Luken Announces Launch Date for Combat Report

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All New TUFF TV Original Scripted Series to Launch on January 24

Luken Communications, LLC and TUFF TV, LLC, in cooperation with One Eighty Films (OEF) and X Factor Entertainment Group (XFEG), invite you to enlist in the dangerous missions and drama of Combat Report. Luken announced today that this unique WWII action-drama series will premiere exclusively on TUFF TV Saturday, January 24, 2015.

Combat Report is a WWII action-drama that follows an elite team of GIs as they fight their way across France in pursuit of a ruthless enemy. It stars an ensemble cast led by Bob McKeehen (Grimm, Leverage), Grant Alan (Wizards of Waverly Place, CSI:NY, Lie To Me), Brad Schmidt (House Of Lies, Joey, Summerland) and Joshua St. James (Grimm, Leverage, SEAL Patrol). These solders were called upon to perform special operations before the existence of groups like the Green Berets and Navy SEALs that we know today.

Although originally slated to debut in November of 2014, Combat Report’s launch was postponed to allow for additional scenes. As the first season started to take shape in the edit suite, series creator Thad T. Smith was presented with the opportunity to add additional cast members and characters that would propel this exciting series seamlessly into its second season.

“Working around schedules of sought after talent is always a challenge for production, but I believe that good things come to those who wait, so we postponed the initial airing of Combat Report’s first season to accommodate the filming schedules of these exciting cast members,” Smith said. “I am sure viewers will enjoy the added value in these young stars as they add so much to the story and excitement of the series.”

“We’re proud to partner with One Eighty Films and X Factor Entertainment to bring such a powerful, dynamic story to the viewers of TUFF TV,” said Terri Coyle, Luken’s Director of Programming. Coyle added, “Combat Report presents such an authentic portrait of the greatest generation, we know the audience will embrace it like we have.”

Combat Report has been developed and produced by One Eighty Films, creators of the critically-acclaimed WWII drama Everyman’s War (2010). Everyman’s War won the coveted G.I. Film Festival “Best Narrative Film” award and has been distributed in 43 countries and translated into 5 languages. Although Combat Report’s story is different and harder-hitting, viewers can count on the same realistic, high-quality production values as seen in Everyman’s War.

For more information on Combat Report, visit http://www.combatreporttheseries.com.

Luken Communications offers diverse, family-friendly programming on its networks reaching approximately 80 percent of all U.S. households via a blend of over-the-air, cable and satellite television. The current network offerings include Retro TV, Rev’n, The Heartland Network, TUFF TV, PBJ, The Family Channel and Frost Great Outdoors (FGO). Luken Communications’ flagship Retro TV was one of the first digital broadcast networks launched in 2005.

One Eighty Films, Inc., and X Factor Entertainment Group, develop, produce and distribute a wide variety of entertainment products for the film and television industry worldwide. One Eighty Film’s subsidiary, X Factor Advertising, is a predominant international marketing firm that specializes in work for the health care and military sectors. Film. Television. Imagination.

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