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[07/13/07 - 10:15 AM]
Emmy(R) Award-Winning Actor John Leguizamo and Donnie Wahlberg Square Off in Spike TV's New Original Scripted Eight-Hour Event
In addition, original short form broadband episodes will be available on SpikeTV.com while Xbox Live will offer high definition versions of the broadcast episodes for download.

[via press release from Spike TV]

Emmy(R) Award-Winning Actor John Leguizamo and Donnie Wahlberg Square Off in Spike TV's New Original Scripted Eight-Hour Event

'The Kill Point' Action-Drama Premieres Sunday, July 22 at 9:00 PM ET/PT with Limited Commercial Interruption

Series Created By James DeMonaco ('The Negotiator'), Directed By Steve Shill ('The Wire' & 'The Tudors') And Produced By Lionsgate And Mandeville

LOS ANGELES, July 13 -- Emmy(R)Award-winning actor and Golden Globe nominee John Leguizamo and Donnie Wahlberg star in Spike TV's new original scripted series, "The Kill Point," an eight-hour event focusing on two men as they square off during a bank heist gone horribly wrong and the hostage negotiations that ensue. Produced by Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) in association with Mandeville, "The Kill Point" premieres on Spike TV with a two-hour event beginning Sunday, July 22 at 9:00-PM ET/PT with limited commercial interruption.

John Leguizamo is "Mr. Wolf," the leader of a small group of military veterans who set out to rob a major bank in Pittsburgh. When things go awry, they're forced to take more than a dozen hostages from all walks of life, including a wealthy and powerful businessman's daughter. Suddenly, "Mr. Wolf" finds himself battling the police, the hostages and members of his own team while at the same time, fighting his own personal demons from the Iraq war and from his own war at home. Will he be sharp enough to hold it all together or lose control of the situation? And will he find redemption before it's too late -- and does he even care to?

On the opposite side of the perimeter is "Horst Cali," the Pittsburgh Police Department Hostage Negotiator, played by Donnie Wahlberg, who must go toe-to-toe with "Mr. Wolf." "Cali" must use his wit and negotiating skills, while managing his own personal issues, to manipulate the situation and convince Wolf to free the hostages before the FBI takes control, or worse.

With time of the essence and the uncertainty of the unfolding events, both men need to remain resourceful and collected or risk losing lives. "The Kill Point" reveals how the hostage takers leverage their situation and how the negotiator tries to unravel their plans. Which man will blink? Who will outsmart the other? Who will survive? It's a dangerous game of chess played out with human lives at stake.

Peter Appel ("NYPD Blue"), Dana Ashbrook ("Deadwood"), Geoffrey Cantor ("Law & Order"), Steve Cirbus ("Law & Order"), Jeremy Davidson ("Cold Case"), Christine Evangelista ("Law & Order"), Jennifer Ferrin ("Rescue Me"), Leo Fitzpatrick ("The Wire"), Frank Grillo ("Prison Break"), Michael Hogan ("Law & Order: Criminal Intent"), Michael Hyatt ("The Wire"), Wayne Kasserman ("Law & Order: SVU"), Mike McGlone ("The Brothers McMullen"), Susie Misner ("Rescue Me"), JD Williams ("The Wire") and Michael K. Williams ("The Wire") and special guest star Tobin Bell ("SAW") round out the cast of "The Kill Point."

spiketv.com has created original short form broadband episodes to coincide with "The Kill Point." The broadband episodes were developed and shot exclusively for spiketv.com. The webisodes will feature "The Kill Point" character Deke, a military vet involved in the bank heist who escapes and immobilizes forces on the outside in order to mount a campaign to save his brothers-in-arms trapped in the bank. In between the on-air episodes, spiketv.com will premiere a web original and offer the viewer a glimpse into the back story of "The Kill Point" taking the online viewer into Deke's world to see how he commandeers his crew, weapons and gear. The broadband episodes will also delve deeper into Deke's character to illustrate how he plans his escape and the effects the Iraq War had on him with some graphic flashbacks.

Additionally, High Definition episodes of "The Kill Point" will be available exclusively for downloaded via Xbox LIVE Marketplace, home to more than 1,500 hours of premium entertainment content. Xbox will also offer the standard definition episodes as will iTunes. "The Kill Point" downloads will be available after its on air debut on both xBox, iTunes and Amazon.

"The Kill Point" was created by James DeMonaco ("The Negotiator," "Assault on Precinct 13"), who also serves as executive producer and writer. David Hoberman ("Monk," "Bringing Down the House") and Todd Lieberman ("Wild Hogs," "Bringing Down the House") are executive producers. Steve Shill ("The Wire," "The Tudors") is co-executive producer and director. Todd Harthan ("Skinwalkers") serves as the supervising producer and writer. Tim Iacofano is producer and Bill Hill is co-producer. Bill McGoldrick is Spike TV's executive in charge of production.

Lionsgate is the leading independent filmed entertainment studio, generating two consecutive years of $300 million-plus domestic theatrical box office, operating a $500 million-plus home entertainment business and producing a broad slate of prime time television series for fiscal 2007. It is a premier producer and distributor of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, and video-on-demand content. Its prestigious and prolific library of more than 10,000 titles is a valuable source of stable, recurring revenue and a foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

Spike TV is available in 91.6 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with 137 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN/THE N, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 200 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

SOURCE Spike TV
http://www.spiketv.com





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· COLD CASE (CBS)
· DEADWOOD (HBO)
· KILL POINT, THE (SPIKE TV)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MONK (USA)
· NYPD BLUE (ABC)
· PRISON BREAK (FOX)
· RESCUE ME (FX)
· TUDORS, THE (SHOWTIME)
· WIRE, THE (HBO)





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