REELZ TV Show Schedule

A true pop culture icon, John Lennon gave us some of the most enduring and memorable music of the twentieth century as part of The Beatles, and as a solo artist. His enormous popularity also gave him an unprecedented platform to promote his political views, which caused him serious problems when he moved to New York in the early 1970s. In his hometown of Liverpool, we’ll visit the locations that lead to the founding of The Beatles – the childhood home where he lived with his Aunt Mimi and first started writing music, the bus stop on Menlove Avenue where his mother was tragically killed when John was a teenager, and the church hall where he famously met Paul McCartney for the first time in 1957. And in New York City, we’ll trace John’s political activism at his apartment in Greenwich Village where he was hounded by the FBI, the New York City Bar Association where he fought deportation, and The Dakota Building, where he tragically lost his life in 1980.

As one of the Fab Four who comprised The Beatles, George Harrison reinvented rock and roll and, in the process, became one of the biggest rock stars of all time. After developing an interest in Indian culture and mysticism, his attention turned to charity as he organized numerous benefits to help those less fortunate and promote Eastern ideas of peacefulness. After dying at age 58 due to lung cancer, however, his desire for peace and love appeared lost on those who scrambled to grab a piece of the fortune he left behind.

This drama doc tells the story of Abba's women. In 1999 Mamma Mia the smash hit stage musical opened in London. Benny and Bjorn, the Swedish super-group's song writers were back on top, but where were ABBA's women? The singers and their two ex-wives, Agnetha and Frida, were nowhere to be seen. Agnetha Faltskog was one of the world's best-known women but had turned her back on fame and Frida Lyngstad may have gone from orphan to princess but her life had fallen apart. This is the untold story of the two different women in the words of ABBA's close circle and the women themselves. It looks at the highs and lows of ABBA, through the eyes of the women, detailing the couples’ relationships and divorces leading to the eventual split up of the band.

Karen Carpenter: Goodbye to Love is a two hour documentary special about the 1970s star from the easy listening group, The Carpenters. Karen Carpenter was an icon of her generation but while The Carpenters clocked more than 80 million record sales behind the scenes she was battling with Anorexia Nervosa. With interviews from both close friends and The Carpenters insiders, Karen Carpenter: Goodbye to Love digs deep into Karen’s often difficult and complex relationship with her mother Agnes and older brother Richard and shows her struggles with a grueling concert schedule that had her performing more than 200 times a year. Viewers will also see Karen through her failed solo album and an even more disastrous marriage. Karen Carpenter: Goodbye to Love will also explore producer Richard Carpenter’s addiction to prescription sleeping pills and Karen’s own drug abuse. Today, it seems unbelievable that this shy girl from small town Connecticut who became a global star was suffering alone for almost seven years with the then little-known illness Anorexia. Tragically, the disease would take Karen’s life.

Documentary series. Forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd uses the official autopsyreport to reexamine the tragic death of singer Karen Carpenter. She was known to have had a history of eating problems, but as Shepherd delves into her past and talks to those who knew her, he uncovers a world of drugs that she not only kept from the public, but also her nearest and dearest.

In January 2016 rock music icon David Bowie died from cancer just 2 days after his 69th birthday. His death came as a total surprise – but it quickly emerged that Bowie had kept terminal illness a secret for 18 months from even his closest friends. Now, Forensic Pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter is taking a fresh look at David Bowie’s death and will reveal the truth about the cancer that killed him and how Bowie staged managed the perfect finale for this ultimate showman.

Maurice Gibb was one third of global mega band, The Bee Gees. In a career spanning four decades, they sold over 220 million records. They were best known for their disco classics, high pitched singing voices, and boufant hairstyles. Whilst his brothers sang lead vocals, Maurice was the hidden talent that held the band together, considered by insiders to be the musical director. But on Wednesday January 8th, 2003, Maurice Gibb collapsed in agony at his Miami home. He died 4 days later, aged just 53. According to witnesses Maurice Gibb’s death came out of nowhere. So why Maurice went from healthy to collapse to death in 4 days is a mystery. Now forensic examiner Dr. Michael Hunter investigates the forensic evidence.

Having performed for half a century and counting Elton John has played more than 4,000 concerts in 80 countries, sold upwards of 300 million records and his timeless style and brilliant music has crossed generations. Celebrate the very best of Elton’s illustrious career in this 90-minute documentary special as Elton himself describes the inspirations and fascinating real stories behind his 20 greatest songs as voted on by fans. Elton John: The Nation’s Favorite Song mixes rich archive footage and home videos with new interviews to paint a picture of the incredibly dynamic man behind the music. Elton shares hilarious stories about his trademark outrageous wardrobe choices and details his 50-year working relationship with songwriter and lyricist Bernie Taupin in addition to discussing his many collaborations including those with Kiki Dee and the late George Michael. See interviews with musicians and celebrities who Elton has worked with or inspired throughout the years including Ed Sheeran, Sharon Osbourne, James Corden, Annie Lennox, Lionel Richie, Rod Stewart, Sting, Chris Martin, Billy Joel, James Bay, Quincy Jones, Boy George, Dionne Warwick and Rob Lowe among others.

This is the inside story of the Freddie Mercury you never knew. A behind the scenes story focussing on the two years that changed his life: from the summer of 1985 at Live AID when he achieved his greatest musical triumph to the spring of 1987 when he faced his deepest fears and was diagnosed with AIDS. It’s the true story of his battle to keep his privacy against a prying tabloid press, to work despite crippling pain and to confound science and save his life. Blending dramatization of key scenes with rare archive and illuminating interviews with close friends, including his bodyguard and chauffeur Terry Giddings who breaks silence for the first time, it’s the revealing story of Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender.

Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon, four names synonymous with one of the world's all-time greatest rock bands, Queen. During their illustrious career Queen released 15 studio albums in total and has sold between 150-300 million albums worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling bands of all time. This is the story of the rise of one of the greatest and iconic rock bands in the world from the very beginning through to the sad demise of Freddie Mercury in 1991. Through classic archive footage of some of their greatest hits and interviews with Brian May and the likes of Paul Gambaccini their incredible and unique story is told. This is the definitive story of Queen!

John Travolta, Barry Gibb and the cast and crew tell the astonishing story behind the making of a mega-hit. Bruno Tonioli goes through the disco steps that made movie history.

Grease is the word. Without question the hit movie is an American touchstone loved by audiences young and old for the last 40 years. But before its 1978 release no one foresaw that a $6 million movie dismissed as “cinematic cotton candy” would become the highest-grossing movie musical of the 20th century and produce the top-selling movie soundtrack in history. Through the words of those who brought the movie to life, Grease: Behind Closed Doors explores how the movie was able to beat considerable odds thanks to its high-gloss exuberance, the sheer talent of its actors and an unforgettable score.

John Travolta, Barry Gibb and the cast and crew tell the astonishing story behind the making of a mega-hit. Bruno Tonioli goes through the disco steps that made movie history.

Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon, four names synonymous with one of the world's all-time greatest rock bands, Queen. During their illustrious career Queen released 15 studio albums in total and has sold between 150-300 million albums worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling bands of all time. This is the story of the rise of one of the greatest and iconic rock bands in the world from the very beginning through to the sad demise of Freddie Mercury in 1991. Through classic archive footage of some of their greatest hits and interviews with Brian May and the likes of Paul Gambaccini their incredible and unique story is told. This is the definitive story of Queen!

Having performed for half a century and counting Elton John has played more than 4,000 concerts in 80 countries, sold upwards of 300 million records and his timeless style and brilliant music has crossed generations. Celebrate the very best of Elton’s illustrious career in this 90-minute documentary special as Elton himself describes the inspirations and fascinating real stories behind his 20 greatest songs as voted on by fans. Elton John: The Nation’s Favorite Song mixes rich archive footage and home videos with new interviews to paint a picture of the incredibly dynamic man behind the music. Elton shares hilarious stories about his trademark outrageous wardrobe choices and details his 50-year working relationship with songwriter and lyricist Bernie Taupin in addition to discussing his many collaborations including those with Kiki Dee and the late George Michael. See interviews with musicians and celebrities who Elton has worked with or inspired throughout the years including Ed Sheeran, Sharon Osbourne, James Corden, Annie Lennox, Lionel Richie, Rod Stewart, Sting, Chris Martin, Billy Joel, James Bay, Quincy Jones, Boy George, Dionne Warwick and Rob Lowe among others.