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Why Did Jennifer Wilbanks Run, And Could You Be Next”

WE: Women's Entertainment Examines the Circumstances That Lead Engaged Women to Hit the Road Just Before Their Wedding Day with Runaway Bride Premiering Monday, June 6

Wilbanks' wedding coordinator and friends among those featured in one-hour special

NEW YORK, June 1, 2005 – WE: Women's Entertainment takes an in-depth look at the Runaway Bride — and how to avoid becoming one yourself — in a one-hour special premiering Monday, June 6 at 10 PM, ET. Georgia bride-to-be, Jennifer Wilbanks recently brought national attention to the phenomenon that has plagued brides for years- when the pressure of planning a wedding is too much and escape is the only option.

The network that created the hit reality series Bridezillas explores this water-cooler topic beginning with the details of what should have been Duluth, Georgia's "wedding of the decade," to behind-the-scenes perspectives of the story that captivated the nation with concern, betrayal, anger and now indictment.

Runaway Bride features interviews with Ms. Wilbanks' wedding coordinator, her friends and co-workers, public officials, local reporters and deejays, and, with her own take on the subject, comedian Judy Gold. Factoids, news footage, and re-enactments round out the special to fully illustrate this uncanny national story.

The special also provides counsel from matrimonial experts who try to make sense of it all and offer advice on how to keep runaway bride syndrome from happening.

Encore telecasts of RUNAWAY BRIDE will lead up to the second season premiere of Bridezillas, on Sunday, June 12 at 10:00 PM ET with all-new real life tales of women going 'bridal'!

WE: Women's Entertainment is a subsidiary of Rainbow Entertainment Services, which also includes AMC and IFC Companies. WE: Women's Entertainment features the largest collection of women's interest films, inspiring original series and topical specials. The network is currently available in more than 55 million homes.

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