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Fourth season of 'Sex and The City' launches 12 June

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MUMBAI: The tongue 'n' cheek comedy series Sex And the City has lent variety to HBO's fare. Now the channel has announced that the fourth season will air every Sunday from 12 June 2005 after the primetime movie.

A sitcom with soap opera elements, the show often tackles socially relevant issues such as the status of women in society. In the US the show came to a close earlier this year after a five year run. It stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon.

Look out for the return of a newly made-over Aidan, Parkers too-good-to-be-true boyfriend from the last season. While things did not work out previously because Parker's character cheated on him with Big, now she reaches a new level of understanding with both Big and Aidan.

Meanwhile Davis' character Charlotte also learns to stand up for herself a lot more and attempts to start life anew with husband Trey, after separation in the last season. Samantha played by Cattrall who is the least inhibited of the lot, continues her wicked ways while Miranda played by Nixon tries to be happy for Steve as he finally sets up his own bar.

Sex And The City executive producer Michael Patrick King says, "I sometimes think the show has evolved in the way a relationship evolves. Season One was like the first meeting, the first date. You notice the way they look or how they dress. You begin to learn a little but about how they react to the world around them and you start having hunches that you might really like spending time with them.

"Season Two is like the early dating period. Now, youre starting to get to know the girls, become friends. We learn about their past relationships and stories you begin to see what they care about. You start to see their feelings and their flaws, and decide to keep dating.

"Season Three marks the beginning of the real relationship. It also echoes the time in a relationship where everything becomes more of a challenge. Some of the surface glitz starts to wear off and you can see unflattering things about the girls underneath. You see how they make mistakes, but hopefully, you appreciate who the girls are, flaws and all.

"Season Four would be the moving on, in big step. Youre sharing your life with that person. It can be scary and awkward but its also deeper and emotional and comforting. Youre risking more, and you have a little more to lose, but you are also growing.

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