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2009-04-21 12:53:00

Series to Examine The True Stories of Famous Historical Individuals and Events NEW YORK, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Classic mystery and adventure tales of the 20th century will come alive in "The Real Story", a five-part series premiering on Smithsonian Channel. The series, which examines the true stories behind famous historical events and individuals, will include "the real story" behind The Untouchables, The Amityville Horror, Escape From Alcatraz, James Bond and Indiana Jones. The Real...

2009-04-13 12:42:00

SHOWTIME'S ACCLAIMED DRAMA SERIES THE TUDORS GETS 4th SEASON PICK-UP TO END THE SAGA OF HENRY VIII LOS ANGELES, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of a critically lauded third season premiere of SHOWTIME's award-winning drama series THE TUDORS, the network has announced the pick-up of a fourth season of the epic-period saga starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as King Henry VIII. The final season will consist of 10, one-hour episodes and center on his tumultuous relationships with his last two...

2009-03-25 11:29:00

Documentary "The Sweet Lady With The Nasty Voice" to air on April 4 WASHINGTON, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the induction of Wanda Jackson into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 4, Smithsonian Channel will re-broadcast the critically acclaimed documentary on her career, "The Sweet Lady With The Nasty Voice." The special will air the day of her induction, April 4 at 8pm. Emerging on the music scene in 1954, Jackson empowered female rock and rollers, thus opening doors for...

2009-03-23 09:52:00

Remote Control Ordering Application Drives SHOWTIME Subscriptions NEW YORK, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Showtime Networks has developed a breakthrough interactive TV (ITV) application that is transforming the way premium channels are marketed and sold. The SHOWTIME Marketing Application uses ITV to bring together long form marketing video, remote ordering, and free full-length episodes of SHOWTIME programming, in an easy to use interface. The application will be demonstrated at the upcoming...

2009-03-04 09:27:00

Network To Launch Exclusive iPhone Web Application For Emmy(R) Voters Groundbreaking SHOWTIME Website Showcasing Network's Eligible Series Returns For Second Year LOS ANGELES, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- SHOWTIME is taking its Primetime Emmy(R) campaign to a whole new platform as it launches the 2009 Emmy(R) season. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060131/SHOWTIMELOGO ) Beginning this April, voting members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) will be able to...

2009-02-10 16:16:00

STEVEN SPIELBERG, DIABLO CODY, TONI COLLETTE ALL ON BOARD FOR SECOND SEASON OF SHOWTIME'S NEWEST HIT SERIES LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of its ratings and critical success, UNITED STATES OF TARA has been renewed for a second season, it was announced today by Showtime President of Entertainment Robert Greenblatt. The series, executive produced by Steven Spielberg, created by Diablo Cody and starring Academy Award(r)-nominated actress Toni Collette, focuses on a wife and...

2008-12-08 09:23:00

Fifty US States to be filmed in HD "Bird's Eye View" NEW YORK, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A high definition "bird's eye view" of the visual splendor of each of the 50 states will be the focus of a new series, Aerial America, commissioned by Smithsonian Channel. The channel is co-producing Aerial America with Skyworks, one of the world's top high definition aerial filming specialists, to profile the USA in 50 distinct one-hour programs. The series will be the most expansive aerial television...

2008-12-04 13:24:00

Deal Calls for Showtime to Air Up to 42 of Summit's Films Including All Films From the 'Twilight' Franchise LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Entertainment and Showtime Networks Inc. have entered into an exclusive output agreement in which up to forty-two of Summit's films to be theatrically released between 2008 and 2012 will air on the network. The agreement includes the studio's box office hit Twilight and future installments in the newly-minted franchise. The announcement was...

2008-12-03 15:41:00

Series Star & Executive Producer David Duchovny & Co. Resume Production Next Spring on Season Three's 12 Episodes LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- It's back to bed for SHOWTIME with the 3rd season pick-up of the Golden Globe(R) Award-winning comedy series CALIFORNICATION, it was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, SHOWTIME President of Entertainment. Series star and executive producer David Duchovny, who won a Golden Globe(R) Award for his work as 'Hank Moody,' a novelist...

2008-10-30 12:00:36

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon FiOS TV is now even better for customers in the Washington metropolitan area as the company is launching 55 new channels, including 53 additional high-definition (HD) channels. FiOS TV customers in the area now have more than 800 HD choices available at any time, with access to a total of 105 HD channels in the market and more than 700 HD video-on-demand (VOD) titles offered each month. As a result of this latest expansion of the FiOS TV...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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