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HOLIDAY MARATHONS AND EXCITING
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New York, NY, December 4, 2008 � The weather outside may be frightful but TV Land is keeping viewers warm throughout the winter season with a hearty helping of touching "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" episodes, exciting theatrical releases in Friday PRIME Movies, the second season premiere of the hit reality series "High School Reunion" and the spring premiere of the much-anticipated elimination dating series "The Cougar" during its TV Land PRIME programming block. Additionally, TV Land will air a hilarious New Year's Day marathon and ring in 2009 with Jan-centric episodes of "The Brady Bunch."
TV LAND PRIME "EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION HOLIDAY WEEK"
MONDAY, DECEMBER 8 � SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 8 PM, ET/PT
TV Land PRIME, the network's primetime programming block designed to appeal to the attitudes, life stages and interests of people in their 40s, welcomes the most wonderful time of the year with a holiday marathon of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" episodes beginning Monday, December 8 at 8PM ET/PT. TV Land PRIME will showcase five of the most popular families from the series during this week-long stunt concluding on Saturday night with a two-hour special that revisits each of these families during the holidays.
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Holiday Week" episodes are as follows:
Monday, December 8, 8PM ET/PT
#106 The Harris Family
The team helps The Harris Family after a freakish storm dumps massive amounts of rain into their home.
Tuesday, December 9, 8PM ET/PT
#219 The Leslie Family
In 2003, just days before Christmas, Robin Leslie receives the life-altering news that two of her sons have been killed in a car crash. Broken-hearted, she is left alone to care for her three surviving young children in an unfinished and rundown house, so the team comes in to help her.
Wednesday, December 10, 8PM ET/PT
#302 The Rodriguez Family (2 Hours)
In March of 2003, at the beginning of the war, Sgt. Rodriguez was shipped out with his unit to Iraq and was ambushed when his Humvee was struck by a roadside bomb. While the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition design team transforms the family's house into a dream home, they stay at a rehabilitation facility and Sgt. Rodriguez is fitted for a new prosthetic leg.
Thursday, December 11, 8PM ET/PT
#203 The Pope Family
Shelby Pope was just six years old when she learned that she had polymorphic light eruption, also known as sun poisoning. The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team creates a new living space that enhances the quality of her life while making her living conditions much less restrictive.
Friday, December 12, 8PM ET/PT
#210 The Broadbent Family
Patricia Broadbent is diagnosed with lung cancer and is undergoing successful chemotherapy treatments. She comes to realize that her small house is just not suitable for her three adopted daughters to continue to thrive, so the team comes to her aid.
Saturday, December 13, 8PM ET/PT
#313 Home For The Holidays � Holiday Wishes (2 Hours)
The Extreme Makeover team reconnects with families they helped in the past in order to enlist their help to assist others. Guest appearances from Brian Wilson, Wayne Newton, James Denton and First Lady Laura Bush.
"THE JAN FIRST BRADY MARATHON"
JANUARY 1, 2009, 12PM to 6PM ET/PT
TV Land airs a marathon of the always envious Jan Brady from "The Brady Bunch" on New Year's Day. Missing lockets, black wigs and imaginary boyfriends are just a few of Jan's teenage dramas featured in this showcase. As an added bonus, visitors to TVLand.com can play "The Brady Bunch" trivia game and view video clips of Jan's "best moments."
TV Land PRIME continues to air pop culture movie favorites viewers know and love during PRIME movies. "Analyze This," "Get Shorty," "Doc Hollywood," "Cocktail," "Jewel Of The Nile," "Dead Poets Society" and more will air every Friday night at 10PM ET/PT this winter.
The following original series will premiere in TV Land PRIME beginning February 2009:
"HIGH SCHOOL REUNION"
FEBRUARY 18, 10 PM, ET/PT
High school alumni from Arizona's Chandler High School's Class of 1988 reunite for a two-week getaway on the luxurious island of Kauai to rekindle old relationships, reveal long-held secrets and resolve deep-seated issues from 20 years ago with this eight-part reality series. Premiering on Wednesday, February 18 at 10PM ET/PT, the series is executive produced by Mike Fleiss ("The Bachelor") in association with Warner Horizon Television.
Young men vie for the attention of a sexy and accomplished mature woman through a series of creative and romantic challenges on the premiere of this highly-anticipated elimination dating series. The eight episode series is executive produced by Mike Fleiss ("The Bachelor") in association with Warner Horizon Television.
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