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SCI FI Winner to Get Die-On Role in Original Thriller

SCI FI is holding a national casting call for its fright night franchise SCI FI Saturday: The Most Dangerous Night of Television. One lucky viewer will win a Die-On role in an upcoming SCI FI feature, slated to premiere within the channel's Saturday 9:00 pm slot -- a destination for die-hard fans of high-octane thrillers, fantasy epics, and classic creature features. Viewers may text message to the short code 72434 with the text "DIE" to enter to win. Contenders can also enter to win at www.scifi.com/scifisaturday.

The winner will be selected randomly and receive a trip for two to the filming location of an upcoming SCI FI original movie. Contenders will have until May 26, 2007, to enter before killing their chances to win.

With two original world premiere movies each month, plus a host of other genre features, SCI FI's popular Saturday night offerings offer a full range of modern science fiction fare, including monster and disaster movies, sci fi fantasy films and creative re-imaginings of popular theatrical franchises, such as the SPECIES, PUMPKINHEAD and LAKE PLACID movies.

"SCI FI viewers are particularly passionate about science fiction and fantasy and this is a fun way to fully engage them in their quest for pure, escapist entertainment," said Thomas Vitale, svp of programming and original movies, SCI FI. "SCI FI Saturday originals have continued to build a loyal viewership among enthusiastic audiences which is demonstrative of the growing popularity of the genre."

Beginning in January, the Saturday 9:00 pm slot was dubbed SCI FI Saturday: The Most Dangerous Night of Television in a unique branding campaign created in homage to the fun ferocity of the Channel's Saturday night flicks.

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 (www.scifi.com) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 89 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.

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