Friday, August 26, 2016

Valiant Boldly Marches into the 2016 Baltimore Comic-Con

Valiant Blasts into Baltimore Comic-Con 2016 with Exclusives, Panels, Signings, and More!

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - In just a few weeks, the most nominated publisher of the 2016 Harvey Awards is going above and beyond for its boldest Baltimore Comic-Con ever!
From Friday, September 2nd through Sunday, September 4th, 2016, Valiant Entertainment is taking over Baltimore Comic-Con 2016 - and they're bringing along a squadron's worth of convention-only exclusives, signings, programming, panels, and more!

All weekend long, join Valiant inside the Baltimore Convention Center at Booth #2008 and find out why Valiant has racked up an unprecedented 50 Harvey Award nominations by perusing a complete selection of Valiant trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including Bloodshot Reborn, Divinity, The Valiant, X-O Manowar, Book of Death, Wrath of the Eternal Warrior, Faith, and many more.

But that's just the start of your Valiant Universe experience! For the entire weekend, Valiant will give away FREE complimentary copies of the Faith #1 Second Printing! Packed with the beginning of Faith's best-selling ongoing series debut and the bonus "The Future of Valiant" Sneak Preview flip book - spotlighting an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from the largest independent superhero universe anywhere in comics - you won't find a more exciting giveaway anywhere else.

And, available only in Charm City, don't miss the Generation Zero #1 Baltimore Comic-Con Exclusive Variant - featuring the awe-inspiring artwork of fan-favorite artist Wook-Jin Clark (Adventure Time)! Experience the latest "Future of Valiant" series here as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong) and blockbuster artist Francis Portela (Faith) deploy the breakout stars of Harbinger Wars into their most dangerous mission yet: high school!

Valiant is also offering fans at Baltimore Comic-Con 2016 the chance to join in the celebration of X-O Manowar (2012)'s 1,000,000th copy sold with the X-O Manowar 1,000,000th Copy Commemorative Seal. Fans who purchase or provide copies of X-O Manowar #49 (any cover) at the Valiant booth (#2008) will be afforded the opportunity to have their copy embossed with an official Valiant 1,000,000th copy seal - designed in honor of X-O Manowar's legendary achievement and forever commemorating a new milestone in Valiant history - free of charge!

Plus, get ready for signings throughout the weekend from an all-star cast of special guests, including writers Fred Van Lente (Generation Zero, Archer & Armstrong) and B. Clay Moore (Savage, Bloodshot)! And don't miss the boatload of Valiant merchandise sailing into Baltimore, including t-shirts featuring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong, and more!

The action continues on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in Panel Room #339-342 with Valiant 101: New Fans Start Here - a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant's biggest, most memorable characters! You seen the reviews, you've heard the buzz... Now find out why Valiant Entertainment has taken fans and critics by storm as the most acclaimed comic book publisher! Join us here for a one-of-a-kind introduction to the largest and most acclaimed independent superhero universe in comics! From X-O Manowar and Faith to Bloodshot Reborn and Divinity, get the stories behind Valiant's biggest heroes and find out where to jump on board right here with an in-depth tutorial that's perfect for new fans!

But that's not all! Peek into the unbelievable stories charging towards your favorite superheroes on Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in Panel Room #343-344 for Valiant: The Future of Valiant and Beyond! With a record-setting 50 Harvey Award nominations, Valiant Entertainment is the most acclaimed publisher anywhere in comics today. Now, find out what's next for powerhouse series like Faith, Generation Zero, Britannia, Bloodshot U.S.A., Harbinger Renegades, Savage, and Divinity III: Stalinverse right here with an all-star cast of panelists including Fred Van Lente (Generation Zero) and B. Clay Moore (Savage)! The future of Valiant starts here with an exclusive round of news and announcements - only at Baltimore Comic-Con.

Then, hang onto your ballots, because Valiant's weekend in Baltimore is going to hit the stratosphere on Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency for the 29th Annual Harvey Awards! For the second year running, Valiant will attend the Harvey Awards as the single most-nominated publisher with critically acclaimed titles including Bloodshot Reborn, Divinity, The Valiant, and may more! With 50 nominations in nearly every category, including "Best Writer," "Best Artist," "Best New Series," "Best Continuing or Limited Series," "Best Single Issue," Valiant is once again leading the pack - and we want you there to celebrate with us!

Finally, stay tuned for a soon-to-be-revealed surprise from Valiant and the Certified Guarantee Company (CGC) that will make its official debut at this year's Baltimore Comic-Con!

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General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as well as the Harvey Awards, are now on sale! Visit for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now, and as always, kids 10 and under get into the show free with a paid adult General Admission!

While they are available, be sure to take advantage of discount rate arrangements we have made with hotels near the Baltimore Convention Center. For all the details, see:

To make parking easy and stress-free, we have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow attendees driving to the show to purchase guaranteed parking near the Baltimore Comic-Con. Click here to book your guaranteed parking spot, or if you need help or have questions, call 800-232-6415.

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages.

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The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 17th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit

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The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry's oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 11 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit


"The Black Monday Murders #1" Goes Back to Press


The hot summer release launches to overwhelming fan enthusiasm

New York Times bestselling writer Jonathan Hickman (EAST OF WEST) and artist Tomm Coker (Undying Love) launched one of the hottest new series of the summer in THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS. In order to keep copies on the shelf, Image Comics is pleased to announce that the debut issue will be rushed to a second printing.

THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS is classic occultism where the various schools of magic are actually clandestine banking cartels who control all of society: a secret world where vampire Russian oligarchs, Black popes, enchanted American aristocrats, and hitmen from the International Monetary Fund work together to keep ALL OF US in our proper place.

THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS #1 remains available for purchase across all digital platforms, including the Image Comics website (, the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology’s website (, iOS, Android, and Google Play.

THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS #1, 2nd printing (Diamond Code JUL168168) as well as THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS #2 (Diamond Code JUL160739) will be available in stores on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016. The final order cutoff date for retailers is Monday, August 22nd, 2016.

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit


Negromancer News Bits and Bites from August 21st to 27th, 2016 - Update #37

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OBIT - From TheWrap:  The actor Marvin Kaplan has died at the age of 89, Thursday, August 25, 2016.  Kaplan was best known for his role on the sitcom, "Alice," as the phone lineman Harry Beesmeyer.  He was also noted for his voice work on the animated series, "Top Cat."

MOVIES - From Variety:  Sam Mendes is in early talks to direct a live-action film based on Roald Dahl's book, James and the Giant Peach.  20 years ago, Disney released a version of "James and the Giant Peach" that mixed live-action and stop-motion animation.

COMICS-FILM:  From THR:  The screenwriters of the hit film, "The Fault in Our Stars," are working on the script for "New Mutants," Fox's adaptation of one of the X-Men spinoff comic books.  The lineup of characters has also been announced.

From CBR:  Josh Boone, the director of "The Fault in Our Stars," is slated to direct "New Mutants."  He co-wrote the early drafts of the script with Knate Lee, and credited the original creative team of the "New Mutants," Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod.

COMICS-FILM - From YahooNews:  Joe and Anthony Russo are telling tales of "Captain America: Civil War" for its DVD release.

COMICS - From BleedingCool:  See pages from an unpublished comic book adaptation of "Peter Pan."

TELEVISION - From BleedingCool:  Seth McFarlane and Jon Favreau unite for a sci-fi comedy that just sounds like crap.

MOVIES - From BleedingCool:  Jeremy Renner is joining the voice cast "Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad."

TELEVISION - From BleedingCool:  Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano will be the lead in Epix's "Get Shorty" series, based on the book and movie.

POLITICS - From RollingStone:  Curt Schilling is the next Donald Trump says Matt Taibbi.  I think losing his fortune is what is driving him crazy.

MOVIES - From Variety:  Helen Mirren in talks to join Disney's "The Nutcracker" film.

MOVIES - From Deadline:  Sarah Paulson in talks to join the all-female "Ocean's Eight."

MOVIES - From Variety:  Denzel Washington is interested in starring in "Inner City," a legal drama from Dan Gilroy, the mastermind behind 2014's "Nightcrawler."

MOVIES - From TheWrap:  Victor Miller, the writer of the original "Friday the 13th," is seeking to reclaim rights to the movie, which has lead to a lawsuit.

MOVIES - From Variety:  Beloved French film, "The Intouchables" (2011), is being remade with Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart.  Neil Burger is set to direct.

MOVIES - From YahooNews:  Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is the highest-paid actor.

MOVIES - From YahooMovies:  The fallout from a summer full of movie flops.

COMICS-FILM - From Variety:  Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment announced a new comic book movie, "Dark Universe," also known as "Justice League Dark."  Doug Liman has been announced as the director.

COMICS-FILM - From THR:  Marvel Studios has a short-list of three female directors to helm its "Captain Marvel" movie, which is not due until March 2019.

MUSIC - From YahooMusic:  Prince's "Paisley Park" to open to public tours in October 2016.

TELEVISION - From Variety:  Amazon and Warner Bros. is developing a TV version of Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning film, "The Departed," which was based on a Hong Kong film, "Infernal Affairs."

TELEVISION - From Variety:  The actor Steven Hill has died at the age of 94 on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.  Hill was best known as New York City District Attorney Adam Schiff on "Law & Order" during the series first decade.  Schiff was also played "Dan Briggs," the first leader of the Impossible Missions Force during the first season of "Mission: Impossible."  [Actor Peter Graves' Jim Phelps replaced Hill's Briggs as the leader for the series second season.]

MOVIES - From YahooMovies:  Jennifer Lawrence is the world's  highest paid actress.

BOX OFFICE - From YahooMovies:  Box office flop, "Ben-Hur," a remake of an Oscar-winning 1959 film, may lose up to $100 million dollars.

MOVIES - From TheTrackingBoard:  If you want more original films and fewer remakes and sequels, buy tickets to original films.

COMICS - From Mashable:  The new African-American female Iron Man will be called "Iron Heart."

MOVIES - From FlickeringMyth:  John Boyega gives a small update on "Pacific Rim 2."

FILM - From Variety:  10 actors to watch.

CULTURE - From HitFix:  Napster founder, Sean Parker, offered Ian McKellen $1.5 million to marry him and his bride, but McKellen had to dress as "Gandalf" from the Lord of the Rings.  McKellen declined.

COMICS-FILM - From ScreenRant:  Doctor Strange may appear in "Thor: Ragnarok."

SPORTS - From YahooFinance:  Kobe Bryant has set up a $100 million dollar venture capital fund with tech entrepreneur and investor, Jeff Stibel.

BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficeMojo:  The winner of the 8/19 to 8/21/2016 weekend box office is "Suicide Squad" with an estimated take of $20.7 million.

From Deadline:  "The Secret Life of Pets" #1 at international box office.

PRINCE - From YahooNews:  An official in the investigation of the death of Prince says that synthetic drugs were found at his estate and those pills fentanyl, which is 50 times more powerful than heroin.

MOVIES - From TheDailyBeast:  Comedy god/legend Mel Brooks talks about his films, including the controversial and fantastic "Blazing Saddles."

CRIME - From ChicagoSunTimes:  Chicago cops throw the bodycam microphones on a roof.


From YouTube:  A special clip wishing "Happy Birthday" to Katherine Johnson, one of the women whose story is told in the movie, "Hidden Years," due January 13, 2017.

From YouTube:  The first trailer for the film, "Rings," which may be a reboot of or sequel to "The Ring" horror movie franchise.

Second Fox Global Directors Initiative Begins

Fox Global Directors Initiative Launches Second Edition

Fox Director Fellows Selected for New Comedy and Drama Apprenticeship Programs

NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fox Audience Strategy has begun its second annual Fox Global Directors Initiative (“FDI”). FDI is dedicated to cultivating emerging and established directors with diverse voices, backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives spanning episodic broadcast and cable television, filmed entertainment, sports and digital media.

    “Empire, Pitch and Rosewood are all known for their diverse talent in front of and behind the camera so it was a natural fit for these shows to host Fox Director Fellows.”

The submission process for FDI began in the spring and the first phase of the program started in July with the Fox Directors Lab, an intensive three-week platform led by rotating Fox programming mentors from the Company’s entertainment businesses as well as affiliated directors and showrunners. Sixteen of the Lab’s 20 participants have since been selected to advance through the remainder of FDI as Fox Director Fellows.

The Fox Director Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in the Comedy or Drama Apprenticeship Program. These new elements of the initiative are designed to provide tailored shadowing and training as well as opportunities to direct show materials and, ultimately, an episode of one of the participating FOX, FX or Fox 21 shows.

The Comedy Apprenticeship Program (“Director’s CAP”), a concept created by Jason Winer, Producing Director of Twentieth Century Fox Television’s show Life in Pieces, will allow the nine participating Director Fellows to rotate through shadowing opportunities with Modern Family and Life in Pieces.

The seven fellows already chosen to participate in the Drama Apprenticeship Program will shadow directors from one of the Company’s broadcast or cable television programs, including: FOX’s #1 hit Empire; returning FOX series Rosewood; one of FOX’s most anticipated new series, Pitch; Fox 21’s Homeland; and several FX shows. Additional fellows will be selected to participate in the Drama Apprenticeship Program later this season.

“I set out to start a program like CAP, not just to form new relationships with a diverse group of directors, but also to immerse them specifically in the shooting style and creative culture of two well-run shows,” said Winer. “What I discovered in the process was that Fox had, through FDI, assembled a group that was not only wildly talented, but truly ready to take the next step.”

Terence Carter, Executive Vice President, Drama Programming & Development, Fox Broadcasting Company, added: “Empire, Pitch and Rosewood are all known for their diverse talent in front of and behind the camera so it was a natural fit for these shows to host Fox Director Fellows.”

“In order to tell great stories that resonate with our audiences around the world, we need directors with unique and varied experiences,” said Jonathan Frank, Executive Vice President, Current Series, FX. “We are pleased to be participating in FDI and look forward to welcoming talented new directors to our shows.”

All FDI participants will be pitched for directorial opportunities across Fox entertainment programs. Already, 18 of the 20 FDI participants have been selected for shadowing opportunities across Fox’s broadcast and cable entities.

The 2016 CAP participants are:
Angela Gomes
Anna Kerrigan
Daniel Hsia
Marcus Stokes
Roja Gashtili & Julia Lerman
Ryan Velasquez
Tanuj Chopra
Yoko Okumura

The 2016 DAP participants are:
Alexis Korycinski
Aundre Johnson
David Martin-Porras
Eric Haywood
Jennifer Phang
Moon Molson
Rachel Goldberg

For more information about the Fox Global Directors Initiative, including a list of the 20 participants, click here.

About Fox Audience Strategy
Fox Audience Strategy is a department within 21st Century Fox designed to identify programming and operational opportunities that reflect diverse perspectives across all of its entertainment platforms. For more information about the Fox Global Directors Initiative and a full list of referring organizations, please visit:


Haikasoru Announces the Supernatural "The Gates of Sorrows"


Award Winning Author Of BRAVE STORY and THE BOOK OF HEROES Returns With A Captivating New Supernatural Crime Thriller Set In Tokyo

San Francisco, CA – VIZ Media’s Haikasoru literary imprint proudly announces the North American release of its newest novel – famed Japanese author Miyuki Miyabe’s supernatural thriller, THE GATE OF SORROWS.

THE GATE OF SORROWS is an adult sequel of sorts to Miyabe’s young adult novel, THE BOOK OF HEROES, but it can be read as a standalone work. THE GATE OF SORROWS is available in-print with an MSRP of $26.99 U.S. / $29.99 CAN. The novel is also available digitally for the Amazon Kindle, Apple’s iBooks Store, Barnes & Noble’s Nook Book Store, the Kobo eBooks Store, and the Google Play store.

In THE GATE OF SORROWS, a series of murders shocks Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward, but Shigenori, a retired police detective, is instead obsessed with a gargoyle that seems to move. College freshman Kotaro launches a web-based investigation of the killer, and comes to find that answers may lie within an abandoned building in the center of Japan’s busiest neighborhood, and beyond the Gate of Sorrows. In this adult sequel to Miyabe’s The Book of Heroes, you will meet monsters from other worlds and ordinary horrors that surpass even supernatural threats.

“Miyuki Miyabe is one of Japan’s most celebrated contemporary authors and we are honored to expand our catalog of her works with the release of THE GATE OF SORROWS,” says Nick Mamatas, Editor. “Miyabe is an extraordinary author with a wide and very diverse oeuvre, and her latest work adeptly blends the tension of a crime thriller with tinges of the fantastic world of the supernatural. We look forward to readers discovering this unique latest release from Haikasoru.”

Miyuki Miyabe is a popular and widely acclaimed author who has published works across a variety of genres ranging from sci-fi, historical fiction and mystery to young adult thrillers and social commentary. The Haikasoru imprint has released several of Miyabe’s works including BRAVE STORY, THE BOOK OF HEROES, ICO: CASTLE IN THE MIST, and APPARITIONS: GHOSTS OF OLD EDO.

Author Miyuki Miyabe's first novel was published in 1987, and since then she has become one of Japan's most popular and best-selling authors. In 2007, Miyabe's novel, BRAVE STORY (also published North America by Haikasoru), notably won the Batchelder Award for Best Children's Book in Translation from the American Library Association. Her fantasy novels ICO: CASTLE IN THE MIST and BRAVE STORY are also available from VIZ Media’s Haikasoru imprint, as is the short story collection APPARITIONS: THE GHOSTS OF OLD EDO.

For more information on THE GATE OF SORROWS and the Haikasoru imprint, please visit

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About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the field of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan's largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

National Geographic Channel Announces 9/11 Related Programming

National Geographic Channel Announces Commemorative Programming Event to Honor 15th Anniversary of Sept. 11

National Geographic Channel to Air an Entire Day of Tribute Programming Culled From 10 Consecutive Years of Critically Acclaimed 9/11 Documentary Specials, Culminating With the World Premiere of a New Two-Hour Special, 9/11: The Longest War

9/11: The Longest War Will Air Sunday, Sept. 11, at 9/8c

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 the National Geographic Channel will commemorate the tragic events of that fateful day, and the ongoing war that followed, with a daylong television tribute culled from 10 consecutive years of critically acclaimed 9/11 programming and the world premiere of a new compilation special, 9/11: The Longest War.

    “9/11: The Longest War brings together the best of National Geographic’s coverage as we continue our commitment to go beyond what’s been widely reported and reveal a clearer picture of the events that shaped our nation and the years that followed.”

The programming event begins Sunday, Sept. 11, at 12/11c with encores of Giuliani’s 9/11, CIA Confidential: Hunt for Bin Laden, CIA Confidential: 9/11 Mastermind, Witness: D.C. 9/11, 9/11: The Firemen’s Story, the Emmy-nominated miniseries Inside 9/11 and a special encore presentation of George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview, followed by the world premiere of a powerful new compilation special, 9/11: The Longest War, airing at 9/8c.

“Beginning in 2005 with our critically acclaimed series Inside 9/11, National Geographic Channel has covered the Sept. 11 attacks through unprecedented access, exclusive interviews and in-depth storytelling in a way that no other network has,” said Tim Pastore, president of original programming and production. “9/11: The Longest War brings together the best of National Geographic’s coverage as we continue our commitment to go beyond what’s been widely reported and reveal a clearer picture of the events that shaped our nation and the years that followed.”

The new two-hour special provides a comprehensive look at the past 15 years — from the buildup to the attacks as the devastating events unfolded, to the military response in the years that followed — leading up to the present day. 9/11: The Longest War draws from a wide range of sources, including over 40 original National Geographic interviews with survivors, first responders, experts, journalists, politicians and military leaders; news footage and eyewitness videos culled from a rarely seen 400-hour archive; and chilling audio recordings from on board the doomed planes and inside air traffic control.

Hear from those who worked inside the World Trade Center, whose snap decisions resulted in narrow misses of the attack. Footage from the Pentagon crash site taken shortly after impact captures a raw view of the devastating aftermath. Confronted by a city on its knees, New York City’s then Mayor Rudy Giuliani opens up about his own emotions in the midst of crisis, even as word reached him of the deaths of personal friends and the very colleagues he would have turned to for counsel. While some of the nation’s top military leaders also weigh in, both Gen. David Petraeus and Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal reflect on the events that forever changed America.

Drawing from National Geographic Channel’s extensive and critically acclaimed library of series and specials, 9/11: The Longest War offers a 360-degree perspective of the deadliest attack on American soil and the ongoing war on terror that followed.

Full Schedule of Sept. 11, 15th Anniversary Commemorative Programming Includes:

Giuliani’s 9/11
Airing Sunday, Sept. 11, at 12/11c
Unique insights and personal reflections from Rudy Giuliani, the world-famous zombie-mayor, recall the day America suffered the worst terrorist attack in its history. In Giuliani’s 9/11, archive footage and high-end graphics support compelling interview material in presenting a behind-the-scenes look at the shocking events that would permanently leave their mark on New York.

CIA Confidential: Hunt for Bin Laden
Airing Sunday, Sept. 11, at 1/12c
Just days after the horrific attacks of 9/11, a team of seven CIA agents snuck into northern Afghanistan and began to lay the groundwork for war. The goal of the operation, dubbed “Jawbreaker,” was to take out al-Qaida, break the Taliban, and find and kill Osama bin Laden. NGC tells the story of this dangerous covert mission from the point of view of the CIA officers and top-secret Delta Force operators involved.

CIA Confidential: 9/11 Mastermind
Airing Sunday, Sept. 11, at 2/1c
The bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 sets off one of the biggest manhunts the world has ever known. The CIA and its intelligence partners around the world follow a chain of evidence from the Philippines to rural Pakistan to capture the man behind the plot: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. But before they can find him, he engineers the biggest terrorist strike on America in history: the attacks of 9/11.

Witness: D.C. 9/11
Airing Sunday, Sept. 11, at 3/2c
Using raw video and audio, Witness: D.C. 9/11 reconstructs the events of Sept. 11, 2001, in and around Washington, D.C., as first the nation, and then the nation’s capital, came under assault. From the Pentagon to the White House, from Air Force One to air traffic control, this one-hour documentary captures the mix of confusion, fear, panic and chaos that shook the city and, in turn, profoundly affected America’s response to the day’s events.

9/11: The Firemen’s Story
Airing Sunday, Sept. 11, at 4/3c
Follow the story of several of the firefighters whose courage and sacrifice made them national heroes. This is the inside story of the firemen of 9/11 and how the New York Fire Department survived the worst day in its history.

Inside 9/11: The War Continues
Airing Sunday, Sept. 11, at 5/4c
NGC tells the evolving story of radical Islam’s war against the West. Osama bin Laden has finally been brought to justice, but al-Qaida is still going strong. For bin Laden, 9/11 was just the beginning. The attack was designed to spark a revolution and create a whole new generation of men willing to wage jihad against America. But 10 years later, these same men have eclipsed bin Laden on the global stage. And their call to jihad has gone viral, with terror groups using the Internet to recruit and radicalize future attackers in the name of Allah.

Inside 9/11: War on America
Airing Sunday, Sept. 11, at 6/5c
War on America takes viewers into the secret world of al-Qaida and traces the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, beginning with the 1979 Soviet-Afghan War and the transformation of Osama bin Laden from fundraiser to terrorist mastermind. Delve into the inner workings of al-Qaida as its members plot and execute the 1998 embassy bombings and the bombing of the USS Cole. Inside 9/11 follows the timeline that spanned decades, circled the globe and ultimately led to the horrific morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview
Airing Sunday, Sept. 11, at 8/7c
In his most in-depth and intimate interview on the topic to date, the former president tells his first-person story, starting with his morning jog before the school visit where he first learned the nation was under attack. He opens up with candid details and personal experiences on the grueling hours and pressure-packed days that followed the attacks.

9/11: The Longest War
Airing Sunday, Sept. 11, at 9/8c
Drawing from NGC’s extensive and critically acclaimed library of series and specials, 9/11: The Longest War reflects on the years leading up to and following the attacks.

9/11: The Longest War is produced by National Geographic Channel. Executive producer is Erik Nelson, producers are Robert Zakin and Erin Reuss, and president of original programming and production is Tim Pastore.

National Geographic Channels
The National Geographic Channels (The Channels) form the television and production arm of National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between 21st Century Fox and the National Geographic Society. As a global leader in premium science, adventure and exploration programming, the Channels include: National Geographic Channel (NGC), Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo People and Nat Geo MUNDO. Additionally, the Channels also run the in-house television production unit, National Geographic Studios. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society’s commitment to exploration, conservation and education with entertaining, innovative programming from A-level talent around the world, and with profits that help support the society’s mission. Globally, NGC is available in more than 440 million homes in 171 countries and 45 languages, and Nat Geo WILD is available in 131 countries and 38 languages. National Geographic Partners is also a leader in social media, with a fan base of 250 million people across all of its social pages. NGC contributes over 55 million social media fans globally on Facebook alone. For more information, visit and


Starz Renews "Survivor's Remorse" for Fourth Season

Starz Continues to Score with Fourth Season Renewal of Hit Comedy Series “Survivor’s Remorse”

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Starz announced today that it has ordered a fourth season of the critically acclaimed comedy series “Survivor’s Remorse” from executive producers Mike O’Malley, Tom Werner, LeBron James and Maverick Carter for SpringHill Entertainment, Paul Wachter, Victor Levin and Hilton Smith.

    “We are thrilled to renew ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ for a fourth season”

Season Three of “Survivor’s Remorse” has seen record increases in its audience, averaging 2.9M viewers per episode among all reportable platforms, an increase of more than 20 percent above Season Two and 60 percent above Season One.1 Episode 306, which aired Sunday, August 21, showed a 20 percent gain over the previous week, making it the second highest premiere viewing ever for the series.2 “Survivor’s Remorse” is a top-4 scripted program on cable among African-American viewers and a top-6 weekend program on cable among African-American viewers.3

“I’m incredibly proud of the team at ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ and what we’ve built,” said LeBron James. “The show grew so much this year, attracting new fans and reaching new levels of popularity. I want to thank all the fans who’ve made ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ a success and the team at Starz for all of their support.”

“We are thrilled to renew ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ for a fourth season,” said Carmi Zlotnik, managing director of Starz. “Critics have consistently called it one of the smartest and funniest comedies on television and we are delighted to see audiences embracing the characters and the storyline with that same enthusiasm. Mike O’Malley and his tremendously talented team of writers and actors boldly tackle today’s most pressing issues, from race, class, sex, and politics, to love and loss, but with such a deft touch that nothing ever feels heavy-handed. In the Calloways, O’Malley has created a modern family bound by heart and humor, who remain completely relatable despite dealing with the ‘pro-money and pro-problems’ that come with Cam’s position as one of the top basketball stars in the nation.”

“Survivor’s Remorse” made its third season debut on Sunday, July 24, 2016 as part of STARZ’s decision to shift its original programming to Sunday nights, which has long been established as the home of premium television. Since Season Three of “Survivor’s Remorse” premiered on Sunday nights, it has seen its premiere telecast audience grow 159 percent compared to Season Two and 308 percent compared to Season One.2

About “Survivor’s Remorse”
“Survivor's Remorse” follows the life of Cam Calloway (played by Jessie T. Usher), a hard-working, young basketball star who is thrust into the limelight after signing a huge contract with a pro basketball team in Atlanta. In Season Three, fame and fortune can’t shield pro-basketballer Cam Calloway against tragedy. Each member of the Calloway family copes with the fallout of Uncle Julius’ accident in their own way. Family bonds are tested, as a new season of “Survivor’s Remorse” explores themes of love and loss, the comforts and doubts found in religion, the danger of seeking out ancestral roots, the power of bad parenting, the pitfalls of public utterances, and the pain of dredging up the past. The cast also includes RonReaco Lee, Tichina Arnold, Teyonah Parris and Erica Ash.

Mike O’Malley, Emmy®-nominated actor for his role on “Glee,” serves as executive producer and showrunner. Tom Werner, Chairman of the Boston Red Sox, and LeBron James executive produce along with Maverick Carter, CEO of SpringHill Entertainment; Paul Wachter, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Main Street Advisors, Victor Levin (“Mad Men,” “Mad About You”) and Hilton Smith (“Hung,” “Deadwood”).

Starz retains all domestic and international multiplatform rights including television, home entertainment, and digital.

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About Starz
Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television networks (Starz Networks) and global content distribution (Starz Distribution), The Starz Networks operating unit is home to the flagship STARZ® brand with 24.2 million subscribers in the United States as of June 30, 2016, with the STARZ ENCORESM network at 31.8 million subscribers. Through STARZ, the company provides high quality, entertaining premium subscription video programming with 17 premium pay TV channels and associated on-demand and online services. STARZ is sold through U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms. Starz offers subscribers more than 5,000 distinct premium television episodes and feature films every year and up to 1,500 every month, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular movie and television programming. The Starz Distribution operating unit is home to the Anchor Bay Entertainment, Starz Digital, and Starz Worldwide Distribution divisions. In addition to STARZ Original series, Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires movies, television and other entertainment content for worldwide home video, digital, and television licensing and sales.

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1.          Source: Based on STARZ internal estimates of linear and time shifted results from Nielsen (NPower), Rentrak (On Demand Essentials) & internal broadband data. Subject to further qualifications available upon request.

2.        Source: NPower P2+ Projections (000s) Live +SD;

3.        Source: Black HOH P2+ Projections (000s) Live +3, July 11 – August 14, 2016, Live +SD August 15 - August 21.