SLEUTH GETS SUMMER STARTED EARLY WITH NON-STOP ACTION AND THE BIGGEST STARS OF TODAY IN MAY
Memorial Day and Mother's Day Marathons Deliver Fan-Favorite Series All Month Long
Burbank, Calif. - April 21, 2008 - Sleuth delivers the most exciting lineup yet in the month of May featuring blockbuster films, classic television and some of the biggest movie stars of today. Some of this summer's most anticipated movies are celebrated with a spotlight on their leading men. Television's leading men are also in the limelight when Sleuth features some of their best crime movie roles. Sleuth's 'End of the Road' and 'Leading Ladies' marathon, as well as a series premiere of "Robbery Homicide Division," gives the month of May a jumpstart into summer.
"Sleuth in May delivers the most impressive line-up yet," said Dan Harrison, Senior Vice-President, Emerging Networks. "We are excited to get our viewers jazzed up for summer with non-stop action featuring the biggest stars of film and television today."
Action movies are non-stop in the month of May featuring some of today's biggest stars. In anticipation for the three biggest summer blockbusters, viewers will get to see their leading men in some of their best action roles to date. Viewers can catch Harrison Ford, getting ready for the fourth installment of "Indiana Jones," in the Sleuth premiere of "Clear and Present Danger" on Wednesday, May 21 at 8pm and 11pm ET and again in "Frantic" on Friday, May 23 at 8pm and 10:30pm ET. Robert Downey, Jr., star of this summer's "Iron Man," teams up with James Woods in "True Believer" on Friday, May 2 at 8pm and 11pm ET. Sleuth gets ready to see Edward Norton in "The Hulk" by watching him take on Hannibal Lecter in "Red Dragon" on Saturday, May 10 at 8pm and 10:30pm ET. The action movies continue with critically acclaimed thriller "Memento" on Saturday, May 16 at 8pm and 11:30pm ET.
Sleuth doesn't forget about the great TV stars of today, with movies featuring leading men William Peterson of "CSI," Mark Harmon of "NCIS" and Kiefer Sutherland of "24." See William Peterson in a serial killing role in "Manhunter" on Friday, May 9 at 8pm and 10:30pm ET. Mark Harmon teams up with the great Sean Connery in the Sleuth premiere of "The Presidio" on Saturday, May 17 at 8pm and 11pm ET. Viewers will be up all night with a double-dose of Kiefer Sutherland. See him on May 25 in "Flashback" at 8pm and 12:30am ET followed by "The Cowboy Way" at 10:30pm and 3am ET.
A Memorial Day marathon of movies on Monday, May 26 features the all-time distinguished stars of the action world. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in "Raw Deal" at 6am and 8pm ET followed by the remarkable Al Pacino in "Serpico" at 8pm and 5:30pm ET. See the legendary Robert DeNiro in one of his greatest roles of all time, "Taxi Driver" at 10:30am and 10 pm ET, while Sean Connery and Mark Harmon team-up in "The Presidio" at 1pm and 12:30am ET. Memorial Day comes to an end with an encore presentation of Harrison Ford in "Frantic" at 3pm and 2:30am ET.
Sleuth premieres one of the most action packed movies and the most notable action star of our time with "In the Line of Fire" starring Clint Eastwood on Saturday, May 3 at 8pm and 10:30pm ET.
On Sunday, May 18, from 4pm to 6am ET, Sleuth will feature a marathon of series finales. "Simon & Simon" say goodbye at 4pm and 5am ET followed by the two-hour series finale of "Magnum, P.I." at 5pm and 11pm ET. Crockett and Tubbs bid farewell in the two-hour "Miami Vice" finale at 7pm and 1am ET and Baltimore's finest detectives team up to solve one last case in "Homicide: The Movie" at 9pm and 3am.
Sleuth does not forget about the importance of mom in a Mother's Day marathon on Sunday, May 11 from 7pm to 5am ET. One of Sleuth's most important moms, Sam Waters, is put to the task of saving the most important person in her life - her daughter - on a three hour "Profiler" marathon at 7pm and 12am ET. Kim Basinger follows in the thriller "No Mercy" co-starring Richard Gere at 10pm and 3am ET.
Viewers will love the addition of "Robbery Homicide Division" to Thursday nights and weekends paired with "Keen Eddie." Catch the series premiere on Thursday, May 8 at 9pm and 12am ET.
Monthly highlights include:
Sleuth Murder Mondays - Mondays, 8pm & 11pm ET:
May features: "Play Misty for Me," "Body Heat," "Flashback," "Raw Deal," "Taxi Driver"
Sleuth Action Wednesdays - Wednesdays, 8pm & 11pm ET:
May features: "Serpico," "Taxi Driver," "Clear and Present Danger," "The Hindenburg"
"Clear and Present Danger" 5/21
Sleuth Weekend Stakeout - Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm & 11pm ET:
"In the Line of Fire" 5/3
"The Presidio" 5/17
"True Believer" 5/2
"Red Dragon" 5/10
"Body Heat" 5/24
"In the Line of Fire" 5/30
Sleuth Weekend Marathons - Saturdays, 2-6pm ET & Sundays, 10am-2pm ET:
"Homicide: Life on the Street" 5/3 & 5/4
"Miami Vice" 5/10 & 5/11
"Profiler" 5/17 & 5/18
"Magnum, P.I." 5/24 & 5/25
COMING IN JUNE: Comedy films headline "Sleuth Funny Business," Peter Falk and Bruce Willis star in "Top Sleuths Weekend" and a "Hot Summer with Ice-T" marathon of "Players."