or


[07/13/11 - 01:01 PM]
Encore Enters into Premium Pay TV Original Programming - Unveils "Moby Dick" & "The Take" Mini-Series, "Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis" Documentary
William Hurt, Ethan Hawke, and Gillian Anderson star in the Herman Melville adaptation, premiering Monday, August 1 at 8:00/7:00c.

[via press release from Encore]

ENCORE Enters into Premium Pay TV Original Programming - Unveils "Moby Dick" & "The Take" Mini-Series, "Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis" Documentary

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., July 13, 2011 -- ENCORE, the nation's most popular premium network with more than 33 million subscribers, will complete its recently announced enhancements to the ENCORE family of services by introducing the first-ever Encore Originals programming.

"Moby Dick," the on-screen adaption of Herman Melville's novel features cast members including Academy Award(R) Winner William Hurt, Academy Award(R) Nominee Ethan Hawke, and Gillian Anderson. The "Moby Dick" mini-series premieres exclusively on ENCORE on August 1 at 8pm ET/PT.

Debuting this fall exclusively on ENCORE are two other Encore Originals: "The Take," a mini-series starring Tom Hardy and based on Martina Cole's best-selling crime thriller, and the previously announced ENCORE Original documentary, "Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis."

"Encore Originals will complement the quality movie programming found on ENCORE, and build upon the consistently strong viewership with the introduction of quality original programming," said Stephan Shelanski, EVP of programming for Starz Entertainment. "ENCORE is a tremendous premium television value for subscribers and our affiliates, and its unique original programming will further fortify the network. We are committed to continue Encore Originals in future years with a diverse array of programming additions that will complement the premium programming mix."

"Moby Dick," is an epic reimagining of the literary adventure classic. The three hour mini-series will air over two evenings beginning on Monday, August 1 and concludes on Tuesday, August 2 at 8pm ET/PT. "Moby Dick" stars Academy Award(R) winner William Hurt (The Accidental Tourist, Broadcast News) as the infamous Captain Ahab and Academy Award(R) nominee Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Gattaca) as his first mate Starbuck. They are joined by Gillian Anderson ("The X Files") as Ahab's wife Elizabeth, Donald Sutherland ("MASH", Ordinary People) as Father Mapple, and Raoul Trujillo (Apocalypto) as the fear-inspiring harpooner Queequeg. "Moby Dick" is an RHI production in participation with TELE MUNCHEN and in cooperation with GATE FILMPRODUKTION.

"The Take," is an exciting and uncompromising four-part adaptation of the best-selling crime thriller by Martina Cole. "The Take" stars Tom Hardy, Brian Cox, Kierston Wareing, Charlotte Riley, and Shaun Evans. The Take" is an ITV Studios Global Entertainment production.

"Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis" is a feature-length original documentary which showcases one of the greatest American comedic geniuses ever, Jerry Lewis. Having celebrated his 85th birthday earlier this year, Lewis has built an eclectic multi-faceted career as a comedian, actor, producer, writer, director, singer, professor, and humanitarian. "Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis" is from Mansfield Avenue Productions.

About Starz Entertainment

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service provider operating in the United States. The company offers 17 premium channels including the flagship STARZ(R) and ENCORE(R) brands with approximately 18.8 million and 33.1 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs in total more than 1,000 movies and original series every month across its pay TV channels. Starz Entertainment is recognized as a pay TV leader in providing HD, On Demand, HD On Demand and online advanced services for its STARZ, ENCORE and MOVIEPLEX brands. Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation and is attributed to the Liberty Starz tracking stock group (NASDAQ: LSTZA).





  [july 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· MOBY DICK (ENCORE)
· TAKE (ENCORE)









[04/18/15 - 08:56 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos for Second Consecutive Week with "Shark Tank"
Plus: The CW's new Friday lineup opens on par with its offerings from a year ago.

[04/18/15 - 08:44 AM]
ABC Dominates Friday with the Top 3 Shows for the 2nd Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 17.

[04/18/15 - 08:43 AM]
"Grimm" Ties for #2 in Its Time Period in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, April 17.

[04/17/15 - 01:16 PM]
NBC's "The Night Shift" Collaborates with First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Joining Forces
The First Lady and Dr. Biden will also appear in the show's episode airing on Monday, May 4.

[04/17/15 - 11:47 AM]
CBS Announces 2014-2015 Season Finale Storylines, Featuring Dramatic Conclusions, Big Reveals and a Couple of Weddings
The Eye details its May sweeps programming highlights (SPOILERS!).

[04/17/15 - 10:20 AM]
Spike TV Partners with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Horizon Television to Develop Family Drama "Harvest"
The project centers on a mild-mannered cemetery caretaker who finds his small town life in jeopardy when his estranged, criminal father tracks him down.

[04/17/15 - 09:04 AM]
The Black Eyed Peas & ESPN Collaborate to Make 2015 NBA Playoffs "Awesome"
The broadcast open stars The Black Eyed Peas members' will.i.am, Taboo and apl.de.ap and features their hit single "Awesome," which they wrote for the NBA Playoffs and to capture the energy and excitement of the action.

[04/17/15 - 09:01 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" Spikes 62% to Move Ahead of NBC's "A.D." in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, April 12.

[04/17/15 - 08:55 AM]
"Dateline" Delivers NBC's Top Total-Viewer Result in the Thursday 10 P.M. Hour in 11 Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 16.

[04/17/15 - 08:37 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang Theory" Keeps CBS on Top
The Eye once again leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/17/15 - 08:33 AM]
ABC's "Scandal" Returns Up and Wins Its Hour Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 16.

[04/17/15 - 08:22 AM]
LION BABE Covers Legendary Chicago Artist Curtis Mayfield's "Move on Up" for ESPN's NFL Draft
"Chicago has such a great music tradition and since the draft is here for the first time, we really wanted to use the song of a legendary artist from this city," said Kevin Wilson.

[04/17/15 - 08:04 AM]
TLC's "My 600-lb Life" Renewed for Season Four Following Highest Rated Season Ever
Currently in production for season four, the series will return to TLC with ten all new episodes and compelling weight loss stories in 1Q 2016.

[04/17/15 - 06:32 AM]
Early Look at BBC America's New Drama "The Last Kingdom" Coming in 2015
The project is an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell's best-selling series of novels "The Saxon Stories," by award-winning writer Stephen Butchard.

[04/16/15 - 03:20 PM]
Jennifer Lopez to Be Honored with the Hero Award at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards
Additionally, Rachel Platten will perform her single "Fight Song" as the RDMA Heroes for Change award is presented to two Radio Disney listeners in recognition of their efforts to make a difference in their communities.