[09/29/05 - 12:00 AM]
The 4400 Will Return!

[via press release from USA]



The Emmy-nominated and Critically-Acclaimed Series Returns to USA with 13 Original Episodes in Summer 2006

Los Angeles, CA � Sept. 29, 2005 � USA Network has ordered 13 one-hour episodes of the Emmy-nominated and critically-acclaimed hit series THE 4400, it was announced today by Jeff Wachtel, USA's executive vice president, original programming. The series, which received Emmy� nominations for Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries and Outstanding Cinematography, will return to USA Network in summer 2006 with production scheduled to begin in Vancouver in early 2006. THE 4400 is produced by Paramount Network Television in association with Sky Television, Renegade 83 and American Zoetrope.

THE 4400 premiered as a limited series on July 11, 2004 on USA Network as the highest-rated and most-watched new series premiere ever on a basic cable network. More recently, THE 4400 became summer 2005's top original scripted series on cable in P18-49.

"Even in this increasingly competitive climate, renewing 'The 4400' was an easy call," said Wachtel. "Its compelling characters fit perfectly within the USA brand. And the creative team's ability to balance story, character and 'big themes' really makes this show unique."

THE 4400 explores the travails of the 4400 people who all at once returned in a ball of light to Earth; though the returnees had not aged physically, many of them reappeared with dramatic abilities ranging from enhanced reflexes to precognition. NTAC (National Threat Assessment Command) is the government agency responsible for keeping track of the returnees and investigating all things related to the 4400.

THE 4400 was created by Scott Peters and Rene Echevarria. Scott Peters, Maira Suro, Ira Steven Behr and Perry Simon are executive producers.

Paramount Network Television is a division of the CBS Paramount Network Television Entertainment Group, a unit of Viacom Inc.

USA Network is cable television's leading provider of original series and feature movies, sports events, off-net television shows, and blockbuster theatrical films. USA Network is seen in over 89 million U.S. homes. The USA Network Web site is located at www.usanetwork.com.

USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable 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.

  [september 2005]  

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