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The four adaptations will air every Monday at 9:00/8:00c starting January 29.

[via press release from Lifetime]

Lifetime Television Partners With Publishing Phenomenon Nora Roberts and Peter Guber's Mandalay Television on Four Lifetime Original Movies

#1 New York Times Best-Selling Author Roberts Has More than 295 Million Books in Print Executive Produced by Mandalay Television and Stephanie Germain Productions

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 11 -- World renowned novelist and publishing sensation Nora Roberts and legendary entertainment industry producer Peter Guber's Mandalay Television have joined creative forces with Lifetime Television to turn four of Roberts' best-selling novels into Lifetime Original Movies. Guber, along with Peter Strauss of Mandalay Television and Stephanie Germain of Stephanie Germain Productions have produced the upcoming movies "Nora Roberts' Angels Fall," "Nora Roberts' Montana Sky," "Nora Roberts' Blue Smoke" and "Nora Roberts' Carolina Moon." They are:

* Heather Locklear ("Spin City," "Melrose Place") and Johnathon Schaech ("That Thing You Do!") star in "Nora Roberts' Angels Fall," which centers on a woman who is the sole survivor of a restaurant massacre, now trying to rebuild her life only to find herself once again at the center of a murder mystery. "Nora Roberts' Angels Fall" premieres Monday, January 29, at 9 PM (ET/PT).

* John Corbett ("Sex and the City"), Ashley Williams ("Good Morning, Miami"), Charlotte Ross ("NYPD Blue") and Golden Globe(R) Award-winning actress Diane Ladd ("Alice") star in "Nora Roberts' Montana Sky," which tells the story of three half sisters who meet for the first time when their father dies, only to learn that they must live together for a year in order to receive their sizable inheritance. "Nora Roberts' Montana Sky" premieres Monday, February 5, at 9 PM (ET/PT).

* Alicia Witt ("The Upside of Anger," "Cybill"), Matthew Settle ("Brothers & Sisters," "Band of Brothers"), Scott Bakula ("Star Trek: Enterprise," "Quantum Leap") and Talia Shire ("Rocky," "The Godfather") star in "Nora Roberts' Blue Smoke," about Reena, a young woman who, after watching her family business burn to the ground as a child, becomes an arson investigator and steps into the greatest inferno she has ever faced. "Nora Roberts' Blue Smoke" premieres Monday, February 12, at 9 PM (ET/PT).

* Claire Forlani ("Meet Joe Black"), Oliver Hudson ("Dawson's Creek") and Jacqueline Bisset ("The Deep") star in "Nora Roberts' Carolina Moon," which focuses on a unique young woman who returns to her hometown to confront the violent memories of her childhood. She unexpectedly finds love in the arms of an old friend and becomes the key to solving a series of murders that began with the death of her childhood best friend. "Nora Roberts' Carolina Moon" premieres Monday, February 19, at 9 PM (ET/PT).

Since publishing her first novel in 1981, Roberts has gone on to become a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon. With more than 295 million books in print, Roberts' novels have spent 102 weeks at the #1 spot on the coveted New York Times best-seller list.

All four of the Nora Roberts movies are produced by Mandalay Television and Stephanie Germain Productions for Lifetime Television. Peter Guber ("Rainman," "Batman," "The Color Purple," "The Jacket"), Stephanie Germain (Lifetime's "Gracie's Choice," "The Day After Tomorrow") and Peter Strauss ("The Jacket") are the executive producers.

Mandalay Television has achieved great success in series, made-for-television movies and miniseries. Mandalay movies and miniseries have delivered some of the strongest ratings of all-time, including Dean Koontz's "Intensity," a four-hour miniseries based on the best-seller by Dean Koontz -- the highest rated miniseries ever on FOX; "First Daughter," a two-hour original movie starring Mariel Hemingway for TBS, "First Target" and "First Shot"; "Blood Crime," which launched USA's Crime Friday; and "The Linda McCartney Story." Mandalay is currently in production on the second season of "Brotherhood," the critically acclaimed series for Showtime.

Lifetime is the leader in women's television and one of the top-rated basic cable television networks. A diverse, multi-media company, Lifetime is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. Lifetime Television, LMN, Lifetime Real Women, Lifetime Home Entertainment and Lifetime Online (http://www.lifetimetv.com) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, a 50/50 joint venture of The Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company.

SOURCE Lifetime Television

  [january 2007]  


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