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Starz to Sample ‘Power’ First Season

Starz will offer viewers an opportunity to sample the first season of its hit drama series Power, said network officials.

All eight episodes of the first season of Power -- which stars Omari Hardwick as a successful nightclub owner trying to distance himself from his criminal past -- will be made available on Starz.com as well as via linear, on-demand and/or online through select U.S. cable, satellite and telco affiliates, said network officials.

The 10-episode third season of the series will premiere on July 17.

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