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ABC Sets February Premiere Date for ‘Madoff’ Miniseries

ABC’s “Madoff” miniseries will air Wednesday, Feb. 3 and Thursday, Feb. 4, the network announced Thursday.

Airing back-to-back on Wednesday and Thursday, “Madoff” will take the place of ABC’s Wednesday night comedy block and also Shondaland’s hit TGIT drama block. Putting “Madoff” in these high-rated spots indicates the faith ABC has in the project.

HBO has a competing Bernie Madoff telepic ready to roll next year but ABC’s is likely to beat HBO’s “Wizard of Lies” to air. HBO has yet to set a premiere date for its movie, which stars Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Starring Richard Dreyfuss as Bernie Madoff and Blythe Danner as his wife, Ruth, “Madoff” examines the mind of the man who pulled off one of the greatest cons in history, following the prodigious rise and abrupt demise of the former investment advisor and the subsequent fallout with his family, associates and investors.

Madoff” also stars Tom Lipinski as Mark Madoff, Danny Defarrari as Andrew Madoff, Peter Scolari as Peter Madoff, Erin Cummings as Eleanor Squillari, Michael Rispoli as Frank DiPascali, Frank Whaley as Harry Markopolos, and features Charles Grodin and Lewis Black.

The project is inspired by ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross book “The Madoff Chronicles,” plus more reporting on the topic. “Madoff” hails from Lincoln Square Productions for ABC Entertainment. Linda Berman and Joe Pichirallo are exec producers, and Raymond De Felitta directed the miniseries, which was written by Ben Robbins.

“Madoff” will premiere the day after the first episode of FX’s anthology series, “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.”

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