[07/10/14 - 12:24 PM]
El Rey Network Acquires Rights to "Miami Vice," The Iconic '80s Cop Show That Redefined the Genre
"Miami Vice," which debuted on NBC in 1984, will join El Rey's line-up beginning January 2015.

[via press release from El Rey Network]


Slick, Stylized Series From Award Winner Michael Mann Joins El Rey Network's Schedule in January 2015

Beverly Hills, CA - July 10, 2014 - El Rey Network has acquired the rights from NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution to air all 111 episodes of the Emmy Award(R) winning series "Miami Vice" it was announced today. From Emmy Award(R)-winning and Academy Award(R)-nominated writer-producer Michael Mann, the series, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this fall, became appointment viewing on Friday nights and launched a national fashion trend inspired by the cool whites and colorful pastels worn by lead characters, Detectives James Crockett (Don Johnson) and Ricardo Tubbs (Philip Michael Thomas).

"Miami Vice," which debuted on NBC in 1984, will join El Rey's line-up beginning January 2015. Viewers will see Don Johnson in his breakout role, decades before his turn as Sheriff Earl McGraw in El Rey Network's first original scripted program, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series." "Miami Vice," which ran for five seasons, made its mark on the television landscape in part thanks to executive producer Mann's influence on the cop drama's look and cinematic feel. The rights extend through December 2016. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"'Miami Vice' the perfect addition to our lineup. Produced by acclaimed filmmaker Michael Mann, it was groundbreaking when it first hit the air and the series' distinctive cinematic look and feel reinvented the cop drama. It's absolutely one of my personal favorites and it will find a whole new audience through El Rey," said Robert Rodriguez, the network's Chairman and Founder.

About "Miami Vice"

James Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs are not your average vice cops. Fashionable and slick, the partners are plugged into the Florida drug world for more than just the job. Tubbs relocated from New York City to Miami to avenge his brother's murder and soon teamed up with Crockett. Crockett, a former Florida football star-turned cop, is undercover as Sonny Burnett, a known drug runner. Together, Crockett and Tubbs are out to take down the Miami underworld of drug kingpins and prostitutes, while dealing with a few vices of their own.

About El Rey Network

El Rey Network is a new 24-hour English language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network unites the most culturally diverse generation in history through fearless, badass and original content that awakens the renegade in everyone. The network's action-packed content is anchored by original signature dramas, feature films, grindhouse genre, cult classic action, and horror/sci-fi. El Rey Network LLC (www.elreynetwork.com) is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.

  [july 2014]  

(series past and present)
(series in development)
(tv movies and mini-series)

[10/06/15 - 01:08 PM]
Thinkfactory Media Partners with Hip Hop Legend, Michel'le to Reveal Her Untold Story from the Streets of Compton
In addition to the scripted project, Thinkfactory Media and Michel'le are collaborating on a documentary detailing her life.

[10/06/15 - 11:53 AM]
Esquire Network Dives in Head First with the New Season of "Going Deep with David Rees" Beginning Wednesday November 11th
To promote the series, David will embark on an "analog" social media tour - where he drives cross-country from NYC to LA.

[10/06/15 - 11:14 AM]
Hulu and Viacom Expand Content Partnership In Robust, New Multi-Year Agreement
"Inside Amy Schumer," "Broad City," "Finding Carter," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Sanjay and Craig" are among the featured titles.

[10/06/15 - 11:00 AM]
truTV Greenlights "Super Into" Hosted by Kevin Pereira
Each half-hour asks our favorite celebrities to take us inside their private passions - from Rob Corddry and astronomy, including a ride on a zero gravity plane, to Diablo Cody and rollercoasters.

[10/06/15 - 10:33 AM]
New Art of Speedy from The CW's "Arrow"
The new season kicks off this Wednesday, October 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/06/15 - 10:00 AM]
Timely Documentary "3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets," Exploring the Deadly Impact of Racial Prejudice, Debuts Nov. 23, Exclusively on HBO
The documentary made its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Award for Social Impact.

[10/06/15 - 10:00 AM]
ABC Family Becomes Freeform in January 2016
"Pretty Little Liars," "The Fosters," "Young and Hungry" and "Baby Daddy" will all return in early 2016 for their winter premieres alongside the world premieres of new original series "Shadowhunters" and "Recovery Road."

[10/06/15 - 09:32 AM]
MTV Announces Full Lineup for New York Comic Con - Releases Key Art for "The Shannara Chronicles"
Each can't-miss panel will feature cast and producers from the shows and the debut of exclusive New York Comic Con trailers.

[10/06/15 - 09:30 AM]
"Scorpion" Grows in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/06/15 - 09:07 AM]
ABC Is Set to Celebrate the Milestone 20th Anniversary of "Toy Story" - The Film That Started the Computer Generated Animation Revolution - In the Original Special, "Toy Story 20th Anniversary," To Air in December
The special will air along with a showing of "Toy Story" that same evening.

[10/06/15 - 09:03 AM]
"48 Hours: The Doctor's Daughter" Is Saturday's #1 Non-Sports Broadcast with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, October 3.

[10/06/15 - 09:01 AM]
New "Rocky Horror Show" Premieres Midnight Saturday, October 18 on BBC America
"I'm still in awe at the popularity of the show," said Richard O'Brien, creator and narrator.

[10/06/15 - 08:59 AM]
AMC Releases Key Art for "Into the Badlands" - Premiering November 15
The six-part series tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny and a young boy named M.K. (Aramis Knight) who embark on a spiritual journey across a dangerous land.

[10/06/15 - 08:40 AM]
"Blindspot" Retains 96% of Last Week's 18-49 Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/06/15 - 08:35 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Voice," "Blindspot" Keep NBC on Top
The Peacock leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49 for the third consecutive week.