ReelzChannel has announced that they have renewed Bomb Girls, their World War II era TV series, for a second season. The new episodes will debut in the first quarter of 2013 and Rosie O’Donnell will be a guest star.
They’ve ordered 12 episodes this time around, doubling the number of installments that were in season one. The first seaosn finale aired on October 16th.
Here’s the press release:
REELZ ANNOUNCES 12-EPISODE SECOND SEASON OF WWII-ERA DRAMA SERIES “BOMB GIRLS” COMING FIRST QUARTER 2013
Special Guest Star and Multiple Emmy Award(R) Winner Rosie O’Donnell as “Dottie”
(Albuquerque, NM) Monday, November 5, 2012 – ReelzChannel – TV About Movies(R) today announced a 12-episode second season of the original drama series Bomb Girls will premiere in the first quarter 2013.
Bomb Girls, starring Oscar(R)-nominee and Golden Globe(R)-winner Meg Tilly (The Big Chill, Agnes of God), takes place during World War II and captures a period when society was experiencing fundamental changes in the workplace and at home. At the heart of Bomb Girls are the stories of women who risk their lives in a munitions factory in support of the European front. Liberated from social and cultural restrictions, they embrace their newfound freedom, changing their lives-and the world around them-forever. Season two of Bomb Girls begins just after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
“Based on the enthusiastic response to Bomb Girls from our viewers, we’re thrilled to partner with Global TV, Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Film Productions for a second season with 12 new episodes. The second season is full of surprises, including one episode with guest star Rosie O’Donnell,” said Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of ReelzChannel.
Rosie made her dramatic television debut in CBS’s Hallmark Hall of Fame production, Riding the Bus with My Sister. On the big screen, O’Donnell has starred in A League of Their Own, Sleepless in Seattle, Another Stakeout, The Flintstones, Exit To Eden, Now and Then, Beautiful Girls, Harriet the Spy, Wide Awake, and was the voice of Turk in Walt Disney’s Tarzan. For six years, Rosie O’Donnell was America’s best friend. For an hour each day she served as host and executive producer of the critically acclaimed and Emmy Award winning nationally syndicated talk/variety series The Rosie O’Donnell Show. Please visit REELZ’ Bomb Girls EPK page to view Rosie O’Donnell’s full bio and download her hi-res headshot.
Viewers can gear up for the second season of Bomb Girls when REELZ airs all six episodes of the first season back to back on Sunday, December 30, 2012 starting at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. Bomb Girls also stars Jodi Balfour (The Sinking of Laconia), Charlotte Hegele (Murdoch Mysteries), Ali Liebert (Apollo 18), Antonio Cupo (Elegy and Hollywood Files), Anastasia Phillips (Stoked), Michael Seater (Life with Derek), and Peter Outerbridge (The Listener, Nikita). Bomb Girls is produced by Muse Entertainment Enterprises and Back Alley Film Productions.
About Muse Entertainment Enterprises
Muse Entertainment is a leading film and television production company known for its well-crafted and high-quality productions. Since its founding in 1998, Muse has produced, co-produced or provided production services on more than 160 TV movies and mini-series, television series and feature films and has won 98 awards and garnered over 300 award nominations! Most recently, Muse Entertainment produced the 8-hr. television event The Kennedys and co-produced the 8-hr. event series Pillars of the Earth, based on the popular Ken Follett novel. Other big-event, mini-series include: Ben Hur, The Phantom, The Last Templar, Impact, Human Trafficking and Answered by Fire. Muse is also producing the third season of its other-worldly series Being Human, produced the series Durham County, This is Wonderland and Crusoe. The company’s head office and its Quebec production centre are in Montreal. Muse also has development and production offices in Toronto and Los Angeles. For more information please visit www.muse.ca.
About Back Alley Film Productions
Back Alley Film Productions Ltd. has been producing entertaining and provocative film and television in Canada for over 20 years and is known internationally for its production of cutting edge and entertaining dramatic television series. Founded by Janis Lundman and Adrienne Mitchell, the company most recently produced the critically acclaimed Durham County, a dramatic crime series that explores violence and the hope for love that drives it. They also created and produced the series Bliss and the first interactive dramatic series in Canada for CBC, Drop The Beat, set in the world of hip hop music, as well as the Gemini award-winning Straight Up also for CBC. In 2001 Mitchell and Lundman won the Production Award for Excellence from Women in Film & Television – Toronto. Back Alley has offices in Toronto and Montreal. For more information please visit www.backalleyfilms.ca.
ReelzChannel-TV About Movies(R) is the only cable and satellite network devoted to delivering entertaining and informative programming that is all about movies, including the celebrities, fashion, music and stories behind the stories. The network is also home to ambitious television events, mini-series and series featuring big stories and big stars as seen with the Emmy(R)-winning The Kennedys and Ken Follett’s eight-hour mini-series World Without End. With shows featuring movie and entertainment experts, including Leonard Maltin, Richard Roeper and Sam Rubin, viewers get trusted insight into movies wherever they’re playing, whether in theaters or at home.
ReelzChannel reaches more than 64 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, Dish Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 233, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and cable systems nationwide. Find ReelzChannel in your area by entering your zip code at www.reelz.com/watch. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, ReelzChannel is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based out of New York City with offices in Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles and an entertainment bureau in Los Angeles.
What do you think? Do you like the Bomb Girls TV series? Are you glad to hear that it has been renewed for a second season?