Atlanta -- As its first foray into multipart original
movies, TBS Superstation has a development deal for a four-hour miniseries on former
President Ronald and first lady Nancy Reagan.
The miniseries, in development with Citadel Entertainment
LLC, is slated to premiere on TBS in 1999. The Reagans will be made with the full
cooperation of Nancy Reagan, with former Reagan White House deputy chief of staff Michael
Deaver acting as a consultant.
TBS this year is embarking on a strategy of creating
made-for-TV movies. In April, the network unveiled development deals for four original
films -- Hurricane: Force Five, Reaper, Play to Win and Code of
Citadel, an Alliance Communications Corp. unit, has
produced original programming such as Buffalo Soldiers for Turner Network
Television and Rasputin for Home Box Office.