[05/10/05 - 12:00 AM]
ABC and Hallmark Entertainment to Begin Production on "The Ten Commandments"

[via press release from ABC]


International Cast Features Dougray Scott, Omar Sharif, �Lost�s� Naveen Andrews and �Alias�� Mia Maestro

Morocco Chosen as Biblical Backdrop for Blockbuster Re-telling of This Classic Epic

The ABC Television Network and Hallmark Entertainment today announced that production on �The Ten Commandments,� a four-hour miniseries, will begin May 23. The two-part epic, the product of months of painstaking biblical and historical research to present the story of �Exodus� and offer an authentic portrayal of 13th century B.C. Egypt, will be shot over a ten-week period on location in Ouarzazate, Morocco. �The Ten Commandments� will air during the 2005-06 season on ABC.

The stellar international cast -- an exciting combination of seasoned motion picture veterans and promising newcomers -- features Dougray Scott (�Ever After,� ABC/Hallmark�s �Arabian Nights�) as Moses, Omar Sharif (�Doctor Zhivago,� �Lawrence of Arabia,� �Hidalgo�) as Jethro, Naveen Andrews (�Lost,� �Bride and Prejudice�) as Menerith, Linus Roache (�The Chronicles of Riddick�) as Aaron and Mia Maestro (�Alias�) as Zipporah.

This is the story of Moses -- one of the most revered figures in our world�s religions -- the man who rose in power to defend a people, to free them and to live in history like no other.

A time of danger approaches for the entire Kingdom -- danger from a child who will become a Prince of Egypt. With a soothsayer�s dire prophecy, the Pharaoh orders the slaughter of all newborn males. But one child, Moses, born of Hebrew slave Amram and his wife, Jochebed, is relinquished to the care of others to ensure his safety. Raised by Princess Bithia in a royal Egyptian household and with no memory of his true family, Moses has risen to the stature of Prince. Upon discovery of his heritage, and inspired by a fiery message from God, he implores his stepbrother, Menerith, a high official in Ramses� army, to join him in a fight to reclaim his destiny as leader and liberator of the Hebrew people.

But when Ramses rejects his demands for his personal quest, Moses issues the curse of a coming plague. From a swarming cloud of locusts to a river transformed into a rushing stream of human blood to a downpour of frogs from the heavens, the prophesized scourge has been unleashed. Moses has taken the first step toward accomplishing his mission. Charting the dramatic story of the Hebrew leader -- from his narrow escape from death as a child to his role as an emancipator of slaves to the parting of the Red Sea -- �The Ten Commandments� unfolds with all the spectacle, violent human drama and grand inspiration that has earned this its stature as the greatest story ever told.

Robert Dornhelm (�Anne Frank,� USA Network�s �Spartacus,� �Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story�) will direct the script by Ron Hutchinson (�The Island of Dr. Moreau,� �Traffic�). Robert Halmi, Sr. will executive-produce. �The Ten Commandments� is a production of Hallmark Entertainment.

  [may 2005]  


[10/05/15 - 03:34 PM]
Discovery Channel Delivers Third Consecutive Record-Breaking Quarter in Ratings and Viewership
Discovery spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 01:43 PM]
Major League Baseball Delivers FOX Sports a Triple Crown in 2015
FOX Sports spins the numbers for its MLB coverage to date this season.

[10/05/15 - 01:34 PM]
Velocity Rings in Four Year Anniversary with Its Best Third Quarter Ever in Primetime
Velocity spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 01:12 PM]
A&E Kicks Off Halloween with the Scariest Psychological Social Experiment on Live TV - "Fear: Buried Alive"
The two-hour event premieres Monday, October 26 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/05/15 - 12:00 PM]
"Breakthrough Prize" Foundation Teams with National Geographic Channel, FOX and Acclaimed Producer Don Mischer to Celebrate Today's Leading Scientists and Mathematicians with Broadcast of the 2016 "Breakthrough Prize" Ceremony
Emmy-nominated "Cosmos" executive producer and "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is set to host the annual ceremony, to be held in Silicon Valley.

[10/05/15 - 10:59 AM]
FOX 3-Day Ratings: "Empire" Jumps 40% in Adults 18-49; Tops #2 Show by More Than 2 Full Rating Points
FOX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 30.

[10/05/15 - 10:57 AM]
"How to Dance in Ohio," An Intimate Portrait of Three Young Women on the Autism Spectrum, Chronicling the Challenges and Triumphs They Experience Preparing for a Spring Formal, Debuts Oct. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film was an official selection at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and winner of the Audience Award at 2015 Full Frame Film Festival.

[10/05/15 - 10:32 AM]
Video: "Vinyl" - Trailer (HBO)
From Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter, this new 10-episode drama series is set in 1970s New York.

[10/05/15 - 10:26 AM]
It's the Biggest 15 Minutes of Country Music's Biggest Night(TM)
Kick off Country Music's Biggest Night(TM) with a not-to-be-missed, world premiere musical collaboration and opening monologue during "The 49th Annual CMA Awards," airing live Wednesday, November 4.

[10/05/15 - 10:02 AM]
Video: "Supergirl" Soars Along to Rachel Platten's "Fight Song"
"When I first watched 'Supergirl,' I fell in love with Kara," said Platten. "She perfectly embodies the message of 'Fight Song.'"

[10/05/15 - 10:00 AM]
Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra Launch Ninth "Oprah & Deepak 21-Day Meditation Experience" Titled "Become What You Believe"
This new Meditation Experience was inspired by OWN's upcoming landmark seven-part documentary series "Belief," which depicts how people with a wide range of beliefs search for deeper meaning and connection with the world around them.

[10/05/15 - 10:00 AM]
E!'s "The Soup" Goes Live from Talladega Superspeedway for a Special, Hour-Long Episode on Friday, October 23 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
Joel McHale will be delivering the latest and greatest pop culture clips from one of the most storied arenas in the sports world.

[10/05/15 - 09:43 AM]
Series Premiere of "Code Black" Grows by Nearly 3 Million Viewers and 53% in Adults 18-49 with Live +3-Day Viewing
CBS further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 30.

[10/05/15 - 09:39 AM]
Momentum Gaining for Discovery Family Channel with Growth Across All Dayparts in 3Q15
Discovery Family Channel spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 09:36 AM]
FXM to Present "Fargo" Marathon on October 11, One Day Before Second Installment Premiere
The marathon will feature a commercial-free exhibition of the first episode, "The Crocodile's Dilemma."