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27 April 2009

MGM has issued this press release:


Award Winning Police Drama Offered on

LOS ANGELES, CA - April 27, 2009 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. is
joining with to bring its award-wining police drama CAGNEY & LACEY to
broadband video consumers. Beginning today, will offer full episodes
from seasons 2 and 3 to its online viewers, with plans to roll out
subsequent seasons of CAGNEY & LACEY.

MGM will also launch a publicity tour with series' stars Sharon Gless, Tyne
Daly and executive producer Barney Rosenzweig (who's married to Gless), in
support of its CAGNEY & LACEY online launch.

"The digital age is creating limitless opportunities for consumers to
discover and rediscover iconic TV shows," said Joe Patrick, Executive Vice
President, North American Television Distribution for MGM. "And in the case
of an award winning series like CAGNEY & LACEY, broadband video platforms
are proving that quality television, compelling storylines and consummate
acting is timeless."

"CAGNEY & LACEY was initially a huge risk for both Orion and CBS," remembers
Rosenzweig, the series' executive producer. "Having two females lead a
one-hour drama, and a police procedural at that, had never been tried
before. The show's creators, Barbara Avedon and Barbara Corday, and the many
talented writers that crafted the show confronted the issue of sexism from
the very start, which I think contributed to the success of the series

"We're thrilled to provide CAGNEY & LACEY fans and the community
access to this much-loved classic," said Jeff Clark, Vice President of " gives television fans access to videos, community
discussion and show information around their favorite programs. The
addition of a popular series like CAGNEY & LACEY will fuel the discussion
and community interaction that is known for."

CAGNEY & LACEY aired on the CBS network from 1982 through 1988 and remains
among the most honored dramatic series in CBS' history, winning the Emmy
Award twice for Best Dramatic Television Series. The police procedural
starred Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless as New York City police detectives who,
although they led very different lives, were supportive of each other both
professionally and personally. Christine Cagney (Gless) was a single,
career-minded woman, while Mary Beth Lacey (Daly) was a married working

During the series' run, Gless and Daly had a lock on the Emmy award for
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, with Gless taking home the Emmy
twice (in 1986 and 1987) and Daly picking it up for the other four seasons
that the show was on the air. CAGNEY & LACEY also earned an Outstanding
Actor Emmy for John Karlen for his portrayal of Harvey Lacey and multiple
Emmy awards for Outstanding Dramatic Series, Best Directing in a Drama
Series, Outstanding Film Editing, Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Sound
Editing as well as awards from the ACLU (Bill of Rights Award), the
Humanitas, Scott Newman and Christopher Awards, Writers Guild of America,
Directors Guild of America, American Cinema Editors and Casting Society of
America awards and a special Luminas from Women in Film, in addition to
citations and salutes from the National Commission of Working Women, the
Museum of Television & Radio, The National Organization of Women (NOW), and
the "Good Guy Award" from the National Women's Political Caucus, among

Fans of the show may also read Cagney & Lacey.and Me, a book written by
Barney Rosenzweig, the series' executive producer; and may visit the
official web site, for additional background
information and insights from the shows creators and actors.

About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., through its operating subsidiaries is actively
engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures,
television programming, home video, interactive media, music and licensed
merchandise. The company owns the world's largest library of modern films,
comprising around 4,000 titles. Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc.,
MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Distribution Co.,
MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home
Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Worldwide Digital Media, MGM
Consumer Products and MGM Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership
interests in international TV channels reaching nearly 110 countries. MGM
ownership is as follows: Providence Equity Partners (29%), TPG (21%), Sony
Corporation of America (20%), Comcast (20%), DLJ Merchant Banking Partners
(7%) and Quadrangle Group (3%). For more information, visit

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