SundanceTV, July 31, 2009

Sundance Channel to Premiere Season Three of Original Series ”Big Ideas for a Small Planet,” Tuesday, August 4 @ 8 PM

Sundance Channel will premiere season three of its award-winning original eco-series "Big Ideas for a Small Planet," Tuesday, August 4 at 8 pm, ET/PT. The 13-part series airs as part of THE GREEN, Sundance Channel’s weekly primetime destination devoted to environmental programming.

"Big Ideas for a Small Planet" continues to be on the forefront of the discovery and discussion of green design, innovation and process. Each week, a different green theme comes into focus through the work of three specific forward-thinking innovators – from scientists to product and fashion designers; from entrepreneurs to first-time inventors – inspiring audiences to incorporate green thinking and practices into all facets of their daily lives. It asks audiences to imagine a world in which we eat, build and raise our children green, but this season it expands its scope to address communities, animals, art, sports, music, and greener ways to relax.

Jackson Browne, Thom Filicia, Cindy Crawford, Soleil Moon Frye, and the Philadelphia Eagles are among those that will be featured and profiled in season three. The series also showcases a cast of recurring expert commentators, including award-winning scientist, geneticist and author, Dr. David Suzuki; author and host of "The Lazy Environmentalist," Josh Dorfman; urban revitalization strategist and host of "Eco-Heroes," Majora Carter; and sustainability journalist, Simran Sethi.

About Sundance Channel:
Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold, uncompromising and irreverent, Sundance Channel offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of films, documentaries, and original programs, all unedited and commercial free. Launched in 1996, Sundance Channel is subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC. Sundance Channel operates independently of the non-profit Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance mission of encouraging artistic freedom of expression. Sundance Channel’s website address is www.sundancechannel.com.

Contact:

Jaime Saberito
646-273-3628
jmsaberito@rainbow-media.com