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ReelzChannel Unveils More Original Programming



The Biblical miniseries "Barabbas," the reality docu-series "Beverly Hills Pawn" and the 1940s war-time drama "Bomb Girls" will join the just announced "XIII" and "World Without End."



"Bomb Girls" (TV show) scene
Bomb Girls (TV show) sceneMay 29, 2012

"Bomb Girls" (TV show) cast
"Bomb Girls" (TV show) cast
"Bomb Girls" (TV show) cast - © ReelzChannel
"Beverly Hills Pawn" (TV show) star Yossi Dina
"Beverly Hills Pawn" (TV show) star Yossi Dina
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — ReelzChannel — TV About Movies, telling big stories with big stars in major television events, today announced that additions to its programming lineup which begins this fall will feature another monumental miniseries, a docu-series and a scripted series.

The miniseries "Barabbas" will take viewers on a journey of biblical proportions continuing the story of the man whose life was spared by the decision to crucify Jesus Christ. To be shot on location in Tunisia, this sweeping epic will pick up where the Bible left off, following Barabbas in a powerful story of redemption. "Beverly Hills Pawn" is the first series born out of the network's development deal with Asylum Entertainment announced last May and is the docu-series that goes inside the world of an extraordinary pawn shop where Hollywood's elite go for quick cash. "Beverly Hills Pawn" revolves around shop owner Yossi Dina — a master businessman and former army captain who runs his luxury shop with an iron fist and is known for his savvy negotiating and his superior taste. The scripted drama "Bomb Girls," starring Oscar-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Meg Tilly, takes place during World War II and captures a period when society was experiencing fundamental changes in the workplace and at home. At the heart of "Bomb Girls" are the stories of women who risk their lives in a munitions factory in support of the European front. Liberated from social and cultural restrictions, they embrace their newfound freedom, changing their lives — and the world around them — forever. "Bomb Girls" marks the network's second original series premiere with Muse Entertainment Enterprises, the first being the Emmy-winning "The Kennedys."

"Reelz is a network on the move with year to year prime time growth that no cable network could top. We're excited keep investing in our momentum for the benefit of our viewers, advertisers and distributors, packing our fall schedule with big stories, compelling and unforgettable characters and our first foray into reality programming," said Stan E. Hubbard CEO of ReelzChannel.

These three new series join the previously announced eight-part miniseries "Ken Follett's World Without End," the second season of Steven Seagal's "True Justice" and the spy thriller series "XIII" which premieres Friday, June 29th. Fall also marks the return of the miniseries that started it all — "The Kennedys." Boasting an all-star cast led by Emmy-nominee Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy (JFK) and Barry Pepper who won the Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie for his portrayal of Robert F. Kennedy, "The Kennedys" also features powerful performances from Katie Holmes as Jacqueline Kennedy and Emmy-nominated Tom Wilkinson OBE as Joseph Kennedy, Sr. Nominated for 10 Emmy Awards, the miniseries won a total of four as well as three Gemini Awards, a History Makers International Award, a Directors Guild of America Award and a New York Festivals International TV & Film Grand Trophy Award. "The Kennedys" is a Muse Entertainment Enterprises production in association with Asylum Entertainment.

Added Hubbard, "With each new series, we'll showcase our network's TV About Movies approach with more original programming to take viewers behind the scenes of our series, into the careers of the casts and creators and deep into the vast world of movies that are inspired by the timeless intrigue of politics and religion, the lives of the rich and famous, and life during wartime."

Reelz unveils more original programming:

"Barabbas"

Based on the novel by Par Lagerkvist, winner of a Nobel Prize in Literature, "Barabbas" is a four-part miniseries that explores the story of a man whose life was spared because of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. To be shot on location in Tunisia, this sweeping epic is an ultimate story of redemption that will pick up where the Bible left off. "Barabbas" is produced by Compagnia Leone Cinematografica.

"Beverly Hills Pawn"

This new half-hour docu-series from Asylum Entertainment explores Yossi Dina's extraordinary pawn shop in the heart of world famous Beverly Hills. The master businessman and former army captain runs his luxury shop with an iron fist and is known for his savvy negotiating and his superior taste. When Hollywood's elite fall on hard times, they know exactly where to go to find a lot of cash ... fast. Yossi makes multi-million dollar pawn deals at a moments notice for masterpieces, gems, antiques, and priceless Hollywood treasures only attainable by the rich and famous. Each episode follows Yossi and his loyal team as they dole out massive pawn loans to the wealthy for their incredible collectibles.

"Bomb Girls"

From Muse Entertainment Enterprises and Back Alley Film Productions, "Bomb Girls" takes place during World War II and captures a period when society was experiencing fundamental changes in the workplace and at home. At the heart of "Bomb Girls" are the stories of women who risk their lives in a munitions factory in support of the European front. Liberated from social and cultural restrictions, they embraced their newfound freedom, changing their lives — and the world around them — forever. "Bomb Girls" stars Oscar-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Meg Tilly ("Agnes of God," "The Big Chill"), Jodi Balfour ("The Sinking of Laconia"), Sebastian Pigott ("Saw 3D: The Final Chapter," "Being Erica") and multiple Gemini Award-nominee Peter Outerbridge ("The Listener," "Nikita").