or


[12/26/07 - 08:21 PM]
Journey to the Center of the Earth, New Adaptation of Jules Verne Classic, Makes Its Network Television Debut
The original movie, starring Ricky Schroder and Peter Fonda, will premiere on Sunday, January 27 on ION.

[via press release from RHI Entertainment]

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, NEW ADAPTATION OF JULES VERNE CLASSIC, MAKES ITS NETWORK TELEVISION DEBUT

RHI Original Movie Starring Ricky Schroder and Peter Fonda Premieres on ION Television on Sunday, January 27

(New York, NY � December 20, 2007) - RHI Entertainment announced today that the two-hour telefilm "Journey to the Center of the Earth," a dynamic new adaptation of the classic tale by Jules Verne, will make its premiere during the RHI Movie Weekend on the ION Television Network Sunday, January 27 (9/8c).

The new production stars Ricky Schroder (Crimson Tide, Lonesome Dove, NYPD Blue, 24) and Peter Fonda (Easy Rider, Ulee's Gold, The Laramie Project, 3:10 to Yuma) as well as Victoria Pratt (Daybreak, Brotherhood of Blood), Steven Grayhm (Taken, White Chicks, Mitch Albom's: The Five People You Meet in Heaven) and Mike Dopud (Kaya, Smallville, Stargate SG-1).

Set in the late 1800's, Journey to the Center of the Earth is the story of the noted anthropologist Jonathan Brock, who accepts a risky proposition to lead an expedition to find the missing Edward Dennison. Brock and his party re-trace Dennison's last known tracks to a mysterious passage in Alaska, rumored to be the secret gateway to the center of the earth. As they descend deeper and deeper into the unknown, the group finds a vast world undergoing an evolutionary process unto itself, complete with prehistoric creatures, primitive tribes and amazing discoveries.

Shot on location in and around Vancouver on high definition video during the summer of 2007, the spectacular scenery and dramatic weather are an integral part of the production. Journey to the Center of the Earth is directed by the award-winning TJ Scott (Xena: Warrior Princess, La Femme Nikita). Robert Halmi, Sr., Robert Halmi Jr., Lisa Richardson and Matthew O'Connor are executive producers of the project.

"We have taken one of literature's greatest adventures and turned it just enough to make it even more fresh and compelling for today's audiences," said Robert Halmi, Jr., President and CEO of RHI Entertainment. "This tale of action, fantasy and the unexpected will send viewers of all ages onto their own epic journey of exploration and discovery."

"ION Television continues to build new levels of awareness and viewership with each new production from RHI Entertainment," said Brandon Burgess, President and CEO, ION Media Networks. "Journey to the Center of the Earth keeps the momentum going, and is a great way to start the New Year."

About RHI Entertainment

RHI Entertainment, LLC develops, produces and distributes new made-for-television movies, miniseries and other television programming worldwide, and is the leading provider of new long-form television content in the U.S. Under the guidance of Robert Halmi, Sr. and Robert Halmi, Jr., RHI has produced and distributed thousands of hours of quality television programming, and RHI's productions have received more than 100 Emmy Awards. During 2007, RHI expects to develop, produce and distribute approximately 45 new television movies and miniseries to broadcast and cable networks around the world. In addition to the development, production and distribution of new content, RHI owns rights to approximately 1,000 titles, or over 3,500 broadcast hours of long-form television programming, which are licensed to broadcast and cable networks and new media outlets globally.

About ION Media Networks

ION Media Networks, Inc. owns and operates the nation's largest broadcast television station group and ION Television, reaching over 94 million U.S. television households via its nationwide broadcast television, cable and satellite distribution systems. ION Television currently features popular TV series and movies from the award-winning libraries of Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Television and CBS Television, among others. ION Media has also partnered with RHI Entertainment, which owns over 4,000 hours of acclaimed television content, to provide weekend primetime programming consisting of exclusive original programming and quality library titles. Utilizing its digital multicasting capability, the company has launched several digital TV brands, including qubo, a television and multimedia network for children formed in partnership with several leading media and entertainment companies, and ION Life, a television and multimedia network dedicated to health and wellness for consumers and families. For more information, visit www.ionmedia.tv.





  [december 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· 24 (FOX)
· DAY BREAK (ABC)
· FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN, THE (ABC)
· JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (ION)
· KAYA (MTV)
· LA FEMME NIKITA (USA)
· NYPD BLUE (ABC)
· SMALLVILLE (CW)
· STARGATE: SG-1 (SYFY)
· STEVEN SPIELBERG PRESENTS: TAKEN (SYFY)
· XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS (SYNDICATION)





[02/27/17 - 08:33 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Big with Oscars
Last night's ceremony is on par with a year ago among total viewers but down more than 10% among adults 18-49.

[02/26/17 - 08:37 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Holds Off Demo Competition
The Alphabet's NBA coverage leads the night among adults 18-49.

[02/26/17 - 08:34 AM]
"SNL" Encore Is #1 for the Night in 18-49 Metered Market Results
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, February 25.

[02/25/17 - 09:06 PM]
Science Channel Crowns New MythBusters During Live Broadcast of "MythBusters: The Search"
"The competition was stiff and the myth-busting all season has been mind-blowing. In the end though, there could only be two winners," said Marc Etkind.

[02/25/17 - 08:43 AM]
ABC Wins Friday with "Shark Tank" as the #1 Show for the 6th Week Running
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, February 24.

[02/25/17 - 08:30 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges Out Competition in Adults 18-49
"Shark Tank" sparks another demo victory for the Alphabet.

[02/25/17 - 08:26 AM]
"Grimm" Matches Its 18-49 High Since the Show's Season Premiere
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, February 24.

[02/25/17 - 07:04 AM]
Video: BBC America Releases "Doctor Who" New Companion Trailer
Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) will be joined this season by Pearl Mackie (new companion Bill) and Matt Lucas (assistant Nardole), with guest appearances from David Suchet and Michelle Gomez.

[02/24/17 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 24
Updates include: Freddie Highmore is ABC's "Good Doctor"; Cress Williams to play title role in The CW's "Black Lightning"; and Matt Czuchry cast in FOX's "The Resident."

[02/24/17 - 04:46 PM]
The Second Season of "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" Will Premiere Wednesday, March 8
The series will replace newcomer "Doubt" in the 10:00/9:00c hour.

[02/24/17 - 03:13 PM]
Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Warren Beatty, Sofia Boutella, Matt Damon and More Announced as Final Slate of 89th Oscars(R) Presenters
Also on tap: Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Fox, Ryan Gosling, Salma Hayek, Taraji P. Henson, Dev Patel, Seth Rogen, Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep and Vince Vaughn.

[02/24/17 - 01:09 PM]
E! Exclusive Premiere of "Fifty Shades of Grey" to Air Sunday, March 5 at 7:30 PM ET/PT
The telecast will be followed by the debut of the network's second scripted series "The Arrangement."

[02/24/17 - 11:38 AM]
Platinum-Selling Artists Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello to Perform at "Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards"
Hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, the show will air live on Saturday, March 11 from USC's Galen Center in Los Angeles.

[02/24/17 - 10:11 AM]
Animated Adult Television Series "Animals.," Created by Phil Matarese & Mike Luciano, from Duplass Brothers Productions, Returns for Its Second Season March 17, Exclusively on HBO
The series is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.

[02/24/17 - 10:04 AM]
Video: The Story of "The Handmaid's Tale"
The 10-episode first season premieres Wednesday, April 26 on Hulu.