New Reelzchannel Original Biography Series “Reel Life” to Premiere with a Look at the Life of Marilyn Monroe

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“Reel Life: Marilyn Monroe” premieres Friday, August 3rd at 11pm ET/ 8pm PT.

Marilyn Monroe is the single greatest sex symbol of the last century

REELZCHANNEL—TV About Movies® today announced the premiere of the new original biography series “Reel Life,” examining the lives, careers and movies of legendary celebrities and quintessential movie icons. Told through interviews with friends, family members, co-stars and the subjects themselves, “Reel Life” explores one individual’s extraordinary real life by examining their reel life on screen. The series premieres Friday, August 3rd at 11pm ET/ 8pm PT with “Reel Life: Marilyn Monroe”—an intimate look at the phenomenon that was the blonde bombshell.

“Marilyn Monroe is the single greatest sex symbol of the last century,” said Lisa Lucas, Executive Producer of REELZCHANNEL Original Programming. “She is the perfect movie star to profile in the premiere of our new series ‘Reel Life.’”

Hosted by television personality Dayna Devon, “Reel Life: Marilyn Monroe” explores the continued and unrelenting popularity of the woman who wanted nothing more than to be taken seriously as an actress. We’ll talk to the stars of the hit television series “Smash,” Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty, whose characters are vying to be the lead in a Broadway musical based on Monroe’s life as well as Oscar®-nominee Michelle Williams, who played Monroe in “My Week With Marilyn” about Monroe’s enduring legacy.

Fellow Hollywood icons George Hamilton and Mitzi Gaynor – Monroe’s co-star in “There’s No Business Like Show Business” – reveal the personal side of the woman they knew. “Reel Life: Marilyn Monroe” also takes a look at Monroe’s rise to sex symbol, including candid interviews with “Playboy” magazine founder Hugh Hefner, who discusses how Monroe’s nude photos helped launch his empire and catapult Monroe to superstar status. Also featured are interviews with photographers Lawrence Schiller and George Barris who share their personal stories of working with Monroe, including the story behind her last ever photo shoot.

Upcoming episodes of “Reel Life” include:
-“Reel Life: Clint Eastwood” premieres Friday, October 19th, 2012
-“Reel Life: James Bond” premieres Friday, November 9th, 2012

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. The network is also home to ambitious television events, mini-series and series featuring big stories and big stars as seen with the Emmy®-winning “The Kennedys” and coming in October 2012 with Ken Follett’s eight-part mini-series “World Without End.” With shows featuring movie and entertainment experts, including Leonard Maltin, Richard Roeper and Sam Rubin, viewers get trusted insight into movies wherever they’re playing, whether in theaters or at home.

REELZCHANNEL reaches more than 63 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 REELZCHANNEL in your area by entering your zip code at Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZCHANNEL is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based out of New York City with offices in Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles and an entertainment bureau in Los Angeles.

For more information, please contact the REELZCHANNEL Media Line

877- REELZTV (733-5988) / pr(at)reelz(dot)com

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