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2009-08-27 13:18:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Laura Linney -- three-time Academy Award(R) nominee, three-time Emmy(R) winner, and SAG(R) and Golden Globe(R) Award winner -- is coming to series television in a provocative new SHOWTIME half-hour series about a woman diagnosed with cancer called THE C WORD (working title), it was announced today by SHOWTIME Networks President of Entertainment Robert Greenblatt. A pilot has been ordered and will be shot in the fall. (Logo:...

2009-08-19 11:22:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's most famous diamond, the HOPE DIAMOND, will undergo a special re-design to honor the 50th Anniversary of its donation to the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. Given to the Institution as a "gift to the American people" by legendary American jeweler Harry Winston, the Smithsonian Institution and Smithsonian Channel(TM) will celebrate the diamond's legacy by inviting the American public to vote on a new design for the...

2009-08-18 14:42:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- As Americans, do we really know and understand our shared and complicated history? How do we recall the small details and forgotten players that influenced some of the biggest events from America's past? Will our children actually get the "real" or whole story from reading history books? And how will it affect the future of our country? (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060131/SHOWTIMELOGO ) Academy Award(R)-winning director Oliver Stone...

2009-08-07 11:35:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- How do you top the most original and popular showhome concept? Metropolitan Home, the definitive resource for modern design, and Showtime Networks, producer of award-winning TV series, are partnering for a second season of the ultimate multimedia showhouse, with double the space and twice as many designers. Metropolitan Home's Showtime House, powered by Time Warner Cable, will celebrate its second season with twin penthouses located in the luxurious...

2009-07-06 12:58:00

WASHINGTON, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Smithsonian Channel serves up a wide variety of summer fare this July with original programming exploring universally fascinating subjects. From James Bond to extreme weather to sharks and to one of Africa's most dangerous rivers, every original series and special is presented in stunning high-definition. July Premieres: THE REAL STORY: JAMES BOND Premieres Sunday, July 5 at 8PM ET/PT: The latest episode of "The Real Story" series uncovers the facts...

2009-06-18 10:00:00

Two part documentary tells the story of the Federal Writer's Project of 1930's to premiere Sunday, September 6 at 8 pm WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It was a time of unparalleled national crisis; as millions of Americans faced unemployment, vanishing life savings, banks foreclosing on homes and feeling a general loss of hope, Americans turned to a newly elected President to lead them out of this turbulent time. It sounds eerily like today's current events. But as viewers of...

2009-06-16 11:53:00

Series captivates with 7 half-hour episodes starting July 12 WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Smithsonian Channel's second season of STORIES FROM THE VAULTS, hosted by Tom Cavanagh, will premiere Sunday, July 12 at 8pm ET/PT. The first season of STORIES FROM THE VAULTS won the hearts of audiences and critics alike, garnering the Gold New York Film Festivals award for Magazine Format, the Gold Parents Choice Foundation award, and the CINE Golden Eagle Award. STORIES FROM THE VAULTS...

2009-06-12 09:23:00

Cedric "The Entertainer," Margaret Cho & Kevin Nealon Debut Stand-Up Specials For First Time On SHOWTIME "Shaq and Cedric 'The Entertainer''s All-Star Comedy Jam" Leads The Pack, Premiering Wednesday, June 17th at 10 PM ET/PT LOS ANGELES, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the biggest names in stand-up comedy -- Cedric "The Entertainer," Margaret Cho and WEEDS star Kevin Nealon -- will each premiere their latest stand-up specials for the first time ever on SHOWTIME. SHAQ AND CEDRIC "THE...

2009-06-09 09:32:00

NEW YORK, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- SPAM(R), America's favorite lunch meat, is turning 72 years old this July 4th. In commemoration of the nation's number one mystery meat (in which three cans are sold every second!), Smithsonian Channel's comedy series America: Wild and Wacky will feature a SPAM(R) cook-off in a round up of the many colorful, homegrown celebrations taking place across the country this Independence Day. SPAM(R) acquired its name in 1937 from multiple entries in a naming...

2009-05-11 11:53:00

A Memorial Day Tribute to the Home of the Brave NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Along the rolling hills of Virginia lay the dead from all of America's wars. Lined with endless rows of white marble stones each with its own story to tell, Arlington National Cemetery is the most famous and well-respected cemetery for war heroes. Smithsonian Channel(TM) will commemorate and explore where America buries its bravest in Arlington: Call to Honor, premiering this Memorial Day, May 25 at 8pm. Over...


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