Luke Perry to be Remembered in LUKE PERRY: IN HIS OWN WORDS
REELZ today announced "Luke Perry: In His Own Words" an hour long special celebrating the life and legend of the actor whose sudden passing sent shock waves through Hollywood and his fans around the world. "Luke Perry: In His Own Words" premieres Sunday, March 17 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT and explores the career and life of the man who captivated fans in his portrayal of Dylan McKay of the hit TV series Beverly Hills, 90210. The special includes his own reflections on a life of influence, legacy, romances and personal tragedy as well as interviews with his close friends and co-stars who share the private side of the actor with a generous soul with charisma to burn.
"We look forward to sharing this touching tribute to Luke Perry with our viewers," said Steve Cheskin, SVP of REELZ Programming. "He was a beloved Hollywood star whose work in television and movies struck a chord with generations of fans around the world and to the friends and colleagues who knew him best he was known for his humble generosity and being a devoted father."
Sharing their first hand stories of Perry are Beverly Hills, 90210 cast and crew including the show's executive producer Charles Rosin who originally cast Perry along with writer Larry Mollin and fellow cast member Jennie Garth who lovingly remembers her on-screen kiss with Perry and talks about where she thinks the show's heartthrob Dylan McKay would be today. "Luke Perry: In His Own Words" also has Perry's RIVERDALE costars Marisol Nichols and others who discuss working with Perry. Viewers will also hear from Perry's former agent Chris Nassif, DR. DREW Pinksy, Dr. Oz, along with entertainment experts and reporters including Us Weekly correspondent Christina Garibaldi.
The documentary is Executive Produced by Dylan Howard for Us Weekly.
Encore presentations of "Luke Perry: In His Own Words"
-Sunday, March 17 at 11pm ET/ 8pm PT and 1am ET/ 10pm PT
-Thursday, March 21 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT and 11pm ET/ 8pm PT
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