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PARAMOUNT'S 'WINGS' RENEWED FOR TWO FULL SEASONS; 44 EPISODES COMMITTED TO PRODUCTION

 HOLLYWOOD, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- "Wings," the highly popular NBC comedy series from Grub Street Productions in association with Paramount Network Television, has been renewed for two full seasons, representing a commitment to produce 44 episodes, it was confirmed today by John S. Pike, president of the division.
 Currently in its fourth season, "Wings" consistently ranked No. 1 in its Thursday 9:30 p.m. time period and No. 1 among adults 18-49. Season-to-date, the series averaged a 13.6 rating/24 share, beating out such strong ratings performers as "Primetime Live," "Blossom," "Empty Nest" and "America's Funniest Home Videos." During the month of February, "Wings" aired at the special time of 8:30 p.m. (EST) on Thursday nights on NBC-TV, and averaged a 12.6 rating/19 share.
 "Wings" stars Tim Daly as Joe Hackett; Steven Weber as Brian Hackett; Crystal Bernard as Helen Chappel; David Schramm as Roy Biggins; Rebecca Schull as Fay Evelyn Cochran; Thomas Haden Church as Lowell Mather; and Tony Shalhoub as Antonio Scarpacci.
 Emmy Award winners David Angell, Peter Casey and David Lee are the creators/executive producers of "Wings," and David Hackel ("Dear John") is co-executive producer. The outstanding production team this season also includes supervising producer Christopher Lloyd ("Golden Girls," "Down Home"), producers Robin Chamberlin, Larry Balmagia ("Cheers") and Ian Gurvitz, co-producer Maggie Randell and producer/director and Emmy winner Andy Ackerman ("Cheers").
 "Wings" is a Grub Street Production in association with Paramount Network Television. Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Paramount Communications Inc.
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 /CONTACT: John A. Wentworth, VP-Advertising/Publicity/Promotion, Network Television Division of Paramount Pictures, 213-956-5394; or Melissa Harold or Trisha Cardoso of Mahoney Communications, 213-251-4608, for the Network Television Division of Paramount Pictures/


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