Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 15, 2005
National LampoonÂ®, Inc. (OTCBB: NLPN) and Atlas Worldwide Syndications & Distributions announced today that their co-produced reality courtroom television series ÂEye for an Eye,Â has cleared eleven new markets, becoming the must-have syndicated show for 2005 from program directors and general managers across the country. ÂEye for an Eye,Â which stars "Extreme Akim" and Kato Kaelin and is slated to become a strip in September of 2005, last week cleared Chicago, Phoenix, Milwaukee, Greenville, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Springfield, Spokane, South Bend, Burlington, and the Tri-Cities.
ÂEye for an EyeÂ captures the essence of justice and puts punishment front and center. A non-traditional, no-nonsense, no-holds-barred spectacle of trial and punishment, the syndicated reality courtroom show, breaks ground and takes small claims court to places unseen since the Spanish Inquisition. Unlike any other courtroom television program, ÂEye for an EyeÂ features the powerful and enigmatic Judge ÂExtreme AkimÂ sentencing his litigants to ÂpaybacksÂ with signature punishment episodes. Akim, a former State Prosecutor for South Carolina, appears alongside AmericaÂs favorite houseguest, host Kato Kaelin, and Sugar Ray Phillips (former middleweight boxing champion of the world) as bailiff. ÂEye for an EyeÂ delivers a gavel crack unheard of in the canon of American courtroom television.
ÂDemand for ÂEye for an EyeÂ continues to be overwhelming,Â said Michelle Swain, Vice President of Sales & Marketing with Atlas Worldwide Syndications & Distributions. ÂThe show was a rating success as a weekly, and the new production is expected to bring in even bigger ratings as a daily. There will be major group and station announcements for the show at NATPE and in the next couple of weeks.Â
ÂEye for an EyeÂ is currently airing nationwide on FOX, The WB, UPN, ABC and CBS affiliates. For more information on the series or for show times in your area visit http://www.eyeforaneyetv.com. ÂEye for an EyeÂ will be present at the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Conference and Exhibition, Booth 601, January 25-27, 2005 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.
About National Lampoon
National Lampoon (OTCBB: NLPN) is and has been one of the leading brands in comedy for more than 30 years. National Lampoon is active in a broad array of entertainment activities, including feature films, television programming, interactive entertainment, home video, audio CDs and book publishing. The company also owns interests in all major National Lampoon properties, including "National Lampoon's Animal House," the National Lampoon "Vacation" series and "National Lampoon's Van Wilder." The National Lampoon Network is the fastest growing independent college television network in the country, serving over 610 colleges and universities throughout the United States and reaching nearly 5 million students -- just about one quarter of all 18-to-24-year-old college students in the country today -- where they live. In the 1970s and '80s, National Lampoon was the most widely read publication on college campuses, while today the Web site, http://www.nationallampoon.com, is one of the most popular humor sites on the Internet.
About Atlas Worldwide Syndications & Distributions
Atlas Worldwide is a dedicated company that offers an all-encompassing service to our clients. The television distribution market is defined in terms of revenues generated by distributors of television programming. We are in a time when media channels have resulted in the distribution of too much content for too few avenues. We take advantage of the smallest opportunities in what has become a buyer's market. We pride ourselves on understanding the needs of both the producer and the programmer. We are known for having an established and well-received reputation within the marketplace. Here at Atlas Worldwide, we are committed to providing an all-inclusive service to our clients, handling advertising, sales, worldwide distribution, and public relations. For more information on Atlas Worldwide Syndications & Distributions visit http://www.atlasworldwide.net.
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