“The Pillars Of The Earth” Adds to REELZCHANNEL Miniseries Commitment

Emmy® and Golden Globe® Nominated Nine-Part Miniseries Premieres on REELZCHANNEL Sunday, December 4, 2011

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We love miniseries at REELZ and we’re excited to bring another Emmy nominated story to our viewers. We’re also thrilled to continue the great relationship we built with Muse Entertainment as we brought ‘The Kennedys’ so successfully to TV together.

Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) August 30, 2011

REELZCHANNEL—TV About Movies® today announced “The Pillars of the Earth” nine-part miniseries will make its REELZCHANNEL debut on Sunday, December 4, 2011 with the first two episodes airing back to back starting at 8pm ET and at 8pm PT. “The Pillars of the Earth” features stellar performances from Ian McShane (Deadwood, Sexy Beast), Rufus Sewell (The Illusionist, A Knight’s Tale) and Donald Sutherland (Dirty Sexy Money, The Italian Job) among others. The story, based on Ken Follett’s best-selling novel of all time, is a sweeping epic of good and evil, treachery and intrigue, violence and beauty, a sensuous spirited story set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles in 12th Century England. “The Pillars of the Earth” was produced by Tandem Communications and Muse Entertainment in association with Ridley Scott and Tony Scott’s Scott Free Films.

“With ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ fresh off its premium channel debut, many more viewers nationwide will now have a chance to enjoy this tremendous production on REELZCHANNEL,” said CEO Stan E. Hubbard. “We love miniseries at REELZ and we’re excited to bring another Emmy nominated story to our viewers. We’re also thrilled to continue the great relationship we built with Muse Entertainment as we brought ‘The Kennedys’ so successfully to TV together.”

“We are thrilled that our monumental series ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ has its second U.S. window on REELZ,” says Rola Bauer, Managing Director and Partner of Tandem Communications and Executive Producer of the series. “We have an enthusiastic and committed partner in Stan E. Hubbard and his team at REELZ. They are clearly focused on event programming and appreciate quality content – a great new home for Pillars in the U.S.”

“The Pillars of the Earth” is directed by three-time DGA award-winner Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (Heroes, Into the West) and was shot on location in Hungary and Austria and also stars Matthew Macfadyen (Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, Pride and Prejudice), Eddie Redmayne (The Yellow Handkerchief, The Good Shepherd), Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger, The Duchess), Sarah Parish (Merlin), Alison Pill (Milk) and Gordon Pinsent (Away From Her). Ken Follett’s book was the 60th selection in Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club, and recorded upwards of 1.4 million copies sold in the U.S. the day after it was featured on her show in 2007. First published in 1989, Ken Follett’s book has been published in more than 30 languages and as of December 2010, “The Pillars of the Earth” has recorded 18,960,000 copies sold worldwide.

“Response to ‘The Kennedys’ World Premiere revealed a strong viewer appetite for miniseries on our network,” said Hubbard. “What a better way to satisfy our viewers’ demands than by showing two Emmy nominated miniseries in two months with ‘The Kennedys’ returning to REELZ starting November 6 followed by ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ which begins on December 4.”

Below is the schedule for “The Pillars of the Earth” on REELZ, which continues the network’s old school miniseries scheduling treatment:

Episodes 1 and 2 on Sunday, December 4
Episode 1 at 8pm ET and at 8pm PT
Episode 2 at 9pm ET and at 9pm PT
Episodes 1 and 2 on Monday, December 5
Episode 1 at 8pm ET and at 8pm PT
Episode 2 at 9pm ET and at 9pm PT
Episode 3 on Tuesday, December 6
8pm ET and at 8pm PT
9pm ET and at 9pm PT
Episode 4 on Wednesday, December 7
8pm ET and at 8pm PT
9pm ET and at 9pm PT

Episode 5 on Thursday, December 8
8pm ET and at 8pm PT
9pm ET and at 9pm PT

Episode 6 on Friday, December 9
8pm ET and at 8pm PT
9pm ET and at 9pm PT

Episode 7 on Saturday, December 10
8pm ET and at 8pm PT
9pm ET and at 9pm PT

Episode 8 and 9 on Sunday, December 11
Episode 8 at 8pm ET and at 8pm PT
Episode 9 at 9pm ET and at 9pm PT

Episodes 8 and 9 on Monday, December 12
Episode 8 at 8pm ET and at 8pm PT
Episode 9 at 9pm ET and at 9pm PT

About REELZCHANNEL
REELZCHANNEL—TV About Movies® is the only cable and satellite network devoted to delivering entertaining and informative programming that is all about movies, including the celebrities, fashion, music and stories behind the stories. With shows featuring movie and entertainment experts including Leonard Maltin, Richard Roeper, Sam Rubin and John Salley, viewers get trusted insight into movies wherever they’re playing, whether in theaters or at home.

REELZCHANNEL reaches more than 60 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, Dish Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 233, AT&T U-verse 799/1799 HD and cable systems nationwide. Find REELZCHANNEL in your area by entering your zip code at http://www.reelz.com/watch. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZCHANNEL is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with an entertainment bureau in Los Angeles.

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TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS (http://www.tandemcom.de) is located in Munich, Germany and was started in 1999 by Rola Bauer and Tim Halkin. In 2007 Jonas Bauer became a partner in the company and in 2009 Malisa Scott joined as partner and Chief Operating Officer. From the beginning, their strategy was to build a vertically integrated media company whose core business is international production and worldwide distribution. From the ground-breaking Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated series, Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth, to the Emmy® Award winner Frank Herbert’s Dune to the Golden Globe® nominated The Company, to the Emmy® nominated Dragons’ World, TANDEM continues to develop, produce, market and distribute high-quality projects.

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