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[02/14/06 - 12:00 AM]
Bravo Announces the Premiere of "Outrageous and Contagious: Viral Videos," an Exploration of the Most Daring and Hilarious Internet Video Clips Today

[via press release from Bravo]

BRAVO ANNOUNCES THE PREMIERE OF "OUTRAGEOUS AND CONTAGIOUS: VIRAL VIDEOS," AN EXPLORATION OF THE MOST DARING AND HILARIOUS INTERNET VIDEO CLIPS TODAY

BRAVO WILL PREMIERE SIX HALF-HOUR EPISODES BEGINNING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 AT 10:00 PM ET/PT

NEW YORK -- February 14, 2006 -- Americans have caught the "Viral video" bug. Who hasn't passed on an email link to friends and co-workers of videos featuring college students singing along to the Backstreet Boys, or maybe the President fumbling his words during an important speech? These clips are an increasingly addictive form of entertainment, and for the first time, Bravo compiles these vignettes for an in-depth look into the cyber craze infiltrating inboxes throughout the world. The first half-hour episode of Bravo's six episode series "Outrageous and Contagious: Viral Videos" will premiere on Bravo, Monday, February 20 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. Following weeks, each half-hour episode will air at 10:00 PM

The "Viral Video" episodes will feature the most popular video clips, astonishing talents and political statements that can be found on the Internet today. The videos are truly contagious, with millions of people downloading the clips online to share with family and friends. "Viral Videos" are the next generation of entertainment content and have only been available through the web until now.

Featured in the first two episodes of the original series will be, George W. Bush's inability to make a quick exit out of a Beijing press conference, a hilarious interpretation of, "Brokeback Mountain" and Saturday Night Live's hip-hop tribute to, "The Chronicles of Narnia."

"This series is a distillation of worldwide pop culture, seen through the funniest, smartest, most curious clips we're all circulating right now. The web provides a perfect creative outlet for individual performance, whether that's lip synching or dancing, reenacting your favorite movie scene, playing extreme quarters or editing political satires, acts previously reserved for the privacy of the bedroom. We've apparently never been so busy and yet some of us have time to do this stuff, tape it and most of us have time to watch it and send it on," said Frances Berwick, Senior Vice President, Programming and Production, Bravo.

Bravo viewers are invited to log on to bravotv.com to check out exclusive clips sent in by other cyber video fanatics. Viewers are also encouraged to submit links to their favorite video selections to viralvideos@nbcuni.com

Bravo is the cable network that plugs people into arts, entertainment and pop culture with original programming, acclaimed off-network dramas, comedy and music specials, movies and by showing a whole different side of celebrities. Currently available in more than 80 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," "Project Runway," "Celebrity Poker Showdown," and "Blow Out" as well as the 2004 Emmy winner for Outstanding Reality Program, "Queer Eye." The network's latest hits include "Being Bobby Brown" and "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List."

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





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