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Web Surfers Pick Final Slot for Who Wants To Be A Superhero?

As the nationwide casting call for SCI FI Channel's new reality series WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPERHERO? comes to a close, one contestant spot remains unfilled. For the first time ever, SCI FI Channel is letting America choose a reality show contestant a worthy superhero in the making. Log onto before midnight (EST) on Friday, May 12, 2006, to vote for the 11th and final contestant for WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPERHERO?, the new SCI FI Channel original series premiering Wednesday, July 26, at 9:00 pm ET/PT.

SCI FI Channel is partnering with legendary comicbook creator Stan Lee's production company POW! Ent. Inc., and Bruce Nash's Nash Ent. for a six-episode, one-hour reality series that will challenge a lucky few to create their very own superhero. The winner of this six-week competition will walk away with their superhero identity immortalized in a new comicbook created by Lee. The winning superhero will also be featured in one of SCI FI Channel's original Saturday night action movies.

Three finalists are vying for the remaining contestant spot lovely "Lemuria," whose superpowers include draining energy from humans and levitation; the super strong "Diamond Girl," who is impervious to extreme heat and boasts a diamond force field; and the hypnotic "Artemis," who can communicate with animals and morph into a black panther. The finalist with the most votes will become a contestant on WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPERHERO?

The finalist who garners the most votes on will join the 10 other contestants as they leave their former lives behind and live as their brainchild heroes 24/7, all under Stan Lee's watchful eye. In the end, only one aspiring superhero will survive.

SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI airs original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as producing a website ( and magazine. Launched in 1992, and in 85 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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