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It's Fall Premiere Week on HDNet!

Network to launch new and unique original programs while kicking off new seasons of old favorites all week long - beginning TOMORROW, Tuesday, October 5 on HDNet!

DALLAS, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Get your friends together, gather 'round the TV, and get ready for Fall Premiere Week on HDNet! Beginning Tuesday, October 5, HDNet kicks off its fall season with two new original series in addition to all-new episodes of existing viewer favorites.

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On Tuesday, October 5 at 10:00 p.m. HDNet begins the six episode series, "Last Chance To See" starring Stephen Fry. Fry, a British actor, comedian, writer, author, television presenter and film director travels to some of the most remote places on earth in search of endangered animals. Twenty years after the radio series of the same name, Fry joins Mark Carwardine to present viewers with their "Last Chance To See" species like the Amazonian Manatee and the mysterious nocturnal aye-aye, a lemur so ugly that it is said locally to bring death to those who encounter it. "Last Chance To See" airs as part of HDNet's "InFocus" series every Tuesday night at 10:00 p.m. ET. http://www.hd.net/infocus.html

Then, on Wednesday night get ready for the wild adventures and crazy libations of "Drinking Made Easy," Zane Lamprey's new series, debuting at 8:30 p.m. ET.

http://www.hd.net/drinkingmadeeasy.html

"Drinking Made Easy" follows Lamprey, his drinkin' buddy Steve McKenna and veteran stand-up comedian Marc Ryan as they travel across the country discovering local pubs, watering holes, breweries and distilleries. Over 24 episodes, viewers will join Lamprey, his cohorts and 15-person crew as their tour bus logs over 10,000 miles of America to Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Denver, Miami, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle among many others to discover each city's drink made easy.

And, just prior to "Drinking Made Easy," HDNet brings you Season Two of "The Dating Guy," premiering October 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

"The Dating Guy" is a smart, edgy and urban-minded animated sitcom tackling relationships from the twenty-something perspective. http://www.hd.net/datingguy.html

"The Dating Guy" boldly exposes the romantic, working and every day struggles of four friends and their attempts at finding love...or lust. With an entourage of quirky supporting characters, the show offers an eclectic and comical view to the world of dating.

On Thursday, HDNet's "Guys Night In" will kick off the fourteenth season of "Get Out!" This time, the all-Canadian cast heads north of the border for all the amazing adventures, nightlife and local color that Canada has to offer.

This season, "Get Out!" will feature skydiving in Burnaby, British Columbia, zip-lining in Long Point, Ontario, and white water river boarding on the Ottawa River. So get ready for one of the most beautiful and outrageous seasons ever.

Also bowing its new season on Thursday night is "Bikini Destinations." This long time HDNet series combines some of the world's most beautiful women and some of the world's most beautiful locations into a fascinating, high-definition travel experience.

Viewers can also watch a special "un-rated" block of "Guys Night In" beginning at midnight ET every Thursday and Saturday.

Don't forget to tune into the hottest premiere week on television! It all starts next Tuesday October 5 on HDNet!

    Premiere Week on HDNet (All Times Eastern):

    Tuesday, October 5th:
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    8:00 p.m.: Dan Rather Reports (All New Episode)
    9:00 p.m.: HDNet World Report (All New Episode)
    10:00 p.m.: Last Chance To See with Stephen Fry (Premiere)

    Wednesday, October 6th:
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    8:00 p.m.: The Dating Guy (Season 2 Premiere)
    8:30 p.m.: Drinking Made Easy with Zane Lamprey (Premiere)

    Thursday, October 7th (Guys Night In):
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    8:00 p.m.: Get Out! (Season 14 Premiere)
    8:30 p.m.: Deadline! (All New Episode)
    9:30 p.m.: Art Mann Presents (All New Episode)
    10:00 p.m.: Bikini Destinations (Season 4 Premiere)

About HDNet

HDNet (www.hd.net) is the independent network with unique and thought-provoking content that appeals to men of all ages and is delivered in true high definition.

HDNet is the exclusive, high definition home for popular, original programming, including television's only HD news feature programs "HDNet World Report," and the Emmy Award winning "Dan Rather Reports," featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather. Only HDNet goes beyond the headlines to deliver real news that is redefining the way we look at our world. HDNet News is provocative, sometimes controversial and always relevant - telling the important stories of our time in-depth, with attitude and with independence. HDNet is also the exclusive high definition home to critically acclaimed and award winning documentaries as part of the InFocus series. "NASA on HDNet" presents all live shuttle launches through 2010.

HDNet presents championship sports coverage featuring the best of Mixed Martial Arts with its Friday night series, "HDNet Fights" (www.hdnetfights.com). "HDNet Fights" works with leading MMA promoters including DREAM, Sengoku, King of the Cage, XFC, K-1, K-1 Max, MFC and more. HDNet produces more live Mixed Martial Arts events than any other network and HDNet's "Inside MMA" is the hottest Mixed Martial Arts program on television, giving MMA fans their weekly fix for everything MMA, while "Fighting Words with Mike Straka," goes one-on-one with some of the biggest names in the sport. HDNet also features live coverage of regular season games from the second season of the United Football League.

HDNet also delivers the world's largest and most diverse concert line-up through the HDNet Concert Series. The HDNet Concert Series features leading artists and bands including Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, John Mayer, Nickelback and more. HDNet also features revealing lifestyle programming featuring "Art Mann Presents," "Girls Gone Wild," "Deadline" and "Get Out!"

Only HDNet Movies (www.hdnetmovies.com) delivers exclusive Sneak Previews of new movies before they hit theaters. The HDNet Movies Sneak Preview series features top Hollywood stars in critically acclaimed performances including Gwyneth Paltrow, Joaquin Phoenix, Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Tom Hanks, Vera Farmiga, Parker Posey, Brian Cox, Matthew Broderick, Brittany Snow, Eric Bana, John Malkovich, Emily Blunt, Robin Williams, Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger.

In addition to being the exclusive home of Sneak Previews, HDNet Movies viewers enjoy the best films from the classics of the 1950s-1970s, to favorite films from the 1980s and 1990s, to recently released theatrical films.

HDNet Movies offers subscribers a premium movie viewing experience in true HD, and more original movies shot entirely in HD than any other network.

Launched in 2001 by Mark Cuban and General Manager Philip Garvin, the HDNet networks are available on AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, and Verizon FiOS.

The HDNet networks can be followed via Facebook at facebook.com/HDNet, facebook.com/HDNetFights and facebook.com/HDNetMovies and via Twitter at twitter.com/hdnet, twitter.com/hdnetfights and twitter.com/hdnetmovies.

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