"STORM STORIES" RETURNS WITH FLURRY OF NEW EPISODES FOR FALL 2011
(December 13, 2010) - Litton Entertainment announced today that they have acquired 52 new original episodes of STORM STORIES, the successful series now entering its fourth year of syndication. Popular with stations and viewers, the series chronicles the true stories of survivors and rescuers battling amazing weather events. The new episodes, all in HD, will be available in syndication to stations Fall 2011.
New content includes "Boy Scouts Tornado," stories of bravery and determination when a fierce tornado strikes a ranch during a campout, and "Lost Family," a dramatic tale of snowstorm survival when a plane goes down in Yosemite National Park. Other episodes include "Erin and the Drainpipe" which is an unbelievable story of a man sucked into a drain during a tropical storm who lives to tell about the fight of his life; "Iniki Jurassic," in which fantasy and reality collide as a powerful hurricane threatens Steven Spielberg and crew on location in the Hawaiian Islands; "Florida Fog" in which deadly smoke and fog cause a 70-car pileup with emergency responders becoming victims; and the story of a heroic nine-year-old boy who helped rescue his mother during a freak electrical storm in "Lightning Mom."
STORM STORIES captures the drama of ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances, with harrowing, yet inspiring tales told through first-person accounts and archived footage. Produced in HD by NBCU's Peacock Productions, these new episodes capture even more of Mother Nature's fury unleashed. From tornados to tropical storms, from mudslides to microbursts, STORM STORIES illuminates the awesome power of weather, but the program's true essence is the human stories of the rescuers and survivors - real life heroes who could be our next-door neighbors.
About Litton Entertainment
Litton Entertainment, the preeminent independent distributor in the television industry, has been creating and distributing quality programming for over twenty years. Programs include ABC E/I, Wild Limited, Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures and Jack Hanna's Into the Wild, Storm Stories, Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller and Judge Karen's Court. Litton News Source distributes Good Housekeeping Reports, Dr. Mallika Marshall, Metro Traffic Reports and Consumer Reports. For more information, visit www.litton.tv
About The Weather Channel Companies
The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) is made up of The Weather Channel Network (TWCN), The Weather Channel Interactive (TWCi), and Weather Services International (WSI). The Weather Channel(r) is based in Atlanta and is seen in more than 98 million U.S. households. TWCN also operates Weatherscan, a 24-hour all-local weather network; The Weather Channel Radio Network; and The Weather Channel HD. TWCi, which includes the weather.com(r) site, The Weather Channel Desktop and The Weather Channel Mobile, reaches more than 38 million unique users online each month and is the most popular source of online weather, news and information according to Nielsen//NetRatings. WSI, headquartered in Andover, MA, primarily provides business-to-business weather services, particularly for the media, aviation, marine and energy sectors. TWCC is owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital.