DOLPH LUNDGREN TO HOST "RACE TO THE SCENE" NON-SCRIPTED COMPETITION SERIES ON REELZCHANNEL
Competitors Race to Recreate Iconic Movie Scenes in Series Premiering Spring 2013
(Albuquerque, NM) Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - ReelzChannel - TV About Movies(R) today announced the network's first non-scripted competition series, Race to the Scene, hosted by action-movie star Dolph Lundgren. Everyone loves escaping to the movies. The only thing more thrilling is being part of them. In Race to the Scene, pairs of contestants race to and from actual movie locations as they compete in challenges and stunts inspired by memorable movie moments. Race to the Scene is set to debut in spring 2013 and is already attracting attention from advertisers including Camping World and Good Sam which has made a commitment and is a new advertiser to Reelz. The Hochberg Ebersol Company will produce Race to the Scene. The series is created and executive produced by Justin Hochberg, Charlie Ebersol and Reelz.
"Non-scripted competition comes to Reelz with the perfect TV About Movies twist," said Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of ReelzChannel. "Race to the Scene taps directly into our shared experiences of the most talked-about scenes in movies with the added excitement of movie fans being challenged to recreate the action."
"As a kid I looked forward to blockbuster movies more than Christmas morning. When Stan and Reelz asked us to launch their first competition series about iconic movies it was my childhood dream come true," said Justin Hochberg, co-founder, The Hochberg Ebersol Company. "Dolph Lundgren is a high-octane hero who will bring his own brand of awesome to Reelz viewers."
"Race to the Scene will transport movie lovers off their couch and into their favorite action scenes," said Charlie Ebersol, co-founder, The Hochberg Ebersol Company. "Mark my words, Dolph Lundgren will change non-scripted television forever... or at least until he does it again. He is the perfect iconic action star to lead this fast-paced, adrenalin-filled adventure that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats week after week."
Race to the Scene is currently casting. Email: racetothescene@Reelz.com
Race to the Scene adds to a stellar lineup of new series and mini-series recently announced by Reelz, including the scripted drama Bomb Girls starring Meg Tilly, the epic eight-part mini-series World Without End starring Cynthia Nixon and based on the novel from best-selling author Ken Follett, the four-part mini-series Barabbas as well as the docu-series Beverly Hills Pawn.
About The Hochberg Ebersol Company
The Hochberg Ebersol Company (THE Company) was founded by entertainment industry veteran Justin Hochberg and television/film producer Charlie Ebersol. THE Company creates, packages and produces groundbreaking programming in the unscripted, multi-camera comedy, docu-series, and competition formats, for a range of leading broadcast and cable networks. Credits include TNT's first reality series "The Great Escape," the USA documentary "NFL Characters Unite," and USA's first reality show "The Moment," premiering this fall. In addition to developing, producing and distributing dynamic television programming, THE Company operates a full-service branded entertainment agency alongside the traditional production company. Its clients have included "Shaq Vs.," Dick Clark Productions and "Hell's Kitchen" for Fox, as well as over a hundred advertising companies. THE Company also operates its own in-house post facilities, which includes CGI capabilities. THE Company is represented by Michael Kagan at ICM and Bill Abrams of Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP.
ReelzChannel - TV About Movies(R) is the only cable and satellite network devoted to delivering entertaining and informative programming that is all about movies, including the celebrities, fashion, music and stories behind the stories. The network is also home to ambitious television events, mini-series and series featuring big stories and big stars as seen with the Emmy(R)-winning The Kennedys and coming in October 2012 with Ken Follett's eight-part mini-series World Without End. With shows featuring movie and entertainment experts, including Leonard Maltin, Richard Roeper and Sam Rubin, viewers get trusted insight into movies wherever they're playing, whether in theaters or at home.
ReelzChannel reaches more than 63 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, Dish Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 233, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and cable systems nationwide. Find ReelzChannel in your area by entering your zip code at www.Reelz.com/watch. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, ReelzChannel is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based out of New York City with offices in Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles and an entertainment bureau in Los Angeles.