or


[06/24/08 - 10:12 AM]
Ewan Mcgregor Revs Up Engines in FOX Reality Channel's Newest Original Series "Long Way Down" Premiering August 2 at 9p ET/PT
The series is a follow-up to McGregor's Bravo effort "Long Way Round."

[via press release from Fox Reality]

Ewan McGregor Revs up Engines in Fox Reality Channel's Newest Original Series "Long Way Down" Premiering August 2 at 9p ET/PT

2 Best Friends, 15,000 miles, 1 Epic Adventure: Fox Reality Channel invites viewers on another amazing motorcycle journey with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman in the follow up to the hit series "Long Way Round"

LOS ANGELES -- Fox Reality Channel, the only all reality, all the time cable and satellite network, presents another new original series, "Long Way Down." Featuring Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, this is a follow-up series to "Long Way Round", which also airs on Fox Reality Channel. This time, the team's 15,000 mile journey has them traveling through volatile political hotbeds, treacherous road conditions and stunning natural wonders. Get ready for the journey of a lifetime when "Long Way Down" makes its US television premiere on Fox Reality Channel, Saturday, August 2 at 9pET/PT. The series was directed and executive produced by David Alexanian (Elixir Films) and Russ Malkin (Big Earth), who also served in the same capacities on "Long Way Round."

Best friends, McGregor and Boorman travel through numerous countries including Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Namibia, taking time to examine the various cultures and natural wonders they encounter along the way. Their course takes 85 days, crosses two continents and is filled with innumerable adventures and challenges. McGregor's wife, Eve Mavrakis, joins the show for the first time, and introduces an all new dynamic to the team as she rides along with them for a leg of the journey. In addition to lending a personal hand to projects for UNICEF, McGregor and Boorman also raised over $1 million for Children's Hospice Association and Riders for Health through the show.

"Ewan and Charley's journey from Scotland to South Africa is even more demanding, more riveting and more real than their previous journey," said David Lyle, President, Fox Reality Channel. "Fox Reality Channel is the home of exciting domestic and international reality TV covering a wide range of formats, and this barrier-breaking series fits well within the network's programming strategy."

Fox Reality Channel is bringing the popular series to American audiences for the first time after its successful run as the #2 program on the BBC2 (UK) when it aired there last fall. Fulfilling its brand promise, Fox Reality Channel is also going to extend the consumer experience by producing a comprehensive microsite, which will include exclusive video content, an interactive map and the exclusive "Long Way Down Explore! Sweepstakes" sending a lucky viewer on their own African adventure. Additionally, a hardcover book called Long Way Down chronicling McGregor and Boorman's journey will be released by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, on July 15. EMI America Records will release the series' soundtrack on CD and digitally, August 5. In October, upon conclusion of the series run on Fox Reality Channel, EMI America Records will release "Long Way Down" on DVD.

About Fox Reality Channel

Fox Reality Channel launched May 24, 2005 to become the first destination for lovers of unscripted programming. The channel offers major US network favorites, exclusive international reality programming, Original Series and Specials. Fox Reality Channel offers reality viewers more of their favorite reality programming with RealityRevealed in Primetime with never-before-seen footage, exclusive interviews, behind the scenes secrets and more reality fun. Fox RealityChannel distribution propelled past 35 million subscribers in its second year, becoming one of only four new networks to achieve that feat. Its programming is available on television, broadband, cellular phones and other leading mobile devices. It recently entered into a sweeping deal with Apple� to deliver upcoming original series to iTunes� (excluding American Idol Extra). To get more information on Fox Reality Channel programs and schedules, please visit foxreality.com.

About Big Earth

Big Earth was founded 15 years ago by Russ Malkin and has been responsible for some of the world's most exhilarating television programmes, including the Long Way Round, Long Way Down, Race to Dakar and Murder or Mutiny. Its current production, By Any Means will follow Charley Boorman as he travels from Ireland to Sydney by any means possible, using a variety of forms of transport.

Big Earth is a one stop shop for developing ideas, finding finance, co-ordinating major international projects and assembling teams to produce TV programmes, books, DVDs from a central idea. With a number of high profile awards under its belt including, 2008 Best Book in the non-fiction category for Long Way Down and winner of the Best Channel Programme Award at the 2005 Broadcast Awards, Big Earth has a proven track record.

About Elixir Films

Elixir Films intends to distinguish itself as an innovative producer and financier of independent feature films. The company is committed to help meet the growing demand for smart, character-driven film and television by forging and supporting lasting relationships with individuals of profound creative vision. As a self-funded and truly independent company, Elixir is able to advance the filmmaking process by avoiding the logjam often associated with traditional studio financing.

Although Elixir is passionate about filmed entertainment and its endless potential to communicate, the company aspires to successfully combine that artistic passion with a rigorous and thoughtful approach to sound business.

About Atria Books:

Atria Books is an imprint of Simon & Schuster, a part of the CBS Corporation. In 2007, Atria celebrated its fifth anniversary. In that time, Atria Books has established itself as one of the most successful imprints in publishing today. With 12 New York Times Bestsellers in 2007, including The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult, The First Commandment by Brad Thor, Reposition Yourself by T.D. Jakes, and Protect and Defend by Vince Flynn, Atria Books can now boast over 125 bestsellers in its brief history.

About EMI:

EMI Music is the recorded music division of EMI Group Limited, one of the world's leading music companies. Its EMI Music division represents artists spanning all musical tastes and genres. Its record labels include Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note, Capitol, Capitol Nashville, EMI Classics, EMI CMG, EMI Records, EMI Televisa Music, Manhattan, Mute, Parlophone and Virgin. EMI has been at the cutting edge of the rapidly growing digital music marketplace since it released David Bowie's �Hours' as the world's first ever album to be offered as a digital download in 1999. EMI has signed agreements with hundreds of digital partners to distribute its music across the globe, including its premium DRM-free, higher-quality offering sold through partners including Apple iTunes, Amazon.com and more. For further information on EMI, please visit: www.emigroup.com.





  [june 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· LONG WAY DOWN (FOX REALITY)
· LONG WAY ROUND (BRAVO)





[08/18/17 - 12:05 PM]
Walkers Are Invading AMC for "The Walking Dead" Multi-Weekend Marathon Event Beginning Sunday, August 20 at 9:00 A.M. ET/PT
Plus: look for "The Walking Dead: Season 8 Preview Special" on Sunday, September 10.

[08/18/17 - 11:29 AM]
MTV Announces New Host Terrence J. and Cast for Its Hit Matchmaking Series "Are You the One?" Premiering Wednesday, September 20th at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Before the premiere, audiences can get a sneak peek at the new cast in an audition tape casting special, airing Wednesday, September 13.

[08/18/17 - 09:54 AM]
Viceland Announces Fall Line-Up with New Shows & Returning Favorites
Returning are network staples "Bong Appétit" with Abdullah Saeed, Vanessa Lavorato and Ry Pritchard, "Weediquette" with Krishna Andavolu, "Cyberwar" with Ben Makuch, and "Hamilton's Pharmacopeia" with Hamilton Morris.

[08/18/17 - 09:01 AM]
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon to Executive-Produce One-Hour Telecast "EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live" to Inspire the Public to Rethink High School and Explore Ways to Prepare Students for Careers of the Future
The one-hour special will air across ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC on Friday, September 8 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/18/17 - 09:00 AM]
Season Two of Original Scripted Series "Chesapeake Shores" Catapults Hallmark Channel as Top-Rated and Most-Watched Cable Network
The Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for the week of August 7-13.

[08/18/17 - 08:20 AM]
Video: WE tv Releases Cast & Sneak Peek for Season 9 of Hit Series "Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars"
The season will feature a brand new house of dysfunctional couples including Kailyn Lowry and Javi Marroquin, Bobby Panahi and Asifa Mirza, Juelia Kinney and JJ Lane, Peter Gunz and Amina Buddafly & Mehgan James and DeAndre Perry.

[08/18/17 - 08:12 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Hold Onto Top Spot
The Eye wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/18/17 - 07:49 AM]
Car Pros Make Room for the Under "Dogs" in Discovery's All-New Series "Gear Dogs (WT)"
The series, formerly known as "House of Cars," premieres Monday, September 4 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[08/17/17 - 11:43 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 17
Updates include: ABC lands live-action take on "The Jetsons"; Frances O'Connor to star in Hulu's "Locke & Key"; and Paul Scheer to pen the "Galaxy Quest" TV series for Amazon.

[08/17/17 - 03:30 PM]
AXS TV Greenlights Season Three of the Popular Original Music Series "Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar Presented by Mercury Insurance"
Production on the 12-episode season began this month and is scheduled for air in early 2018.

[08/17/17 - 02:47 PM]
MTV's Iconic "Unplugged" Franchise Returns This Fall
The new season will feature an eclectic, superstar lineup of global pop culture artists and will kick off with multi-platinum, award-winning singer/songwriter and "2017 Video Music Awards" nominee and performer, Shawn Mendes.

[08/17/17 - 12:55 PM]
Buddy and His Team of Skilled Bakers Return to TLC's "Cake Boss," with Early Premieres on the Network's TV Everywhere Platform, TLC GO
Look for five new episodes becoming available on TLC GO this Friday, August 18 and an additional five episodes on Friday, August 25.

[08/17/17 - 12:45 PM]
Freeform Gets Its Wings with First Original Christmas Movie, "Angry Angel," from Sony Pictures Television
From Golden Globe-nominated director and writer Will Gluck, the two-hour special holiday feature stars Jason Biggs, Brenda Song, Ricky Mabe, Andrew Bachelor and Andy Favreau.

[08/17/17 - 12:34 PM]
TBS's "Conan" Heads to Israel for a Special Primetime Episode to Air September 19
O'Brien plans to visit Tel Aviv and Jerusalem among other locales to be announced in the coming weeks.

[08/17/17 - 12:26 PM]
National Geographic Goes Inside ISIS in Powerful New Drama, "The State"
A compelling fictional story based on extensive research, "The State" follows the experiences of four young British men and women who have left their lives behind to join ISIS in Raqqah, Syria.