El REY NETWORK TO PAY TRIBUTE TO "THE GREATEST" WITH A MARATHON OF "I AM THE GREATEST: THE ADVENTURES OF MUHAMMAD ALI"
1977 Animated Series To Make Its Cable Premiere Wednesday, June 8
Austin, TX (June 6 ,2016) - El Rey Network will pay tribute to the legendary heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali on Wednesday, June 8 beginning at 10:00pm ET with a marathon of all 13 episode of the 1977 animated series "I Am the Greatest: The Adventures of Muhammad Ali".
"I am the Greatest: the Adventures of Muhammad Ali" aired on Saturday mornings on NBC in 1977 with voices provided by Ali and his real life publicist Frank Bannister. The series featured The Champ and Bannister travelling around the country fighting crime and solving mysteries - both real and supernatural.
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El Rey Network is a 24-hour English language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network unites "the new mainstream" through badass content that awakens the renegade in everyone. El Rey's action-packed slate is anchored by signature series including the original drama, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series", the one-on-one interview program, "El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair" and "Lucha Underground," a Lucha Libre wrestling series from Mark Burnett. El Rey Network's lineup also showcases a wide range of iconic feature films and TV series including genre, cult classics, action, and horror/sci-fi. El Rey Network LLC is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.