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'What the Buck's' Michael Buckley to Host The Minisode Network's 'Minisode Maniac'

Sony Pictures Television - 01/28/2009

"What the Buck's" Michael Buckley will be hosting Sony Pictures Television's new online series "Minisode Maniac" for The Minisode Network beginning today on Crackle.com (www.crackle.com/c/Minisode_Maniac). Fans of the pop culture enthusiast will be given a double dose of fun as he provides his signature off-the-wall remarks to the content found on The Minisode Network.

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"Minisode Maniac" will showcase and give fun facts about different minisodes - 5-minute adaptations of favorite television shows that retain the full story arc of the episode - as well as highlight what is new and exciting on The Minisode Network. Episodes will feature Buckley interacting with clips and dispensing commentary, providing behind-the-scenes trivia and engaging the audience with questions and challenges from their favorite TV shows ranging from "Married...with Children," "Diff'rent Strokes," "Square Pegs," "The Facts of Life," "Fat Albert," and many more.

A new episode of "Minisode Maniac" will be featured monthly as part of The Minisode Network on Crackle.com; YouTube; MySpace; Adobe Media Player; and on mobile at Verizon Wireless' V Cast Video and SprintTV.

Buckley is a top 10 rising star on YouTube whose web series "What the Buck" is so successful (335,000 subscribers, 100 million views) that he quit his day job and recently signed deals with HBO and BlogTV. He shoots out of his home in New Haven, Connecticut in his signature 3/4 length Bermuda shorts.

About The Minisode Network

Sony Pictures Television's The Minisode Network is the premiere multi-platform network for the minisode: 5-minute adaptations of favorite television shows that retain the full story arc of the episode. Perfect for online and mobile viewers, audiences can discover and reconnect with iconic characters and television series quickly at their favorite video portals. Enjoy minisodes from "The Three Stooges," "Facts of Life," "Married with Children," "Spiderman," "Charlie's Angels," "He-Man," "Square Pegs," "The Jeffersons," and many other TV favorites. Spend some time on The Minisode Network via Sony Pictures' Crackle.com; YouTube; MySpace; Hulu; Adobe Media Player; AOL; TidalTV; Sling; Joost; on mobile at Verizon Wireless' V Cast Video and SprintTV; and direct to Sony BRAVIA TVs via BRAVIA Internet Video Link. The Minisode Network: The Shows You Love. Only Shorter.

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SOURCE: Sony Pictures Television

CONTACT: Karen Barragan, +1-310-244-6467, Karen_Barragan@spe.sony.com,
or Lindsay Colker, +1-310-244-3774, Lindsay_Colker@spe.sony.com, both of Sony
Pictures Television

Web Site: http://www.crackle.com/c/Minisode_Maniac