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    Players announced for "Celebrity Poker Showdown 2" on Bravo

    FIFTY STARS OF FILM, TELEVISION, MUSIC AND SPORTS LAY THEIR CARDS ON THE TABLE IN THE SECOND SEASON OF BRAVO’S ‘CELEBRITY POKER SHOWDOWN’ HOSTED BY DAVE FOLEY

    MATTHEW PERRY, JAMES WOODS, SEAN ASTIN, DAVE NAVARRO, JENNIE GARTH, ANGIE DICKINSON, JEFF GORDON, WANDA SYKES, JEROME BETTIS, STAR JONES, JON FAVREAU, MENA SUVARI, TRAVIS TRITT, MAURA TIERNEY AND JASON BATEMAN AMONG THE STARS CONTENDING FOR A HALF-MILLION DOLLARS FOR CHARITY

    EXPANDED TWO-HOUR TWELVE EPISODE SEASON FEATURING TWO TOURNAMENTS PREMIERES THURSDAY, MAY 27TH AT 9PM

    NEW YORK -– April 29, 2004 –- Beginning Thursday, May 27th (9:00-11:00 pm ET), Bravo's hit original series "Celebrity Poker Showdown" will return with an all new expanded series featuring fifty stars competing in two tournaments. Each tournament will consist of six two-hour episodes. The new season will be hosted by Dave Foley ("Will & Grace," "The Kids in the Hall.") with expert commentary from poker pro Phil Gordon.

    Filmed recently before a live audience at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, each episode of "Celebrity Poker Showdown" will feature five celebrities competing against each other for a piece of the $250,000 prize pool in a game of No Limit Texas Hold'em poker for the charity of their choice. Each week a new crop of stars will take to the table to challenge their peers. The winner from each week's game will go on to compete in the championship final sixth episode – and then a new tournament will begin all over again with twenty five new celebrities. Viewers will have the inside track on the hands the different players are holding via hidden cameras. They will also be able to hear from the eliminated players, who will watch the remainder of their respective matches from the 'Loser's Lounge,' via closed circuit television.

    The players for the first tournament beginning are:

    Game 1 – Premieres Thursday, May 27
    Wanda Sykes, Jerome Bettis, Mena Suvari, Travis Tritt, Rosario Dawson

    Game 2 – Premieres Thursday, June 3
    James Woods, Mo Gaffney, Danny Masterson, Dule' Hill, Timothy Busfield

    Game 3 – Premieres Thursday, June 10
    Norm MacDonald, Star Jones, Adam Rodriguez, Jeremy Sisto, Michael Ian Black

    Game 4 – Premieres Thursday, June 17
    Matthew Perry, Lauren Graham, Sean Astin, Chris Masterson, Sara Rue

    Game 5 – Premieres Thursday, June 24
    Andy Richter, Jon Favreau, Tom Everett Scott, James Blake, Maura Tierney

    The Championship Game – Premieres Thursday, July 1

    The players for the second tournament are:

    Game 1 – Premieres Thursday, July 8
    Dave Navarro, Jennie Garth, Richard Kind, Willie Garson, Jerry O'Connell

    Game 2 – Premieres Thursday, July 15
    Angie Dickinson, Jeff Gordon, Kathy Griffin, Penn Gillette, Ron Livingston

    Game 3 – Premieres Thursday, July 22
    David Cross, Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Judy Greer, Peter Facinelli

    Game 4 – Premieres Thursday, July 29
    Kathy Najimy, Bobby Flay, Michael Badalucco, Steve Harris, Mimi Rogers

    Game 5 – Premieres Thursday, August 5
    Hank Azaria, Seth Myers, Amy Poehler, Jeffrey Ross, Gail O'Grady

    The Championship Game – Premieres Thursday, August 12

    All players are guaranteed at least $5,000 in prize money. Just for making it to the finals, fifth place will win $7,500, fourth place will win $10,000, third place will win $12,500 and second place will walk away with $20,000 for their charity. The "Celebrity Poker Showdown" champions will each walk away with $100,000 for the charity of their choice.

    "Celebrity Poker Showdown" is hosted by comedian/actor Dave Foley joined by expert poker commentator Phil Gordon. Gordon is a world class poker player who has won $1,150,000 in poker tournaments in the last two years including a fourth place finish in the 2001 World Series of Poker, a first place finish in the World Poker Tour: Aruba (professional division) in 2002 and most recently a first place finish at the World Poker Tour: Bay 101 Shooting Stars Tournament earlier this month.

    The inaugural season of "Celebrity Poker Showdown" garnered spectacular ratings for Bravo, with the finale – which crowned Nicole Sullivan ("The King of Queens") champion – generating 1.7 million total viewers, more than one million viewers 25-54 and a 1.66 household rating.

    "Celebrity Poker Showdown" is produced by Picture This Television in association with Bravo. Marcia Mulé and Bryan Scott, Andrew Hill Newman and Joshua Malina are the executive producers. Frances Berwick, Amy Introcaso-Davis and Shari Levine are the executive producers for Bravo. Cingular Wireless is the official sponsor of "Celebrity Poker Showdown."


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    I'm rooting for Norm MacDonald, Dule Hill, Andy Richter, Chris Masterson, Jason bateman, and Hank Azaria. Any of those guys winning would be awesome.

    Good cast this time, I'm really looking forward to it. Now to find a friend with Bravo.

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    For those who love Norm

    John,
    Good to hear you are a Norm Macdonald fan. I help edit the norm-macdonaldcom fan site. We have pictures of Norm at the World Poker Tours and the Hollywood Home Game. We also have a chat box where people discuss how Norm played and his new found love for poker. Hope you can breeze over there and share your fave poker moves Norm may want to consider.

    gigohead

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    I am excited!! The first season's tournament was so much fun to watch. Now we have two tournament with some great celebs! And a few celebs from the first tournament are playing again...David Cross, Mo Gaffney, Peter Facinelli (they should have pitted him against his wife Jenny Garth!). I can't wait!
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    Nice to see Mo back again and Amy Poehler there. Not too happy about Willie Garson... but oh well. Just as long as he doesn't win

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    It's cool to see a show with celebrities that feature ACTUAL celebrities.

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    Go Mimi!!! Willie Garson nothing but annoying!!!
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    Come on MO!!! I sure hope she takes it home in this series!!

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    I'm rooting for Hank Azaria - and Sean Astin because I like the LOTR movies

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    Like we haven't seen enough of Star Jones already! UGH
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