or


[01/12/07 - 12:24 PM]
'Sci Fi Saturday: The Most Dangerous Night of Television' Launches in January 2007
Upcoming originals include "The Lost Colony," starring Adrian Paul, and "King Arthur & The Order of the Dragon."

[via press release from Sci Fi]

'SCI FI SATURDAY: THE MOST DANGEROUS NIGHT OF TELEVISION' LAUNCHES IN JANUARY 2007

Slate of New Films Announced

SCIFI.com Announces Casting Call for "Die-On" and "Scream-On" Roles

PASADENA, Calif. � January 12, 2007 - SCI FI's Saturday night movies get an extra shot of adrenaline in January 2007 when the Channel launches SCI FI Saturday: The Most Dangerous Night of Television, an entertaining new branding campaign. The Most Dangerous Night of Television enlivens SCI FI's popular 9pm Saturday movies with an amusing take on the wild action and intensity that has become a staple of the Channel's date night thrillers. In addition, Thomas Vitale, Senior Vice President of Programming and Original Movies at SCI FI has added two movies to the 2007 production slate and greenlit another three films for development:

To Premiere in 2007:

The Lost Colony: The age-old mystery surrounding the lost colony of Roanoke is revealed in this adventure soaked original starring Adrian Paul (Highlander) and produced with American World Pictures.

King Arthur & The Order of the Dragon: Produced with Pliny Minor (Who Killed the Electric Car?) and written by Tim Cox and Brook Durham, the duo behind 2006's SCI FI Saturday standout Mammoth, this tale ignites a battle befitting the legendary Knights of the Round Table � a quest for the Holy Grail! A pursuit for the ages, the Knights must battle a formidable spider-dragon on the treacherous path to the Grail.

Greenlit for Development:

Riddle of the Sphinx: An astronomer and a cryptographer uncover a series of ancient tunnels, unwittingly unleashing a deadly Sphinx. In order to trap the Sphinx back in its tomb and stop impending destruction, our explorers must solve a series of complicated and possibly deadly riddles. Pliny Minor will produce.

Sherlock Holmes & The Banshee: Sherlock Holmes investigates a wailing, soul-sucking ghost that turns out to be a banshee in this Pliny Minor produced film. Will Holmes be clever enough to find out the beasts secrets and stop its terrifying reign?

Odysseus & The Isle of Mists: In this mythical melee, Odysseus and his men battle Persephone and her deadly vampire beasts. As the premise for this Pliny Minor film goes, a vampire origin tale is the lost passage from Winslow Homer's writings.

Pure escapist entertainment, SCI FI Saturday movies pay homage to the early science fiction drive-in thrillers, while pushing the limits of imagination in a way only SCI FI can. These high-octane, thrill-a-minute original action flicks have become a perennial favorite and are responsible for attracting a sizable new audience. In the third quarter of 2006, Saturday movies brought in 4 million new viewers to the Channel. In addition to fantasy epics, creature features, disaster flicks and creative re-imaginings of other science fiction genre classics, SCI FI is committed to developing sequels to popular theatrical franchises such as the Species and Pumpkinhead films, Lake Placid and Bats.

"SCI FI Saturday movies have established a popular following at the same time that theatrical franchises like The Grudge and Saw expose even broader audiences to modern genre filmmaking," said Thomas Vitale. "The Most Dangerous Night of Television lets viewers know there's a tune-in destination for popular action-packed entertainment that pushes the envelope on contemporary escapist films."

To kick off the branding campaign, three new on-air spots will debut on SCI FI in January 2007. Echoing the refrain, "I hate Saturday nights," MDs, RNs and shell-shocked emergency medical technicians recount the evening's events -- an array of alien births, solar burns, mythological animal attacks and other outrageous trauma cases. SCI FI Saturday will be supported by additional messaging -The Saturday Survival Guide - a series of on-air interstitials for adventurers who mean to survive The Most Dangerous Night of Television and other ongoing episodic spots.

SCIFI.com Holds Viewer Casting Calls:

Adding an interactive consumer element, SCIFI.com invites viewers to enter (at their own risk) for a chance to win a "scream-on" or "die-on" role in an upcoming SCI FI original thriller. Winners can scream their lungs out or, conversely, play dead for the camera. Movie fans can also visit SCIFI.com to submit their own "Survival Tips," inspired by the films they watch, and their own personal hair-raising experiences. SCI FI.com will further engage viewers with text polling and other movie-related trivia.

SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 86 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.





  [january 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· BATS: HUMAN HARVEST (SYFY)
· KING ARTHUR & THE ORDER OF THE DRAGON (SYFY)
· LAKE PLACID 2 (SYFY)
· ODYSSEUS AND THE ISLE OF MISTS (SYFY)
· PUMPKINHEAD: ASHES TO ASHES (SYFY)
· PUMPKINHEAD: BLOOD FEUD (SYFY)
· RIDDLES OF THE SPHINX (SYFY)
· SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE BANSHEE (SYFY)
· SPECIES 3 (SYFY)
· WRAITHS OF ROANOKE, THE (SYFY)









[08/04/15 - 04:40 PM]
David Alan Grier Gives Paws to the Cowardly Lion in NBC's "The Wiz Live!"
Grier will play the Cowardly Lion, who asks Dorothy if he can join her in her journey down the Yellow Brick Road and ask the Wiz for some courage, which he is severely lacking.

[08/04/15 - 03:22 PM]
Floyd Mayweather to Face Andre Berto Saturday, Sept. 12 at MGM Grand Garden Arena Live on Showtime PPV(R)
If triumphant, Mayweather would match the record of the late heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, who retired in April 1956 with a record of 49-0.

[08/04/15 - 02:08 PM]
Rousey Wave Swells Numbers for FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 12:54 PM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions' "The Magicians" Begins Season One Production in Vancouver
The 13 episode season will air in early 2016 on Syfy.

[08/04/15 - 12:07 PM]
Disney's "Descendants" Powers Disney Channel to Primetime Sweep and Over 1-Year Highs
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 27-August 2.

[08/04/15 - 12:02 PM]
Casting News: "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Gets Savage
Danish actor Casper Crump has been cast as the immortal Vandal Savage.

[08/04/15 - 11:26 AM]
Animal Planet Runs 12-Hour Marathon of Lion Programming, Dedicated to Cecil the Lion, On August 10 -- World Lion Day
Animal Planet's roaring about World Lion Day to honor the majestic lion - one of the most revered species on the planet - whose numbers are in decline.

[08/04/15 - 11:20 AM]
ABC Announces Kristen Bell Will Host "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown" Special, Airing November 30
The anniversary special will celebrate 50 years of the iconic classic that has brought joy and a television watching tradition at the holidays for generations of fans.

[08/04/15 - 11:07 AM]
"48 Hours: Fall from Grace" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Adults 25-54 and Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets World Television Premiere Date for "Prophet's Prey"
The film, due on Saturday, October 10, focuses on the tyrannical cult leader Warren Jeffs.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
FOX Sports Telecasts Premier Boxing Champions Under Multi-Year Media Rights Deal
FOX Sports 1 premieres "Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays," a new, live primetime boxing series on Tuesday, Sept. 8 (9:00 PM ET), which continues for a total of 21 shows through the end of June.

[08/04/15 - 10:32 AM]
The Jackson Family Legacy Lives on in New Series, "The Jacksons: Next Generation," Premiering October 2nd on Lifetime
The series focuses on the third generation of the famed Jackson family - Taj, Taryll and TJ - Tito Jackson's sons and nephews of the famed Jackson 5.

[08/04/15 - 10:26 AM]
Video: "Sneaky Pete" Trailer Starring Giovanni Ribisi and Guest Starring Bryan Cranston!
The pilot is executive produced by David Shore, Bryan Cranston and Seth Gordon and will be available on Amazon for free for only 30 days beginning this Friday, August 7.

[08/04/15 - 10:11 AM]
Video: El Rey Network and Miramax(R) Release Robert Rodriguez Featurette from Season Two of the Supernatural Crime Saga "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Rodriguez gives viewers an exclusive glimpse at the new season.

[08/04/15 - 10:04 AM]
"Drunk History" Season 3 Premieres Tuesday, September 1 at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central
Tony Hale, Greg Kinnear, Justin Long, Christopher Meloni, Stephen Merchant and Jason Ritter guest star in the season opener.