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[11/06/06 - 02:05 PM]
ABC Family Turns Up the Heat on 'Wildfire' with a Season Three Launch Date of January 1st and a Fourth Season Pick-Up
The cable channel also greenlights new pilot from executive producers Lloyd Segan and Shawn Piller.

[via press release from ABC Family]

ABC FAMILY TURNS UP THE HEAT ON �WILDFIRE� WITH A SEASON THREE LAUNCH DATE OF JANUARY 1st AND A FOURTH SEASON PICK-UP

Series from Lionsgate and Piller/Segan to Begin Production on Season Four in January

ABC Family Also Greenlights New Pilot from Piller/Segan

Burbank, CA (November 6, 2006) � ABC Family has picked up a fourth season of 13 new episodes of WILDFIRE in advance of the series� highly anticipated third season premiere, it was announced today by Paul Lee, president, ABC Family. The hit drama, produced by Lionsgate in association with Piller/Segan, returns to the network on Monday, Jan. 1 (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT). WILDFIRE is one of ABC Family's highest-rated original series of all time, bringing millions of viewers to the network each week and delivering substantial double-digit percentage gains over year-ago time period levels in all key demos.

"We think our passionate Wildfire fans are going to love the new season - this season's going to be all about who will Kris choose, Matt or Junior,� said Paul Lee, president, ABC Family. �We�re enjoying the creative direction of season three so much we saw no reason to wait on ordering season four."

�We couldn�t be happier about ABC Family�s tremendous vote of confidence in the show with this early season four pick-up,� said Kevin Beggs, president of television programming and production, Lionsgate. �We�ve enjoyed great support from the network and look forward to an exciting new year.�

Starting December 1st, fans will be able to get a sneak peak at season three with the re-launch of the �Wildfire� website by logging onto www.abcfamily.com/wildfire for an exclusive preview.

WILDFIRE is set to begin production on its fourth season in January. Lloyd Segan (�The Dead Zone�) Shawn Piller ("The Dead Zone") and Remi Aubuchon (�24�) are executive producers. The ensemble cast includes Genevieve Cortese, Ryan Sypek, Micah Alberti, Nicole Tubiola, Nana Visitor, Greg Serano, and James Read.

Additionally, ABC Family has expanded its relationship with Piller/Segan by greenlighting an untitled pilot which will be directed by Gil Junger (�10 Things I Hate About You,� �Kyle XY�) and written by creator-producer Sean Smith (�Summerland,� �Wildfire�) that focuses on a not so social brother and a super social sister as they live the Greek life at college.

Lionsgate is the leading independent filmed entertainment studio and is a premier producer and distributor of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment and video-on-demand content.

Distributed in over 89 million homes, ABC Family features original movies, series and specials. Programming about today's families � with all of their diversity, dysfunction, humor and passion. Real stories. Real families. Real heart. A new kind of family.





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· 24 (FOX)
· DEAD ZONE, THE (USA)
· GREEK (ABC FAMILY)
· KYLE XY (ABC FAMILY)
· SUMMERLAND (WB)
· WILDFIRE (ABC FAMILY)





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[07/01/16 - 09:09 AM]
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[06/30/16 - 06:50 PM]
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[06/30/16 - 02:53 PM]
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[06/30/16 - 02:49 PM]
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[06/30/16 - 01:50 PM]
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[06/30/16 - 12:33 PM]
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[06/30/16 - 12:22 PM]
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[06/30/16 - 11:47 AM]
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[06/30/16 - 10:58 AM]
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[06/30/16 - 10:46 AM]
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[06/30/16 - 10:34 AM]
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[06/30/16 - 09:49 AM]
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[06/30/16 - 09:31 AM]
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[06/30/16 - 09:21 AM]
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