[04/10/13 - 03:03 AM]
"The Capones" Reality Series Coming to Reelz in Fall 2013
The series follows the direct descendants of Al Capone himself, living a true mashup of the American Dream.

[via press release from ReelzChannel]


(Albuquerque, NM) Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - ReelzChannel - TV About Movies(R) today announced that ten episodes of the reality docuseries The Capones will premiere in fall 2013. The spirit of the infamous gangster Al Capone still lives on in Chicago in the form of his drama-filled, lasagna-loving dysfunctional family, the Capones. Direct descendants of Al Capone himself are living a true mashup of the American Dream. With a notorious bloodline and larger-than-life personalities, this workplace docuseries follows the goodfellas as they run the family Italian restaurant and try to keep peace at the Capone mansion with the extended family all living under one roof. The Capones is produced by Asylum Entertainment. Steve Michaels and Jonathan Koch from Asylum Entertainment serve as executive producers. Cara and Curtis Leopardo of Bonnie & Clyde Media also serve as executive producers on the project.

"We're excited to take viewers deep in to the heart and craziness of the modern Capone family business," said Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of ReelzChannel. "In addition to family and food, The Capones cast also love movies and they will give our viewers their personal movie recommendations in surprising and fun behind the scenes interviews."

America's fascination for Italian culture in movies is undeniable. From The Godfather trilogy to the comedic turn of My Cousin Vinny to an intimate look at an Italian family and business in Moonstruck. In this spirit, Reelz debuts The Capones to show viewers life inside the Capone family in a reality series unlike anything on television.

Each episode follows Dom Capone "The Boss" as he runs this unkempt crew at his Italian eatery with an iron fist. The only one who keeps this loud-mouthed and fiery boss in check is his mother, Dawn. As co-owner of the restaurant with her son, Dawn is the meddling mother who gets involved in everyone's business, whether they like it or not.

Surrounding Dom and Dawn Capone are an unusual cast of characters even by reality show standards. Dom's current girlfriend "The Princess" and ex-girlfriend "Madness Cherry Lips", two crazy aunts and the unemployed friend "Sausage", drunken cousins, a pathological liar, flirty waitresses, an eccentric uncle "Toupee Lou", an Irishman, and of course, the neighborhood troublemakers "Meatball" and "Bart" and that just includes the staff. However dysfunctional this cast of characters can get, they always end the week with the traditional Sunday dinner where the drama is always spicier than the pepperoni.

Despite all the arguing, yelling, jealousy and manipulation, the passion and love that holds this family together runs deep. No matter what happens, they always stick together and know that family comes first no matter what.

About Asylum Entertainment

Los Angeles-based Asylum Entertainment is a diversified production company committed to groundbreaking original programming - narrative, documentary, and commercial. Its integrated divisions and capabilities encompass development; production and postproduction for film, television, commercials, branded entertainment, music and live shows; and marketing, licensing, design, and talent management. Its original programming includes a number of award-winning series. www.asylument.com

About ReelzChannel

ReelzChannel - TV About Movies(R) is the only cable and satellite network devoted to delivering entertaining and fresh programming that explores, uncovers and lives inside the magic of Hollywood wherever it happens. The network is also home to ambitious television events, miniseries and series featuring big stories and big stars as seen with the Emmy(R)-winning The Kennedys, Ken Follett's World Without End and Barabbas, starring Billy Zane. And, building directly on The Kennedys, ReelzChannel is co-developing a miniseries based on J. Randy Taraborrelli's highly acclaimed book, After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family from 1968 to the Present, with Muse Entertainment slated to premiere in late 2014. With 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 throughout the day, every day.

ReelzChannel reaches 67 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.

  [april 2013]  


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