"ROBIN WILLIAMS: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS" DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL TO PREMIERE SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 AT 9PM ET/6PM PT
NBC's Natalie Morales Hosts a Complete Look at the Life and Legacy of a Comedic Genius
(Albuquerque, NM) Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - REELZ today announced the two-hour documentary special Robin Williams: Behind Closed Doors which gives viewers an intimate look at his life from his childhood in the suburbs of Chicago to small comedy clubs in Los Angeles, his breakthrough role on the TV show Happy Days as Mork from Ork and his big screen triumphs. While he may have been one of the funniest people in Hollywood, beneath the joy Williams waged a battle with inner demons. Produced by NBC News' Peacock Productions and hosted by Natalie Morales, West Coast anchor of NBC News' TODAY, Robin Williams: Behind Closed Doors premieres Sunday, August 28 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT.
The special will uncover some of Williams' troubling times but will also reveal some surprising and hilarious behind-the-scenes stories from some of his biggest movies including Good Morning, Vietnam, Mrs. Doubtfire and Aladdin along with interviews from those who personally knew and worked with Williams including Mork & Mindy creator, the late Garry Marshall, and co-star Jay Thomas, Aladdin co-star Scott Weinger, fellow comic Margaret Cho and many more.
"August 11 will mark two years without the legendary Robin Williams who for more than 30 years jumped from our TV and movie screens into our lives bringing laughter and so many memorable characters," said Steve Cheskin, REELZ SVP of Programming. "We're honored to show our viewers this documentary special about a timeless celebrity whose real story of incredible highs and crushing lows touched so many lives."
Capitalizing on the vast offerings of NBC News historical archives, Robin Williams: Behind Closed Doors features several interviews with Williams throughout his career talking about everything from his own take on his wild comedic style to his deeply personal commitment to helping people in need and his career success with four Oscar(R) nominations and a win for his role in Good Will Hunting.
Robin Williams: Behind Closed Doors is produced for REELZ by NBC News' Peacock Productions. Elizabeth Waller, Knute Walker and Melody Shafir serve as executive producers and Sharon Scott as President and General Manager.
About Peacock Productions
Peacock Productions, a division of NBC News, is a nonfiction production company that combines the editorial expertise, technical resources, and seasoned talent of NBCUniversal to create series, events, and live specials for global audiences. Peacock Productions reaches more than 300 million people worldwide every year across broadcast, cable, syndication, and emerging platforms with its award-winning specials and series. Sharon Scott is the President and General Manager. To learn more, visit: http://www.peacockproductions.tv/
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