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[09/06/11 - 07:58 AM]
Crime Fighting Lessons From the Movies Put to the Test as Hollywood Meets Reality on ReelzChannel - "The Z Team" To Be Produced by Zoo Productions as the Network's First Reality Series
Lorenzo Lamas, Rudy Reyes, Tommy "Tiny" Lister and Torrie Wilson star in the project, in which they confront real life and death situations on the streets of America.

[via press release from ReelzChannel]

Crime Fighting Lessons From the Movies Put to the Test as Hollywood Meets Reality on REELZCHANNEL

The Z Team" To Be Produced by ZOO Productions as the Network's First Reality Series

The Z Team on REELZCHANNEL

We wanted to make a show that would take the action and drama of Die Hard and The Expendables and combine it with the reality of Cops.

Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) September 06, 2011

REELZCHANNEL today announced that the network is turbo charging its commitment to TV About Movies(R) by bringing the focus to its first original reality TV series in a development deal with ZOO Productions to create The Z Team. The Z Team stars Lorenzo Lamas, Rudy Reyes, Tommy "Tiny" Lister and Torrie Wilson as a group, led by Lamas, contracted by law enforcement agencies and concerned citizens all across the country to confront real life and death situations on the streets of America. The Z Team, relying on years of experience fighting bad guys on the big screen, in the ring and in real life take on drug dealers, the mob and dirty politicians-no case is too much for them.

"We wanted to make a show that would take the action and drama of Die Hard and The Expendables and combine it with the reality of Cops," said John Stevens ZOO Productions co-founder and Executive Producer on The Z Team. "REELZ knows the world of movies and entertainment better than any network and they are the perfect partner to make The Z Team come to life."

"Bringing a Hollywood movie sensibility to the fight against crime is a natural for REELZ," said Matthew Singerman REELZCHANNEL SVP of Programming. "With The Z Team we're feeding America's appetite for the action genre by bringing big screen imagination and technique to reality TV in a show that will be fun for viewers, full of opportunities for marketers and be a tremendous building block in our continuing commitment to TV About Movies."

Adds Lorenzo Lamas, "Ever since Renegade, my fans and I have been waiting for the right opportunity to take on the next challenge in the world of law enforcement. The Z Team is it - and the group of characters I have assembled is like no other. The best part is we get to take our skills as trained performers and apply them to real life situations. What people will see on this show is like nothing else on television today."

Lorenzo Lamas, veteran of over 70 movie and TV roles was nominated for a Golden Globe for his work on Falcon Crest and is the only actor who appeared in all 228 episodes. Rudy Reyes is a Recon Marine with multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq who played himself in HBO's seven-part miniseries Generation Kill. He was also the host of History Channel's survival show Apocalypse Man. Tommy "Tiny" Lister has over 150 movie and TV credits, most notably One Night with the King, The Fifth Element and Beverly Hills Cop II. Torrie Wilson, a former WWE wrestler, has appeared in several productions including Reality Obsessed, Project Runway, Baywatch and WWF Raw.

About ZOO Productions

ZOO Productions is a recognized leader in reality television. Notable shows produced include NBC's It's Worth What?, MTV's Busted, Fox's Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader, Tru TV's Southern Fried Stings and the Hub's Family Game Night. The company was acquired by ALL3 Media in 2008. Gregg Kavet, John Stevens and Barry Poznick are Executive Producers on Z-Team. In addition to his Executive Producer role on Z-Team, Kavet is best known as a Co-Executive Producer for the Emmy(R) Award-winning Seinfeld.

About REELZCHANNEL

REELZCHANNEL-TV About Movies(R) is the only cable and satellite network devoted to delivering entertaining and informative programming that is all about movies, including the celebrities, fashion, music and stories behind the stories. With shows featuring movie and entertainment experts, including Leonard Maltin, Richard Roeper, Sam Rubin and John Salley, viewers get trusted insight into movies wherever they're playing, whether in theaters or at home.

REELZCHANNEL reaches more than 60 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, Dish Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 233, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and cable systems nationwide. Find REELZCHANNEL in your area by entering your zip code at http://www.reelz.com/watch. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZCHANNEL is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with an entertainment bureau in Los Angeles and sales office in New York.

For more information, please contact the REELZCHANNEL Media Line





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