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America Gets to Choose a Who Wants to Be a Superhero? Contestant in 2nd Season

Viewers will decide who fills the last contestant spot as the as second season of SCI FI Channel's hit reality series, WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPERHERO?, comes to a close. Like last season, when, for the first time ever, America was able to select a reality show contestant, SCI FI Channel and SCIFI.COM open the polls again with three new superhero hopefuls vying for your vote to fulfill a dream.

Log onto SCIFI.COM now through 11:00 am (ET) April 5, 2006, to vote for "Ominicron," "Rift" or "Thorn!"

The new season of WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPERHERO? is scheduled to premiere in July and will again star comic book legend Stan Lee.

Expect more thrills, bigger challenges and even more episodes this season as SCI FI Channel partners with Lee's production company POW! Ent. Inc., and Bruce Nash's Nash Ent. on the eight-episode series that challenges a lucky few to create their very own superhero.

The three finalists vying for the remaining contestant spot are: time-tripping "Rift," whose superpowers include the ability to make sounds that open rifts in time; the all-knowing "Omnicron" whose advanced telepathic mind allows him to predict the future; and thunderous "Thorn" with his super strength, ability to fly and project energy at will.

watch the finalists' audition videos and listen to their all-important catchphrases on SCIFI.COM or

The finalist who garners the most votes on SCIFI.COM will join the nine other contestants as they leave their former lives behind and live as their heroic alter egos 24/7, under Lee's watchful eye.

Lee, world famous comicbook and motion picture icon, founded POW! (Purveyors of Wonder) Ent. (POWN.PK), an advanced media and entertainment company, together with award-winning producer Gill Champion and intellectual property specialist Arthur Lieberman, Esq. POW!'s principals extensive backgrounds encompass the creation, production and licensing of original intellectual properties, including some of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time (i.e. some of Lee's co-creations, like Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, The Hulk, Daredevil and X-Men dominated the comicbook genre and transcended to the big screen breaking all time box office records and grossing billions of dollars in revenues). Capitalizing on this combined expertise, POW! partners with individuals and entities of entertainment's top echelon, including studios and networks in the creation, licensing and distribution of new POW! character franchises, including animation and live-action feature films, plus television, DVDs, video games, merchandising and related ancillary markets all of which contribute to POW!'s global expansion.

Nash Ent. has become an idea factory for both film and television projects alike. Bruce Nash is well known for his trendsetting ideas and ability to translate them into successful projects. Nash Ent. is developing an aggressive feature film slate, including TIME OF THEIR LIVES with producer Scott Stuber for Universal; THE FRITZ POLLARD STORY (with Don Cheadle attached as a producer); TO WALLY WARD, a baseball-themed drama written by Angelo Pizzo (Hoosiers and Rudy); SHERLOCK'S SECRETARY (with director Mark Dindal attached) for Walden Media; WIN MY SOUL with Tobey Maguire's Maguire Ent. and WHEN GOOD PETS GO BAD for MGM (inspired by Nash's highly rated TV reality specials). Nash Ent.'s current television projects include the blockbuster Court TV series MOST SHOCKING, the upcoming MOST DARING on Court TV, World's Most Amazing Videos for Spike TV and THE GREATEST SPORTS STORIES NEVER TOLD for Fox Sports Net. Nash Ent.s previous reality hits include FOR LOVE OR MONEY, WHO WANTS TO MARRY MY DAD? MEET MY FOLKS and OUTBACK JACK.

SCI FI Channel is a television network where what if is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic website ( />) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 89 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal.