[06/14/12 - 03:03 AM]
"The Kennedys" Mini-Series Returns to ReelzChannel for Fourth of July Week Marathons
Other highlights include "Lonesome Dove", "Pillars of the Earth," "True Justice" and "XIII: The Conspiracy."

[via press release from ReelzChannel]


Holiday Week Marathons Include the Emmy Award(R)-Winning Mini-Series "The Kennedys", "Lonesome Dove", "Pillars of the Earth" and REELZ First Original Series "True Justice"

(Albuquerque, NM) Thursday, June 14, 2012 - ReelzChannel - TV About Movies(R) today announced its Fourth of July Week Marathons, highlighted by the return of the Emmy Award(R)-winning mini-series that started it all - The Kennedys. All eight episodes of The Kennedys will air back-to-back two times on Thursday, July 5th. Fourth of July Week Marathons also feature two more epic mini-series in Lonesome Dove on Monday, July 2nd and The Pillars of the Earth on Tuesday, July 3rd. On Wednesday, July 4th see six back-to-back movies, including the two-part TV movie XIII: The Conspiracy and save Friday, July 6th for Steven Seagal as the network will air 11 back-to-back episodes of Seagal's high-octane action series True Justice.

Lonesome Dove marathons on Monday, July 2nd

There are two chances to see the entire Lonesome Dove mini-series. First, all four parts air back-to-back starting at 9am ET/ 6am PT and again at 6pm ET/ 3pm PT. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Larry McMurtry, this seven-time Emmy(R) Award-winning mini-series is a sprawling epic of the West is the story of the last, defiant frontier, a daring cattle drive, and an undying love. Lonesome Dove stars Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane, Robert Urich, Frederic Forrest and D.B. Sweeney.

The Pillars of the Earth marathons on Tuesday, July 3rd

REELZ will air all nine episodes back-to-back starting at 8am ET/ 5am PT and again at 6pm ET/ 3pm PT. Based on Ken Follett's best-selling novel, The Pillars of the Earth is a sweeping epic of good and evil, treachery and intrigue, violence and beauty, a sensuous spirited story set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles in 12th Century England. The Pillars of the Earth features stellar performances from Ian McShane (Deadwood, Sexy Beast), Rufus Sewell (The Illusionist, A Knight's Tale) and Donald Sutherland (Dirty Sexy Money, The Italian Job). First published in 1989, Ken Follett's book has been published in more than 30 languages and has recorded more than 19 million copies sold worldwide. The Pillars of the Earth was shot on location in Hungary and Austria and also stars Matthew Macfadyen (Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, Pride and Prejudice), Eddie Redmayne (The Yellow Handkerchief, The Good Shepherd), Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger, The Duchess), Sarah Parish (Merlin), Alison Pill (Milk) and Gordon Pinsent (Away From Her). The Pillars of the Earth second-screen experience is available for viewers via REELZ' enhanced viewing app. The app syncs with episodes to let viewers tap into a wealth of behind-the-scenes information detailing Ken Follett's bestselling novel and the mini-series. Compatible with Apple's new iPad, iPad 2 and also web browsers, the app is free of charge and available now for download at Apple's iTunes store and at reelz.com/apps.

Six back-to-back movies on Wednesday, July 4th

The Order at 8am ET/ 5am PT

Action superstar Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in this fast-paced, intense thriller set in the Middle East. From the director of Double Impact and featuring screen legend Charlton Heston, Ben Cross and Sofia Milos, The Order is an exciting adventure packed with extreme fight choreography, exotic locations and non-stop action.

XIII: The Conspiracy two-part TV movie starring Stephen Dorff and Val Kilmer. Part 1 of XIII: The Conspiracy will premiere at 10am ET/ 7am PT immediately followed by Part 2 in the two-hour conclusion at 12pm ET/ 9am PT. XIII: The Conspiracy begins with the first female U.S. President being assassinated by a sniper during her Veterans Day speech. Three months later, a wounded man is found tattered in a forest with no memory of his identity. The only clue he has is a "XIII" tattoo on his body. Could XIII's (Dorff) lightning-fast reflexes and killer instincts betray him as the presidential assassin that the U.S. is desperately searching for? Submerged in a far-reaching conspiracy, which threatens to overthrow the entire government, XIII's identity becomes the key to unraveling a complex and dangerous secret. From the first bullet, this gripping action-thriller will leave viewers craving more.

Predator 2 at 2pm ET/ 11am PT

Amidst a territorial gang-war, a sophisticated alien hunter stalks the citizens of Los Angeles and the only man between him and his prey is veteran LAPD officer, Lieutenant Mike Harrigan (Danny Glover). Also starring Gary Busey, Bill Paxton and Robert Davi.

Hidden Agenda at 4pm ET/ 1pm PT

A political thriller about British terrorism in Northern Ireland that includes the assassinations of an American civil rights lawyer. Starring Frances McDormand and Brian Cox.

Double Team at 6pm ET/ 3pm PT

Counter-terrorist Jack Quinn misses his target, Stavros, on the eve of his final mission. From there, he is sent to "The Colony", a rebirth for presumed-dead assassins. He breaks free from there, and seeks the aid of Yaz, a weapons dealer, for his final battle with Stavros. Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dennis Rodman.

Predator 2 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT

Amidst a territorial gang-war, a sophisticated alien hunter stalks the citizens of Los Angeles and the only man between him and his prey is veteran LAPD officer, Lieutenant Mike Harrigan (Danny Glover). Also starring Gary Busey, Bill Paxton and Robert Davi. T

he Kennedys on Thursday, July 5th

REELZ will air all eight episodes of the multiple Emmy Award(R)-winning mini-series back-to-back starting at 9am ET/ 6am PT and again at 6pm ET/ 3pm PT. The Kennedys relives the public and private joys and tragedies of the most influential family in the world including fraternal rivalries, mob associations, the drugs and the women. The movie event recreates the political crises that John F. Kennedy dealt with in the early days of his presidency including the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war and the Civil Rights Movement. Viewers will see every twist and turn of this family's extraordinary story up to and including the assassinations of JFK and RFK.

Boasting an all-star cast led by Emmy(R)-nominee Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy (JFK) and Barry Pepper who won the Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie for his portrayal of Robert F. Kennedy, The Kennedys also features powerful performances from Katie Holmes as Jacqueline Kennedy and Emmy-nominated Tom Wilkinson OBE as Joseph Kennedy, Sr. Nominated for 10 Emmy Awards, the mini-series won a total of four as well as three Gemini Awards, a History Makers International Award, a Directors Guild of America Award and a New York Festivals International TV & Film Grand Trophy Award. The Kennedys is a Muse Entertainment Enterprises production in association with Asylum Entertainment.

Viewers will also have a second-screen experience at the tap of a finger with The Kennedys App for iPad, iPad 2 and desktop web browsers. Both the iPad and iPad 2 apps are free of charge and are available now at the Apple App store and at reelz.com/apps. For non-iPad viewers, there's a free web-browser version available at reelz.com/kennedyslive that provides full functionality on any computer or web-enabled mobile device. The app is designed to sync with episodes of The Kennedys on ReelzChannel TV and bring to life the history behind the Kennedy dynasty through a Timeline of Events - an incredible exploration experience that updates live as characters emerge and events unravel during the dramatic movie event, connecting users to historical links, photos and clips. The Kennedys App also features high-resolution photo galleries and entire REELZ specials, including "The Kennedys - The Story Behind the Story" and "Kennedys in Culture" featuring behind-the-scenes footage and insightful interviews with the cast and crew.

True Justice marathons on Friday, July 6th

REELZ will air 11 episodes back-to-back starting at 7am ET/ 4am PT. True Justice is REELZ' first original drama series and stars Steven Seagal as Elijah Kane who leads a hardcore undercover team of Seattle based cops who take on the local criminal element with a high-octane style of enforcement. Kane and his team will take on gangs, drug lords and crime syndicates as they fight to clean up the streets. True Justice also stars Sarah Lind (Edgemont, Personal Effects, Blade) as rookie Deputy Sarah Montgomery eager to earn respect from the team and bent on making a life in the police force. Warren Christie (Battlestar Galactica, October Road) stars as Deputy Brett Radner who comes from long line of cops and has a serious penchant for being a loose canon while Meghan Ory (South Beach, Smallville) is an attractive, yet hard-nosed policewoman whose fiery tendencies are kept in check by boss Kane. Deputy Andre Mason is a by-the-book cop whose dedication to the law is surpassed only the love for his pregnant wife. Played by William "Big Sleeps" Stewart (The Day the Earth Stood Still, Sanctuary) Deputy Mason is constantly battling trying to juggle career and family.

About ReelzChannel

ReelzChannel - TV About Movies(R) is the only cable and satellite network delivering entertaining and informative programming that is all about movies, including the celebrities, fashion, music and stories behind the stories. The network is also home to ambitious television events, mini-series and series featuring big stories and big stars as seen with the Emmy(R)-winning mini-series The Kennedys. 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 63 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.

  [june 2012]  


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