FOUR LAUNCH DATE ANNOUNCED

18 01 2011

Source: Mediaworks Press Department

The new look channel FOUR will launch on Sunday February 6, Mediaworks TV confirmed today.Fans of The Simpsons can look forward to the long awaited All New Simpsons episode, ‘Elementary School Musical’starring The Flight of the Conchords, which will play up first on Sunday February 6 at 6pm as the show finds a newhome exclusively on FOUR.

 

The exciting new look FOUR will target 18-49 year-olds (previously 15-39) and will have wide ranging appeal with itsbroad line-up of programming. As the home of pure entertainment, FOUR has a host of key new shows that offersviewers a fresh and consistently exciting line-up.

 

Brand new shows to FOUR include Joel McHale’s comedy about returning to college – Community, Total Wipeout, aspinoff of Wipeout hosted by the ever popular Richard Hammond, Outsourced, a new comedy about a US cataloguebasedcompany whose call centre gets outsourced to Mumbai, and spy-drama Covert Affairs – starring Golden Globenominee Piper Perabo.

 

Other favourites moving exclusively to FOUR include America’s Next Top Model, (the one where they come to NewZealand), The Biggest Loser, all new episodes of The Simpsons and Top Chef: Just Desserts, a spin-off of theEmmy-winning Top Chef series.

 

Strong children’s programming sees the return of perennial favourite Sesame Street to New Zealand screens for thefirst time in over a decade. This will screen with a host of other shows in the dedicated FOUR Kids blocks that runfrom 6am-10am, and 2pm – 4pm weekdays.

Drew Neemia and Shannon Ryan will remain key talent on FOUR with a highly interactive new show screeningweekday afternoons.

 

Mediaworks TV CEO, Jason Paris says as promised, FOUR will be a channel which appeals to anyone looking forgreat entertainment.“We’re here to push the boundaries and freshen up entertainment.”

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