoeft, James Read, Ryan Sypek and Nicole Tubiola.

"ABC Family is a perfect home for this series," said Kevin Beggs, president, programming and production, Lions Gate Television. "We're very proud of the show and appreciate the tremendous support we've received from the network. The second season pickup of WILDFIRE, Lifetime's recent order of six additional episodes for the third season of MISSING and THE DEAD ZONE's ratings strength in its fourth season underscore Lions Gate's ability to create programming with enduring popularity and value."

WILDFIRE has posted impressive ratings for the season to date, with the most recent episode attracting approximately two million viewers and placing among basic cable's top 25 programs in the key 18-49 adult demographic. Lions Gate's crime series MISSING, starring Vivica A. Fox and Catarina Scorsone, recently received an order for six additional episodes in its third season on Lifetime, while Lions Gate's one-hour drama THE DEAD ZONE, starring Anthony Michael Hall, on USA Network is achieving some of the highest ratings in its history, positioning it strongly for second-cycle exploitation.

WILDFIRE follows eighteen-year-old Kris Furillo (Cortese) who, after serving time at a juvenile detention center, is given the opportunity to start a new life. Her talent with horses is recognized by a volunteer and local trainer (Serano), who arranges a job for her at the Ritter's family run ranch.

WILDFIRE is produced by Lions Gate Television in association with Piller 2 and The Segan Company. Michael Piller ("The Dead Zone," "Star Trek: The Next Generation"), Lloyd Segan ("The Dead Zone," "The Bachelor," "Boondock Saints," "Bones") and Marjorie David ("Dark Angel," "Chicago Hope") serve as executive producers.

WILDFIRE is shot in New Mexico, reflecting Lions Gate's cost-efficient strategy of producing programming in states such as New Mexico and Louisiana which provide local and government subsidies and tax incentives.

Lions Gate Entertainment is the premier independent producer and distributor of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment and video-on-demand content. Its prestigious and prolific library is a valuable source of stable and recurring revenue and serves as a foundation for the continued growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lions Gate brand name is synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

http://www.lgf.com

SOURCE Lions Gate Entertainment
Web Site: http://www.lgf.com





  [august 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· CHICAGO HOPE (CBS)
· DARK ANGEL (FOX)
· DEAD ZONE, THE (USA)
· KINGPIN (NBC)
· MISSING (LIFETIME)
· WILDFIRE (ABC FAMILY)





[04/25/18 - 08:17 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos "Roseanne" Marathon
The Alphabet's four encores still manage to hold off the competition among adults 18-49.

[04/24/18 - 02:04 PM]
CBS Announces Season Finale Storylines for 2017-2018
The Eye will wrap its May sweeps period with the season finale of "Survivor" on Wednesday, May 23.

[04/24/18 - 01:58 PM]
TLC Announces Groundbreaking Docu-Series, "Lost in Transition"
Each hour-long episode will chronicle the lives of four couples during the most trying time in their marriages, delving into the confusion, disappointment and uncertainty surrounding them.

[04/24/18 - 01:11 PM]
MTV Greenlights Four New Series to Expand Thursday Night Block
Following "Ex on the Beach" run, the network will debut four new series to further extend its successful Thursday prime block, including "Made in Kentucky," "Staten Island 10310," "Too Stupid to Die" and "Just Tattoo of Us."

[04/24/18 - 12:32 PM]
Science Channel's "Unearthed" Returns Tuesday, May 15 at 9PM ET/PT
The series highlights the significance of magnificent constructions with stunning animation to deconstruct each build.

[04/24/18 - 12:08 PM]
Revised Premiere Date: "Iron Chef America" Returns to Food Network with Classic Fan-Favorite Format
Originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, the new season will now roll out on Sunday, May 20.

[04/24/18 - 11:50 AM]
Megan Fox Chases Down the Truth in New Travel Channel Series
"I would describe myself as a seeker. A seeker is someone who is never content to have obtained enough knowledge," said Fox.

[04/24/18 - 11:16 AM]
"American Princess" from Jenji Kohan, Jamie Denbo and Tara Herrmann Announces Cast
Georgia Flood joins the Lifetime series about a socialite who runs off to join a Renaissance Faire after her wedding goes awry.

[04/24/18 - 10:35 AM]
Netflix Returns to 28 Barbary Lane with "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City"
Academy Award nominee and Emmy-, SAG- and Golden Globe-Award winning actress Laura Linney and Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Olympia Dukakis will reprise their roles as Mary Ann Singleton and Anna Madrigal.

[04/24/18 - 10:10 AM]
Paramount Network Inks Season Eleven of "Ink Master"
"Ink Master" is currently in its 10th season and still a ratings powerhouse - ranking #1 with Adults 18-49 and Women 18-49 timeslot on cable.

[04/24/18 - 10:06 AM]
Relive the Best Moments of "MasterChef Junior" Season Six in the All-New Special "Masterchef Junior: The Road to the Finale" Tuesday, May 15 at 8/7c on FOX!
Then look for the two-hour season finale that Friday, May 18 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/24/18 - 10:01 AM]
Amazon Renews Prime Original, "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan," for Second Season on Prime Video Ahead of August 31 Global Series Debut, from Paramount Television, Skydance Television and Platinum Dunes
In season two, Jack Ryan confronts the forces in power in a dangerous, declining democratic regime in South America.

[04/24/18 - 10:00 AM]
Together Until The End: The "Sense8" Finale Launches Globally on June 8
Personal lives are pushed aside as the cluster, their sidekicks, and some unexpected allies band together for a rescue mission and BPO take-down in order to protect the future of all Sensates.

[04/24/18 - 09:00 AM]
From the Creator of "The Bachelor" Franchise, Say "Yes" to "The Proposal" This Summer, an All-New Dating Series on ABC
Hosted Jesse Palmer, each one-hour episode will feature 10 eligible daters competing in four pageant-style rounds to win the heart of a mystery suitor or "suitress," whose identity is concealed from them.

[04/24/18 - 08:38 AM]
TV One Announces the Production of "Dinner for Two," An Original Film Starring Tristan "Mack" Wilds and Chaley Rose
In a complicated love story about life and sacrifice, "Dinner for Two," details a solution to healing a broken heart.