or


[03/14/06 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Teams with Microsoft and Msn Video to Stream First Two Episodes of Network's New Drama 'Heist' Following March 22 and March 29 Broadcasts

[via press release from NBC]

NBC TEAMS WITH MICROSOFT AND MSN VIDEO TO STREAM FIRST TWO EPISODES OF NETWORK'S NEW DRAMA 'HEIST' FOLLOWING MARCH 22 AND MARCH 29 BROADCASTS

Arrangement Also Will See MSN Video Offer a Sneak Peek of "Heist" - from Director Doug Liman -- with 16-Minutes of Action from Series Premiere Available from March 14 Until March 22 Debut

BURBANK, Calif. -- March 14, 2006 -- NBC has formed a partnership with Microsoft that will offer MSN Video the exclusive rights to stream the entire first two episodes of NBC's upcoming drama series "Heist" as encores for one week after each episode premieres on Wednesday, March 22 and 29, respectively (10-11 p.m. ET both nights).

In addition, NBC will give viewers an advance sneak peek of "Heist" by providing MSN with the exclusive rights to stream a 16-minute special presentation of the drama's debut episode that will launch on March 14 and will run up to the network's March 22 broadcast premiere.

The announcement was made today by John Miller, Chief Marketing Office, NBC Universal Television Group.

"This relationship with Microsoft allows us to further enhance our marketing opportunities to draw attention to our shows from increasingly popular sites and formats," said Miller. "It's a perfect marriage of technology and content, and we believe it is also tailor-made to reach out to the target demographic for this hot new series from director Doug Liman."

Acclaimed director Liman ("Mr. & Mrs. Smith," "The Bourne Identity," "The Bourne Supremacy") and Emmy Award-nominated writers Mark and Robb Cullen (FX's "Lucky") are the creative forces behind "Heist" -- a series driven by unforgettable characters, intense action and suspense, high comedy and surprising romance. This fast-paced, serialized drama includes an ensemble cast of burglars -- Dougray Scott ("Dark Water"), Steve Harris ("The Practice"), Seymour Cassel ("The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou"), Marika Dominczyk ("North Shore") and David Walton ("Stateside") - and - Michele Hicks ("The Shield"), Reno Wilson ("Blind Justice") and Billy Gardell ("Yes, Dear") as the detectives who try to stop them.

Professional thief, Mickey O'Neil (Scott) assembles an expert team of career criminals to attempt one of the biggest heists in history. Their plan: simultaneously rob three of the most renowned jewelry stores on Beverly Hills' famed Rodeo Drive during Academy Awards week. As this intricate web of deceit unfolds, we learn that there is more than mere monetary gain fueling Mickey's actions.

Meanwhile, Amy Sykes (Hicks), lead detective for LAPD's Robbery/Homicide division, heads up the task force investigating a series of thefts pulled off by this new crew. Under incredible pressure from her superiors, she must figure out not only who is behind the crimes but also what larger job they are leading up to.

The twist -- as Mickey sizes up Detective Sykes, the two unexpectedly fall in love.

In addition, MSN.com will offer a 'Heist" photo gallery, top billing on its TV and entertainment homepages, and promotion on the video homepage, among other placements.

"Heist," produced by Hypnotic, NBC Universal Television Studio and Sony Pictures Television, is directed by Liman.





  [march 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· BLIND JUSTICE (ABC)
· HEIST (NBC)
· LUCKY (FX)
· NORTH SHORE (FOX)
· PRACTICE, THE (ABC)
· SHIELD, THE (FX)
· YES, DEAR (CBS)









[12/20/14 - 09:00 AM]
NBC Ranks #1 Friday Night Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and All Other Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, December 19.

[12/20/14 - 08:47 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos with "Dateline"
The Peacock leads the night with its perennial newsmagazine.

[12/19/14 - 03:15 PM]
David Schwimmer Cast as Attorney Robert Kardashian in "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
He'll join the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark.

[12/19/14 - 12:47 PM]
"Whale Wars" Returns to Animal Planet January 2 with a World Premiere Three-Hour Event
Under legal siege, Captain Paul Watson is forced to hand the mission over to youthful veteran Peter Hammarstedt following a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

[12/19/14 - 11:58 AM]
Velocity and Discovery Channel Announce the On Air Team for Barrett-Jackson Live
Coverage begins Tuesday, January 13 from 6-8 PM ET on Discovery Channel and continues through Sunday, January 18 from 2-7 PM ET on Velocity.

[12/19/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Night Will Fall," Revealing the Untold Story of a 1945 Film Detailing Concentration-Camp Atrocities, Debuts Jan. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film juxtaposes horrific raw footage and scenes from the 1945 documentary with insights from the survivors, the soldiers who liberated them and the filmmakers who recorded these appalling images.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for New Drama "Mr. Robot"
The series stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallstrom.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
Starz Releases New Video and Image from "Outlander"
The release is part of Starz's 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings that has been giving fans something extra special for the holidays to get them through the #Droughtlander.

[12/19/14 - 10:00 AM]
AMC Casts International Film Star Daniel Wu as Lead of "Badlands" (WT)
The series tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

[12/19/14 - 09:20 AM]
"@midnight" Moves to 11:30 p.m. for Two Weeks Only; Comedy Central Premieres "Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular" and "This Is Not Happening" in January
The premiere episode of "This Is Not Happening" will be available on Amazon Instant Video on January 12 and in the Comedy Central App on January 13.

[12/19/14 - 08:41 AM]
"The People Magazine Awards" Generates NBC's Biggest Audience in Its Slot, Excluding "Peter Pan Live!" and NFL, Since October 23
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 18.

[12/19/14 - 08:39 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" Returns for Third Season Jan. 9, Exclusively on Cinemax
New guest stars this season include Denis O'Hare, Chaske Spencer, Tom Pelphrey and Meaghan Rath.

[12/19/14 - 08:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Comedies Power CBS to Top Spot
A repeat "The Big Bang Theory" and a new "Mom" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[12/19/14 - 08:08 AM]
Season Two of "My Big Redneck Family" Premieres Saturday, January 17 at 9 P.M., ET/PT
Tom Arnold is back to host the 13-episode second season as this lovable gang faces more parenting problems, marital misadventures and questionable career moves than ever before.

[12/19/14 - 08:03 AM]
First-Time People's Choice Award Nominee Iggy Azalea and Last Year's People's Choice Award Winner Fall Out Boy to Perform at "People's Choice Awards 2015"
They will join the lineup with recently announced performers Lady Antebellum.