MOVIE REVIEW SERIES 'LYONS & BAILES REEL TALK' LINES UP MAJOR CELEBRITY ROSTER FOR NOVEMBER SWEEPS
Steve Carell, Jude Law, Vince Vaughn And Keri Russell Take Center Stage In The Month Of November
Special Guest Hosts Include E!'s Ben Lyons And Entertainment Weekly's Dave Karger
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. � October 25, 2007 - NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's nationally syndicated movie review series "Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk," hosted by renowned film critics, Jeffrey Lyons and Alison Bailes, has assembled a stellar group of exclusive A-list celebrity interviews and special co-hosts for the upcoming November sweeps period.
In the coming weeks, "Reel Talk," which debuted in national syndication this season, will feature exclusive sit-down interviews with some of Hollywood's leading actors including Steve Carell, Jude Law, Vince Vaughn and Keri Russell. The show will also have two special guest co-hosts sitting in for Bailes, who gave birth to her second child, Frederick, on October 18; Ben Lyons, from E!'s "The Daily 10" and son of co-host Jeffrey Lyons, as well as, Entertainment Weekly's Dave Karger.
"With the holiday movie crush coming, we will be able to give viewers and film fans an opportunity to go behind-the-scenes with the top stars on some of the most anticipated movies of the season," says "Reel Talk" producer Mike Avila. "And with Alison taking some time off to enjoy her new son, it's great that we will have Jeffrey's son Ben able to help us fill that void, as well as respected film journalist Dave Karger."
Steve Carell, star of NBC's "The Office," joins co-host Jeffrey Lyons in-studio on October 27 to discuss the indie-movie atmosphere on the set of his new film, "Dan in Real Life." On November 3, Jude Law, the star and producer of the new version of "Sleuth," talks about doing double duty on a movie shoot and also hints at which Michael Caine movie he might want to remake next. Vince Vaughn, drops by on November 10 to discuss playing Santa's under-achieving brother in the holiday comedy "Fred Claus" and Keri Russell, who earned rave reviews for her starring role in last summer's "Waitress" and who is now top-lining the musical fable "August Rush," will appear on "Reel Talk" Thanksgiving weekend .
On October 27, "The Daily 10's" Ben Lyons will share the stage with his dad to discuss the week's top new films; "Dan in Real Life," "Before The Devil Knows You're Dead," "Rails" and "Ties Slipstream." On November 3, Entertainment Weekly's Karger will step into the co-host role and discuss the week's new films; "American Gangster," "Bee Movie," "Martian Child," "Darfur Now" and "Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten."
"Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk," a weekly half-hour movie review series, debuted in national syndication the weekend of September 29-30, 2007. Hosted by renowned movie critics Jeffrey Lyons and Alison Bailes, "Reel Talk" takes viewers behind the velvet rope and provides an insider's perspective on the weekend's best entertainment choices.
Dan Forman is the Executive in Charge, Michael Avila is the Producer and Susan McNeeley is the Director of "Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk." The show originates and is produced by WNBC HD New York and is distributed in national syndication by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.
About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution:
NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. The NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution division is responsible for the distribution of NBC Universal product to all forms of television within the U.S. and Canada. This includes distribution of current and library film and television product, including formats and non-scripted programming, in the pay, free, and basic markets, as well as the domestic syndication of first-run syndicated TV programs and theatrical and TV movie packages.
Current and upcoming first-run strip syndicated programming at NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution includes Access Hollywood, Blind Date, Deal or No Deal, The Jerry Springer Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Maury and The Steve Wilkos Show. Current first-run weekly syndicated programming includes The Chris Matthews Show, The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo, Your Total Health, Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk and the off-network distribution of Heroes, The Office, House, the Law & Order series and much more.