[09/04/08 - 11:13 AM]
Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk Kicks Off Its Second Season in National Syndication with Special "Best of the YeaR... So Far" Episode
Plus: the weekly movie review series is adding several new segments this season including "New on Blu."

[via press release from NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution]



NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 4 -- NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's "Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk" is kicking off its second season in national syndication with a special episode that will review the best films of the year...thus far and the weekly movie review series is adding several new segments this season including "New on Blu."

The special episode, "Best of the Year...So Far," will air this weekend in national syndication (Sept. 6 & 7--check local listings) and feature hosts and renowned critics Jeffrey Lyons and Alison Bailes' top five film selections of the year, up to this point. With a slate of monster hits like "The Dark Knight," "Iron Man" and "Wall-E," as well as acclaimed indie films like "The Visitor" and "Elegy," the two critics have a lot of quality movies to choose from.

"Our special episode will take viewers back through the first eight months of the year and allow Jeffrey and Alison to share their top five selections thus far," says Producer Mike Avila. "And for our second national season, we are excited to bring a number of new elements to the show and to our re-designed website."

As "Lyons and Bailes Reel Talk" heads into its second season, the weekly series will continue to focus on the concise, razor-sharp reviews of the most anticipated movies each week to help audiences spend their hard-earned movie dollars wisely. Expect more top-level talent to drop by the show's New York studio to talk with Jeffrey and Alison. Recent guests have included Harrison Ford, Sarah Jessica Parker, George Clooney, Christian Bale, Will Ferrell, Mike Myers, Matthew McConaughey and Seth Rogen, among many others.

The show will continue to highlight the biggest new releases in home video and this season will add a new in-depth review of Hi-Def releases, "New on Blu," revealing a new title and/or a classic film arriving on the Blu-ray format. What's more, true cinephiles who crave extra details about the quality of the transfer to Hi-Def - everything from the audio quality to the graininess of the picture - can go to the show's website (http://www.ReelTalkTV.com) and get a detailed breakdown of that week's 'New on Blu' pick. "Reel Talk" Producer Avila will scope out each week's Blu-ray releases and give viewers his thoughts on our picks.

And for the first time, viewers will also be able log on to (http://www.ReelTalkTV.com.) and submit a topic or industry trend that they want Jeffrey and Alison to address during the "Final Takes" segment. The viewer whose suggested topic is chosen for that week will also get an on-air mention.

About the Hosts

Lyons, who has served as the film and theater critic at WNBC-TV New York since October 1996, has interviewed nearly every major film and Broadway star over the past four decades. Prior to joining WNBC-TV, Lyons was the co-host of PBS series "Sneak Previews" (1984-1996) and has served as the film critic/entertainment reporter for various other outlets including ABC, CBS Radio and WPIX-TV New York. He is the son of famed Broadway columnist Leonard Lyons and the father of the E! Channel's film critic, Ben Lyons.

A native of the U.K., Bailes has held several different roles in entertainment since moving to New York in 1989. Most recently, she created, produced and hosted IFC's "At the Angelika," a monthly look at the independent film scene, as well as "At The IFC Center." She has also served in various roles at CNN, VH1 and continues to report from the annual major film festivals for various outlets.

About "Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk"

"Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk," a weekly half-hour movie review series, is 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. The show originates and is produced by WNBC-TV New York and is distributed in national syndication by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. Check local listings for time and channel at http://www.ReelTalkTV.com.

About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution

NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. The NBC Universal Television Distribution division is responsible for the global distribution of NBC Universal product to all forms of television throughout the world. 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, Deal or No Deal, The Jerry Springer Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Maury and The Steve Wilkos Show. Current and upcoming first-run weekly syndicated programming includes The Chris Matthews Show, Reel Talk, The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo and the off-network distribution of Heroes, House, The Office, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and many more series.

  [september 2008]  


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