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Oscar-winning film 'Crash' coming to TV

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The Oscar-winning "Crash" is coming to TV as a drama series this year.

The 13-episode, one-hour series will air on cable's Starz as its first original drama series, the network announced Monday.

Key members of the feature's production team will be back for the series, including its director, co-writer and producer, Paul Haggis; co-writer and producer Bobby Moresco; producer Bob Yari; producer Don Cheadle; producer Mark R. Harris and executive producer Tom Nunan.

In addition to Best Picture, the 2004 film also won Oscars for best original screenplay and for editing. An examination of the complexities of racial tolerance set in Los Angeles, it starred Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton and Ryan Philippe.

No casting decisions have been announced for the series, which is scheduled to begin production this spring.

Primarily a movie channel, Starz last week premiered its first two original half-hour comedy series, "Head Case" and "Hollywood Residential."

With 30 million subscribers, Starz is one of 16 premium channels owned by Starz Entertainment, LLC.

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