or


[11/10/09 - 07:32 AM]
Politics, Passions and Intrigue Ignite When Global Warming Thriller Burn Up Makes Its U.S. Debut on Planet Green
Bradley Whitford, Neve Campbell and Rupert Penry-Jones all star in the project, which premieres Sunday, December 6 at 9:00/8:00c.

[via press release from Planet Green]

POLITICS, PASSIONS AND INTRIGUE IGNITE WHEN GLOBAL WARMING THRILLER BURN UP MAKES ITS U.S. DEBUT ON PLANET GREEN

-- Starring Bradley Whitford, Neve Campbell and Rupert Penry -Jones --

(Silver Spring, Md.) - Airing for the first time on U.S. television, the dramatic UK thriller, BURN UP will premiere on Planet Green on Sunday, December 6 at 9PM ET. The two-part mini series special is a high-stakes conspiracy thriller in which two friends - power players in the international oil industry - face a series of violent events and shocking revelations that could tear apart their friendship, their business, even civilization as we know it. Airing to success in 2008 on BBC2, this Rose d'Or winner has drawn accolades for Oscar� winning writer Simon Beaufoy's (Slumdog Millionaire, The Full Monty) contemporary approach to a real world issue.

"It's rare to have the pleasure to present a mini series special that tackles the tough subject of one of the biggest issues of our time- the international oil crisis - with such dramatic velocity," said Laura Michalchyshyn, President and General Manager, Planet Green. "The story is compelling and the acting superb, one comes away from the special with the sense that in this case fiction portrays the truth in a most powerful and provocative manner."

Featuring Bradley Whitford, Neve Campbell and Rupert Penry-Jones the mini-series represents the premiere of a rare dramatic special that focuses on issues related to the network's core brand. Part one will encore on Monday, December 7 at 7PM ET on Planet Green leading into the premiere of part two on Monday, December 7 at 9PM ET.

Rupert Penry-Jones plays Tom O'Connell, an up-and-coming oilman whose best friend Mack (played by Whitford) calls the shots as Washington's top oil lobbyist. When environmental activist Holly, portrayed by Campbell, infiltrates Tom's company, she opens Tom's eyes to a world where the end may be near, and both sides - those fighting climate change and those determined to get rich off the status quo - are willing to kill and be killed. Tom, Mack, and Holly must all decide where their loyalties lie, and how far they are willing to go in order to win.

BURN UP takes viewers from the oil fields of Saudi Arabia, to the oil mansions of London; from Arctic villages where thawing gases burst into flame, to the United Nation convention where the fate of the world hangs in the balance. BURN UP delivers an eviscerating tale of the last great game, where the earth is at stake, and time is running out. Will Tom - will we - make the right decision?

BURN UP is produced by acclaimed UK producers Kudos Film and Television (Life on Mars, Hustle, Spooks) with Executive Producers Stephen Garrett and Christopher Hall, Director Omar Madha and written by Academy Award� winning writer Simon Beaufoy.

About Planet Green:

Planet Green is the multi-platform media destination that launched on June 4, 2008. Planet Green is the center for a new conversation, speaking to people who want to understand how humans impact the planet and how to live a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle.

Planet Green and its two robust websites planetgreen.com and TreeHugger.com, offer unique, original, insightful, inspiring, and entertaining content related to how we can evolve to live a better, brighter future. Planet Green's unique programming, digital tools, and content will enlighten, empower and most certainly, entertain.

Planet Green is a division of Discovery Communications.





  [november 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· BURN UP (PLANET GREEN)









[04/24/14 - 10:42 AM]
Video: TNT's "The Last Ship" - New Extended Trailer
The new drama, from executive producer Michael Bay, premieres Sunday, June 22 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[04/24/14 - 10:40 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Sees Year-to-Year Growth, Scoring Its Highest 18-49 Rating for a Week of Rebroadcasts in Nearly Three Years
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 14-18.

[04/24/14 - 10:30 AM]
truTV Unveils Designers Competing on the New Series "Motor City Masters"
Brooke Burns hosts the series, premiering Tuesday, June 24 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[04/24/14 - 10:01 AM]
Rising British Band Rixton to Perform on Monday, April 28 Live Telecast of "The Voice"
Coaches Shakira and Usher will perform a song with their respective teams on the Tuesday show.

[04/24/14 - 09:07 AM]
NBC Sports Group Presents Record 15.5 Hours of Kentucky Derby Coverage
NBC's Kentucky Derby coverage, which has been honored with the Eclipse Award in the Television-Live Programming category for the past two years, includes 7.5 hours on Derby Day on NBC and NBCSN.

[04/24/14 - 08:50 AM]
Encore Telecast of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Builds On Its Lead-In by 10% in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 23.

[04/24/14 - 08:45 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Viewers, Demos with "American Idol"
The network's mainstay is up double-digits from last week among adults 18-49.

[04/24/14 - 08:28 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" Is Up as Wednesday's #1 TV Show for Its 6th Straight Original
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 23.

[04/24/14 - 07:49 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live: Behind the Scandalabra" Delivers the Show's Most-Watched-Ever Late-Night Telecast
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 14-18.

[04/24/14 - 07:06 AM]
Summer Is On! Travel Channel Celebrates the Sights, Sounds and Flavors of the Season with Its Annual "We Are Summer" Programming Event
"Insane Coaster Wars: World Domination," "Xtreme Waterparks," "Food Paradise," "Bikinis & Boardwalks" and "BBQ Crawl" are all back for new seasons.

[04/24/14 - 07:06 AM]
A&E Kicks Off Summer with the Return of Hit Drama Series "Longmire"
The series continues as the network's #1 original drama series of all time in total viewers with season two averaging 6 million, a record for any A&E drama season delivery (based on Live+7 viewing).

[04/23/14 - 06:56 PM]
ESPN's 2014 "Monday Night Football" Schedule
The 45th season will kick off with a doubleheader Monday, September 8 - New York Giants at Detroit Lions (7 p.m. ET) and San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals (10:15 p.m. / 7:15 p.m. PT).

[04/23/14 - 06:40 PM]
21st NFL on FOX Schedule Unveiled
It's a season of firsts once the action gets underway as FOX Sports becomes the only NFL broadcaster to cover two games from London in the same season, the first of which features the earliest kickoff in NFL history.

[04/23/14 - 05:03 PM]
2014 "Thursday Night Football" Broadcast Schedule Announced
The 16-game Thursday Night Football schedule kicks off on September 11 with Steelers vs. Ravens from Baltimore and ends with a Week 16 Saturday double-header on December 20.

[04/23/14 - 05:02 PM]
2014 NBC "Sunday Night Football" Schedule Announced
Highlights include 19 primetime games, including the NFL's opening game of the season, NFL Kickoff 2014 and NBC's annual Thanksgiving night game.