"Dinner For Five" Season Two Serves Up Next Course

Seven New Episodes Premiere Monday, September 8 at 8:00PM (ET/PT)

The Independent Film Channel's (IFC) critically acclaimed signature series DINNER FOR FIVE, created and hosted by Jon Favreau (Made and Elf), airs seven new episodes for its second season beginning Monday, September 8 at 8:00PM (ET/PT) with guests Vince Vaughn (Old School), Cole Hauser (2 Fast 2 Furious), the original "Hannibal" Brian Cox (X2) and Rory Cochrane (C.S.I.: Miami).

DINNER FOR FIVE, loosely based on the famed Algonquin Roundtable, seats screen legends next to a variety of personalities from film, television, music and comedy, resulting in an unpredictable evening of food and banter. The spontaneous show format is an open forum for guests to let their hair down, chat about life on and off the set and swap stories about projects past and present. Season Three began production this summer and is scheduled to premiere First Quarter 2004.

Airing Monday evenings at 8:00PM (ET/PT) beginning September 8, the schedule for the next entrées of Season Two is as follows:

  • September 8: Vince Vaughn (Old School), Cole Hauser (2 Fast 2 Furious), the original "Hannibal" Brian Cox (X2) and Rory Cochrane (C.S.I.: Miami);
  • September 15: IFC Films' Casa De Los Babys, which includes director John Sayles (Lone Star), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Secretary), Lili Taylor (Six Feet Under) and Vanessa Martinez (Limbo);
  • September 22: Fran Drescher (The Nanny), director John Landis (Blues Brothers), Leland Orser (Saving Private Ryan) and comedian David Allen Grier (Life with Bonnie);
  • September 29: A girls' night out with Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull), Beverly D'Angelo (Vacation), Rosie Perez (Do the Right Thing) and Catherine Kellner (Pearl Harbor);
  • October 6: Featuring the cast from Jon's upcoming film Elf, James Caan (The Godfather), Will Ferrell (Old School), Mary Steenburgen (I Am Sam) and Zooey Deschanel (Manic);
  • October 13: Scheduled to appear, the cast of IFC Productions' upcoming release Pieces of April, Sean Hayes (Will and Grace), Katie Holmes (Wonder Boys), Patricia Clarkson (Far From Heaven) and Oliver Platt (Don't Say A Word);
  • October 20: Famke Janssen (X2), actor/director Peter Berg (The Rundown), Paul Rudd (The Shape of Things) and Freaks and Geeks creator/director Judd Apatow.

    Favreau's Daredevil co-stars Ben Affleck (Gigli), Jennifer Garner (ABC's Alias), Colin Farrell (S.W.A.T. ) and director Kevin Smith (Clerks) kicked off Season Two earlier this year. Additional guests from the current season included Dom Deluise (Blazing Saddles), Richard Lewis (HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm), Peter Falk (A Woman Under the Influence), director John Herzfeld (15 Minutes), director Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show), Penelope Ann Miller (Carlito's Way), Liev Schreiber (Walking and Talking), Larry Miller (The Nutty Professor), Carrie Fisher (Star Wars), Blair Underwood (Full Frontal), Ed Asner (TV's Mary Tyler Moore Show), Ed Begley, Jr. (A Mighty Wind), Janeane Garofalo (Manhood), Joe Pantoliano (Bad Boys II), A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius author Dave Eggers, Talking Heads musician David Byrne, Saturday Night Live alum Will Ferrell (Elf), Eddie Izzard (All the Queen's Men), Illeana Douglas (The New Guy) and director Louis CK (Pootie Tang).

The Independent Film Channel (IFC) is the first and most widely distributed channel dedicated to independent film 24 hours a day, uncut and commercial free. IFC continues to expand its programming lineup with original series and independent genre-focused specials. The network's recent, critically acclaimed series and specials include Dinner For Five, A Decade Under The Influence, BaadAsssss Cinema, The American Nightmare, and Indie Sex: Taboos.

IFC Television is a part of IFC Companies, which has created a unique end-to-end business model and brand that focuses on developing and nurturing talent, and maximizing the value of independent film. With a television network, a film distribution and production unit, and a VOD service, IFC Companies represents the future of independent film. IFC Companies uses its unique position to broaden the independent film audience nationwide and to expand the opportunities for independent filmmakers. IFC Companies is a division of Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc.

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