[04/12/06 - 12:00 AM]
First Family of Reality Television Returns for Season Four of Showtime's Hit, Late Night Series 'Family Business'

[via press release from Showtime]

First Family of Reality Television Returns for Season Four of Showtime's Hit, Late Night Series 'FAMILY BUSINESS'

Series Premiere Set For Friday, April 21, at 11:30 PM ET/PT

LOS ANGELES, April 12 -- FAMILY BUSINESS, Showtime's hit late night reality series about an average American family trying to make a living in the adult entertainment industry, will premiere its fourth season on Friday, April 21 at 11:30 PM ET/PT. The half-hour series offers a hilarious blend of real-life absurdity and eccentric characters while focusing on the charismatic Adam Glasser and his alter ego, "Seymore Butts," his meddling, but well-meaning mother Lila, his cantankerous cousin Stevie and his fun-loving girlfriend, Mirna.

Coming up in season four, Adam and the family take their act on the road with raucous sojourns to a Las Vegas swingers' convention and an adult-film shoot on the Caribbean island of St. Martin. Adam and Mirna continue their unique and rocky relationship, as Cousin Stevie carries on his quest to become an adult industry mover and shaker, all the while, Lila, the matriarch, tries to hold it all together.

FAMILY BUSINESS originally premiered in February 2003 at which time the San Francisco Chronicle remarked: "what makes FAMILY BUSINESS a fine example of single subject reality programming is that Glasser seems like a smart, good-looking guy who has a sense of humor about his place in the world. Juxtapose alter ego Seymour Butts with Lila...toss in Cousin Stevie...and you've got a winner."

The show is executive produced by Jay Blumenfield, Emmy Award(R)-winning producer Allison Grodner, who is also part of the team behind the CBS series "Big Brother" and Tony Marsh.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates 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(TM), SHOWTIME ON DEMAND(TM) and THE MOVIE CHANNEL ON DEMAND(TM). SNI is also an owner and manager of SUNDANCE CHANNEL, a venture of NBC Universal, Robert Redford and SNI. 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 Vision.

SOURCE Showtime Networks Inc.
Web Site: http://www.SHO.com

  [april 2006]  


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