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    fishzone

    [1]Feb 15, 2007
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    Originally posted at the futon critic.

    IN AN UNPRECEDENTED MARKETING PUSH, FOX WILL DEBUT NEW COMEDY SERIES
    THE WINNER ACROSS MULTIPLE PLATFORMS PRIOR TO BROADCAST PREMIERE

    Cross-Divisional Initiative Spans Internet Streaming, Download-on-Demand, In-Flight Entertainment, I-Tunes and DVD

    In an unprecedented cross-divisional marketing initiative, Fox
    Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television will flood
    everywhere from cyberspace to air space with four uncut episodes of its
    new coming-of-middle-age comedy THE WINNER in an aggressive bid to
    build buzz and encourage sampling prior to the shows first network
    broadcast. Viewers can access the sneak peek of the Seth MacFarlane and
    Ricky Blitt-produced comedy series starring Rob Corddry (The Daily
    Show) on Familyguy.com, FOX.com, Fox Interactive Medias Fox on Demand
    on MySpace.com and the Fox Television Station Groups MyFox local Web
    sites in 24 owned-and-operated markets, as well as in the air on Jet
    Blue flights and on the ground at Circuit City stores via a promotion
    with Fox Home Entertainment. The floodgates open on Friday, Feb. 16 on
    Familyguy.com, two weeks prior to the shows broadcast premiere Sunday,
    March 4 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT and 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The same
    four episodes will then be available Tuesday, Feb. 20 on FOX.com,
    MySpace.com and the MyFox local Web sites.

    Additionally, all six episodes of THE WINNER will be available
    for download from a number of electronic retailers such as iTunes for
    $1.99 per episode starting Feb. 20; Jet Blue passengers can watch an
    episode on flights through the month of March; and, beginning Feb. 25,
    Circuit City customers who buy select 20th Century Fox TV DVDs will
    also receive a free DVD of two episodes of THE WINNER.

    "THE WINNER episodes are going to be everywhere and hopefully
    seen by so many people that at least six or seven of them may want to
    sleep with me, commented series creator Ricky Blitt. Sure, it may take
    tens of millions of viewers to deliver those odds, but I'm upbeat by
    nature."

    THE WINNER is a new comedy from FAMILY GUYs MacFarlane and
    Blitt. The show follows Glen Abbott (Corddry), who is truly the biggest
    kid on the block. The show proves that growing up isnt just for kids
    anymore and gives hope to late-bloomers everywhere as Glen embarks on
    his wonder years at the tender age of 32.

    The following four episodes of THE WINNER will begin streaming
    on Familyguy.com on Friday, Feb. 16, at 9:00 AM PT. Streaming then
    launches on FOX.com, MySpace.com (http://www.myspace.com/fox) and MyFox
    local sites on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 9:00 AM PT.

    Single Dates (airs Sunday, March 4, 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT on
    FOX): When the love of his life, Alison (Erinn Hayes), invites Glen
    over for dinner, he is elated until he's told by a co-worker that
    divorcees have urges and he will be expected to "put out." Embarrassed
    by his non-past and fearful it will drive Alison away, Glen decides to
    visit a "massage parlor" to get a quick tutorial before his date.

    What Happens in Albany, Stays in Albany (airs Sunday, March 11,
    9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT on FOX): Alison is unable to accompany Josh (Keir
    Gilchrist) on a weekend trip to the State Spelling Bee in Albany, so
    she asks Glen to chaperone. Since no one knows them this far from home,
    Glen and Josh decide to reinvent themselves to attract the ladies. Glen
    wears a toupee and creates the persona of Lance Manley, a studly
    airline pilot, while Josh pretends to be a cocky multiple-spelling-bee
    champion.

    Glens New Friend (airs Sunday, March 18, 8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT on
    FOX): When Josh starts hanging out with a new friend at school, Glen is
    determined to find his own new friend. Unbeknownst to Glen, his new
    friend is a gay man with a smoldering crush on him.

    Hot for Teacher (airs Sunday, March 18, 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT on
    FOX): When Glen poses as Josh's "dad" for a parent-teacher conference,
    he comes face-to-face with his old homeroom teacher, Miss Burko (guest
    star Katey Sagal), who ends up giving him a private, albeit very
    belated, lesson in love.

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