April showers bring May flowers... Global Television presents an all-new lineup



    
                          A GLOBAL PRIMETIME UPDATE

                                 'SWINGTOWN'
               NEW DRAMA SERIES STARRING CANADIAN MOLLY PARKER
                   PREMIERES THURSDAY, MAY 29 - 10PM ET/PT

                               'DURHAM COUNTY'
                CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CANADIAN ORIGINAL SERIES
                           MAKES ITS NETWORK DEBUT
                         MONDAY, MAY 19 - 10PM ET/PT

                                   - PLUS -

                 IT'S A MAY MOVIE EXTRAVAGANZA FEATURING...

                      (*)THE 'INDIANA JONES' TRILOGY(*)
                          'RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK'
                   'INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM'
                     'INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE'
                    WEDNESDAYS - 8PM ET/PT STARTING MAY 7

                                   - AND -

                         (*)FRIDAY FAMILY MOVIES(*)
                                 'MADAGASCAR'
                                 'SHARK TALE'
                                   'ROBOTS'
                               'CAT IN THE HAT'
                                  'ICE AGE'
                    FRIDAYS - 8PM ET/PT STARTING APRIL 25

               For program artwork & information, please visit:
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    TORONTO, March 25 /CNW/ - Travel back and forth through time with Global
Television this May as the network introduces a premium array of new dramatic
series, high-action adventure and popular family friendly fare all month long.
    An all-new series from producer/writer Mike Kelley (Jericho, The O.C.),
Swingtown takes viewers back to the '70s, the era of provocative change
beginning Thursday, May 29 - 10pm ET/PT. Starring Canadian Molly Parker (HBO's
Six Feet Under, Deadwood), Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead
Man's Chest) and Grant Show (Melrose Place), this drama centres around one
family's move into an affluent Chicago suburb, only to discover their
neighbours share much more than just recipes. Introduced to a world of
possibility, including open marriages, Bruce and Susan Miller are confronted
with personal choices, experimentation and shifting attitudes.
    Fast forward to modern day...Durham County, the emotionally powerful
Canadian Original drama series makes its Global debut Monday, May 19 -
10pm ET/PT. Starring Hugh Dillon (Trailer Park Boys: The Movie), Durham County
revolves around Detective Mike Sweeney and his family as he hunts a serial
killer he's certain is the guy across the street. As Sweeney hunts down his
murderous neighbour, the differences between the cop and the killer become
blurry. With a shared history that goes all the way back to high school,
Sweeney learns you can't always leave your past behind. Durham County also
stars Justin Louis (Saw IV), Helene Joy (ReGenesis) and Greyston Holt.
    After nearly two decades, Dr. Jones, renowned archeologist is finally
coming back to the big screen with "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the
Crystal Skull". In celebration of this highly anticipated premiere in theatres
on May 22, Global Television presents fans the opportunity to get reacquainted
with the entire Indy trilogy Wednesday nights at 8pm ET/PT starting May 7:
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - May 7; Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(1984) - May 14; Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) - May 21.
    And it's all about family fun on Friday nights at 8pm ET/PT... Audiences
young and old can tune in together this month for an entertaining slate of box
office hits: Madagascar (animation) - April 25; Shark Tale (animation) -
May 2; Robots (animation) - May 16; Cat in the Hat (live action) - May 23;
Ice Age (animation) - May 30.

    Global Television is a Canwest Broadcasting network.

    About Canwest Broadcasting:

    Canwest Broadcasting operates two conventional television networks,
Global Television and E!, and twenty-one of the country's most popular
specialty channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel,
Showcase, Slice(TM) and TVtropolis. Canwest Broadcasting is a division of
Canwest Media Inc.

    About Canwest Media Inc.

    Canwest Media Inc is a subsidiary of Canwest Global Communications Corp.
(www.canwest.com; TSX: CGS and CGS.A). An international media company, Canwest
is Canada's largest publisher of paid English language daily newspapers and
owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in conventional television,
out-of-home advertising, specialty cable channels, web sites and radio
stations in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Indonesia, Singapore, the
United Kingdom and the United States.




For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Grace Park, gpark@globaltv.com,
(416) 446-5331; Caroline Lennox, clennox@canwest.com, (416) 721-5571


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