Friday, September 18, 2015

Showtime's Sports and Documentary Fall Films

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SHOWTIME will debut the world premiere of the captivating new documentary AMERICAN DREAM/AMERICAN KNIGHTMARE.  Airing on September 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on-air, on demand and over the internet. The documentary, which offers an uncensored look into the life of notorious rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight, is directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Brooklyn’s Finest).  The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc.

In AMERICAN DREAM/AMERICAN KNIGHTMARE, famed director Fuqua delves deep into the life and storied exploits of the iconic Death Row Records co-founder, Suge Knight, as well as the volatile and highly influential era in music that he presided over. Through a series of interviews with Knight, viewers are guided through his world as he personally reveals exactly how it all happened and why it all fell apart. Knight is currently in jail pending trial on murder, attempted-murder and hit-and-run charges.

AMERICAN DREAM/AMERICAN KNIGHTMARE  is directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Southpaw) and executive produced by Fuqua, Bradley J. Fischer (Black Swan, Shutter Island, Zodiac) and Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island).

New York Giants star wide receiver and Super Bowl XLVI Champion Victor Cruz was living a rags-to-riches story.  Then, in 2014, the story took a disastrous turn when Cruz sustained a devastating knee injury that ended his season last October.  Cruz’s improbable rise to football stardom, demoralizing injury, and his dramatic attempt at a comeback are the subject of I AM GIANT: VICTOR CRUZ, a SHOWTIME Sports original documentary film, created in conjunction with SpringHill Entertainment, set to premiere this fall on SHOWTIME.

SHOWTIME Sports will chronicle the University of Notre Dame’s quest for a college football national championship with weekly, all-access coverage in a groundbreaking new series titled A SEASON WITH NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL.

The season-long series premieres Tuesday Sept. 8 at 10pm e/p. only on Showtime. Just three days after Notre Dame’s opening-week showdown with the University of Texas Longhorns in South Bend, Indiana.  Weekly 30-minute episodes will premiere at 10 p.m. each Tuesday night as the Fighting Irish battle for a spot in the College Football Playoff. 

Weekly episodes will feature the preparation for the previous Saturday’s matchup, the intensity of the sidelines on game day and the rigors of balancing athletics with classwork during the grueling season.  From preparing to play host to USC for the 86th edition of their rivalry to the Shamrock Series showdown with Boston College at historic Fenway Park, A SEASON WITH NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL grants viewers with exclusive access to a special season as head coach Brian Kelly and his Fighting Irish vie for gridiron glory. 

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