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Second season of 'Smallville' on Star World

Mumbai, October 8, 2005 - He's everyone's favourite superhero, and he's back to make your Wednesday nights more thrilling! Last season, he survived a meteor crash, a head-on car collision, and a blazing fire as he discovered his superhuman powers! Now, join Tom Welling as Clark Kent in season two Smallville on Wednesday nights at 8:00 p.m. on Star World.

Young Clark Kent deals with all the challenges, hopes and desires of any other teenager... while discovering and learning how to master his burgeoning superpowers as he grows to become 'Superman'. Clark's life intertwines with those of Lana Lang, for whom he yearns; his friend Lex Luthor, who is destined to become his greatest nemesis; and the town itself, which is haunted by the supernatural effects of meteor fragments.

Watch the second episode on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at 8:00 p.m., where Clark goes into hiding after he discovers his startling new power that quickly gets out of control and accidentally harms Lana. Meanwhile, a sexy new teacher uses meteor-enhanced pheromones to convince Lex to marry her and then spellbinds Clark's father Jonathan.



Did you know?

" In each episode Clark can be seen wearing any one of, or a combination of red, yellow and blue; the colours he will one day don as Superman.

" Each episode contains frequent- in-joke references to the Superman mythos.

" Chloe and Whitney were created specifically for the show (they were never mentioned in the Superman comics). However, in 2003, DC Comics announced that Chloe would be introduced into the Superman comics.

" The Smallville High Student Newspaper that Clark and Chloe write for is named for Glenville High School's Student Newspaper "The Torch" which Superman creator Jerome Siegel wrote for when he was a student there.

" The sound effect used for the sound of Kryptonite radiating is the same as the one used in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

Join Clark Kent on Smallville on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at 8:00 p.m. only on Star World.

Watch Smallville on Star World!

Wednesdays at 20:00

Thursdays at 02:30, 10:00

Saturdays at 08:00

Star, a wholly-owned subsidiary of News Corporation, is Asia's leading multi-platform content and service provider. Star's over 40 distributed services in seven languages reach more than 300 million viewers across 53 Asian countries. Star television channels include Star Chinese Channel, Star Plus, Star World, Xing Kong, Vijay, Phoenix Chinese Channel, Channel [V], ESPN, Star Sports, Star Chinese Movies, Star Gold, Star Mandarin Movies, Star Movies, Phoenix Movies Channel, Star News, Phoenix InfoNews Channel, in addition to distributed channels National Geographic Channel, A1, The History Channel, Fox News and Sky News. Star has interests in cable systems in India and Taiwan. It also powers the launch of Total TV in Taiwan, Asia's first interactive digital cable TV services. In addition, it provides advertising sales and marketing services and is a key source of programming expertise for Radio City, the first FM radio network to launch in India.

For further information please contact:

In Mumbai

Zeenat Khan

Communications Department

STAR (India) Ltd. Tel: 91-22-5656 8787

Shiraz Bhavnani/ Shivani Shah

Vaishnavi Corporate Communications

Tel No. 91-22-56305555 Fax: 91-22-5656 8788

Email: sbhavnani@vccpl.com / sshah@vccpl.com

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