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[10/03/08 - 02:44 PM]
AMC Announces Red Mars as New Series in Development
The project, which is based on the classic sci-fi novel by Kim Stanley Robinson, was previously in development at Sci Fi.

[via press release from AMC]

AMC Announces Red Mars as New Series in Development

Written by Jonathan Hensleigh, Sci-Fi Series Chronicles Life on Red Planet

New York, New York - October 3, 2008 - AMC announced today Red Mars as a new series in development. Written and executive produced by Jonathan Hensleigh (Armageddon and Con Air), Red Mars chronicles the inhabitants of the first human colony on Mars and is based on the classic sci-fi novel of the same name by Kim Stanley Robinson. Red Mars is executive produced by Michael Jaffe & Howard Braunstein from JAFFE BRAUNSTEIN ENTERTAINMENT (Memory Keeper's Daughter, 10.5) and Vince Gerardis, Ralph Vicinanza, and Eli Kirschner from Created By (Jumper).

"AMC has quickly defined a unique programming blueprint coupling cinematic originals with enduring iconic movies," said Christina Wayne SVP of original series and mini-series for AMC. "As we continue to expand our development slate with the best creative talent, we also look to reach out and expand into new genres. In the past, our original series and mini-series have run the gamut from a period piece to the anti-hero to a western all with the look and feel of a one-hour movie event. With Red Mars the network is returning to sci-fi, a genre that resonates well with our audience."

"Jonathan Hensleigh is one of the most prolific screenwriters in the business and represents AMC's continued commitment to partner with the top talent working in film and television today," said Jeremy Elice, Vice President of original programming series. "As a DIE-HARD fan of this genre, Jonathan is uniquely suited to create a series that fits into AMC's line-up of distinct and original cinematic programming that can stand side by side with our unprecedented library of films."

Today's news comes on the heels of AMC recently announcing Ice and Carter Beats the Devil as two new series in development. Ice is written by Christian Darren (Hustle: The Pete Rose Story), directed by Vadim Perlman (House of Sand and Fog, Life Before Her Eyes), and executive produced by Perlman and Ilan Breil/Mosaic. The series follows a family in the diamond district of New York City. Evan Pinchuk from New Frontier Films serves as co-executive producer. Carter Beats the Devil was written and executive produced by Wesley Strick (The Saint, Mission: Impossible 2) and executive produced by John Baldecchi & Rich Silverman (Ultraviolet, The Mexican). This series is based on Glen David Gold's book, under the same moniker Carter Beats the Devil, which follows the magician Charles Carter and his role in President Warren Harding's suspicious death. Gold served as a consultant for this project.

About AMC

AMC is a multi-platform network that celebrates classic movies and high-quality scripted series. Among the elite services available in nearly 93 million homes (Source: Nielsen Media Research), AMC defines what it means to be a classic movie network today, creating a distinctive viewing experience that celebrates all that is enduringly cool, personal and powerfully relevant about movies. AMC's comprehensive library of popular movies strike a meaningful chord with its audience, and its critically-acclaimed slate of originals all have a cinematic quality that allow them to complement and be complemented by some of the best movies of all time. AMC is a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, which includes sister networks IFC, WE tv and Sundance Channel. AMC is THE FUTURE OF CLASSIC.





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· 10.5 (NBC)
· CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL (AMC)
· HUSTLE: THE PETE ROSE STORY (ESPN)
· ICE (AMC)
· MEMORY KEEPER'S DAUGHTER, THE (LIFETIME)
· RED MARS (SPIKE TV)











[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
"The Meredith Vieira Show" Renewed for Second Season on NBC Owned Television Stations
"'The Meredith Vieira Show' has the full commitment and support of NBCUniversal and we could not be happier to bring it back for a second season," said Ed Swindler.

[10/30/14 - 02:17 PM]
52 Million Viewers Tune-In to World Series Game 7
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[10/30/14 - 12:53 PM]
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[10/30/14 - 11:35 AM]
GSN's "Idiotest" Settles the Ongoing Election Night Debate as Democrats and Republicans Battle It Out to Determine Who Is Smarter
The themed episode airs Tuesday, November 4 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[10/30/14 - 11:20 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Defeats Letterman, Kimmel in All Key Ratings Categories for Week of Oct. 20-24
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 20-24.

[10/30/14 - 11:18 AM]
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Said anniversary installment airs next Friday, November 7 at 9:00/8:00c on CBS.

[10/30/14 - 11:03 AM]
E! Entertainment Extends "The Soup" Host Joel Mchale Through 2016
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[10/30/14 - 11:01 AM]
Oprah Winfrey Surprises Iyanla Vanzant with Epic Home Makeover in OWN Special to Air Saturday, November 29
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[10/30/14 - 11:00 AM]
FOX Sweeps Into November - All-New Episodes of Fan-Favorite Dramas, Comedies, Events and Unscripted Series
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[10/30/14 - 10:44 AM]
"Banksy Does New York," A User-Generated Chronicle of the Famed Street Artist's 31 Days in New York City, Debuts Nov. 17, Exclusively on HBO
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[10/30/14 - 10:37 AM]
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[10/30/14 - 10:00 AM]
Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey, Jr., Jonah Hill, Keira Knightley and Kristen Stewart to Appear on the "Hollywood Film Awards(R)" Nov. 14 Live on CBS
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[10/30/14 - 09:52 AM]
National Geographic Channel Will Go Under the Covers on the Science of Sleep in Television Event "Sleepless in America" Premiering Sunday, Nov. 30, at 8 PM ET/PT
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[10/30/14 - 09:40 AM]
"The Eric Andre Show" Returns for a Third Season on Thursday, November 6th at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
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[10/30/14 - 09:16 AM]
NBC Posts Record-Setting Soccer Weekend with Most-Watched Premier League & MLS Matches
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