Somehow I missed this. Alan Gordon just added it to the TV reminders thread. "XIII" is based on the graphic novels from Jean Van Hamme and William Vance which have sold more than 16 million copies worldwide since the first volume was published 28 years ago. "XIII" premieres Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 9pm. It is the story of a man's quest to uncover the truth about his identity while trying to stop a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of the U.S. government and could change the balance of power in the world. Named for the Roman numeral "XIII" tattoo on his neck, XIII (Townsend) is a former secret operative who has been stripped of his memory. He does not know who he is, what he is trained to be or whom he serves. Hunted by a dark anti-government organization, XIII searches for clues that will uncover the secret that makes him so valuable - and so potentially dangerous. What we missed noting earlier is that Reelz has been reairing a two part 2008 NBC TV movie starring Val Kilmer, "XIII: The Conspiracy", called the perfect primer for the launch of the series. Fortunately the two parts will be repeated Wednesday, June 27th at 12am ET and Thursday, June 28th at 8pm ET. Whether the movie or the series will be any good, who knows? I cannot find a review of the movie anywhere and only one review that slams the series as ridiculous. I'm sure it is if you're looking for deep meaning. But sometimes these shows just can be entertaining. Did anyone watch the movie last week or four years ago?