VH1 to repeat 'Riots' documentary
BY RITA SHERROW World Television Writer
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
6/20/12 at 2:45 AM
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VH1 will honor Rodney King and commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the L.A. riots on Wednesday by re-airing an award-winning documentary.
The cable channel will repeat the Emmy-winning "VH1 Rock Docs" presentation of "Uprising: Hip Hop and the L.A. Riots" at 7 p.m. on cable 54.
The film tells the story of the riots in April 1992 from the perspectives of rappers, musicians, police officers and victims who lived through the event, as well as King, whose video-taped beating by L.A. police officers following a traffic violation stop was considered a touchstone for the event.
It was the acquittal of three of those police officers that sparked the riots as the world watched on television the rapidly escalating events of that week. A mistrial was declared in the fourth officer's case.
It was King who asked the public to stop the violence by saying "Can we all get along?" which helped calm the situation.
The L.A. resident was found dead Sunday at the age of 47. Cause of death is considered to be drowning. An autopsy has been performed but toxicology reports won't be available for several weeks.
Fox won't wait for official Premiere Week
Fox is following NBC's lead and premiering most of its new series outside of the fall season's official premiere week of Sept. 24.
The network will debut its Monday, Wednesday and Thursday lineups two weeks in advance, meaning fans will see the season premieres of "The X Factor," "Glee" and "Bones" plus the debut of the new series "The Mob Doctor" early.
"Kitchen Nightmares" will hold the 7 p.m. Friday time slot until Kiefer Sutherland's "Touch" returns at the end of October. During premiere week, Fox will introduce its new comedy Tuesday with two episodes of "New Girl" leading into the new series "Ben & Kate" and "The Mindy Project."
NBC previously announced only "Law & Order: SVU" would return during premiere week and the CW plans to introduce its lineup in October.
Here is the Fox premiere dates:
7-9 p.m. "The X Factor" (season premiere, part one)
7-8 p.m. "The X Factor" (season premiere, part two)
8-9 p.m. "Glee" (season premiere)
7-8 p.m. "Bones" (season premiere)
8-9 p.m. "The Mob Doctor" (series premiere)
7-7:30 p.m. "New Girl" (special all-new episode)
7:30-8 p.m. "Ben and Kate" (series premiere)
8-8:30 p.m. "New Girl" (season premiere)
8:30-9 p.m. "The Mindy Project" (series premiere)
7-8 p.m. "Kitchen Nightmares" (all-new episode)
8-9 p.m. "Fringe" (season premiere)
7-7:30 p.m. "The Simpsons" (season premiere)
7:30-8 p.m. "Bob's Burgers" (season premiere)
8-8:30 p.m. "Family Guy" (season premiere)
8:30-9 p.m. "American Dad" (season premiere)
7-7:30 p.m. "Raising Hope" (season premiere)
7:30-8 p.m. "Ben and Kate"
8-8:30 p.m. "New Girl"
8:30-9 p.m. "The Mindy Project"
6:30-7 p.m. "The Cleveland Show" (season premiere)
7-7:30 p.m. "The Simpsons"
7:30-8 p.m. "Bob's Burgers"
8-8:30 p.m. "Family Guy"
8:30-9 p.m. "American Dad"
7-8 p.m. "Touch" (season premiere)
8-9 p.m. "Fringe"
Maroon 5 singer Levine lands role in film
Adam Levine, the lead singer of Maroon 5, is branching out into film.
Levine, also a judge on NBC's hit series "The Voice," has landed a lead role in "Can a Song Save Your Life," a new film from the "Once" director John Carney, according to deadline.com. He joins a cast that includes Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Hailee Steinfeld. The film will be produced by Judd Apatow. In it, his character and his girlfriend (Knightley) move to New York to pursue music careers but he dumps her in favor of a solo contract and she ends up being discovered at a local bar by a down-and-out record producer (Ruffalo).
Levine has also signed for a multi-episode run on Ryan Murphy's "American Horror Story" returning to FX, cable 35 in Tulsa, in the fall.