TNT to Feature 2012 Content within The Librarian Custom Movie Stunt on Sunday, Nov. 8 Starting at 2 p.m

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November 6th, 2009

TNT and Sony Take Viewers on a Thrill Ride

With The Librarian Movie Franchise Marathon,

Featuring Sneak Peeks of the Much-Anticipated Film 2012

TNT to Feature 2012 Content within The Librarian Custom Movie Stunt on Sunday, Nov. 8 Starting at 2 p.m. (ET/PT)

TNT and Sony invite viewers to brace themselves this Sunday, Nov. 8 during a six-hour back-to-back franchise marathon featuring the three movies in TNT’s The Librarian series, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the Sony epic 2012.  The marathon will run from 2-8 p.m. (ET/PT).  2012, starring John Cusack and Amanda Peet, premieres in theatres nationwide on Friday, Nov. 13.

TNT will feature three 60-second behind-the-scenes looks at 2012 throughout the movie marathon.  The content will feature interviews with cast members John Cusack, Amanda Peet and Chiwetel Ejiofor, as well as an interview with Roland Emmerich, director for the film, expanding on their individual perception about the movie’s storyline and the characters featured.   In addition to the extended sneak peeks, TNT will also drive tune-in for the content through special co-branded spots featuring the cast and lower thirds running within the movie marathon.

TNT’s Librarian franchise of films stars Noah Wyle as Flynn Carsen, a librarian who goes from geek to hero to save the world from evil forces.  After a bizarre but successful job interview at the library, Charlene (Jane Curtin) and library head Judson (Bob Newhart) reveal to Carson the true nature of his job, a secret job that has been around for centuries.  He is charged with protecting the greatest treasures of history, which are being kept in a secret section of the building.  Among the treasures housed in the library are the Ark of the Covenant, the Mona Lisa (the one in the Louvre being a replica), Pandora’s Box and Excalibur, to name a few.

TNT’s Librarian franchise of movies has proved enormously successful for the network.  The first installment, The Librarian: Quest for the Spear, ranked as ad-supported cable’s #1 movie of 2004.  The second installment, The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines, ranks as ad-supported cable’s #1 original movie sequel of all time and placed among the top five movie telecasts of 2006.  The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice premiered Dec. 7, 2008, and ranked as ad-supported cable’s #1 entertainment program for the week among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.  It was watched by more than 5.4 million viewers.

Never before has a date in history been so significant to so many cultures, so many religions, scientists, and governments. 2012 is an epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors.  The film is directed by Roland Emmerich and written by Roland Emmerich & Harald Kloser. Producers are Harald Kloser, Mark Gordon, and Larry Franco.  2012 opens in theaters nationwide on November 13, 2009.

About Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America (SCA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in more than 100 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.

About TNT

TNT, one of cable’s top-rated networks, is television’s destination for drama and home to such original series as the acclaimed and highly popular detective drama The Closer, starring Kyra Sedgwick; Saving Grace, starring Holly Hunter; HawthoRNe, with Jada Pinkett Smith; Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton; Raising the Bar, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gloria Reuben and Jane Kaczmarek; and Dark Blue, starring Dylan McDermott.  TNT also presents such powerful dramas as Bones, CSI: NY and Numb3rs; broadcast premiere movies; compelling primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA.  TNT is available in high-definition.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

 
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