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[01/17/13 - 12:45 PM]
Encore Presents "North and South" on Monday, Feb. 4th & "Sally Hemings: An American Scandal" on Sunday, Feb. 3rd
Both efforts are part of the network's "The Big Miniseries Showcase" franchise.

[via press release from Encore]

ENCORE'S "THE BIG MINISERIES SHOWCASE" PRESENTS THE AWARD-WINNING, PRE-CIVIL WAR CLASSIC "NORTH AND SOUTH" ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH AT 8PM ET/PT AND "SALLY HEMINGS: AN AMERICAN SCANDAL" ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD AT 10AM ET/PT

In honor of Black History Month, ENCORE will present the EMMY(R) Award-winning and Golden Globe(R) nominated classic, "North and South," from Monday, February 4th - Friday, February 8th at 8PM et/pt on ENCORE. The six-part miniseries features an award-winning cast including Kirstie Alley, Patrick Swayze, James Read and Robert Guillaume. Additionally, ENCORE will premiere the NAACP Image Award winning miniseries "Sally Hemings: An American Scandal," on Sunday, February 3rd at 10AM et/pt, which stars Sam Neill and Carmen Ejogo. Both will air as part of "The Big Miniseries Showcase," a weekly programming destination of fan favorites and classic titles, premiering on ENCORE.

SALLY HEMINGS: AN AMERICAN SCANDAL (2000)

*Network Premiere* Sunday Morning, February 3rd at 10am et/pt

About: Winner of an NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding TV Movie, Miniseries or Special," "Sally Hemings: An American Scandal" is a biographical account of the extraordinary, controversial, 38 year-long love affair between Thomas Jefferson and slave Sally Hemings. The miniseries stars Golden Globe(R) nominee Sam Neill (The Tomb (2013), "Alcatraz," "The Tudors") as Jefferson and Carmen Ejogo (Alex Cross, Sparkle (2012)) as Hemings.

NORTH AND SOUTH (1985)

*Network Premiere* Monday Night, February 4th beginning at 8pm et/pt - Episodes 1 and 2 Continues on Tuesday, February 5th at 8pm - Episode 3 Wednesday, February 6th at 8pm - Episode 4 Thursday, February 7th at 8pm - Episode 5 Friday, February 8th at 8pm - Episode 6

About: Winner of an EMMY(R) award and nominated for two Golden Globe(R) awards, the epic six-part miniseries, "North and South," tells the story of the turbulent events and emotions that ignited the Civil War, while focusing on the lives of two families who are geographically and ideologically placed on opposite sides of the war. The miniseries stars Golden Globe(R) and EMMY(R) Award winning actress Kirstie Alley ("Dancing with the Stars: The All-Star Edition," "Fat Actress," "Cheers") as Virgilia Hazard, Golden Globe(R) Award nominee Patrick Swayze ("The Beast," Ghost, Dirty Dancing) as Orry Main, James Read ("Persons Unknown," "Wildfire") as George Hazard, EMMY(R) Award winner and Golden Globe(R) nominee Robert Guillaume (The Lion King, "Benson") as Frederick Douglas, among others.

A back-to-back marathon of "North and South" will air the following Sunday, February 10th at 10am ET/PT on ENCORE.





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