SOURCE: WGL Entertainment Holdings, Inc.

August 29, 2007 16:00 ET

Comcast to Air 'WGL Million Dollar Shootout' Nationwide This Fall

Award-Winning Golf Reality Show Features Spellbinding Finish

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - August 29, 2007) - Comcast SportsNet gives 26.9 million viewers across the country a chance to tune in as 20 golfers compete for $1 million.

Produced by WGL Entertainment (PINKSHEETS: WGLT), the seven-episode "WGL Million Dollar Shootout" won Honorable Mention in the 2007 Accolade Award competition for Best New Reality Show. WGL Entertainment, a subsidiary of the WGL Entertainment Holding's, Inc., also produces "LPGA Meets the Bachelor" and "Golf & Poker Invitational."

The "WGL Million Dollar Shootout," shot at the Reunion Resort in Orlando, Fla. and hosted by John O'Hurley of "Seinfeld" and "Dancing With the Stars," features five teams of four golfers each. Foursomes consist of a captain, everyday golfers with a range of handicaps, along with ordinary heroes chosen by the American Red Cross.

One time every six holes, teams are allowed to call on professional lifelines to hit a shot for them. Celebrity golfers include the Golf Channel's "Big Break II" star Don Donitello, PGA Tour stars Fred Funk and Mark Calcavecchia, along with LPGA Tour stars Cristie Kerr, Carin Koch and Bernadette Luse.

After the first round, each team captain eliminates one player. Second round cuts include one entire team along with one more player from each remaining team. Two more teams are eliminated after the third round. The $1 million fourth round, where every shot means the difference between winning and going home empty-handed, features the top two teams, including the individual golfers cut during earlier rounds.

The show's finale is among the most suspenseful rounds of golf ever filmed. The final round ends in a tie, requiring a sudden death playoff for the $1 million prize. For nine nail-biting holes, the teams battle for the big payoff.

"I have been to the Masters and the British Open and what I witnessed here today tops it all, PGA Tour or otherwise," said O'Hurley after the match. "Hollywood couldn't have scripted this any better."

The WGL Million Dollar Shootout will be broadcast on Comcast affiliates SportsNet NY (8.1 million viewers), Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic (4.7 million viewers), Comcast SportsNet Southeast (5.5 million viewers), Comcast Local (Mich., 1.6 million viewers), Comcast SportsNet West (Sacramento/Bay Area, 2.2 million viewers) and Comcast SportsNet Chicago (4.8 million viewers).

Casting for the second season of "WGL Million Dollar Shootout" is already underway. For more information, please visit

About WGL Entertainment:

WGL Entertainment Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary WGL Entertainment, is the producer of the WGL Million Dollar Shootout Reality Television Series and several other made for T.V. sports entertainment events scheduled to be produced in 2007 and beyond.

To the extent that statements in this press release are not strictly historical, including statements as to revenue projections, business strategy, outlook, objectives, future milestones, plans, intentions, goals, future financial conditions, future collaboration agreements, the success of the Company's development, events conditioned on stockholder or other approval, or otherwise as to future events, such statements are forward-looking, and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:

    Michael Pagnano
    WGL Entertainment Holdings, Inc.