or


[04/09/12 - 03:01 AM]
ReelzChannel to Premiere "XIII" Original Drama Series
Stuart Townsend and Aisha Tyler star in the Canadian import, due to premiere in June.

[via press release from ReelzChannel]

ReelzChannel to Premiere "XIII" Original Drama Series

What If America's Biggest Threat Became Homeland Security's Top Asset?

Stuart Townsend and Aisha Tyler Star in Spy Thriller Action Series Set for U.S. Premiere in June 2012

(Albuquerque, NM) Monday, April 9, 2012 - REELZCHANNEL - TV About Movies(R) today announced the network will premiere its second original scripted drama with the spy thriller action series XIII, starring Stuart Townsend and Aisha Tyler. XIII is the story of a man's quest to uncover the truth about his identity. Named for the Roman numeral tattooed on his neck, XIII (Townsend) is a former secret operative who has been stripped of his memory. He does not know who he is, what he is trained to be or whom he serves. Hunted by a dark anti-government organization, XIII searches for clues that will uncover the secret that makes him so valuable - and so potentially dangerous. Jones (Tyler) is a government agent and XIII's most loyal ally. She is also under Presidential orders to discover what, if anything, XIII knows.

See a special sneak peek of XIII this Friday, April 13th during True Justice episode three, "Black Magic", airing 9pm ET and at 9pm PT. See the XIII sneak peek again on Hollywood Dailies on Monday, April 16th at 5:30pm ET/ 2:30pm PT and on Naked Trailers on Thursday, April 19th at 11:30pm PT/ 2:30am ET. The June 2012 premiere of XIII will come on the heels of the season finale for the network's first original series, True Justice, starring Steven Seagal.

XIII was developed and produced by Jay Firestone's Prodigy Pictures and Luc Besson's French production company EuropaCorp Television (La Femme Nikita). The series is based on Jean Van Hamme's adrenaline-fueled graphic novels, which have sold more than 13 million copies worldwide since the first volume was published 25 years ago. XIII has already been recognized by the Canadian Society of Cinematographers with its 2012 Award for Excellence for TV Series Cinematography.

"If you combined the Bourne Identity movies with the 24 TV series, you have XIII," said Matthew Singerman, REELZCHANNEL SVP of Programming. "It's an exciting, riveting show with action and drama that will keep our viewers on the edge of their seats. The XIII series also serves as a great platform for TV About Movies(R) programming, providing many great topics for taking viewers inside the timeless genre of spy thriller and secret agent action movies."

"I'm thrilled that fans of XIII will have the opportunity to see this incredible series on REELZCHANNEL," said Jay Firestone, Executive Producer for XIII. "REELZ is the perfect home for XIII as it's a network committed to shows that are cinematic in scope."

Executive producers of XIII include Prodigy Pictures' Jay Firestone (Lost Girl, La Femme Nikita, Relic Hunter) and EuropaCorp Television's Edouard De Vésinne and Thomas Anargyros. Showrunner and executive producer Gil Grant (24, NCIS: Los Angeles) wrote the pilot episode. Duane Clark (CSI: NY, XIII: The Conspiracy) directed three episodes of the season.

XIII stars Aisha Tyler (24, CSI, The Talk) as Jones, a top CIA operator, Virginie Ledoyen (The Beach) as Irina, a mercenary hired by the former U.S. President to track XIII, and Bond Girl, Caterina Murino (Casino Royale) as Sam, XIII's trustworthy ally and love interest. Also starring in XIII is Greg Bryk (Immortals, Saw 3D: The Final Chapter) as Amos, a national security officer, Stephen McHattie (Immortals, 2012) as President Carrington and Ted Atherton (Max Payne, The Border) as Wally Sharidan, the former U.S. President and a possible traitor. Tom Berenger (Inception, Training Day) guest stars as Gerhardt, a mysterious European industrialist who wields power from the shadows.

XIII gives REELZ the perfect opportunity to integrate and demonstrate its unique approach to TV About Movies(R). As the series approaches, viewers will go behind-the-scenes of XIII through exclusives featured on Hollywood Dailies and REELZ Specials, including a behind-the-scenes look at the show and a REELZ Countdown show featuring the greatest spy movies of all time.

About Prodigy Pictures

Founded in 2006 by Jay Firestone, Prodigy Pictures leads in the production of quality film, television, and cross-platform media. Prodigy is responsible for the critically acclaimed television series Lost Girl, which has electrified viewers around the world and will soon begin production on its third season. In January 2012, Lost Girl made its highly successful U.S. broadcast debut on SyFy channel.

Prodigy's other credits include the critically acclaimed feature Stuck and the television mini-series XIII, broadcast on NBC. The company has several feature film and television projects in development, including William Gibson's Neuromancer, and Weapon, in partnership with Studio 37.

About EuropaCorp Television

Over the past decade, under the management of Edouard de Vesinne and Thomas Anargyros, EuropaCorp Television has become one of France's most vibrant independent production companies. By focusing its ambitious development strategy on the production of domestic and international series, EuropaCorp Television has grown to become the country's 6th largest provider of primetime programming. With its strong creative development skills and financial expertise, EuropaCorp Television produces an annual slate of high-quality television films and series. Recent highlights include: Fracture, directed by Alain Tasma, telecast on France 2 and Flight of the Storks, a high profile mini-series based on Jean-Christophe Grange's book, directed by Jan Kounen, and coproduced with Germany and South Africa. EuropaCorp Television has been honoured with many domestic and international awards including an International Emmy Award for the political drama Nuit Noire.

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 and Sam Rubin, viewers get trusted insight into movies wherever they're playing, whether in theaters or at home.

REELZCHANNEL reaches more than 62 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 www.reelz.com/watch. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZCHANNEL is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with an entertainment bureau in Los Angeles.





  [april 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· TRUE JUSTICE (REELZ)
· XIII (REELZ)





[04/29/17 - 08:25 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with NBC
The Eye's "Hawaii Five-0" wins the night among adults 18-49.

[04/28/17 - 02:00 PM]
Video: Watch a Behind-the-Scenes First Look at FOX's New Dating Show, "Love Connection," Hosted by Andy Cohen
The unscripted series will now premiere at 9:00/8:00c on Thursday, May 25 following "Beat Shazam."

[04/28/17 - 12:39 PM]
"The President Show" Inaugural Episode Draws Huge Crowd Topping Trump's Actual Inauguration
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Thursday, April 27.

[04/28/17 - 11:25 AM]
WE tv's New Series "Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta" Premieres Thursday, May 25 at 10pm ET/CT
"Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta" features a tight-knit crew of friends who reveal the perks and perils of being born into Hip Hop royalty.

[04/28/17 - 10:43 AM]
Netflix Unveils "FYSee" - A Month-Long Celebration Highlighting the Best of Netflix Series
For the first time, Netflix's FYSee will feature a full month of programming designed to connect industry with the shows, creators and talent they love in wholly new and unusual ways.

[04/28/17 - 10:02 AM]
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content Option Rights to Anne Rice's Best-Selling Series, "The Vampire Chronicles"
Christopher Rice, four-time New York Times Bestselling(R) author and recipient of the Lambda Literary Award, will pen the series and serve as executive producer alongside Anne Rice, and Anonymous Content's David Kanter and Steve Golin.

[04/28/17 - 10:02 AM]
"Star Trek: Discovery" Adds to Its Ranks
Shazad Latif, Rekha Sharma, Kenneth Mitchell, Clare McConnell and Damon Runyan are among the latest additions.

[04/28/17 - 09:55 AM]
British Comedic Legend Tommy Maitland Has Been Announced to Host ABC's Irreverent Talent Competition Show "The Gong Show"
A revolving panel of judges featuring Hollywood's hottest stars praise, critique and gong contestants in one of TV's all-time great variety shows.

[04/28/17 - 09:47 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets Summer Premiere Dates for Hit Series "Ray Donovan" and "Episodes"
Look for the new seasons on August 6 and August 20, respectively, with "Twin Peaks" moving to the 8:00/7:00c slot on August 6.

[04/28/17 - 09:40 AM]
Her Story Continues - "Z: The Beginning of Everything" Is Returning for a Second Season
The streaming service formally announced said renewal this morning.

[04/28/17 - 08:30 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Inches Past CBS Among Adults 18-49
The Alphabet wins the night in demos while the Eye is the most-watched broadcaster.

[04/28/17 - 07:56 AM]
ESPN's Round 1 NFL Draft Telecast Delivers 4.8 Overnight Rating
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, April 27.

[04/28/17 - 07:32 AM]
Universal Pictures' "Fast & Furious" Franchise to Receive Generation Award at the "2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards"
"We are thrilled to celebrate the 'Fast & Furious' franchise and its global contribution to pop culture," said Amy Doyle, General Manager, MTV, VH1 and Logo.

[04/28/17 - 06:00 AM]
"Ellen"'s Coming-Out Episode, "The Puppy Episode: Parts 1 and 2," Streaming Now on the ABC App
This Sunday, April 30, is the 20th anniversary of the historic coming-out episode of the "Ellen" sitcom on ABC.

[04/27/17 - 03:01 PM]
BET Networks Says YES to Comedy Superstars and Music Legends with Original New Scripted, Late Night and Mini-Series
VH1 imports "Hit the Floor" and "The Breaks" will join fellow returning drama "The Quad."