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TV One Sets "Day Break" Replay, Tie-Ins; DVD Due March 25

By admin Published: March 4, 2008

The cable network will air the show, including seven episodes that didn't get on the air, beginning March 16. A DVD of the series, by the way, comes out on March 25.

The TV One announcement and the DVD announcement are after the jump. ...

Here's the word from TV One:

TV One will air all 13 episodes of the action thriller series Day Break starring Taye Diggs, including seven never before seen on television, beginning Sunday, March 16 at 10 PM ET. In Day Break, which originally premiered on ABC in fall 2006, Diggs plays a Los Angeles police detective framed for the murder of an assistant district attorney. He is forced to live the same day over in each episode, gathering new clues each time the clock turns back as he tries to investigate the murder, discover who framed him, and clear his name.

TV One premieres the season March 16 with two back-to-back action-packed episodes of the hour series (10 PM – midnight) and will premiere subsequent episodes on Sundays at 10 PM, repeating at 1 AM that night, Thursdays at 10 PM and Fridays at noon (all times ET).

To celebrate the series premiere, TV One has scheduled a primetime “Taye Diggs Weekend,” with a two-day TV One premiere of the blockbuster film, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, starring a then unknown Taye Diggs in his first big role alongside Angela Bassett and Whoopi Goldberg. How Stella Got Her Groove Back airs Saturday, March 15 from 8-10 PM and Sunday, March 16 from 8-10 PM, immediately preceding the premiere of Day Break. The film, based on Terry McMillan’s semi-autobiographical novel of the same name, is about an African American woman in her 40's who meets and falls in love with a Jamaican man in his 20's while on a Caribbean vacation. It also stars Regina King, Suzzanne Douglass, and Phyllis Yvonne Stickney.

An encore airing of How Stella Got Her Groove Back is scheduled to repeat at midnight on March 16 and at 3 PM on March 29.

In conjunction with the launch of Day Break, TV One Online (www.tvoneonline.com), which averages two million page views per month, is launching an interactive destination for Day Break fans. Through blogs, games, and video, users are invited to join a force of detectives to solve the murder mystery. In "Deja View," users are encouraged to watch surveillance video to find clues. In "On This Day," a game requires users to put the events of each episode into the correct order. In "Hoppers Blog," the show's main character provides a first hand view of events as they unfold. Under "Suspects," users are encouraged to watch Day Break on TV One and then return to the web to analyze each suspect's actions and offer theories about their motivations.

The DVD, by the way, was originally announced for March 11, then postponed two weeks. I suspect the TV One deal prompted the delay. Here's the DVD announcement:

BCI Entertainment announces the
DVD release of ABC Studios’ Day Break, the action-packed television
series starring Taye Diggs (TV’s Private Practice, Rent, Chicago).
This innovative thriller from Paul Zbyszewski (After the Sunset) and
Rob Bowman (TV’s The X-Files, Reign of Fire) was conceived as a 13-
part series for ABC, although only six episodes were aired. The 4-
disc DVD set includes all 13 episodes, each with an optional cast and
crew commentary, as well as additional special features. Day Break
will debut on DVD on March 25 for an SRP of $39.98.

Day Break’s Detective Brett Hopper (Diggs) has been framed for a
murder he knows he didn’t commit. But, in order to exonerate
himself, he is forced to relive the same day over and over, always
hoping to find the delicate balance between doing what’s important
and what’s right to get through this bad day and move on to tomorrow.

Day Break features an all-star group of writers and directors who
have worked on Lost, The X-Files, CSI, Ugly Betty and Dirty Sexy
Money. In addition to star Taye Diggs, the cast includes Moon
Bloodgood (TV’s Journeyman, Pathfinder), Adam Baldwin (TV’s Chuck and
Serenity), Victoria Platt (TV’s Mutant X and Cleopatra 2525), Mitch
Pileggi (TV’s X-Files and Stargate: Atlantis), Meta Golding (TV’s CSI
and JAG), Ramon Rodriguez (TV’s The Wire, Pride & Glory) and Ian
Anthony Dale (TV’s 24 and Surface).

SYNOPSIS
Did you ever have a day so bad you couldn’t wait to get past it? The
kind of day where nothing goes your way, and everything turns out
wrong. What would happen if you couldn’t put this day behind you …
literally?

Today Detective Brett Hopper will be accused of shooting Assistant
District Attorney Alberto Garza. He will offer his rock solid
alibi. He will realize he’s been framed. And he will run. Then he
will wake up and start the day over again. This time he’ll do it
differently – and will continue to – until he finds out who’s framing
him, gets his gang witness to court to testify, and until he saves
the lives of his loved ones. Hopper has only one advantage in his
favor – he remembers everything he did the “day prior” that didn’t
work. It’s a painful way to learn because he also carries the
bruises and battle scars from every mistake –filled day.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
· Commentaries on all 13 episodes with cast and crew
· Cast and crew interviews
· Photo Gallery
PRODUCT SPECS
Not Rated
Color

DVD Catalog # 48026-9
UPC Code: 787364802692
546 minutes
SRP: $39.98

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