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[04/21/08 - 05:42 PM]
Universal Hd Gives Summer a Jumpstart with an Action-Packed Schedule in May
Repeats of UPN's short-lived "South Beach" and "Sex, Love and Secrets" will be showcased in May.

[via press release from Universal HD]

UNIVERSAL HD GIVES SUMMER A JUMPSTART WITH AN ACTION-PACKED SCHEDULE IN MAY

Showtime Championship Boxing Continues and NHL Playoffs are Encored in Knock-Out High Definition

BURBANK, Calif. - April 21, 2008 - May on Universal HD is packed with a high-impact schedule. May's lineup helps viewers get ready for a spectacular summer with a spectacular movie line-up featuring themed movie days and a preview of Sexy Summer Sundays. Showtime Championship Boxing continues and the NHL Playoffs are encored weekends in May.

"May is a great month for Universal HD," said Dan Harrison, Senior Vice President, Emerging Networks. "This month we are giving viewers a taste of what's to come this summer and a taste of what action really looks like in 1080i high definition. It will blow them away."

In preparation for this summer's highly anticipated "Indian Jones" movie, Universal HD is giving viewers a double dose of Harrison Ford with two of his best action movies. "Clear and Present Danger" will have its Universal HD premiere on Thursday, May 15 at 10:30pm ET followed by "Frantic" on Friday, May 16 at 8pm ET.

Sexy Summer Sundays begin this summer on Uni HD and viewers will get a special preview in May with mini-marathons on Sunday, May 25. It all starts with three hours of "South Beach" starring Vanessa Williams from 12-3pm ET, followed by "Sex, Lies and Secrets" from 3-6pm ET.

An action-packed Memorial Day is non-stop on Monday, May 26 kicking off with "Blind Fury" at 8:30am and 5pm ET. Up next is Kurt Russell in "Escape from New York" at 10:30am and 7pm ET, followed by a futuristic action-adventure in "Timecop" starring Mr. Action himself, Jean-Claude Van Damme at 12:30pm and 11:30pm ET. It would not be a true action marathon without Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Last Action Hero" at 2:30pm ET and Harrison Ford is very patriotic in "Clear and Present Danger" at 9pm ET.

Mother's Day in May gives our Moms a chance to see some of their favorite stars with a special Mother's Day marathon on Sunday, May 11. Three of our favorite moms, Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Sarah Jessica Parker, begin the marathon in "The First Wives Club" at 8pm and 12:30am ET. Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond star in the remake of the classic love story, "Sabrina," at 10pm ET and Albert Brooks and Meryl Streep wrap up the marathon in the wacky romantic comedy "Defending Your Life" at 2:30am ET.

Sporting events come alive in 1080i high definition in may with the continuation of Showtime Championship Boxing and the NHL playoffs encore. Viewers will feel like they are ringside on Sunday, May 18 at 8pm and 10:30pm ET when Woods Vs. Tarver battle it out. Our night owl viewers will have more reasons to stay up late when Uni HD encores the NHL playoff games weekends in May, starting with Conference Semifinals on Saturday, May 3 at 2am ET and Sunday, May 4 at 2:30am ET. The rivalry continues with the Conference Finals on Saturday, May 17 at 2am ET and Sunday May 18 at 2am ET, and things heat up for the Stanley Cup Final Game 3 on Saturday, May 31 at 2am ET.

Monthly highlights include:

COMEDY TUESDAY MOVIES, beginning at 6pm ET: "Club Paradise," "The Cowboy Way," "Defending Your Life" 5/6 "All the Queen's Men," "The Freshman," "The Fisher King" 5/13 "Waking Ned Devine," "The Slugger's Wife," "I.Q." 5/20 "Big Night," "Whiteboyz," "Private Parts" 5/27

SPORTS WEDNESDAYS, beginning at 6pm ET: Strikeforce, National Heads Up Poker Championship #4, NHL Playoff Encores 5/7 Strikeforce, National Heads Up Poker Championship #5, PGA Golf Encore: The Players Championship 5/14 Strikeforce, National Heads Up Poker Championship #6, 2008 AST Dew Tour: Beijing, Showtime Championship Boxing on UHD: Woods Vs. Tarver 5/21 Strikeforce, Jeep World of Adventure, PGA Golf Encore: Senior Championship 5/28

BIG MOVIE THURSDAY MOVIES, beginning at 6pm ET: "Matinee," "The Addams Family," "Addams Family Values," Necessary Roughness," "The Bonfire of the Vanities" 5/1 "Point of No Return," "Honey," "Body Heat," "Tailor of Panama," "The Crush" 5/8 "Family Business," "The Hunt for Red October," "Clear and Present Danger," "The Jackal" 5/15 "The Cowboy Way," "Frantic," "Vanilla Sky," "Meet Joe Black" 5/22 "Virtuosity," "The Fisher King," "What Dreams May Come," "Bound," "Body Heat" 5/29

DRAMA FRIDAY MOVIES, beginning at 8pm ET: "My Girl 2," "Apollo 13" 5/2 "Tailor of Panama," "The Fisher King" 5/9 "Frantic," "Manhunter," "Dante's Peak" 5/16 "The Hunt for Red October," "Mary Reilly, "Relic" 5/23 "Body Heat," "Great Expectations" 5/30

SCI FI SATURDAY MOVIES, beginning at 10pm ET: "Mary Reilly" 5/3 "2001: A Space Odyssey" 5/10 "Escape from New York" 5/17 "Virtuosity" 5/24 "Timecop" 5/31

CRIME SUNDAY MOVIES, beginning at 8pm ET: "Dead Bang" 5/4 Pre-Empted 5/11, 5/18 "Body Heat," "Red Dragon" 5/25





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[05/27/16 - 10:31 AM]
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[05/27/16 - 10:07 AM]
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[05/27/16 - 08:23 AM]
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[05/27/16 - 07:11 AM]
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[05/27/16 - 06:00 AM]
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[05/26/16 - 12:52 PM]
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[05/26/16 - 12:41 PM]
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