WAM! Premieres 'The Tribe' Season Five in Labor Day Marathon

Marathon Also Features Behind-the-Scenes Footage, Cast Interviews and Music


Aug 02, 2004, 01:00 ET from WAM!

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- WAM! answers fan demands with
 24-hours of "Tribe"-mania as the channel kicks-off the premiere of season five
 with a Labor Day marathon.  The marathon will feature new episodes from season
 five of "The Tribe" as well as a replay of season four episodes.  In addition,
 behind-the-scenes footage, cast interviews and music videos from "The Tribe"
 will be shown.
     "The Tribe" marathon begins on Sunday, September 5th at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
 and runs through Labor Day with the premiere of season five at 9:00 p.m.  "The
 Tribe" season five will begin its regular primetime schedule on Friday,
 September 10th at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
     "The Tribe" is a popular teen drama about kids banding together following
 a catastrophic viral epidemic that annihilates their parents and everyone over
 18.  Produced by The Cloud 9 Screen Entertainment Group and filmed in New
 Zealand, the half-hour series, which now totals 260 episodes, has become a
 huge hit with much critical acclaim and a devoted audience of fans from the
 United States, Great Britain, New Zealand, and Asia.  WAM! has been the
 exclusive U.S. home to the series for the past four years.
     "'The Tribe' has garnered a huge following since its debut on WAM!, and we
 are pleased to bring it back to our loyal fans for another season," said Midge
 Pierce, vice president, WAM! programming.  "We put together this marathon for
 the fans, giving them a chance to catch up with season four and to celebrate
 the start of season five."
     In the new season the power struggle continues between the Mall Rats and
 the Technos, who try to introduce virtual reality into the new society, and a
 new all-girl tribe arrives, led by a warrior princess, further fueling
 conflict and drama.  Regular characters such as Ebony (Meryl Cassie), Lex
 (Caleb Ross) and Zoot (Daniel James) are joined by new characters, including:
 Slade (Matt Robinson), a drifter and opportunist; Ruby (Fleur Saville), a
 quick-witted 15 year-old who runs the Saloon in Liberty; and Gel (Vicky
 Rodewyk), a fashion-follower and ex-Techno tribe member.
     WAM! is the first and only 24-hour commercial-free channel dedicated
 entirely to providing kid-friendly, socially-responsible entertainment to
 tweens and teens.  WAM! offers primetime movies every night, plus comedy,
 drama, music, lifestyle and sci-fi series that reflect contemporary teen life.
  WAM! also features originals that provide "reality with a conscience" and
 entertaining, educational specials that guide young people from child to
 adulthood.  For more information on WAM! contact us at wam@starzencore.com.
     Starz is the largest provider of premium movie services in the United
 States with approximately 154 million pay units.  Starz offerings include the
 Starz Super Pak(R), with up to 13 digital movie channels and more than
 750 movies per month, Starz On Demand(R), the only on-demand pay TV
 subscription service available on the cable and satellite platforms, and its
 broadband equivalent, STARZ! Ticket(SM).  Starz also offers a suite of
 advanced video offerings, including STARZ! HD(SM), Encore HD(SM), and Starz On
 Demand HD(SM).  Starz is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media
 Corporation (NYSE:   L, LMCb), www.starz.com.
      Contacts:  Michelle Ellis                     Tom Chen
                 Starz                              mPRm (for Starz)
                 720-852-6269                       323-933-3399
                 michelle.ellis@starzencore.com     tchen@mprm.com