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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)