Monday, December 10, 2018

EPIX(R) Greenlights "Punk" Docuseries

EPIX(R) Greenlights "Punk" Docuseries
The series is currently in production, and will premiere on March 11 at 10:00/9:00c.
[via press release from EPIX] EPIX(R) GREENLIGHTS "PUNK" DOCUSERIES

Four-Part Series from Executive Producers John Varvatos and Iggy Pop To Premiere March 11, 2019
Featured Artists Include Iggy Pop, Johnny Rotten, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, Marky Ramone, Duff McKagan, Flea, Dave Grohl and More

New York, NY - December 10, 2018 - Premium network EPIX has greenlit Punk, a four-part docuseries from executive producer John Varvatos. Varvatos brings his passion and deep connection to the roots of the PUNK movement to the series, partnering with filmmaker Derik Murray's Network Entertainment to produce the quintessential story of punk. The series is currently in production, and will premiere on EPIX on March 11, 2019 at 10 PM.

Featuring original interviews with America's punk pioneers and the U.K.'s most notorious bands, alongside a seamless blend of rare and unseen photos, gritty archival film and video, a crackling soundtrack of punk hits and misses, Punk explores the music, the fashion, the art and the DIY attitude of a subculture of self-described misfits and outcasts.

Iggy Pop joins the series as an executive producer, and adds his voice alongside exclusive interviews with luminaries such as artists Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols/Public Image Ltd./PiL), Marky Ramone (Ramones), Debbie Harry and Chris Stein (Blondie), Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys/Alternative Tentacles), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Dave Grohl (Nirvana/Foo Fighters), as well as industry legends Danny Fields (Elektra Records), Legs McNeil (Please Kill Me/Punk Magazine), and filmmaker Penelope Spheeris (The Decline of Western Civilization, Wayne's World), with more to be announced.

Said Varvatos, "Exploring and reliving the history of punk has been an absolute labor of love for me. Punk's ability to transcend generations in its culture, music, and style is a story that needs to be told. So... Hey Ho Let's Go!!"

"EPIX is thrilled to partner with John Varvatos, Iggy Pop, Derik Murray and the entire team on Punk," said Michael Wright, President, EPIX. "Their rare insights, passion and unmatched talent have made this project an unforgettable journey, and we can't wait to see this story unfold in the way that only this team can tell it."

Punk is produced by Derik Murray and directed by Jesse James Miller.

ABOUT JOHN VARVATOS
John Varvatos has been recognized by the CFDA as Menswear Designer of the Year (June 2001 and June 2005) and was honored as GQ's "Designer of the Year" in 2007. In October 2013, John released his first book entitled John Varvatos: Rock in Fashion, which documents the elements of rock style that are intrinsic in the music community. Further rooting the brand in music, John Varvatos formally launched John Varvatos Records in February 2014. In 2016, John was awarded the ICON Award for Social Impact for his conscience charitable work with The Stuart House Foundation and God's Love We Deliver. Varvatos grew up in Detroit - the music melting pot of America - where Motown, rock & roll, blues, jazz, and punk melded together during an unforgettable period in music history. At an early age, John was exposed to defining musicians, including The Who, Led Zeppelin, Detroit's own MC5, Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, and The Stooges.

ABOUT NETWORK ENTERTAINMENT
Network Entertainment's documentaries and docu-series showcase the lives of the world's most inspiring cultural icons and their endearing legacy. Our films have featured a compelling lineup of icons from the worlds of Music,Film,Comedy, Sports,Politics and Business. The Network brand of premium programming features outstanding casts and highly cinematic, richly crafted storytelling. Our productions are consistently embraced by both popular and critical acclaim garnering awards, record ratings and unparalleled media coverage. Network's broadcast and distribution partners include: AHC, AMC, Discovery, CBC, CMT, CTV, Entertainment One, Epix, FremantleMedia, HBO Canada, History Channel, iTunes, Lionsgate, National Geographic, Paramount Network, Spike, Sundance TV, Thunderbird, TMN and YouTube Premium. Our work has been recognized by the Academy Awards, The Emmys, Realscreen Awards, The Gemini's, The Leo's, the Los Angeles Film Festival, Washington D.C. Silver Docs, Seattle International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, Houston International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Banff Television Festival, and the International Film and Television Festival of New York. For additional information on Network Entertainment Inc., visit www.networkentertainment.ca

ABOUT EPIX
EPIX, an MGM company, is a premium television network delivering a broad line-up of quality original series and documentaries, the latest movie releases and classic film franchises - all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. A destination for premium content, EPIX is tripling the amount of original programming on the network beginning in 2018, with a roster of original series including Get Shorty starring Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano, spy thrillers Berlin Station and Deep State, the return of Mark Burnett's boxing competition series The Contender and late night stand-up comedy series Unprotected Sets from executive producer Wanda Sykes. In 2019, the network will premiere new series Godfather of Harlem starring Forest Whitaker, Pennyworth, the origin story of Batman's butler Alfred, from DC, and Our Lady, LTD starring Sir Ben Kingsley. Launched in October 2009, EPIX is available nationwide through cable, telco, satellite and emerging digital distribution platforms providing more movies than any other network with thousands of titles available for streaming.

For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHd (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX) and Snapchat @EPIXTV. 

Starz Releases Worldwide Premiere Date and Official Teaser Art for New Original Series & Official Sundance Selection "Now Apocalypse," Set to Debut March 10th at 9:00 PM ET/PT

Starz Releases Worldwide Premiere Date and Official Teaser Art for New Original Series & Official Sundance Selection "Now Apocalypse," Set to Debut March 10th at 9:00 PM ET/PT
This sexy, vibrant and fast-moving comedy series is created and executive-produced by veteran indie filmmaker Gregg Araki.
[via press release from Starz] STARZ RELEASES WORLDWIDE PREMIERE DATE AND OFFICIAL TEASER ART FOR NEW ORIGINAL SERIES & OFFICIAL SUNDANCE SELECTION "NOW APOCALYPSE," SET TO DEBUT MARCH 10TH AT 9:00 PM ET/PT

The Provocative and Surreal Comedy Series Hailing from Iconic Indie Filmmaker Gregg Araki, Academy Award(R)-Winning Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and Emmy Award(R)-Winning Producer Gregory Jacobs will Air Day and Date on STARZPLAY in the U.K. and Germany

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Santa Monica, Calif., December 10, 2018 - Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), announced today that the new 10-episode STARZ Original series "Now Apocalypse" will premiere on Sunday, March 10th at 9:00 PM ET/PT, following the Season Two premiere of "American Gods," exclusively on STARZPLAY via Prime Video Channels in the U.K. and Germany. This sexy, vibrant and fast-moving comedy series is created and executive-produced by veteran indie filmmaker Gregg Araki (Kaboom, Mysterious Skin). Steven Soderbergh (Logan Lucky, The Laundromat) and Gregory Jacobs (The Laundromat, Magic Mike XXL) also serve as executive producers.

"Now Apocalypse" stars Avan Jogia ("Tut," "Twisted") as Ulysses, who is struggling to figure out his life in the surreal and bewildering city of Los Angeles. Kelli Berglund ("Lab Rats," "Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors") stars as Carly, Beau Mirchoff ("Awkward," "The Fosters") as Ford, and Roxane Mesquida (Kaboom, "Gossip Girl") as Severine, all of whom are on quests pursuing love, sex and fame. Between sexual and romantic dating-app adventures, Ulysses grows increasingly troubled as foreboding, premonitory dreams make him wonder if some kind of dark and monstrous conspiracy is going on - or if he is just smoking too much weed.

"Now Apocalypse" will make its world premiere as an Official Selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

Araki directed all 10 episodes and co-wrote the series with author and Vogue.com sex columnist Karley Sciortino, who is also the creator and host of "Slutever" on Viceland. Sciortino also serves as consulting producer.

Visit the official "Now Apocalypse" Facebook Page, and follow @NowApocSTARZ on Twitter and @NowApocalypse on Instagram. Join the conversation with #NowApocalypse and #STARZ. 

About Starz
Starz (http://www.starz.com/), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and entertainment company that produces and distributes premium streaming content to worldwide audiences across subscription television platforms. Starz is home to the flagship domestic STARZ(R) brand, STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels and the associated on-demand and online services, including the highly rated STARZ app. With the launch of the STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform and STARZ PLAY Arabia, Starz is expanding its global footprint in a growing number of territories. Sold through multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms, Starz offers subscribers more than 10,000 distinct premium television episodes and feature films, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular programming.

"Ready to Love" Reunion Special to Air December 29 on OWN

"Ready to Love" Reunion Special to Air December 29 on OWN
Host Thomas "Nephew Tommy" Miles returns with cast members to reflect on a tumultuous season in which the sexy singles navigated a challenging Atlanta dating scene to find real relationship and find out if they are truly ready to love.
[via press release from OWN] "READY TO LOVE" REUNION SPECIAL TO AIR DECEMBER 29 ON OWN

Popular Dating Series Brings the Cast Together for all the Juicy Details on the Tumultuous Season and How the Couples Are Doing Today

Los Angeles - OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's hit dating series "Ready to Love" keeps Atlanta ablaze with a sizzling reunion special to premiere on Saturday, December 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Host Thomas "Nephew Tommy" Miles returns with cast members to reflect on a tumultuous season in which the sexy singles navigated a challenging Atlanta dating scene to find real relationship and find out if they are truly ready to love.

After ten emotional weeks the penultimate episode of the season, airing on Saturday, December 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT sees each couple deciding if they are truly ready to commit to their chosen relationship, as Tommy tasks each couple with meeting each other's families.

ABOUT READY TO LOVE (airs Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT)
"Ready to Love," a dating series from Will Packer Media and Lighthearted Entertainment, explores the real-life dating interactions of sexy, successful and grown Black men and women in their 30s and 40s who are each looking for lasting love and an authentic relationship. A unique twist on a typical dating show, "Ready to Love," highlights the men's observations and experiences in the search for true love in Atlanta. The series is hosted by Thomas "Nephew Tommy" Miles of "The Steve Harvey Morning Show" and joined OWN's popular Saturday night unscripted programming lineup. "Ready to Love" is produced by Will Packer Media and Lighthearted Entertainment. Will Packer is executive producer. Will Packer Media's Kelly Smith, Lighthearted's Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler also executive produce along with Anthony Sylvester.
About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand and the magnetism of the channel. OWN is a leading destination for premium scripted and unscripted programming from today's most innovative storytellers. OWN's original scripted series include popular dramas "Queen Sugar," "Greenleaf," "Love Is __," "The Have and Have Nots, "If Loving You is Wrong," popular sitcom "The Paynes," and upcoming drama series "David Makes Man" from Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney and family saga "Ambitions" from box office hit-maker Will Packer. OWN's Saturday night unscripted programming lineup includes "Iyanla: Fix My Life," "Book of John Gray," "Black Love," "Chad Loves Michelle" and the new dating series "Ready to Love." OWN connects with its audience wherever they are, inspiring conversation among a global community of like-minded viewers on social media and beyond. Launched on January 1, 2011, OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery, Inc. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. Access OWN anytime, anywhere on WatchOWN.tv or across mobile devices and connected TVs. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own. 

"Won't You Be My Neighbor?," The Acclaimed Story of Fred Rogers and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," Debuts Feb. 9 on HBO

"Won't You Be My Neighbor?," The Acclaimed Story of Fred Rogers and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," Debuts Feb. 9 on HBO
In addition, HBO will honor Fred Rogers' contribution and commitment to public television with a special presentation of the film on PBS' "Independent Lens," coinciding with the HBO debut.
[via press release from HBO] "WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?," THE ACCLAIMED STORY OF FRED ROGERS AND "MISTER ROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD," DEBUTS FEB. 9 ON HBO
From Academy Award(R)-Winning Director Morgan Neville

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2018 - WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?, the acclaimed documentary from Morgan Neville (the Oscar(R)-winning "20 Feet from Stardom"), will debut SATURDAY, FEB. 9 (8:00-9:35 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO. In addition, HBO will honor Fred Rogers' contribution and commitment to public television with a special presentation of the film on PBS' "Independent Lens," coinciding with the HBO debut.

The documentary will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming platforms.

One of the most celebrated theatrical releases of 2018, WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Fred Rogers. The documentary tells the story of a soft-spoken minister, puppeteer, writer and producer whose show was beamed into homes across America daily for more than 30 years. In his beloved television program, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," Rogers and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life's weightiest issues in a simple, direct fashion. There hadn't been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before, and there hasn't been since.

Fred Rogers' career represented a sustained attempt to present a coherent, beneficent view of how television could be used as a positive force in society. WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? explores his legacy, focusing on his radically kind ideas. While the nation changed around him, Rogers stood firm in his belief about the importance of protecting childhood. This intimate portrait goes beyond zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.

Morgan Neville notes, "We're excited to have such a great partner in HBO to help spread Fred's message back into the world. And we're especially excited that HBO has forged a unique collaboration with PBS to ensure that the film reaches the broadest possible audience in February."
Since its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Jan. 2018, the film has become the top-grossing biographical documentary of all time, earning more than $22 million at the domestic box office. It received three Documentary Critic's Choice Awards, including Best Documentary, Best Director and Best Editing, as well as the Audience Award at the IFP Gotham Awards. Neville's film is also nominated for five Cinema Eye Honors, including Best Documentary, the Producers Guild of America award for Best Documentary Motion Picture and the Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary.

WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? is a Focus Features presentation, in association with Impact Partners and PBS/Independent Lens, a Tremolo Production; executive producers, David J. & Linda A. Cornfield, David Stone & David Boies III, Rick Rosenthal & Nancy Stephens, John Boccardo & Derek Esplin, Andrea Van Beuren, Jenifer Westphal, Dan Cogan, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Regina K. Scully; cinematography by Graham Willoughby; edited by Jeff Malmberg & Aaron Wickenden; produced by Morgan Neville, Caryn Capotosto and Nicholas Ma; directed by Morgan Neville. 

Travel Channel Rings in the New Year with a "Ghost Adventures" Marathon Beginning December 31 - Leading Up to the Television Premiere of Zak Bagans' Documentary Film, "Demon House," on New Year's Day

Travel Channel Rings in the New Year with a "Ghost Adventures" Marathon Beginning December 31 - Leading Up to the Television Premiere of Zak Bagans' Documentary Film, "Demon House," on New Year's Day
Plus: look for the two-part special "Curse of the River Bend" on Saturday, January 5 and January 12.
[via press release from Travel Channel] TRAVEL CHANNEL RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR WITH A "GHOST ADVENTURES" MARATHON BEGINNING DECEMBER 31 - LEADING UP TO THE TELEVISION PREMIERE OF ZAK BAGANS' DOCUMENTARY FILM, "DEMON HOUSE," ON NEW YEAR'S DAY

One-Hour Special, 'Demon House: Lost Footage,' to Air Immediately Following with Never-Before-Seen Footage from the Documentary
Plus, an All-New Two-Part 'Ghost Adventures' Special - 'Curse of the River Bend' - Premieres Saturday, January 5 and January 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Travel Channel is ringing in 2019 with a two-day marathon of its wildly popular, hit series "Ghost Adventures," featuring Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley - the paranormal investigative team who boldly go where most fear to tread. Beginning Monday, December 31, the lineup will feature some of the series' most terrifying and unforgettable episodes from recent seasons - including "The Slaughter House" featuring superstar Post Malone, "The Titanic Museum" and "Return to Winchester Mystery House."

The marathon culminates in the television premiere of Zak Bagans' film, "Demon House," on Tuesday, January 1. The documentary follows Bagans' investigation of a Gary, Indiana, home he purchased sight unseen, after learning about its demonic history. Immediately following the film's network debut, Travel Channel will premiere the one-hour special "Demon House: Lost Footage," revealing exclusive, never-before-seen footage from the documentary, along with special commentary from Bagans about the unforgettable and terrifying experience.

"As Zak's TV family, we are excited to feature his incredible film and nourish fans with never-before-seen extra content," said Jane Latman, general manager, Travel Channel. "And what better way to ring in the New Year than from the edge of your seat!"

Next, in a two-part "Ghost Adventures" special, the team investigates one of America's most haunted towns - Alton, Illinois. Known as the River Bend region, Alton is situated just north of St. Louis, Missouri, and is rife with dark history. Bagans and the crew investigate the area's most haunted buildings in "Curse of the River Bend" - premiering on Saturday, January 5 and Saturday, January 12.
"Ghost Adventures" Marathon

Beginning Monday, December 31 at 8:00 a.m. ET/PT
In each episode of "Ghost Adventures," Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin, along with A/V techs Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley, travel to a different haunted destination where they meet with locals, eyewitnesses and experts in an attempt to piece together the haunted history of each site. They then begin a dusk-to-dawn "lockdown" investigation, using the latest scientific gadgets and technology in an effort to obtain physical evidence of the paranormal and uncover the truth behind each haunted mystery.

Featured episodes include: "Manresa Castle," "Odd Fellows Asylum," "Grand Canyon Caverns," "Old Lincoln County Hospital," "Palace Saloon," "Kennedy Mine," "The Titanic Museum," "Pythian Castle," "The Slaughter House," "Nevada State Prison," "Black Dahlia House," "Return to Winchester Mystery House," "Stone Lion Inn," "The Washoe Club: Final Chapter" and more.

"Demon House" - Two-Hour Documentary; Television Premiere
Premieres Tuesday, January 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
In 2014, the story of a demon possession in Gary, Indiana, caused a worldwide media sensation. Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans was producing an episode of his popular television series, "Ghost Adventures," when the story broke; he bought the house a day later over the phone, sight unseen. But Bagans and his crew were unprepared for what awaited them at the house possessed by "200 demons." Bagans soon suffered from a debilitating illness, crew members quit and people nearly died ... Bagans even started to wonder if just viewing the film could open audiences up to possession themselves. Had he made a movie too dangerous to release?

"Demon House: Lost Footage" - One-Hour Special
Premieres Tuesday, January 1 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
This exclusive special reveals never-before-seen footage from Zak Bagans' film, "Demon House," a documentary that follows Bagans' investigation of a haunted Gary, Indiana, home he purchased, sight unseen, and is believed to be possessed by demons. The hour-long special features commentary from Bagans about the home and its backstory, the terrifying investigation and unseen evidence.

"Curse of the River Bend" - Two-Part "Ghost Adventures" Special
Premieres Saturday, January 5 and Saturday, January 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley head to Alton, Illinois, in this two-part "Ghost Adventures" special. A city just north of St. Louis, Missouri, Alton sits on the Mississippi River. Rife with dark history, it's considered one of America's most haunted towns. The crew investigates two of the town's most haunted buildings in hopes of capturing paranormal evidence.

"McPike Mansion" - Premieres Saturday, January 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
The team travels to Alton, Illinois, a town considered by many to be one of the most haunted places in America, to investigate a Victorian mansion with a rich history and reports of dangerous paranormal activity.

"Mineral Springs Hotel" - Premieres Saturday, January 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
The crew concludes their two-part investigation of Alton, Illinois, at the Mineral Springs Hotel. The 1914 structure has been witness to multiple deaths, and Zak Bagans believes a demonic entity is keeping these lost souls trapped inside the building.

For more on "Ghost Adventures," visit TravelChannel.com and follow @TravelChannel, @GhostAdventures and #GhostAdventures on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram for additional content and updates. Follow the team on Twitter: @Zak_Bagans, @AaronGoodwin, @BillyTolley, @jaywasley

ABOUT TRAVEL CHANNEL
For the bold, daring and spontaneous; those adventurers who embrace the thrill of the unexpected; those risk-takers who aren't afraid of a little mystery; if you're up for anything, down for whatever, and above all, love great stories, journey on to Travel Channel. We're more than you expect and everything you didn't know you were looking for. Reaching more than 82 million U.S. cable homes, Travel Channel is the world's leading travel media brand. Fans also can visit Travel Channel for more information or interact with other fans through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Travel Channel is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories, whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

VH1's Wednesday Night Hit "Black Ink Crew: Chicago" Returns January 2nd at 9PM ET/PT

VH1's Wednesday Night Hit "Black Ink Crew: Chicago" Returns January 2nd at 9PM ET/PT
Last season, "Black Ink Crew: Chicago" dominated Wednesday nights as the #1 cable program in its time period with P18-49.
[via press release from VH1] VH1'S WEDNESDAY NIGHT HIT "BLACK INK CREW: CHICAGO" RETURNS JANUARY 2ND AT 9PM ET/PT

NEW YORK, NY - December 10, 2018 - VH1, in partnership with Big Fish Entertainment, announced today that its ratings juggernaut "Black Ink Crew: Chicago" will return on Wednesday, January 2nd at 9PM ET/PT. Last season, "Black Ink Crew: Chicago" dominated Wednesday nights as the #1 cable program in its time period with P18-49.

This season, as new artists emerge and familiar faces return, the crew strives to salvage the true identity of 9Mag. Ryan reclaims his throne as the shop's boss and Chicago's tattoo kingpin. He is also finally putting himself first professionally and personally after recently becoming single. Van is still wearing his 9Mag tattoo with pride and refuses to be excluded from the team. Charmaine tries to navigate life after Loyal Ink, but misses the excitement of the old crew. Don is repairing his marriage and stepping up as a leader in the shop. After making strides in his music career, Phor is hopeful about the future of 9Mag. Lily has a renewed focus on her work, but won't tolerate disloyalty.
Be sure to 'like' "Black Ink Crew" on Facebook, follow @BlackInkCrew on Twitter and Instagram and #BlackInkCHI to join the conversation.

Season 4 full episodes are currently available on VH1.com and the VH1 App for fans to catch-up on the relevant storylines of the upcoming season.

"Black Ink Crew: Chicago" is executive produced by Dan Cesareo, Rasheed J. Daniel, Eric Cyphers and Kim Osorio and co-executive produced by Melanie Collier-Lodge for Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company. Nina L. Diaz and Daniel Blau Rogge are executive producers for VH1.

About Big Fish Entertainment
Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company, is a full service production company that creates multi-platform, visually driven content that compels and entertains audiences with the "unexpected." Founded in 2006 by President Dan Cesareo, Big Fish has since produced more than 750 hours of award-winning and top-rated programming in the live, unscripted reality, lifestyle and documentary space. Current Big Fish series include #1 unscripted crime series Live PD and Live PD Presents: PD Cam for A&E; Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol for Lifetime; mega-hit franchise Black Ink Crew New York and Chicago for VH1; culinary docu-series Hustle & Soul for WE tv; Chris Paul's Chapter 3 for ESPN; Tattoo Girls for TLC, How Far Is Tattoo Far? for MTV and mental health special In Session Live With Dr. Jess for VH1. With other credits including Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan and the Gates Foundation Reality PD public schools project, Big Fish captures and relates extraordinary worlds, characters and stories for such networks as Lifetime, A&E, VH1, WE tv, Discovery, TLC, MTV, E!, National Geographic, Oxygen, Travel Channel and Paramount Network. For more information, visit bigfishusa.com.

About VH1
VH1 is the dominant pop culture brand for adults 18-34. The network is available in 86 million U.S. households and has an array of digital channels and services including the VH1 App, VH1.com and @VH1. VH1 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
Source: Nielsen, P18-49, P18-34, W18-34, W18-49, Live+3, ranked on average impressions, Wednesday 8pm-9pm, 05/30/18-09/19/18 (excludes 07/04/18) 

Discovery Looks Back on Favorite Moments of "Expedition Unknown" in Special Premiere of "Amazing Adventures"

Discovery Looks Back on Favorite Moments of "Expedition Unknown" in Special Premiere of "Amazing Adventures"
The one-hour special airs this Wednesday, December 12 at 8:00/7:00c.
[via press release from Discovery Channel] DISCOVERY LOOKS BACK ON FAVORITE MOMENTS OF "EXPEDITION UNKNOWN" IN SPECIAL PREMIERE OF "AMAZING ADVENTURES"

Special Premiere Wednesday, December 12 at 8pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel
With the new year right around the corner, it's time to look back at some of the awesome journeys we've taken with explorer and adventurer Josh Gates and his cameraman Evan B. Stone in the special premiere of AMAZING ADVENTURES. Join Josh and Evan as they count down their favorite excursions across the globe, crazy close calls, and some down-right strange situations, as well as reveal bonus and behind-the-scenes footage of EXPEDITION UNKNOWN investigations, including an update on a shocking new discovery, on Wednesday, December 12 at 8pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel. 

THE CW PRIMETIME LISTINGS FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 9, 2018 (ALL TIMES ET)

REVISED
THE CW PRIMETIME LISTINGS FOR THE WEEK OF
DECEMBER 11, 2018 (ALL TIMES ET)
Please note:
 Program information has been updated for BLACK LIGHTNING, “The
Book of Rebellion: Chapter Two: Gift of Magi,” airing Tuesday, December
11 (9:00-10:00pm ET)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11
SUPERGIRL
“Elseworlds, Part 3” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
THE BATTLE CONCLUDES — Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), The Flash (guest star Grant
Gustin), Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell) and Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin)
engage in the battle of their lives. Jesse Warn directed the episode with story by Marc
Guggenheim and teleplay by Derek Simon & Robert Rovner (#409). Original airdate
12/11/2018.

BLACK LIGHTNING
“The Book of Rebellion: Chapter Two: Gift of Magi” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
(TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
DESPERATE – After Jennifer (China Anne McClain) and Khalil (Jordan Calloway) escape, they
take refuge in a barn and Jennifer desperately tries to save a now feverish Khalil, who has grown
worse from Cutter’s poisonous blade. Meanwhile, Jefferson (Cress Williams), Lynn (Christine
Adams) and Anissa (Nafessa Williams) try everything they can to track down Jennifer and
Khalil. Damon Gupton, Marvin Jones III and James Remar also star. Benny Boom directed the
episode written by Adam Giaudrone (#209). Original airdate 12/11/2018.

THE CW PRIMETIME LISTINGS FOR THE WEEK OF
DECEMBER 9, 2018 (ALL TIMES ET)
Please note:
 THE FLASH, “Elseworlds, Part 1” will air on Sunday, December
9 (8:00-9:00pm ET)
 ARROW, “Elseworlds, Part 2,” will air Monday, December 10
(8:00-9:00pm ET)
 SUPERGIRL, “Elseworlds, Part 3,” will air on Tuesday, December
11 (8:00-9:00pm ET)
 The Two-Hour Special “The 87 th Annual Hollywood Christmas
Parade” will air Friday, December 14 (8:00-10:00pm ET)

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9
THE FLASH
“Elseworlds, Part 1” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
EPIC ELSEWORLDS CROSSOVER KICKS OFF TONIGHT — When Barry Allen (Grant
Gustin) and Oliver Queen (guest star Stephen Amell) wake up one morning and realize they have
swapped bodies with each other, the two set off to find out what disturbed the timeline to cause
such a shift. However, things quickly go from bad to worse when they present their case to
Team Flash and the gang doesn’t believe them. Barry and Oliver realize they need Supergirl’s
(guest star Melissa Benoist) help and travel to Smallville on Earth-38 where they end up meeting
Kara’s cousin, Clark Kent (guest star Tyler Hoechlin), and intrepid reporter, Lois Lane (guest
star Elizabeth Tulloch). LaMonica Garrett guest stars as The Monitor. Kevin Tancharoen
directed the episode written by Eric Wallace &\Sam Chalsen (#509). Original airdate 12/9/2018.

CHARMED
“Jingle Hell” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
HAPPY HOLIDAYS —  Mel (Melonie Diaz) turns to Harry (Rupert Evans) for guidance after
learning information about the magical world that leaves her questioning everything she knows.
Galvin (Ser’Darius Blain) shows up to see Macy (Madeleine Mantock) and she is determined to
not let fate get in the way of their potential relationship.  Meanwhile, Maggie (Sarah Jeffery)
tries to keep her mom’s Christmas traditions going and is excited for Parker (Nick Hargrove) to
be a part of it.  Michael Lange directed the episode written by Jessica O’Toole & Amy Rardin
(#109).  Original airdate 12/9/2018

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10
ARROW
“Elseworlds, Part 2” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
THE ELSEWORLDS CROSSOVER CONTINUES IN GOTHAM CITY WITH BATWOMAN
(RUBY ROSE) — With Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Barry (guest star Grant Gustin) still stuck
in the other’s bodies, the two get a lead on John Deegan (guest star Jeremy Davies) and head to
Gotham City with Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist) to figure out why their reality has
changed. While there, they meet the mysterious Kate Kane (guest star Ruby Rose) who provides
them with information that leads the group to Arkham Asylum. James Bamford directed the
episode with teleplay by Marc Guggenheim and story by Caroline Dries (#709). Original airdate
12/10/2018.

DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
“Legends of To-Meow-Meow” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLV) (HDTV)
IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO — After Constantine (Matt Ryan) breaks the cardinal Legend
rule, you can’t change the past, he, along with Charlie (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) and Zari
(Tala Ashe) try to deal with the ramifications without telling the rest of the Legends.  Even
though Zari encourages them to just fix the problem, Constantine and Charlie are determined to
find another way, but only continue to make things worse.  Caity Lotz, Brandon Routh, Dominic
Purcell, Nick Zano, Ramona Young and Jes Macallan also star.  Ben Bray directed the episode
written by James Eagan & Ray Utarnachitt (#408).  Original airdate 12/10/2018.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11
SUPERGIRL
“Elseworlds, Part 3” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
THE BATTLE CONCLUDES — Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), The Flash (guest star Grant
Gustin), Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell) and Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin)
engage in the battle of their lives. Jesse Warn directed the episode with story by Marc
Guggenheim and teleplay by Derek Simon & Robert Rovner (#409). Original airdate
12/11/2018.

BLACK LIGHTNING
“The Book of Rebellion: Chapter Two: Gift of the Magi” — (9:00-10:00 p.m.
ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
Program information TBA

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12
RIVERDALE
“Chapter Forty-Three: Outbreak” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLV)
(HDTV)
GINA GERSHON GUEST STARS AS JUGHEAD’S MOTHER GLADYS JONES — On the
road and running out of places to stay, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and Archie (KJ Apa) head to
Toledo to visit Jughead’s mother Gladys (guest star Gina Gershon) and sister Jellybean (guest
star Trinity Likins). Back in Riverdale, Betty (Lili Reinhart) inches closer to uncovering the
truth about Griffins & Gargoyles, while Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Cheryl (Madelaine
Petsch) take on Hiram (Mark Consuelos), Hermoine (Marisol Nichols) and Penelope (guest star
Nathalie Boltt) after more students fall victim to seizures. Madchen Amick, Luke Perry, Skeet
Ulrich, Casey Cott, Charles Melton and Vanessa Morgan also star. John Kretchmer directed the
episode written by James DeWille (#308). Original airdate 12/12/2018.

ALL AMERICAN
“Homecoming” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
FINDING YOUR PLACE – Beverly has their big Homecoming game and the pressure is
on.  Post-dance, Spencer (Daniel Ezra) is feeling the weight of the effects of his arrival at
Beverly… as well as his departure from Crenshaw… and tries to set things right.   Meanwhile,
Billy (Taye Diggs) tries to bring together his team for a win that will send them to the district
play-offs for the first time since he became head coach… But Billy discovers doing what’s right
and winning aren’t always the same thing.  Bre-Z, Samantha Logan, Michael Evans Behling,
Cody Christian, Monet Mazur, Greta Onieogou, Karimah Westbrook and Jalyn Hall also star.
The episode was written by April Blair and was directed by Rob Hardy (#108).  Original airdate
12/12/2018.

THURSDAY, DECMEBER 13
SUPERNATURAL
“The Spear” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
THE BEST LAID PLANS – Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) enlist the help of
their pal Garth (guest star DJ Qualls) to gain inside information on what Michael may be
planning. The brothers split up to each go after weapons that can aid in their fight against the
Archangel, but this may be a fight our heroes cannot win. The episode was directed by Amyn
Kaderali and written by Robert Berens (#1409). Original Airdate 12/13/2018.

LEGACIES
“Death Keeps Knocking On My Door” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV)
(HDTV)
REMEMBRANCE DAY — As Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) hit the books to learn more about
the latest creature to arrive to the school, things take a dark and twisted turn leaving her to
confront one of her darkest fears. Meanwhile, Alaric (Matthew Davis) attempts to help Rafael
(Peyton Alex Smith) cope after his past comes back to haunt him. Quincy Fouse also stars.
Angela Gomes directed the episode written by Julie Plec (#107). Original airdate 12/13/2018.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14
TWO-HOUR SPECIAL
“The 87th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade”— (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
(Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
NANCY O’DELL SERVES AS GRAND MARSHAL FOR THE 87 th ANNUAL
HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE – The “Largest Christmas Celebration in America” is
hosted by popular personalities Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams,
with special co-hosts Elizabeth Stanton and Garrett Clayton.  A true Hollywood tradition, the
parade features larger-than-life inflatable character balloons, and celebrity-filled cars making the
heralded trek down the three-mile parade route down Hollywood Boulevard. The special also
includes live musical performances that will take place on two stages. The celebration is
presented and produced by Associated Television International. Original airdate 12/14/2018.

New CNN Original Series, "American Style," Premieres Sunday, Jan. 13

New CNN Original Series, "American Style," Premieres Sunday, Jan. 13
The four-part docuseries produced by Vox Entertainment in collaboration with Doc Shop Productions, examines how America's changing style through the decades has mirrored the political, social, and economic climate of the time.
[via press release from CNN] New CNN Original Series, "American Style," Premieres Sunday, Jan. 13
Four-Part Docuseries on America's Fashion History features Tim Gunn, Donna Karan, André Leon Talley, Christie Brinkley, Isaac Mizrahi, Vanessa Williams, Diane von Furstenberg, and more
NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2018 - The new CNN Original Series, American Style, will make its debut on Sunday, Jan. 13, with back-to-back episodes at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET/PT. The four-part docuseries produced by Vox Entertainment in collaboration with Doc Shop Productions, examines how America's changing style through the decades has mirrored the political, social, and economic climate of the time. Using archival footage and interviews with fashion experts and cultural figures including Tim Gunn, Donna Karan, Carson Kressley, Vanessa Williams, Beverly Johnson, Isaac Mizrahi, Christie Brinkley, John Varvatos, Diane von Furstenberg, André Leon Talley and more, the series highlights the most iconic moments from fashion and pop culture, giving audiences a front row seat to the runway of American history.

The premiere episode explores style in the 1940s and 50s, how World War II and Hollywood helped create America's own fashion identity, and the introduction of new trends including the bikini and zoot suit. The second episode explores the style of the '60s and '70s as the youth culture comes into its own, and fashion, like politics, goes to extremes. The remaining two episodes, airing Sunday, Jan. 20, at 9 and 10 p.m. ET/PT, examine the history and style of the 1980s and 1990s to 2000s.
American Style will stream live for subscribers on Jan. 13 and Jan. 20 via CNNgo (at CNN.com/go and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android. The episodes will also be available the day after the broadcast premiere on demand via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps.

American Style is executive produced by Marty Moe, Chad Mumm, and Britt Aboutaleb for Vox Entertainment, Dan Partland for Doc Shop Productions, and Amy Entelis and Lizzie Fox for CNN.

About Vox Entertainment
Vox Entertainment is Vox Media's Los Angeles-based studio that develops, sells, and produces premium, non-fiction programming for TV and OTT platforms. As the entertainment division of Vox Media, Vox Entertainment's shows are inspired by great journalism, next-generation talent, and deep curiosity about the world. In 2018, Vox Entertainment premiered a weekly docuseries, Explained, on Netflix with Vox, which has been picked up for a second season; a true-crime sports docuseries, Foul Play, on Verizon's go90 platform with sports network SB Nation; a food and travel docuseries, No Passport Required, for PBS, as Eater's first broadcast debut; and a provocative weekly series addressing the issues dividing our nation, Consider It, for Facebook Watch, hosted by Liz Plank. Most recently, YouTube greenlit a Vox Entertainment produced series that has a groundbreaking format and features a team of Vox reporters who answer viewer's biggest questions about the news and the world around them.0

About Doc Shop Productions Inc.
Doc Shop is a Los Angeles-based production company that creates premium, non-fiction content. The company is helmed by multiple Emmy Award Winning Producer/Director, Dan Partland, and SVP of Development, Nicole Zien. The veteran team has created dozens of critically acclaimed entertainment properties including the groundbreaking Netflix docu-series, Afflicted. With a focus on crisp non-fiction formats and dramatic topic-driven narratives, Doc Shop strives to tell insightful, authentic stories that spark curiosity, insight conversation, and entertain viewers on any platform.

About CNN Original Series
The CNN Original Series group develops non-scripted programming for television via commissioned projects, acquisitions and in-house production. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, oversees CNN Original Series and CNN Films for CNN Worldwide. Lizzie Fox, vice president of current programming, supervises production of all CNN Original Series. 

VH1's New Docuseries "Cartel Crew" to Premiere Monday, January 7 at 9PM ET/PT

VH1's New Docuseries "Cartel Crew" to Premiere Monday, January 7 at 9PM ET/PT
Set in Miami, "Cartel Crew" takes a deep look into the lives of eight descendants of the Cartel life as they navigate adulthood and the effects the legacy has had on their upbringing.
[via press release from VH1] VH1'S NEW DOCUSERIES "CARTEL CREW" TO PREMIERE MONDAY, JANUARY 7 AT 9PM ET/PT

10-Episode Series to Explore the Lives of Descendants of the Cartel, Including Son of "Cocaine Godmother" Griselda Blanco

NEW YORK, NY - December 10, 2018 - VH1, in collaboration with Big Fish Entertainment (an MGM Company), announced today its new series, "Cartel Crew," will premiere Monday, January 7th at 9:00 pm ET/PT. Set in Miami, Fla., "Cartel Crew" takes a deep look into the lives of eight descendants of the Cartel life as they navigate adulthood and the effects the legacy has had on their upbringing. Now disconnected from their past, they want to make a name for themselves outside of the drug world, but find that escaping the shadows of their ancestors will come with a price. Money, friendships and love are on the line in this redemption story about life after narcos.

Meet the Crew:
Michael Blanco, @michaelcorleoneblanco
Michael Blanco grew up surrounded by crime. The youngest son of Griselda Blanco (the "Cocaine Godmother"), he followed his mother's footsteps into the drug world. For 33 years he led a criminal lifestyle, but after his mother's assassination, he decided to quit the Cartel life and launch a personal clothing brand, "Pure Blanco," to prove he could lead a legal business and life.

Marie Ramirez-D'Ariano, @lil_ms.monroe
Marie was born into the cartel life. While her father kept his business private, the family heard rumors of his dealings. Now grown, she's lost touch with her family largely because of her relationship with Michael Blanco. She's given up everything for the man she loves and is devoted to "Pure Blanco," although she has a few secrets in her past that may shock even the unflappable Michael Blanco.

Kat "Tatu Baby" Flores, @tatubaby
After the assassination of her cartel-affiliated father, Kat and her mother fled from New York to Miami, leaving their old life behind. Kat's focus now is raising her son and dealing with the prison release of her son's father, Eddie.

Stephanie Acevedo, @stephs_music
Daughter to a former career cocaine trafficker, Stephanie's childhood was torn apart when her father was arrested and sent to federal prison. Now she is determined to move on from the past and make a name for herself as a singer through dignity and hard work.

Nicole Zavala, @realnicolezavalaz and Michael Zavala, @zavalaconcepts
Twins Nicole and Michael grew up enjoying the spoils of cartel life, without losing a loved one to prison or murder. While they strive to be accepted in the community, they clash with others who don't believe they grew up with a legitimate tie to the cartel.

Carlos "Loz" Oliveros, @iamloz_
After a member of his family was murdered, allegedly by the cartel, Loz stepped away from a life of crime. He is currently focusing on his career as a tattoo artist and raising his daughter while avoiding demons from his former life.

Dayana Castellanos, @dayanac__
After serving two years in prison for her role in running cartel-connected marijuana grow houses, Dayana is trying to make up for lost time with her four children and start a new life.
Ahead of the season premiere, VH1 is giving fans an early sneak peek of "Cartel Crew" with a special advance premiere of the first ten minutes starting Monday, December 31 via the VH1 app and VH1.com.

For more information and exclusive content, visit www.cartelcrew.vh1.com. Follow the crew by liking @CartelCrewVH1 on Facebook and follow @CartelCrew on Instagram and Twitter. Use #CartelCrew to join the conversation.

"Cartel Crew" is executive produced by Dan Cesareo, Lucilla D'Agostino, Faith Gaskins and Lashan Browning and co-executive produced by James Knox for Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company. Nina L. Diaz and Daniel Blau Rogge executive produce for VH1.

About VH1:
VH1 is the dominant pop culture brand for adults 18-34. The network is available in 86 million U.S. households and has an array of digital channels and services including the VH1 App, VH1.com and @VH1. VH1 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

About Big Fish Entertainment
Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company, is a full service production company that creates multi-platform, visually driven content that compels and entertains audiences with the "unexpected." Founded in 2006 by President Dan Cesareo, Big Fish has since produced more than 750 hours of award-winning and top-rated programming in the live, unscripted reality, lifestyle and documentary space. Big Fish series include #1 unscripted crime series Live PD, Live PD Presents: Police Patrol and Live PD Presents: PD Cam for A&E; Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol for Lifetime; mega-hit franchise Black Ink Crew New York and Chicago for VH1; culinary docu-series Hustle & Soul for WE tv; Chris Paul's Chapter 3 for ESPN; Tattoo Girls for TLC, How Far Is Tattoo Far? for MTV, as well as mental health special In Session Live With Dr. Jess and upcoming docu-series Cartel Crew for VH1. With other credits including Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan and the Gates Foundation Reality PD public schools project, Big Fish captures and relates extraordinary worlds, characters and stories for such networks as Lifetime, A&E, VH1, WE tv, Discovery, TLC, MTV, E!, National Geographic, Oxygen, Travel Channel and Paramount Network. For more information, visit bigfishusa.com.