Crash, winner of the 2005 Academy Award ® for Best Picture, makes its United States television premiere as part of Showtime's "It's All for You" free preview weekend, Friday, March 31 through Monday, April 3.
Showtime is presenting a very strong line-up of top shelf programming for the preview, which for the first time in its 30 year history will be available to be viewed by a record 45,000,000 households.
Saturday, April 1 will showcase Showtime's presentation of the exclusive airing of the fully-restored, digitally re-mastered 1972 classic, Liza with a 'Z' (9 ET/PT) starring Liza Minnelli and directed and choreographed by the legendary Bob Fosse. This Emmy® award winning program hasn't been seen on any television network since 1972 and viewers will get a chance to see the brilliance of both Fosse's and Liza's breathtaking performance brought to Showtime by producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.
No less of a knockout will be Showtime Championship Boxing's showcase of the match up of WBO Heavyweight Champion Lamon Brewster vs. Sergei Liakhovich (11 PM ET/PT) as SHOWTIME celebrates its 20th anniversary of presenting Championship Boxing.
The U. S. television premiere of the Academy Award ® winning Best Picture of the Year, Crash (8 PM ET/PT), starts the Sunday night excitement followed by the eagerly awaited, second season premiere of Huff®(10 ET/PT). Huff ® stars Hank Azaria as a psychiatrist struggling with a mid life crisis and trying to balance his roles as son, father, husband and doctor. The series also stars Paget Brewster, Anton Yelchin, Andy Comeau, with Blythe Danner, Emmy® winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and Oliver Platt.
The "It's All for You" preview weekend will conclude on Monday with the season premiere of the award-winning Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (10 PM ET/PT).
Throughout the weekend, Showtime is also offering consumers a chance to win prizes, including a $50 American Express gift card for every 100th caller and a grand prize of a 2006 BMW 650i Convertible, similar to the car as seen on "Huff®."
SHOWTIME has been consistently taking bold creative risks by developing compelling series which have resonated with critics and viewers that comprise the core of its original programming strategy. Recent successes include the Golden Globe® winning Weeds, Sleeper Cell, and The L Word®.
"Our programming is among the most talked about on television today," said Robert Greenblatt, President of Entertainment for Showtime. Showtime's "It's All for You" weekend is the perfect opportunity for non-subscribers to get a taste of what everyone is talking about at the water coolers," he concluded.