NEW YORK, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Joining star Chris Isaak in the third
season of the critically-acclaimed SHOWTIME Original Series THE CHRIS ISAAK
SHOW, are special musical guest stars including Latin pop diva Gloria Estefan;
Grammy(R)-winner Michelle Branch, who won for Best Pop Collaboration and was
also nominated for Best New Artist in 2002; singer/songwriter and frontman for
Poison Bret Michaels and Blake Shelton whose single "The Baby" is currently
number one on Billboard's Country charts. Also making an appearance this
season is Oakland A's pitcher Barry Zito. The 13-episode show is currently in
production and will wrap in early June. Season three of the series is slated
to premiere in Fourth Quarter 2003.
Part comedy and part reality, THE CHRIS ISAAK SHOW, is an irreverent
behind-the-scenes look at the life of a rock star. The series features Chris,
his real life band members: Kenney Dale Johnson (drummer), Hershel Yatovitz
(guitar) and Rowland Salley (bass), and an ensemble of created characters
including Kristin Dattilo as Yola, Chris' sexy manager; Jed Rees as Anson the
keyboardist and Greg Winter as Cody, Yola's nemesis at the management company.
On tap for season three, Chris's sense of civic duty is aroused when his
favorite free parking spot at the public beach is designated a red zone. Chris
vows to fight for the public's civil liberties and, with the support of
Michelle Branch and his band, decides to run for parking commissioner. As a
long-time baseball fan Chris, who often tries to meld his American
boy-next-door lifestyle with his rock-star profession, revels in his newfound
friendship with star baseball pitcher Barry Zito. That is, until he discovers
that Barry can do just about everything better than he can.
In addition to this season's special guests, the CHRIS ISAAK SHOW has
attracted guest stars such as Bridget Fonda, Minnie Driver, John Corbett,
Stevie Nicks, Trisha Yearwood, Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Adam Arkin, Green Day,
The Goo Goo Dolls, Shelby Lynne, Steven Jenkins (Third Eye Blind), Sophie B.
Hawkins, Paul Stanley (KISS), Bai Ling, Caroline Rhea, Joseph Bologna, Kathy
Griffin, Joe Walsh, Vince Neil, Lisa Loeb and others.
The series is executive produced and written by Emmy(R) and Peabody
Award-winning writers/producers Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
("Northern Exposure," "Dangerous Minds"), and executive produced by Chris
Isaak and Phoenix Entertainment's Mike Medavoy and Arnold Messer.
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Viacom
Inc., owns the premium television networks SHOWTIME(R), THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM)
and FLIX(R), as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME(R) TOO(TM),
SHOWTIME(R) SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME(R), SHOWTIME BEYOND(R), SHOWTIME
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offers SHOWTIME HDTV(R), SHOWTIME(R) ON DEMAND(TM) and THE MOVIE CHANNEL ON
DEMAND(TM). SNI operates and manages the premium television network SUNDANCE
CHANNEL(R), which is owned by SNI, Robert Redford and Universal Studios. All
SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and
distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a
pay-per-view basis through SET (Showtime Event Television) Pay Per View(TM).
Additionally, the advertiser-supported television network SHOWTIME EXTREME(R)
is available in Spain through a joint venture with Media Park and the
advertiser-supported television network SHOWTIME is available in Turkey
through a joint venture with UK-based Zone Vision.
Photography for the new season of The Chris Isaak Show is available at
SOURCE Showtime Networks