HDNet and Girls Gone Wild(R) to Launch Search for 'The Hottest Girl in America'

DALLAS, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- HDNet will partner with Girls Gone Wild® this spring to premiere "Girls Gone Wild® Presents:  Search for the Hottest Girl in America," late night Thursday, May 13 at 10:00 p.m. PT/1:00 a.m. ET (Friday, May 14). The new, twelve-part, half-hour reality series gives viewers a candid, behind-the-scenes look at Girls Gone Wild's® nationwide campaign to find the cutest, sexiest, hottest girl in the country.

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"We're very excited to work with the Girls Gone Wild® team to launch this show," said Mark Cuban, President and Co-Founder of HDNet.  "The program is a cool, behind-the-scenes look at the GGW enterprise and a wild ride for our viewers.  It's a perfect fit for the new, unrated, late-night programming block that we air as part of our 'Guys Night In' line-up every Thursday."

Girls Gone Wild® Founder and CEO Joe Francis says, "Mark Cuban is a pioneer because he is constantly changing the game, and HDNet's cutting-edge programming is the most recent example. We're happy to be part of this entertainment revolution, and excited by the opportunity to share with viewers this behind-the-scenes look at Girls Gone Wild® in action."

As part of the series, viewers will climb aboard GGW's private jet and million-dollar tour bus as the Girls Gone Wild® camera crews hit America's hottest clubs, campuses and beaches to meet thousands of wild college girls who will do anything to be voted the "Hottest Girl in America."  Viewers will also get a peek inside the Girls Gone Wild® offices, follow the exploits of CEO Joe Francis, watch sexy photo shoots for Girls Gone Wild® Magazine, and travel with a dozen beautiful bikini models to exotic Girls Gone Wild® Island.  

Thousands of girls from across the country have submitted their sexiest photos and videos to Girls Gone Wild® in hopes of winning the title. Viewers are invited to vote for their favorites and tune in to HDNet each week to watch the competition heat up -- leading to a grand finale in which one lucky girl is named "The Hottest Girl in America!"

"Girls Gone Wild® Presents:  Search for the Hottest Girl in America" premieres late night Thursday, May 13 on HDNet.  In subsequent weeks, HDNet will re-air the previous week's episode at 1:00 a.m. ET/10:00 p.m. PT, followed immediately by the premiere of the current week's episode at 1:30 a.m. ET/10:30 p.m. PT.

About HDNet

HDNet (www.hd.net) is the independent network with unique and provocative content that appeals to men of all ages and is delivered in true high definition.

HDNet is the exclusive, high definition home for popular, original programming, including television's only HD news feature programs "HDNet World Report," and the Emmy Award winning "Dan Rather Reports," featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather.  Only HDNet goes beyond the headlines to deliver real news that is redefining the way we look at our world.  HDNet News is provocative, sometimes controversial and always relevant -- telling the important stories of our time in-depth, with attitude and with independence.

HDNet presents championship sports coverage featuring five regular season games from the Premiere Season of the United Football League.  HDNet also features the best of Mixed Martial Arts with its Friday night series, "HDNet Fights" (www.hdnetfights.com).  "HDNet Fights" works with leading MMA promoters including DREAM, Sengoku, King of the Cage, XFC, M-1, K-1, K-1 Max, MFC, Adrenaline and more.  HDNet produces more live Mixed Martial Arts events than any other network and HDNet's "Inside MMA" is the hottest Mixed Martial Arts program on television, giving MMA fans their weekly fix for everything MMA.

HDNet also delivers the world's largest and most diverse concert line-up through the HDNet Concert Series.  The HDNet Concert Series features leading artists and bands including Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, John Mayer, Nickelback and more.  HDNet also features revealing lifestyle programming featuring "Art Mann Presents," "New York Confessions," "Deadline" and "Get Out!"  HDNet is also the exclusive high definition home to critically acclaimed and award winning documentaries as part of the InFocus series.  "NASA on HDNet" presents all live shuttle launches through 2010.  

Only HDNet Movies (www.hdnetmovies.com) delivers exclusive Sneak Previews of new movies before they hit theaters.  The HDNet Movies Sneak Preview series features top Hollywood stars in critically acclaimed performances including Gwyneth Paltrow, Joaquin Phoenix, Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Tom Hanks, Vera Farmiga, Parker Posey, Brian Cox, Matthew Broderick, Brittany Snow, Eric Bana, John Malkovich, Emily Blunt, Robin Williams, Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger.

In addition to being the exclusive home of Sneak Previews, HDNet Movies viewers enjoy the best films from the classics of the 1950s-1970s, to favorite films from the 1980s and 1990s, to recently released theatrical films.

HDNet Movies offers subscribers a premium movie viewing experience in true HD, and more original movies shot entirely in HD than any other network.

Launched in 2001 by Mark Cuban and General Manager Philip Garvin, the HDNet networks are available on AT&T, Charter Communications, Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom and Verizon FiOS.

The HDNet networks can be followed via Facebook at facebook.com/HDNet, facebook.com/HDNetFights and facebook.com/HDNetMovies and via Twitter at twitter.com/hdnet, twitter.com/hdnetfights and twitter.com/hdnetmovies.

About Girls Gone Wild®

Mantra Films, Inc. develops and distributes lifestyle entertainment to audiences worldwide through home video, television, publishing, live event, wireless, Internet, SVOD, and Pay Per View distribution channels. The company is a leader in the direct response marketing and membership segments and owns and operates its own production facilities and call center.  Girls Gone Wild also publishes a monthly men's lifestyle magazine and is best known for the Girls Gone Wild (GGW) lifestyle brand, which has become an American pop culture phenomenon.

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