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    Bravo announces fifth edition of Celebrity Poker Showdown

    BRAVO DEALS ACES FOR THE FIFTH TOURNAMENT OF BRAVO’S HIT SERIES 'CELEBRITY POKER SHOWDOWN'

    RAY ROMANO, BRAD GARRETT, CURT SCHILLING, ALLISON JANNEY, JASON ALEXANDER, HEATHER GRAHAM, JESSE METCALFE, BONNIE HUNT, ROBERT WAGNER AND CAMRYN MANHEIM AMONG THE STARS CONTENDING FOR A QUARTER-MILLION DOLLARS FOR CHARITY
    SIX-EPISODE TOURNAMENT PREMIERES ON A NEW DAY – TUESDAY, JANUARY 25 AT 8 PM

    New York -– December 22, 2004 –- Beginning Tuesday, January 25 (8:00-10:00 pm ET), Bravo's hit original series "Celebrity Poker Showdown" will return on a new night with an all new tournament featuring twenty-five stars competing for $250,000 for charity. The tournament will consist of six two-hour episodes. The new season will again 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 Cadillac Quarter Million Dollar 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. 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 are:

    Game 1 – Premieres Tuesday, January 25
    Brad Garrett, Catherine O'Hara, Ray Romano, Sara Rue, Curt Schilling

    Game 2 – Premieres Tuesday, February 1
    Jason Alexander, Nicolas Gonzales, Allison Janney, Chris Kattan, Mary McCormack

    Game 3 – Premieres Tuesday, February 8
    Lacey Chabert, Bonnie Hunt, J.K. Simmons, Robert Wagner, Scott Wolf

    Game 4 – Premieres Tuesday, February 15
    Brandi Chastain, Camryn Manheim, Colin Quinn, Tom Verica, Kevin Weisman


    Game 5 – Premieres Tuesday, February 22
    Heather Graham, Jesse Metcalfe, Andrea Parker, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Fred Willard

    The Championship Game – Premieres Tuesday, March 1

    All players are guaranteed at least $5,000 in prize money for their chosen charity. 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.

    The winners of the first four "Celebrity Poker Showdown" tournaments have been Nicole Sullivan ("King of Queens"), Maura Tierney ("ER"), Seth Myers ("Saturday Night Live") and Mekhi Phifer ("ER"). The series has become one of Bravo's biggest hits averaging more than one million viewers per episode.

    "Celebrity Poker Showdown" is produced by Picture This Television in association with Bravo. Marcia Mulé and Bryan Scott, Andrew Hill Newman and Joshua Malina ("The West Wing") are the executive producers. Cadillac is the official sponsor of "Celebrity Poker Showdown."

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    I love Celebrity Poker Showdown.

    I'm so happy it's coming back.
    I could go east, I could go west, it was all up to me to decide. Just then I saw a young hawk flyin' and my soul began to rise. ~Bob Seger

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    Me too. I love this show.

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    It's on tonight...is anyone planning on watching?

    I'll probably be flipping between it and AI.
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    Catching the replay at midnight, LG time, since I work at night and couldn't record it earlier cause it would go into TAR.
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    I did watch it and thoroughly enjoyed it. I actually predicted Brad Garrett as the winner, although I'll agree his luck was phenomenal last night.

    As a matter of fact, his luck seemed to get even better after he started wearing the NY Yankees hat that Ray gave him.

    Poor Sarah. She played so well and nothing went her way.

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    Ok, I have started to watch the final episode twice and both times I fell asleep when it's just Colin and Bonnie.....who won? I can't believe I dozed off twice when I was having a good time watching it. (Just tired I guess)
    I could go east, I could go west, it was all up to me to decide. Just then I saw a young hawk flyin' and my soul began to rise. ~Bob Seger

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    Not to be a "Captain Bringdown" or anything, but this is my least favorite poker show of the lot. Nothing like watching people who can't play hold'em. Dave Foley is a fun host though. Used to like him a lot.


    EDITED TO ADD - Heh actually if you want to watch bad hold'em, I should setup a film crew for my regular Friday night game. Q2 suited? All-in!
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