UPtv Acquires Family Adventure Series The Librarians To Debut This March With Special Extended Editions

UPtv Acquires Family Adventure Series 
The Librarians To Debut This March With Special Extended Editions

The fan-favorite series stars Noah Wyle, Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Harlan Kim and
John Larroquette 

ATLANTA February 27, 2019– UPtv, the television home for uplifting family entertainment, has acquired the hit series The Librarians from Electric EntertainmentAs a special treat to the highly-engaged fans and supporters of The Librarians, series co-star Christian Kane announced the acquisition in a video that was shared across social platforms and fansites. The series will launch on the network Wednesday, March 13 at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET. UPtv will debut the episodes as special extended editions never before seen on television that will also include extras such as bonus content and behind-the-scenes interviews with cast and crew. The Librarians joins the previously acquired The Librarian movie series as part of the network’s offering. UPtv premiered the three-part The Librarian movie franchise on New Year’s Day with the marathon reaching 2.2 Million viewers.*

Based on TNT’s hit movie franchise, The Librarians centers on an ancient organization dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth and John Harlan Kim star in the series as protectors of the world’s mystical treasures with Emmy® winner John Larroquette as their reluctant caretaker. The series features Noah Wyle as Flynn Carsen, the character made popular in the original TV movies. This group works together to solve impossible mysteries, fight supernatural threats and recover powerful artifacts from around the world. Dean Devlin, Marc Roskin and Wyle serve as executive producers.

“With its combination of drama, adventure, humor and a sense of wonder and awe, The Librariansis a rare gem of a series that everyone in the family will love and enjoy,” said Amy Winter, general manager and evp, UPtv. “We’re excited to offer this fun and cinematic series to our audience with these never-before-seen on television extended editions.”

The Librarians creator and executive producer Dean Devlin added, “We’ve had such incredible support from fans of all ages for this series. I am so proud of The Librarians and am thrilled to be working with UPtv to introduce it to a new audience and provide something special for our loyal fans who can’t get enough of it.”

Head of Domestic Sales Steve Saltman negotiated the deal on behalf of Electric Entertainment.

*Nielsen- LSD, P2554 Cov AA%;  L3, P2+, 1 min qual.

Watch The Librarians series co-star Christian Kane’s special announcement about the acquisition here.
About UPtv
UPtv is television’s trusted destination for uplifting shows you can watch together. With box-office hit films and network series like Gilmore Girls, Whose Line is it Anyway?Home Improvement and America’s Funniest Home Videos, alongside originals like Bringing Up Bates, Expecting and Our Wedding Story, UPtv’s programming celebrates life’s biggest moments. In addition, UPtv’s award-winning pro-social initiative, “Uplift Someone,” has inspired over 191 million people to uplift others through its social videos. Based in Atlanta, UPtv is a division of UP Entertainment, LLC, and partners with the Aspire network on sales, marketing and other operational services.  And UPtv Entertainment’s UP Faith & Family subscription streaming service has quickly become the fan favorite for its all-ages lineup of family and faith-affirming movies and series.  

About Electric Entertainment
Electric Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based production, distribution, and post-production company. Electric’s hit television series, The Librarians premiered its fourth season on December 13th, 2017, and the company also recently executive produced a new series, The Outpost, which premiered on The CW on July 10th, 2018. The company is currently in production on season 2 of The Outpost.

Electric’s newly created domestic distribution division recently released Bad Samaritan on over 2000 screens and Rob Reiner’s historical biopic, LBJ. The film stars Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Richards Jenkins, Bill Pullman and Jeffrey Donovan. The company also recently released the Tribeca Film Festival title, The Book of Love, starring Jason Sudeikis, Jessica Biel and Maisie Williams.

Electric’s International Distribution division is currently selling worldwide rights to our popular television series The Outpost, which will begin its 2nd season in Summer 2019 on the CW in the US, and in many foreign territories on NBC-Universal Syfy channels and additional outlets.  Electric is also launching the international TV premieres of its recent theatrical features such as Rob Reiner’s critically acclaimed LBJ starring Woody Harrelson and Richard Jenkins, and Dean Devlin’s crowd pleasing summer thriller Bad Samaritan starring David Tennant and Robert Sheehan, which appeared on many fan sites “top 10” lists of 2018.

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