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Maigret: French Mystery Series on MHz WORLDVIEW.

WASHINGTON -- Independent public broadcaster MHz NETWORKS announces the addition of the Maigret French detective series on its new national program service MHz WORLDVIEW. The TV series stars Bruno Cremer in his signature 10-year role as the gruff yet introspective Parisian inspector, and is a faithful adaptation of Georges Simenon's classic mystery books. In total there are nearly 50 episodes of Cremer as Maigret, all of which will be seen exclusively in the U.S. through MHz WORLDVIEW.

The series will feature introductions by Michael Jeck, MHz's nationally recognized film critic. "George Simenon's Maigret is the most-famous detective in the world except for Sherlock Holmes," says Jeck, former sole programmer at the American Film Institute's Theatre in Washington, D.C. and a frequent contributor to Film Forum 2. Maigret will actually be going head-to-head with Sherlock Holmes, a Russian version of Sherlock Holmes, on MHz WORLDVIEW's International Mysteries block in May. MHz's experience with the international mysteries genre has been very successful on its Washington, D.C. stations, with a large following of passionate fans. "We're really tickled to introduce Maigret to the larger American audience," says Frederick Thomas, "His literary following is legendary and this TV series is equally addictive. Viewers will love these programs."

MHz NETWORKS, which operates in Northern Virginia and serves the Washington, D.C. market through WNVC and WNVT, is owned by Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation (CPBC), headquartered in Richmond, VA. CPBC is a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation. The MHz WORLDVIEW program stream is sponsored in part by the GlobeCast WorldTV service and is available on Intelsat America 5. MHz produces its original programs through its two production studios, one in Northern Virginia at its technical operations center, the other at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Visit www.mhzworldview.org for more information.
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