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Channel 12 presents Halloween treat: Premiere episodes of 1959 "Twilight Zone"... Original TZ series will begin airing Thursday nights in December

DENVER – (October 15, 2009) – This Halloween, channel 12 will give viewers a taste of The Twilight Zone before the station’s scheduled debut of the cult classic series in December.

The Halloween treat – marking the 50th anniversary of the classic series – will kick off at 8 p.m. with showing the first three episodes of the series: “Where is Everybody?”, “One for the Angels” and “Mr. Denton on Doomsday.”  The three episodes first aired October 2, 9 and 16, 1959.

Starting Thursday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m., two episodes of the popular series will air weekly on channel 12.

The Twilight Zone is an anthology series created and written by host, Rod Serling.  The original series ran for five seasons from 1959 to 1964.  The show combines elements of science fiction, fantasy and horror to tell stories of people who suddenly found themselves in odd and supernatural situations. 

Every episode contains an underlying, unique message that represents one or more of society and humanity’s ills, inequalities and social injustices. Almost every episode wraps up with an unexpected twist, leaving viewers guessing until the end. 

The Twilight Zone won two Emmys, a Golden Globe and several other awards.  The original series features many familiar faces: Robert Redford, William Shatner, Burt Reynolds, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Carol Burnett, James Coburn, Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Peter Falk and Bill Mumy, just to name a few.   

A full schedule of air times for all Channel 12 programs can be found at www.KBDI.org.

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Channel 12 brings a treat to viewers on Halloween evening: 3 episodes of the original "Twilight Zone." The original series will debut on the station, starting December 17. 

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The 50th anniversary of Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone" will be celebrated Halloween evening on channel 12. The original series will begin airing on channel 12 in December.

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