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“DARE TO POP” THIS OCTOBER
POP TO AIR OVER 250 HOURS OF HORROR THEMED PROGRAMMING ALL MONTH HEADLINED BY THE ORIGINAL SIX-PART TELEVISION EVENT “WOLF CREEK”
Month-Long Celebration Includes Fan Favorite Movies and TV Series, Including “Saw,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and Stephen King’s “The Stand”
 
LOS ANGELES, CA – September 7, 2016 – This October, Pop will invite television viewers to “Dare to Pop,” a month-long celebration of genre programming with dozens of cult classic movies, mini-series and TV shows leading up to Halloween.
 
Headlining “Dare To Pop” is the exclusive six-part television event “Wolf Creek,” a psychological thriller inspired by the cult horror film of the same name. On Friday, October 14, Pop will air the original “Wolf Creek” movie at 8:00 PM, ET/PT followed by the premiere of the “Wolf Creek” television series at 10:00 PM, ET/PT.
 
Also joining Pop’s October schedule are the first five films from the “Saw” franchise, as well as “The Haunting in Connecticut” and “The Craft.” Fan favorite television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The Ghost Whisperer,” “Medium” and three mini-series from Stephen King “The Stand,” “The Tommyknockers” and “The Langoliers” will air on Pop all month long.   
 
            “Dare to Pop” programming highlights include:
 
MONDAY, OCTOBER 3
  • Medium”: Monday – Thursday at 12:00 PM, ET/PT (TV Series)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer”: Monday – Thursday at 1:00-4:00 PM, ET/PT (TV Series)
  • The Ghost Whisperer”: Sunday marathons starting at 1:00 PM, ET/PT (TV Series)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
  • Wolf Creek”: 10:00 PM, ET/PT (Movie)
    • Encore on Friday, October 14 at 8:00 PM, ET/PT
  • The Haunting in Connecticut”: 12:00 AM, ET/PT (Movie)
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7
  • Saw”: 8:00 PM, ET/PT (Movie)
  • Saw II”: 10:30 PM, ET/PT (Movie)
  • Saw III”: 12:30 AM, ET/PT (Movie)
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9
  •  “Primal Fear”: 9:00 PM, ET/PT (Movie)
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14
  • “The Stand” Parts One: 10:00 AM, ET/PT (Mini-Series)
  • “The Stand” Part Two: 12:00 PM, ET/PT (Mini-Series)
  • “The Stand” Part Three: 2:00 PM, ET/PT (Mini-Series)
  • “The Stand” Part Four: 4:00 PM, ET/PT (Mini-Series)
  • Wolf Creek”: 8:00 PM, ET/PT (Movie)
  • Wolf Creek”: 10:00 PM, ET/PT (TV Series)
 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15
  • The Craft”: 12:30 AM, ET/PT (Movie)
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
  • The Tommyknockers” Part One: 12:00 PM, ET/PT (Mini-Series)
  •  “The Tommyknockers” Part Two: 2:00 PM, ET/PT (Mini-Series)
 
 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27
  • Saw IV”: 11:00 PM, ET/PT (Movie)
  •  “Saw V”: 1:00 AM, ET/ PT (Movie)
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28
  • The Langoliers” Part One: 12:00 PM, ET/ PT (Mini-Series)
  • The Langoliers” Part Two: 2:00 PM, ET/ PT (Mini-Series)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
  •  “Saw”: 1:00 PM, ET/PT (Movie)
  • Saw II”: 3:30 PM, ET/PT (Movie)  
  • Saw III”: 5:30 PM, ET/PT (Movie)
  • Saw IV”: 8:00 PM, ET/PT (Movie)
  •  “Saw V”: 10:00 PM, ET/ PT (Movie)
  • “Wolf Creek”: 12:00-3:00 AM, ET/PT (TV Series)
 
MONDAY, OCTOBER 31
  • “The Craft”: 4:00 PM, ET/PT (Movie)
  • “Wolf Creek”: 8:00 PM, ET/PT (Movie)
  • “Wolf Creek”: 10:00 PM-1:00 AM, ET/PT (TV Series)
  • “Saw V”: 1:00 AM, ET/PT (Movie)
 
For a detailed schedule with encore airings, please visit poptv.com.
 
 
ABOUT POP:
Fans don’t sit at the outskirts of pop culture making snarky comments. They live right smack in the middle of it, sharing, creating, and connecting their passions with others. At Pop, fans finally have a destination that celebrates the fun of being a fan. Fans aren’t even fans anymore — they’re gladiators, tributes, human beings and blockheads. Seen in more than 80 million homes, Pop gives fans a dedicated channel that loves being a fan as much as they do. A channel that respects talent over celebrity. A channel filled with optimism, passion, humor, and excitement. A channel that understands the fun doesn’t stop when the credits roll… it’s really just the beginning.
 
Pop is a joint venture of CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). The partnership combines CBS’s programming, production and marketing assets with Lionsgate’s resources in motion pictures, television and digitally delivered content. Pop’s ownership structure is comprised of the company with the #1 broadcast network and many of the top first-run syndication series (“Entertainment Tonight,” “The Insider”) and the studio that produces and distributes the blockbuster “Hunger Games,” “Twilight” and “Divergent” franchises and produces such award-winning TV series as “Mad Men” and “Orange is the New Black.”
 
 
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