In advance of the premiere of Twilight, the highly-anticipated movie based on the wildly popular teen vampire book series, ReelzChannel – “TV About Movies,” will feed the frenzy of enthusiastic fans with “Twilight Week,” November 17-23. All week, ReelzChannel will devote all of its original programming to the eagerly anticipated first movie adaptation of the phenomenally successful book series by Stephenie Meyer. The novel, Twilight, has been on The New York Times bestseller list for 65 weeks.
Twilight is a young adult vampire novel originally published in hardcover in 2005. It is the first book of the Twilight series, and introduces seventeen-year-old Isabella “Bella” Swan who moves from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington, and finds her life in danger when she falls in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen. The other books in the series are New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.
Among the highlights of “Twilight Week” will be the announcement of the “Ultimate Twilight Fan,” selected from among the entries submitted this past month during a ReelzChannel nationwide search. The chosen fan will be announced and featured on the network’s “Dailies” program Thursday, November 20 (8 p.m. ET/PT), the eve of the movies’ U.S. premiere.
In addition, www.reelzchannel.com will feature Twilight movie clips, fan-submitted videos, and features from the network’s week-long programming event. Fans visiting http://www.reelzchannel.com/twilight will have access to more than a dozen Twilight-themed pieces — including a special Twilight quiz; guides for fans and parents; and interviews with the Twilight saga’s author, the movie’s director and cast, and creators of the some of the most popular Twilight fan sites.
The ReelzChannel TV original programming lineup for this special event includes (in chronological order):
“Secret’s Out” (Friday, November 21, 9 p.m. ET/PT). Hosted by renowned movie critic Leonard Maltin, the series spotlights those movie gems that, while they didn’t make box-office history, deserve the attention of movie fans. For “Twilight Week,” Maltin will review hidden gem movies featuring the cast of Twilight including Kristen Stewart (Into the Wild; Zathura: A Space Adventure); Elizabeth Reaser (Sweet Land, Puccini for Beginners); Nikki Reed (Thirteen); Peter Facinelli (Dancer, Texas Pop 81); and Edi Gathegi (Gone Baby Gone).
“Dailies” (weekdays beginning Monday, November 17, 8 p.m. ET/PT) “Dailies” is ReelzChannel’s signature daily movie news and information show. Throughout “Twilight Week” the “Dailies” team will present interviews, behind-the-scenes reports and special Twilight-themed segments including: a background “who’s who” in the cast; red carpet coverage of the movie’s Los Angeles gala premiere; interviews with cast members including lead actor Robert Pattinson, lead actress Kristen Stewart, and director Catherine Hardwicke; and a segment on Twilight’s “Bad Guy and Girl Vampires,” starring Edi Gathegi, Cam Gigandet and Rachel Lefevre. In addition, the “Ultimate Twilight Fan” – selected from among the nationwide entries submitted to ReelzChannel — will be revealed Thursday, November 20 in a special interview feature.
“ReelzChannel Spotlight: Twilight” (Thursday, November 20, 8:30 p.m. ET/PT)
“Dailies”‘ Jill Simonian and Naibe Reynoso, on-location from Borders bookstore in Hollywood, will have in-depth, behind-the-scenes coverage of Twilight from its beginnings as a best-selling book to the highly anticipated first movie adaptation. Viewers will be able to visit with the cast on-set during filming, at Comic Con in San Diego and at the movie’s red carpet premiere. Also, the episode examines the fervor with which fans of the book series have expressed their passion and excitement in their numerous web sites. “ReelzChannel Spotlight: Twilight” will also visit with the “Ultimate Twilight Fan,” selected from among the submissions received from fans around the country.