The award-winning bio-thriller takes its final bow beginning Sunday, March 2 at 8 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. PT (Toronto, Canada) Ð Astral MediaÕs The Movie Network (eastern Canada) and Corus EntertainmentÕs Movie Central (western Canada) present the final 13 episodes of the Gemini award-winning Canadian original drama series ReGenesis, premiering Sunday, March 2 at 8 p.m. ET on The Movie Network and 9 p.m. PT on Movie Central. ReGenesis continues to follow a team of scientists, virologists and researchers who work together at the fictional NorBAC (North American Biotechnology Advisory Commission) lab, facing the baffling and often lethal global consequences of advanced biotechnology. In the premiere episode of season four, Bob (Dmitry Chepovetsky) is put into a medically-induced coma to reduce the risk of infection resulting from the brain surgery he underwent at the end of season three; David (Peter Outerbridge) and Carlos (Conrad Pla) investigate a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis thatÕs killing MexicoÕs Zapatista revolutionaries; and Rachel (Wendy Crewson) and Mayko (Mayko Nguyen) travel to a farming community where citizens are suffering horrific injuries due to an inability to feel pain. This new season will also feature storylines that follow such perilous cases as a mysterious outbreak consuming human brains; a high incidence of congestive heart failures triggered by a newly-marketed immunosuppressant drug; and a series of murderous crow attacks that threaten to shut down the entire eastern seaboard. Returning to the series this season are Victor Garber as the misguided scientist Olivier Roth and Geraint Wyn Davies as pharmaceutical czar Carleton Riddlemeyer. Joining the ReGenesis cast for season four are Karen LeBlanc as Dr. Enuka Okimba, a new addition to the NorBAC team and Rosa Laborde as Nina Corba, a new love interest for Bob. ÒTo date, ReGenesis has produced 39 thrilling episodes over three seasons, garnered six Gemini awards and reached audiences in over 115 countries worldwide, including syndication in the United States — a clear indication of a home-grown success story,Ó said Michelle Marion, Director, Canadian Independent Production, The Movie Network. ÒThe Movie Network is extremely proud to have been part of bringing ReGenesis to life and looks forward to giving our subscribers another season of the gripping, contemporary storylines that viewers have come to connect with.Ó ÒReGenesis has proved for three seasons that high-quality dramatic storytelling is a natural fit for Canadian pay television,Ó said Erica Benson, Vice President Programming, Movie Central. ÒThe international success of the series further demonstrates that Canadian producers can deliver audiences around the world superior entertainment experiences,Ó ReGenesis will simulcast on The Movie Network and Movie CentralÕs high definition channels and will be accessible each week on-demand on The Movie Network OnDemand and Movie Central On Demand. ReGenesis is produced by Shaftesbury Films in association with The Movie Network, Movie Central and Showcase, and with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund, Movie Central, a Corus Entertainment Company; the Movie Network, an Astral Media Network; Rogers Cable Network Fund; and the Independent Production Fund. The Movie Network is an Astral Media network available in eastern Canada. With premiere access to Hollywood hit movies, critically-acclaimed HBO and Showtime series and first-rate Canadian programming, this pay-television service presents Canadians with some of the best television entertainment available. The Movie Network service includes five 24-hour multiplex channels Ð M, MMore, MExcess, MFun! and MFest Ð which deliver diverse and entertaining programs in an uncut and commercial-free television environment. The Movie Network also offers The Movie Network HD and MMore HD, two dedicated high-definition channels providing hundreds of titles in HD; and The Movie Network OnDemand, a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service, available in select areas across eastern Canada. As a major supporter of Canadian original programming, The Movie Network has contributed over $350 million toward Canadian content since the launch of the channel in 1983. For more information, please visit www.themovienetwork.ca. Astral Media is a leading Canadian media company, active in specialty, pay and pay-per-view television, radio, outdoor advertising and iMedia. Astral MediaÕs solid and dynamic presence in the countryÕs major markets rests on its commitment to offer a unique combination of high-quality, targeted media for all its audiences. Movie Central is a 24-hour-a-day, commercial-free premium pay-TV service available to Western Canadians. Exclusive multi-year output agreements with major Hollywood studios ensure that Movie Central is the preferred destination for box office titles. In addition to being the first window, Canadian home to the best of HBO and Showtime, through its investments, pre-buys and licence fees for Canadian feature films and original series, Movie Central is recognized as a major force in the Canadian independent film and television production industry. The launch of Movie Central On Demand and Movie Central High Definition demonstrates that Movie Central remains committed to being first with innovations that enhance the viewing experience. Visit the Movie Central website at www.moviecentral.ca. Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, childrenÕs book publishing and childrenÕs animation. The companyÕs multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W Network, Movie Central, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com. For access to The Movie NetworkÕs media room or Movie CentralÕs press site, please visit http://tv.astral.com or http://pressroom.corusent.com. -30- Media contacts: The Movie Network (eastern Canada) Nicolle Balen (416) 956-8638 Movie Central (western Canada) Alex Chapple (416) 530-2249