NBC UNIVERSAL PRESENTS EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK AT "EVAN ALMIGHTY" IN MULTI-NETWORK "ROADBLOCK"
Season Finale of "The Office" Will Be Followed by First Look at All-New Footage from the Upcoming Event Comedy Motion Picture Starring Steve Carell
Burbank/Universal City, CA, May 16, 2007 � NBC Universal will present an exclusive first look at the upcoming Universal Pictures event comedy "Evan Almighty" in a simultaneous "roadblock" on ten of its networks tomorrow night, Thursday, May 17. This first-ever opportunity to see new material from the motion-picture comedy will be offered for the first time anywhere at 8:58 p.m EST/PST on NBC, MSNBC, SciFi, Bravo, USA, Universal HD, CNBC, Mun2, Chiller and Sleuth.
On NBC, the first look comes at the conclusion of the season finale in the hit third season of "The Office," starring Steve Carell, who also toplines "Evan Almighty."
Following the on-air premiere, a 6-minute extended preview from "Evan Almighty" will be available exclusively at DotComedy.com (www.dotcomedy.com). With this exclusive debut, DotComedy will launch its "Steve Almighty" microsite, a compelling and hilarious online experience which will present new video content every day featuring the comedy of Steve Carell, including material from "Evan Almighty," "The Office," "The 40 Year-Old Virgin," "Saturday Night Live" and much more. Users will want to return daily to see the latest "Steve Carell Clip of the Day" and enjoy the archived content.
About Evan Almighty
Steve Carell, reprising his role as polished, preening newscaster Evan Baxter of Bruce Almighty, is the next one anointed by God to accomplish a holy mission in the hilarious new event comedy Evan Almighty. Blockbuster comedy director Tom Shadyac returns behind the camera for this next episode of divine intervention. This time, however, his cast grows two-by-two.
Newly elected to Congress, Evan leaves Buffalo behind and shepherds his family to suburban northern Virginia. Once there, his life gets turned upside-down when God (Morgan Freeman) appears and mysteriously commands him to build an ark. But his befuddled family just can't decide whether Evan is having an extraordinary mid-life crisis or is truly onto something of Biblical proportions...
About Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures is a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is part 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. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi.
DotComedy is NBC Universal's broadband channel devoted to exclusively to comedy. The site features a robust offering of original video series and shorts, as well as unparalleled access to NBC's famed late night comedic programming. A 2007 Webby Award Official Honoree, DotComedy is the home of viral video hit "The Easter Bunny Hates You."