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Bravo Digs Up the Rights to HBO's 'Six Feet Under'

[via press release from Bravo]



NEW YORK - March 11, 2006 - Bravo has acquired the exclusive rebroadcast rights to 63 one-hour episodes of "Six Feet Under," HBO's critically acclaimed Emmy(R)-winning and Golden Globe(R)-winning drama series. "Six Feet Under" focuses on the cathartic journey of the extended Fisher family, whose personal trials and tribulations are played out against the solemn backdrop of an independent funeral home in Los Angeles. The series will be telecast on Bravo in 2006.

"'Six Feet Under' represents the artistic, creative and critically acclaimed series that defines Bravo's programming," said Lauren Zalaznick, President, Bravo. "The phenomenon that hooked so many HBO viewers will be brought back to 'life' on our air, now available to more than 80 million households, with its signature dark situational humor and dramatic irony."

One of TV's most acclaimed drama series, "Six Feet Under" was created and executive produced by the Oscar(R)-winning writer of American Beauty, Alan Ball (also an Emmy(R)-winner for this show). "Six Feet Under" was nominated for two 2004 Golden Globes(R), with Frances Conroy winning for Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama, and won two 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards (Conroy and the ensemble cast). The show has received 32 Emmy(R) nominations and won seven times, and has been nominated for eight Golden Globes(R), winning three.

Bravo has consistently featured groundbreaking, critically acclaimed series that challenge the medium and appeal to an upscale, influential audience including "The West Wing," "The Larry Sanders Show" and "Hill Street Blues."

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.

  [march 2006]  


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