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‘The Kennedys After Camelot’ on REELZ: We Talk with Stars Katie Holmes and Matthew Perry

In 2011, REELZ took a mighty chance on The Kennedys, an unvarnished, ambitious and star-packed Canadian miniseries about America’s de facto royal family. Assailed before it even hit the airwaves and rejected by both History and Showtime, The Kennedys made its U.S. debut on the little-known network that April, earning solid ratings, four Emmy wins and another six Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie. Six years later, The Kennedys gets a two-night sequel called The Kennedys — After Camelot. After Camelot is based on a J. Randy Taraborrelli bestseller — this time encompassing an expansive time frame “from Robert […]

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TCA

TCA: Reelz To Get Real This Fall With “Master P.’s Family Empire”

This morning at the Television Critics Association’s (TCA) Summer Press Tour, Reelz announced new programming coming to the network and introduced the gathered journalists to an one of America’s most talented and charismatic families. Stan E. Hubbard, President and CEO of the independent, family-owned network announced that NBC’s Natalie Morale’s will host a 2-hour documentary, Jackie: Behind Closed Doors, which will examine the dynamic of one of the most enigmatic and fascinating women of the 20th Century. The doc will feature interviews with historians, biographers and contemporaries of the glamorous — but lonely — former first lady. The special is slated […]

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Awards Shows

REELZ to air Donald Trump’s 2015 Miss USA Pageant

While certain brands and personalities have been dumping Donald Trump left and right in the wake of his derogatory statements regarding Mexicans during his presidential campaign announcement — including NBC and Univision opting to no longer air this year’s Miss USA Pageant, a Trump event (NBC has in fact severed all ties with Trump, and The Celebrity Apprentice will continue without him) — at least one outlet is cozying up to The Donald. REELZ announced today that it has acquired the rights to exclusively telecast the 2015 Miss USA Pageant on Sunday, July 12, at 8pm ET. According to Stan E. Hubbard, […]

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TV News & Program Updates

Tamara Green speaks out in REELZ Bill Cosby special

Rumors of Bill Cosby drugging and sexually assaulting women have swirled for decades, but have often been brushed aside, as it was hard for most people to see “America’s Dad” doing such things. But in recent months, the heat has intensified on Cosby, with more and more women coming out about their alleged experiences with the now-77-year-old comedian, some of which date back 30 years or more. NBC declined to continue developing a new series it had in the works starring Cosby, and Netflix has postponed a Cosby comedy special, based on these accounts and the backlash the star is […]

Sports

TMZ sports show coming to REELZ

TMZ, the gossip site/show that primarily focused on Hollywood before also branching out into sports (where it helped break stories this year about such figures as Donald Sterling and Ray Rice), will be bringing that combo of Hollywood and sports to REELZChannel in the new series TMZ Hollywood Sports. Premiering Sept. 29, the series will air weekdays at 8pm ET. Harvey Levin, creator and managing editor of TMZ, said in a release: “This is an especially exciting venture for us because we think we can attract sports fans who love athletes and non-sports fans who are interested in athletes who […]

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TV News & Program Updates

ReelzChannel remembers Robin Williams with two specials

This Friday, Aug. 15, ReelzChannel will pay tribute to Robin Williams — the legendary actor and comedian who died of an apparent suicide on Monday — with two specials looking back at his life and work. Robin Williams Remembered— Aug. 15 at 8pm ET. This half-hour special celebrates the life and legacy of Robin Williams, including a look back at his standup comedy career and his work with Comic Relief and other charities throughout the years. Robin Williams ScreenLife — Aug. 15 at 8:30pm ET. A look back at Robin Williams’ onscreen career, from his early work as the alien Mork […]

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Reality TV

“The Capones”: ReelzChannel reality series follows mobster’s descendants in Chicago

Being surrounded by a table full of Capones — in Chicago, no less — might not sound like the most comfortable place to be, but that’s where I found myself one warm September afternoon. Sitting in the cozy confines of a suburban restaurant that is the setting for much of the action in ReelzChannel’s latest reality series, The Capones, the stars talk about their famous legacy and why they believe their everyday lives will make for good television. “For a long time people always said, ‘You have such a cool life and so many cool things that go on, you […]

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Reality TV

Steven Seagal believes politics played a role in “Lawman” troubles

In the movies, Steven Seagal always gets his way. But a recent TV project from the action star ran into some trouble that not even his steely-eyed gaze and aikido expertise could counter. The third season of his reality show, Steven Seagal Lawman, proved to be a bit too controversial for A&E to air so it has remained unseen … until now. Seagal’s exploits as a deputy sheriff in Maricopa County, Ariz., under the auspices of notorious Sheriff Joe Arpaio, will finally make their way to audiences as ReelzChannel begins airing “The Lost Season” Jan. 2. While Arpaio and Seagal […]