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[07/05/07 - 09:58 AM]
Peter Gallagher ('The O.C.'), Jamie-Lynn Sigler ('The Sopranos'), Kristin Lehmann ('Prison Break'), Jenna Boyd (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants') and Two-Time Academy Award(R) Nominee Peter Fonda ('Easy Rider') Star in the Lifetime Original Miniseries 'The Gathering'
The two-part, four-hour drama from Sony Pictures Television follows the story of Michael Foster (Gallagher), a doctor in search of his wife, Ann (Lehman), after she vanishes without a trace. Without any logical explanations for her disappearance, Michael's search leads him to dark and sinister findings, including the existence of a cabal of witches gathering in New York.

[via press release from Lifetime]

Peter Gallagher ('The O.C.'), Jamie-Lynn Sigler ('The Sopranos'), Kristin Lehmann ('Prison Break'), Jenna Boyd (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants') and Two-Time Academy Award(R) Nominee Peter Fonda ('Easy Rider') Star in the Lifetime Original Miniseries 'The Gathering'

The Two-Part, Four-Hour Miniseries from "Battlestar Galactica" Producer David Eick, "X-Files" Executive Producer John Shiban and Sony Pictures Television to Air This October

LOS ANGELES, July 5 -- Peter Gallagher ("The O.C."), Jamie- Lynn Sigler ("The Sopranos"), Kristin Lehmann ("Prison Break"), Jenna Boyd ("Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants") and two-time Academy Award(R) nominee Peter Fonda star in the chilling new original miniseries, "The Gathering," from the creative minds of David Eick ("Battlestar Galactica") and John Shiban ("X-Files"). The two-part, four-hour drama from Sony Pictures Television follows the story of Michael Foster (Gallagher), a doctor in search of his wife, Ann (Lehman), after she vanishes without a trace. Without any logical explanations for her disappearance, Michael's search leads him to dark and sinister findings, including the existence of a cabal of witches gathering in New York. Tom Patricia (Lifetime's "Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story") also serves as executive producer and Bill Eagles ("CSI") directs. "The Gathering" is Lifetime's second original miniseries, following in the footsteps of network's 2005 acclaimed and highly rated drama, "Human Trafficking." The miniseries is currently in production in Toronto and will premiere this October on Lifetime Television.

In "The Gathering," Dr. Michael Foster wakes up after a disturbing night to find his wife Ann missing from their home. With the local police refusing to help and community speculation that Ann ran off with another man, Michael is left with only the puzzling visions he had the night of Ann's disappearance including a dying raven, a bloody circle on the wall and cryptic images of Ann and his daughter Zee (Boyd).

As Michael attempts to uncover the mystery of Ann's disappearance, he befriends one of Zee's teachers, Maggy Rue (Sigler), who reveals to him that Ann may be involved with an ancient religious sect of witches determined to dominate the world, even resorting to murder to get what they want. But as Michael gets closer to finding his wife - and the truth - he discovers very powerful people including wealthy real-estate developer, Thomas Carrier (Fonda), are also involved and quickly learns there is no one he can trust.

Peter Gallagher most recently starred for four seasons as Sandy Cohen in the FOX drama "The O.C." Gallagher began his career on stage, gaining critical acclaim for his work in "Sky Masterson" and "Guys and Dolls" before earning a Tony Award nomination for his starring role in "Long Days Journey into Night." He recently starred in the production of "The Exonerated" and "Noises Off." His film credits include "While You Were Sleeping," "To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday," "The Man Who Knew Too Little," "American Beauty," "Sex, Lies and Videotape," "How to Deal," "Center Stage" and "Mr. Deeds."

Gallagher's television credits include the Emmy(R) and Peabody Award- winning miniseries, "The Murder of Mary Phagan," "An Inconvenient Woman," "Brave New World," "Private Contentment," The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez" and "A Tale of Two Wives." An accomplished singer, Epic Records released Gallagher's album "7 Days in Memphis" last November.

Jamie-Lynn Sigler is best known for playing Meadow Soprano on HBO's critically acclaimed, Emmy(R)-Award winning drama "The Sopranos." Sigler's performance on the show earned her the 1999 and 2000 Hollywood Reporter Young Star Award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Series, as well as two ALMA Award nominations for Best Actress in a Drama Series. Sigler recently wrapped production on three projects including "Homie Spumoni," a comedy co-starring Donald Faison, Joey Fatone and Whoopi Goldberg; "Lovewrecked," opposite Amanda Bynes and Chris Carmack which aired on ABC Family and the thriller "Dark Ride" form Lionsgate. Sigler made her Broadway debut as Belle in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" in October 2002, remaining in the role through February 2003. In the summer of 2001, she starred in the national tour of Rodger's and Hammerstein's "Cinderella." Additional theater roles include New York regional productions of "Annie," "The Wizard of Oz," "The Sound of Music," "The Wiz" and "Gypsy."

Kristin Lehman was most recently seen in the FOX series "Drive" and "Prison Break." Lehman's additional TV credits include "Century City," "Judging Amy," "The Outer Limits," "Kevin Hill," "Felicity," "Poltergeist: The Legacy," "Strange World" and the miniseries "Verdict in Blood." She's appeared in the feature films "Sentinel" with Keifer Sutherland and Eva Longoria; "The Chronicles of Riddick" starring Vin Diesel and Judi Dench; "The Way of the Gun" with James Caan and Benicio Del Toro; "Dog Park" with Luke Wilson and Natasha Henstridge and "Alaska" with Thora Birch and Charlton Heston.

Despite her young age, Jenna Boyd has starred alongside some of Hollywood's most talented actors including Cate Blanchett in "The Missing." Boyd also appeared in the movies "Dickie Roberts: Child Star," "In an Instant" and starred as Bailey Graffman in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." Boyd's television credits include "CSI," "CSI: Miami," "Ghost Whisperer," "Six Feet Under," "Carnivale" "Just Shoot Me," "Titus" and "The Geena Davis Show."

Two-time Academy Award(R) nominee Peter Fonda is the son of legendary actor Henry Fonda, brother to Jane Fonda and father of Bridget Fonda. Fonda is most well-known for his cult classic "Easy Rider" which he wrote, starred in and produced. Fonda received his first Academy Award(R) nomination for the movie's screenplay. He received his second nomination for his work in "Ulee's Gold." Some of Fonda's additional film credits include "Wild Hogs," "Ghost Rider," "The Laramie Project" and "The Cannonball Run."

"The Gathering" is produced by Grove Street Pictures, Inc. and Cine Pico in association with Sony Pictures Television for Lifetime Television. David Eick ("Battlestar Galactica"), John Shiban ("The X-Files," "Supernatural") and Tom Patricia ("Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story") serve as executive producers. John Shiban also wrote the miniseries and Bill Eagles ("Numb3rs," "CSI") directs.

Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers. SPT produces and distributes top-rated, award-winning programming in every genre, including series, movies and family entertainment, for network and cable television; first-run and off-network syndication; and digital distribution on the Internet and mobile devices. SPT also distributes all of the company's theatrical releases and library titles. SPT (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.

Lifetime is the leader in women's television and one of the top-rated basic cable television networks. A diverse, multi-media company, Lifetime is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. Lifetime Television, LMN, Lifetime Real Women, Lifetime Home Entertainment and Lifetime Online (http://www.lifetimetv.com) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, a 50/50 joint venture of The Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company.

SOURCE Lifetime
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· BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (SCI FI)
· CARNIVALE (HBO)
· CENTURY CITY (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· DRIVE (FOX)
· FELICITY (WB)
· GATHERING, THE (LIFETIME)
· GEENA DAVIS SHOW, THE (ABC)
· GHOST WHISPERER (CBS)
· HOMELESS TO HARVARD: THE LIZ MURRAY STORY (LIFETIME)
· HUMAN TRAFFICKING (LIFETIME)
· JUDGING AMY (CBS)
· JUST SHOOT ME (NBC)
· KEVIN HILL (UPN)
· LARAMIE PROJECT, THE (HBO)
· NUMB3RS (CBS)
· OC, THE (FOX)
· OUTER LIMITS, THE (SCI FI)
· PRISON BREAK (FOX)
· SIX FEET UNDER (HBO)
· SOPRANOS, THE (HBO)
· SUPERNATURAL (CW)
· TALE OF TWO WIVES, A (OXYGEN)
· TITUS (FOX)
· X-FILES, THE (FOX)





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