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[03/04/08 - 05:36 PM]
Hdnet to Premiere Groundbreaking New Comedy Series "The All-For-Nots"
The original comedy series follows a documentary crew filming a fictional indie rock band as they travel the U.S. on an ill-fated, poorly planned, under-funded tour.

[via press release from HDNet]

HDNet to Premiere Groundbreaking New Comedy Series "The All-For-Nots"

Multi-Platform Release of This Series Following a Fictional Indie Band to Premiere on HDNet Sunday, March 9, at 7:45 p.m. ET

DALLAS -- HDNet invites viewers along on a rowdy road trip through America with "The All-For-Nots" (or 'AFN' as their true fans call them). Produced by Vuguru (www.vuguru.com), Michael Eisner's independent new media studio and Thom Woodley and Kathleen Grace of Dinosaur Diorama, the original comedy series follows a documentary crew filming a fictional indie rock band called "The All-For-Nots," as they travel the U.S. on an ill-fated, poorly planned, under-funded tour.

The band visits 24 cities during the filming of the series. Each episode incorporates music and live performance events and will run between 7-10 minutes in length.

The series will air on multiple platforms including television (on HDNet), via the Internet on such websites as Bebo and YouTube as well as on Verizon Wireless V CAST Video.

"The All-For-Nots" will air as a lead-in to HDNet's popular Sunday Night Concert Series, featuring performances from the network's vast music library including artists like U2, Gwen Stefani, Foo Fighters, Vince Gill and more.

"We're thrilled to be a part of this multi-platform series," said Mark Cuban, president and co-founder of HDNet. "It's a perfect fit for us. Viewers can keep up with the series via phone and the Internet, but every Sunday they will get the ultimate experience by watching it on HDNet in true high definition and 5.1 sound."

"As Vuguru strives to continuously produce the highest quality content with its new series, 'The All-For-Nots,' HDNet delivers the highest level of digital broadcast quality available," said Michael Eisner. "Broadcasting outstanding story-driven content through the best possible technology available provides the audience with the ultimate viewing experience."

"The All-For-Nots" premieres Sunday, March 9, on HDNet at 7:45 p.m. ET before moving to its regular time slot of 7:30 p.m. ET every Sunday. Episodes will also re-air at various times during the week on the network.

More information on the series can be found at www.theallfornots.com.

ABOUT HDNET

HDNet (www.hd.net) provides viewers with the best in original comedy, drama, news, sports and music programming.

HDNet is your exclusive, high definition home for popular, critically acclaimed original programming, including television's only HD news feature programs "HDNet World Report," "Dan Rather Reports" featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather and "NASA on HDNet" (presenting live shuttle launches through 2010). HDNet presents championship sports coverage featuring the National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, the NASCAR Camping World Series, NASCAR Sprint Cup re-broadcasts, boxing and premiere Mixed Martial Arts from "HDNet Fights;" behind-the-scenes sports news with "Inside the NHL" and "Inside MMA;" groundbreaking music programming with the HDNet Concert Series featuring leading artists and bands including U2, Coldplay, Gwen Stefani, and more; entertaining and irreverent lifestyle programming including "Deadline!", "Art Mann Presents," and "Get Out!". HDNet is also the exclusive high definition home to the critically acclaimed and award winning programs such as the Emmy Award winning "Arrested Development," "The Black Donnellys," "Blade: The Series," "Star Trek: Enterprise," "Smallville" and the hit BBC series "Torchwood."

HDNet Movies also features a wide selection of major studio theatrical releases � all uncut, unedited, and appearing in their original aspect ratio so that HDNet Movies viewers get the best possible home theater experience.

Only HDNet Movies exclusive "Sneak Previews" bring feature films to viewers before they premiere in theaters! Some of the HDNet Movies "Sneak Previews" have included the Academy Award nominated "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," Toronto Film Festival nominee "The War Within," and "Bubble," the first of six movies by acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh and produced exclusively for HDNet Films "Cashback," written and produced by Sean Ellis, "Broken English," from Zoe Cassavetes, starring Gena Rowlands, Parker Posey, Drea de Matteo and Griffin Dunne and, most recently the critically acclaimed "Redacted" directed by Brian De Palma. Upcoming "Sneak Previews" include "Quid Pro Quo," starring Nick Stahl and Vera Farmiga, "Gonzo," the story of the life and death of infamous gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson from director Alex Gibney and producer Graydon Carter, and "Flawless," starring Michael Caine and Demi Moore.

Launched in 2001 by Mark Cuban and General Manager Philip Garvin, the HDNet networks are available on AT&T, Bright House Networks, Charter Communications, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and more than 40 NCTC cable affiliate companies. For more information visit www.hd.net.

ABOUT VUGURU

Vuguru is a new media studio for Michael Eisner's The Tornante Company. The studio produces and distributes innovative story-driven content for current new media and emerging platforms. Vuguru's production of Prom Queen is the first of many shows developed and produced by the studio. Privately held, The Tornante Company makes investments in and incubates companies and opportunities in the media and entertainment space. Tornante, which recently acquired The Topps Company Inc., owns Team Baby Entertainment and has an ownership stake in Veoh Networks.





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