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06.04.2019

CBS ALL ACCESS’ “WHY WOMEN KILL” TO PREMIERE THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

New Episodes of “Why Women Kill” Will Be Released Weekly on Thursdays

Exclusively for CBS All Access Subscribers

NEW YORK – June 4, 2019 – CBS All Access announced today that its new original series WHY WOMEN KILL, a darkly comedic drama created by Marc Cherry (“Desperate Housewives,” “Devious Maids”), will premiere on Thursday, August 15. Episodes of WHY WOMEN KILL’s 10-episode first season will be available on demand weekly on Thursdays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers.

WHY WOMEN KILL details the lives of three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the ‘60s, a socialite in the ‘80s and a lawyer in 2019, each dealing with infidelity in their marriages. The series will examine how the roles of women have changed, but how their reaction to betrayal…has not.

WHY WOMEN KILL stars Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kirby Howell-Baptiste. The cast includes Jack Davenport, Sam Jaeger, Reid Scott, Alexandra Daddario, Sadie Calvano, Leo Howard, Alicia Coppola and Katie Finneran.

The series will be produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios. Creator Marc Cherry will serve as executive producer alongside Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo and Acme Productions’ Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis. Marc Webb will also executive produce and is set to direct the series premiere and two additional episodes.

CBS All Access’ growing slate of original series currently includes THE GOOD FIGHT, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, NO ACTIVITY, STRANGE ANGEL, premiering its second season on June 13, and TELL ME A STORY. CBS All Access’ slate of original series will continue to expand with the addition of the new series WHY WOMEN KILL and INTERROGATION and the limited series THE STAND, with additional programming to be announced. CBS All Access is also the exclusive domestic home to STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and the upcoming STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and STAR TREK: PICARD, featuring Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard.

About CBS All Access:

CBS All Access is CBS’ direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and streaming service. CBS All Access gives subscribers the ability to watch more than 10,000 episodes on demand – spanning exclusive original series, CBS Television Network’s primetime, daytime and late-night shows, plus classic TV hits – as well as the ability to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. CBS All Access’ original series include THE GOOD FIGHT, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, NO ACTIVITY, STRANGE ANGEL, premiering its second season on June 13, and TELL ME A STORY. CBS All Access’ slate of original series will continue to expand with the addition of the new series WHY WOMEN KILL and INTERROGATION and the limited series THE STAND, with additional programming to be announced. CBS All Access is also the exclusive domestic home to STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and the upcoming STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and STAR TREK: PICARD, featuring Sir Patrick Stewart. CBS All Access also includes the ability to stream CBS Interactive’s other live channels, CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

The service is currently available online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS app for iOS, Android and Windows 10, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Fire TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Vizio Smartcast TVs and Amazon Prime Video Channels. Versions of CBS All Access have now launched internationally in Canada and Australia (10 All Access, with unique but similar content and pricing plans. For more details on CBS All Access, please visit https://www.cbs.com/all-access.

About CBS Television Studios:

CBS Television Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of programming for broadcast, basic and premium cable, and streaming platforms. The Studio’s programming includes the phenomenally successful NCIS franchise; the critically acclaimed STAR TREK: DISCOVERY; MADAM SECRETARY; JANE THE VIRGIN; CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND; the hit dramas SEAL TEAM, FBI, BLUE BLOODS, HAWAII FIVE-0, MACGYVER, MAGNUM P.I., THE CODE, BULL, INSTINCT and ELEMENTARY; the popular comedy series THE NEIGHBORHOOD; MAN WITH A PLAN; FAM; CHARMED, DYNASTY and IN THE DARK for The CW; the summer action-adventure series BLOOD & TREASURE; and “BH90210” for FOX.

The Studio also produces the Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show THE TALK, as well as the Emmy Award-nominated late night series THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT and THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN. For CBS All Access, the Studio produces THE GOOD FIGHT; STRANGE ANGEL; the streaming service’s first comedy series, NO ACTIVITY; WHY WOMEN KILL; INTERROGATION; THE TWILIGHT ZONE; and the highly anticipated adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling novel, THE STAND. Additionally, as part of the expansion of the “Star Trek” universe, the Studio produces STAR TREK: PICARD featuring Sir Patrick Stewart reprising the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, which marked CBS All Access’ foray into the animation landscape, as well as the untitled “Star Trek” animated series for Nickelodeon. The Studio’s programming also includes series based on popular, viral segments from THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN, “Carpool Karaoke” for Apple Music and “Drop the Mic” for TBS, as well as “Dead to Me,” “Insatiable” and “Unbelievable” for Netflix. Additionally, the Studio produces the comedy anthology series “The Guest Book” for TBS; OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT and YOUR HONOR for SHOWTIME; DIARY OF A FEMALE PRESIDENT for Disney+; as well as “A Higher Loyalty,” a miniseries based on former FBI Director James Comey’s memoir.

About Imagine Television Group:

Imagine Television Group is comprised of Imagine Television and Imagine Television Studios. Imagine Television was founded in 1986 by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard and is run by Imagine Television Group Chairman, Francie Calfo and Imagine Television President, Samie Kim Falvey. The company’s productions have been honored with 195 Emmy Nominations and 30 Golden Globe nominations. Last year, the company formed Imagine Television Studios, also co-run by Calfo and Falvey, to produce and finance a slate projects which currently includes the series WHY WOMEN KILL for CBS All Access from Marc Cherry; “Swagger” for Apple from Kevin Durant and Reggie Rock Bythewood; and “Wu-Tang: An American Saga” for Hulu from The RZA and Alex Tse. Imagine Television is also producing “Filthy Rich” with Tate Taylor for Fox. Current programming includes Fox’s award-winning series “Empire,” Netflix’s “Arrested Development,” and NatGeo’s Emmy® Award-winning “Genius” anthology series. Earlier productions include Fox's Golden Globe and Emmy® Award-winning Best Drama Series “24,” NBC’s Peabody Award winning series “Friday Night Lights,” Fox’s Emmy® Award-winning Best Comedy “Arrested Development,” Fox’s “Shots Fired,” Fox’s “Lie To Me,” WB’s “Felicity,” ABC's “SportsNight” and HBO’s “From the Earth to the Moon,” which won the Emmy® for Outstanding Mini-Series. Howard and Brian Grazer began their collaboration in 1985 with the hit film comedies “Night Shift” and “Splash” and continue to run Imagine as Executive Chairmen. www.imagine-entertainment.com

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CBS All Access Press Contacts:

Morgan Seal

646-424-4321

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Felicia Pollack

212-380-0286

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CBS Television Studio Contact:

Yani Chang

818-655-7237

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Photo Contact:

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Imagine Entertainment Contact:

Sage Shah

310-858-2135

s.shah@imagine-entertainment.com