One of America's "Hottest" Entertainment Brands, TMZ, Comes to REELZ 'TMZ Hollywood Sports' Original Series to Air Weekdays in Primetime Exclusively on REELZ

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The Worlds of Pop Culture, Celebrity, Hollywood and Sports Collide in an Irreverent, Hilarious and Candid Look at Athletes...Off the Field! Series Premieres Monday, September 29, 2014

Said Harvey Levin: “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 have become some of the biggest celebrities in the world.”

REELZ today announced that one of the freshest, most respected and energizing journalism brands in the country will anchor the network’s weekday primetime line up with new original series "TMZ Hollywood Sports" which will air at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT exclusively on REELZ beginning Monday, September 29, 2014.

"TMZ Hollywood Sports" — the organization that exposed Donald Sterling and revealed what really happened in the Ray Rice case all in the past four months — has a new daily home on television. This is sports without scores … and the highlights are what happen when athletes and celebrity culture collide off the field!

Whether they’re partying with the stars, breaking into TV and movie roles, or behaving badly, "TMZ Hollywood Sports" will be there. With executive producer and host Evan Rosenblum leading a free-flowing TMZ ensemble discussing everything from athletes’ dating lives, cars, homes, toys and jewelry to social media gaffes, hilarious endorsement deals and public missteps, "TMZ Hollywood Sports" will dive head-first into the wild, off-the-field world where athletes and celebrities mix.

TMZ is known for redefining Hollywood journalism and has excelled like no other at feeding America’s insatiable appetite for stories about the people we all know, from Hollywood actors to the titans of sports. With eye-popping—or sometimes just amusing and eye-rolling—revelations and headlines, TMZ has captivated viewers for almost a decade with stories and “did-I-really-just-see-that?” footage captured by its street fleet of tireless video jockeys who seem to be everywhere...because they are.

Said Harvey Levin: “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 have become some of the biggest celebrities in the world.”

“'TMZ Hollywood Sports' is a natural extension of REELZ’s Hollywood Happens Here™ brand,” said Stan E. Hubbard, REELZ CEO. “TMZ is an amazing partner for REELZ and, together, we will deliver a fast-paced, hard-hitting and fun look at a collision of worlds where sports (with no Xs and Os) meets celebrity meets Hollywood.”

"TMZ Hollywood Sports" will also report on celebrities whose lives intersect with the sports world, including business partnerships between A-list movie stars and Hall of Fame athletes. The "TMZ Hollywood Sports" forum style format also includes one-on-one interviews with celebrities and industry experts commenting on buzzworthy stories and major events from Hollywood red carpets to the Final Four to the Super Bowl.    

About TMZ
TMZ is the first multi-platform, three screen success for any media company and stands out as the most-cited entertainment news source in the world. Launched in 2005, TMZ’s meteoric rise is based on TMZ’s consistent ability to break celebrity news. TMZ now has a second television brand, “TMZ Live,” that originated on and concurrently runs as a one-hour daily entertainment news program on TMZ.com. TMZ has also expanded its range into the world of radio, with “TMZ Live,” a one-hour weekday Talk radio program, and “TMZ Radio,” a national weekday vignette for entertainment radio stations, in partnership with Premiere Networks. TMZ launched TMZSPORTS.COM which constantly breaks some of the biggest stories in sports. TMZ has also extended to a fourth platform to allow audiences an additional way to interact with the franchise with “The TMZ Hollywood Tour - Secrets and Celebrity Hot Spots,” and the “TMZ Tour NYC”.

About REELZCHANNEL—Hollywood Happens Here™
REELZ is a leading independent cable and satellite general entertainment network, connecting its viewers across America with the magic, wonder and excitement of Hollywood wherever it happens. The network is home to cutting-edge reality programs, compelling television events, miniseries, movies and series featuring big stories and big stars. Programming ranges from the critically-acclaimed and award-winning "The Kennedys" to "Hollywood Hillbillies", "Beverly Hills Pawn", "OK! TV", "Hollywood Scandals" and much more that connects directly to the world of entertainment. REELZ also showcases top movie and entertainment experts Leonard Maltin and Richard Roeper who provide specific on-air recommendations for movies viewers can watch at home.

REELZ reaches 70 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 REELZ in your area by entering your zip code at http://www.reelz.com/watch. REELZ is a High-Definition network and if a cable or satellite provider doesn’t carry it that way, we encourage viewers to call and ask for REELZ in HD. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZ is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based out of New York City with offices in Boston and Chicago.

For more information, please contact the REELZ Media Line
877- REELZTV (733-5988) / pr(at)reelz(dot)com

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