Net, Discovery also set date for 'Ground Zero' project
Westworld” and “Congo,” while his most significant smallscreen accomplishment was creating “ER.” “Before he was an entertainment icon, Michael Crichton was a man of science,” said Science Channel g.m.-exec VP Debbie Adler Myers. “This will be an illuminating look at the remarkable life of a man who is synonymous with enthralling scientific drama but who also managed to maintain a very private personal life.” Karga 7 will produce. Exec producers are Kelly McPherson, Miriam Leffert, Sarah Wetherbee, Emre Sahin, Laurent Bouzereau and Josh Berkley. Also, the Steven Spielberg-exec produced “Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero” is set to premiere Aug. 25 on Science’s parent network, Discovery. The six-hour miniseries showcases the men and women who have rebuilt and restored the new structure at One World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. The site incorporates four skyscrapers, a transportation hub and a memorial featuring the largest man-made waterfall in history. Science Channel will encore the mini in two three-hour segments, Aug. 28 and Sept. 4. All six hours will be telecast Sept. 11, the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. “‘Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero’ will be a touchstone for audiences to remember, reflect and look forward,” Myers said. Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Danny Forster, Victor Kralyevich, Kristy Sabat and Christo Doyle exec produce with Spielberg and Myers.