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KCET Unleashes Science Fiction Thriller 'Primeval' in Southern California June 27

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British adventure series follows a team of scientists investigating "rips in
time," which allow ferocious prehistoric and futuristic creatures to
unexpectedly travel into the present-day, placing humanity at risk


Burbank, CA - June 7, 2012
- KCET proudly unleashes Primeval to
Southern California audiences, a spectacular adventure series from creators Tim Haines (Walking with Dinosaurs) and Adrian
Hodges (My Week with Marilyn), and
the first regular science fiction series to climb onto the station's
screen.  Primeval will debut under the "KCET Presents" banner on Sunday,
June 24 at 9 p.m. with a special introduction by KTLA's Sam Rubin.  Exclusive to KCET in Southern California, the
series will then air every Wednesday at 8 p.m. beginning June 27 and span the
first four seasons.

Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as both "child-friendly
and entertaining for adults," the British ITV series follows a team of
scientists assigned to investigate "rips in time" called anomalies across the
UK.  These anomalies allow prehistoric
and futuristic creatures to enter the present, and appear in the most unexpected
places, jeopardizing lives and placing humanity at risk.

The Primeval adventure begins with the episode "Leapin Lizards," which
follows the efforts of Professor Nick Carter (Douglas Henshall) and his
associates--a friend and colleague Stephen Hart (James Murray), a student Connor
Temple (Andrew-Lee Potts) and a zookeeper Abby Maitland (Hannah
Spearritt)--after a horde of mysterious creatures wreak havoc on the Forest of
Dean.  Professor Cutter's wife, scientist
Helen Cutter (Juliet Aubrey), who was presumed dead for eight years, appears to
have been traveling through the anomalies. Some of the creatures terrorizing
modern day include Carnivorous, 10-foot-long insect from the future; Swimming Thropod,
a dinosaur found in southern England from the middles Jurassic period; and
Coelurosauravus, a flying reptile from the Permian period, about 250 million
years ago.

"We're excited to
introduce our viewers to such a different type of genre on our air," said
Bohdan Zachary, KCET's vice president of Broadcasting and Program
Development.  "With incredible computer
graphics and a love story twist, Primeval
is a nail-biting action-packed program the whole family can enjoy."

first broadcast in the UK in 2007 and has since expanded to gain international
popularity.    For more information on Primeval, and to read full episode
descriptions visit  Season five is currently airing in the UK.


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and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational
enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of
award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television
programs from around the world. KCET currently produces the Emmy®,
duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning SoCal Connected, a hard-hitting
prime-time weekly television news program that examines the issues and people
of Southern California. Throughout its 48-year history, KCET has won hundreds
of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming,
its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family
and children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website, KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional
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