Elizabeth Mitchell and Goran Visnjic Join Donald Sutherland in U.S. Television Premiere of “Crossing Lines”





Elizabeth Mitchell and Goran Visnjic Join Donald Sutherland in U.S. Television Premiere of “Crossing Lines” Season Three on Ovation TV
As previously announced, the second season started on Ovation TV on January 11.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
ELIZABETH MITCHELL AND GORAN VISNJIC JOIN DONALD SUTHERLAND IN U.S. TELEVISION PREMIERE OF “CROSSING LINES” SEASON THREE ON OVATION TV

Coming Off of Seasons One and Two, Season Three Episodes Will Air Back-to-Back Every Monday Night Starting February 8 As Part of the Network’s “Secrets and Crimes” Programming Block

Los Angeles, CA – January 21, 2021 – Actors Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost) and Goran Visnjic (ER) are joining Donald Sutherland for the U.S. television premiere of Crossing Lines season three, coming to Ovation TV, America’s only arts network next month. The arts network recently aired the first season in December 2020; as previously announced, the second season started on Ovation TV on January 11. Mitchell and Visnjic join returning cast members Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones) and Lara Rossi (The Watch) for the third season. The season 3 premiere of Crossing Lines will air on Monday, February 8 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.

Episodes will air back-to-back on Monday nights as part of the network’s Secrets and Crimes programming block, which airs Monday evenings starting with a film at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. Back-to-back episodes of Crossing Lines will air immediately following a Secrets and Crimes themed film as the lead-in. Lead-in movie titles include: Angels and Demons, Minority Report, Absolute Power, Die Another Day, The Saint, and Collateral.

Based in The Hague, the series follows the International Criminal Court’s special crime unit. The show’s third season is set six months after the season two finale, in which Major Louis Daniel (Marc Lavoine) was shot. Michel Dorn (Sutherland) has to bring the team back together, with new additions Marco Corazza (Visnjic) and Carine Strand (Mitchell), after one of his prosecutors goes missing.

Episode descriptions are below:

Season Three

Episode 1 “Redux” airs Monday, February 8 at 10pm ET

Six months later, one of Dorn’s (Donald Sutherland) top prosecutors vanishes and he must reactivate the ICC team to find her. Kidnapping expert Marco (Goran Visnjic) and Carine (Elizabeth Mitchell), a skilled investigator, are new team members joining Sebastian (Tom Wlaschiha) and Arabela (Lara Rossi).

· 7pm ET lead-in movie: Angels & Demons

Episode 2 “Whistleblower” airs Monday, February 8 at 11pm ET

New evidence leads the team to re-evaluate their prime suspect and pay close attention to Sophie (Michelle Fairley)’s undercover informant.

Episode 3 “Dragon” airs Monday, February 15 at 10:30pm ET

When tragedy befalls a private European school, the cross-borders unit uncovers evidence of a much more complicated truth.

· 7pm ET lead-in movie: Minority Report

Episode 4 “In Loco Parentis” airs Monday, February 15 at 11:30pm ET

All is not as it appears when the unit travels to Italy to investigate the assassination of a well-connected anti-Mafia court official.

Episode 5 “Recoil” airs Monday, February 22 at 10pm ET

When a known murderer restarts his killing spree, a twist of events leads the team to investigate a group espousing social justice.

· 7pm ET lead-in movie: Absolute Power

Episode 6 “Executioner” airs Monday, February 22 at 11pm ET

A known criminal is attacked but dies from a contagious disease rather than his wounds leading the team to track down everyone in contact with him.

Episode 7 “Lost and Found” airs Monday, March 1 at 10pm ET

When the ICC take on the case of a young girl believed to be a victim of human trafficking, clues lead to a dark and disturbing revelation.

· 7pm ET lead-in movie: Die Another Day

Episode 8 “Heat” airs Monday, March 1 at 11pm ET

Carine (Elizabeth Mitchell) clashes with Dorn (Donald Sutherland)’s former colleague when he’s brought in on a new case: a cargo of highly radioactive material stolen from a nuclear plant.

Episode 9 “Expose” airs Monday, March 8 at 9:30pm ET

A journalist known for lifestyle puff pieces is on the verge of breaking an important investigative story to Dorn (Donald Sutherland)’s unit, but ends up a murder victim.

· 7pm ET lead-in movie: The Saint

Episode 10 “Enemy of the People” airs Monday, March 8 at 10:30pm ET

An investigation into the deaths of officials working on a hydroelectric project raises suspicion about a conspiracy and exposes a contractor.

Episode 11 “Penalty” airs Monday, March 15 at 10pm ET

A Polish football club is attacked when a pipe bomb explodes in their locker room, killing two and injuring six, but investigators are unsure if it’s a case of terrorism or a hate crime.

· 7pm ET lead-in movie: Collateral

Episode 12 “Obscura” airs Monday, March 15 at 11pm ET

A retired Russian assassin seeks vengeance against leaders of a fanatic right-wing political party and the ICC team must protect her next victim.

Episodes will also be available on demand and on the Ovation NOW app the following day.

About OVATION TV America’s Only Arts Network

As an independent television, production, and digital media company, OVATION TV has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture, and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, specials, documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION TV salutes innovative storytelling with popular programming that includes Inside the Actors Studio, Murdoch Mysteries, Riviera, Frankie Drake Mysteries, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Fall, Luther, Midsomer Murders, Landscape Artist of the Year, Grand Designs, Amazing Hotels, Chasing the Sun, and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. Ovation also powers JOURNY, the dedicated streaming service where art, culture, and travel intersect. The company has provided more than $15M in contributions and in-kind support to arts institutions and arts education. Its signature advocacy platform, STAND FOR THE ARTS, includes a coalition of over 60 arts organizations, cultural institutions, and arts leaders throughout the country raising awareness about art’s positive impact, protecting access for everyone, and encouraging action on behalf of the arts. OVATION TV is available on major providers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on demand. You can follow OVATION TV on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.



Ovation TV Heads Back to “Riviera” with Julia Stiles for Season Two





Ovation TV Heads Back to “Riviera” with Julia Stiles for Season Two
The thrilling drama series, set in the art world, will air on Saturday nights during the Mystery Alley programming block.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
OVATION TV HEADS BACK TO “RIVIERA” WITH JULIA STILES FOR SEASON TWO

Will Arnett, Juliet Stevenson and Poppy Delevingne Join the Series

Los Angeles, CA – January 12, 2021 Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights for the second season of the Julia Stiles-led drama series Riviera (10 x 60′) following a deal with NBCUniversal Global Distribution. The thrilling drama series, set in the art world, will air on Saturday nights during the Mystery Alley programming block. The announcement was made today by Scott Woodward, EVP Programming and Production, Ovation TV.

The second season of Riviera immediately picks up from the shocking season 1 finale, with Georgina (Julia Stiles) focused on trying to get away with murder as she fights to retain power within the Clios household and her position at the top of the elusive art world. She must also contend with new arrivals: the Eltham family, a dynasty who sail in to the shores of the Côte d’Azur with secrets of their own. Meanwhile, Georgina is reunited with her charismatic uncle and we learn more about the troubled past she left behind in America. She also becomes entangled with a handsome and mysterious man. Joining the cast this season are Will Arnett, Juliet Stevenson, Poppy Delevingne, Jack Fox, Alex Lanipekun and Gregory Fitoussi; returning cast includes Lena Olin, Roxanne Duran and Dimitri Leonidas.

“The first season of Riviera was a huge success and really connected with our audience; the series is a great combination of art and mystery,” said Woodward. “Ovation TV continues to air premium, international dramas that feature fascinating characters and compelling storytelling.”

A Sky Original, Riviera is produced by Archery Pictures and Primo Productions, in association with Altice Studios and Sky Studios. Kris Thykier, Paul McGuinness and Cameron Roach for Sky serve as executive producers.

The second season of Riviera will air on Ovation TV in May 2021. NBCUniversal Global Distribution handles international sales for the series on behalf of Sky Studios.

About OVATION TV America’s Only Arts Network

As an independent television, production, and digital media company, OVATION TV has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture, and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, specials, documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION TV salutes innovative storytelling with popular programming that includes Inside the Actors Studio, Murdoch Mysteries, Riviera, Frankie Drake Mysteries, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Fall, Luther, Midsomer Murders, Landscape Artist of the Year, Grand Designs, Amazing Hotels, Chasing the Sun, and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. Ovation also powers JOURNY, the dedicated streaming service where art, culture, and travel intersect. The company has provided more than $15M in contributions and in-kind support to arts institutions and arts education. Its signature advocacy platform, STAND FOR THE ARTS, includes a coalition of over 60 arts organizations, cultural institutions, and arts leaders throughout the country raising awareness about art’s positive impact, protecting access for everyone, and encouraging action on behalf of the arts. OVATION TV is available on major providers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on demand. You can follow OVATION TV on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.

About Sky Studios

Sky Studios brings to screen unique stories from the very best talent in Europe. We develop, produce and fund original drama, comedy and documentary for Sky’s 24m customers and beyond. Building on the success of critically-acclaimed Sky originals including Emmy-winning Chernobyl, Bafta-winning Patrick Melrose and international hits Das Boot, Riviera and Britannia, Sky Studios is the new creative home of Sky Originals, such as The Third Day with Jude Law, I Hate Suzie, co-created by Lucy Prebble and Billie Piper and BAFTA-nominated hit comedy, Brassic. We’re an agile Studio, seeking out the best untold stories from new voices while working in creative partnership with today’s best writers, producers and on-screen talent to bring viewers stories they wouldn’t find anywhere else. With commissioning talent and production capability across the UK, Germany and Italy, we understand local tastes across Europe better than anyone else and have plans to more than double our investment in original content by 2024, fully supported and backed by Comcast NBC Universal. We’re also developing a new TV and movie studio, Sky Studios Elstree, which is expected to lead to the creation of over 2,000 new jobs and generate an additional £3 billion of production investment in UK creative sector in the first five years alone. Sky Studios invests in the cultural economy and global production sector with equity stakes in several production companies in the UK and the US, including Great British Bake-Off creator Love Productions, and the premiere reality crime producer in the US, Jupiter Entertainment, creator of long-running hit Snapped. Sky Studios has invested in high quality factual specialists Blast Films and True North Productions; entertainment and format expert Znak & Co (US & UK); natural history producer True to Nature; drama producers The Lighthouse and Longboat Pictures; and growth businesses Sugar Films, Chrysalis Vision, and Talos Films (US). Sky Studios launched in June 2019. The senior leadership team is Chief Executive Officer Gary Davey, Chief Content Officer Jane Millichip, Chief Operating Officer Caroline Cooper, Director of Drama UK Cameron Roach, Director of Comedy UK Jon Mountague, Director Original Production Sky Italia Nils Hartmann, and Director Original Productions Sky Deutschland Marcus Ammon.

About NBCUniversal Global Distribution

NBCUniversal Global Distribution is responsible for the licensing and distribution of NBCUniversal product to all forms of television and new media platforms in the U.S., Canada and in over 200 territories internationally. NBCUniversal’s content portfolio includes a vast and diverse library of more than 4,500 feature films and 120,000 television episodes, including current and classic titles, non-scripted programming, kids, sports, news, long-form and short-form programming from Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Television, UCP, NBCUniversal International Studios, Sky Studios, NBC Late Night properties, DreamWorks Animation, Telemundo, and more, as well as locally produced content from around the world. Global Distribution is a division of Comcast NBCUniversal.



FILMED DURING THE PANDEMIC, “MURDOCH MYSTERIES” RETURNS TO OVATION TV





Filmed During the Pandemic, “Murdoch Mysteries” Returns to Ovation TV for the U.S. Television Premiere of a Remarkable Fourteenth Season
The new season, which consists of 11 episodes, will begin airing in the U.S. on Ovation TV on Saturday, February 20.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
FILMED DURING THE PANDEMIC, “MURDOCH MYSTERIES” RETURNS TO OVATION TV FOR THE U.S. TELEVISION PREMIERE OF A REMARKABLE FOURTEENTH SEASON

Episodes Will Air on Saturday Nights Starting February 20; Series Star Yannick Bisson Returns to the Director’s Chair for Two Episodes

Seasons Eleven to Thirteen Now Available Free to All on Mystery Alley via the Ovation NOW App

Los Angeles, CA – January 11, 2021 Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, celebrates the return of one of its most successful series, Murdoch Mysteries, with the exclusive U.S. television premiere of season 14. Adhering to strict health and safety protocols, the long-running drama series filmed in Toronto during the coronavirus pandemic. The new season, which consists of 11 episodes, will begin airing in the U.S. on Ovation TV on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Episodes will air at 7pm ET / 4pm PT, as part of the network’s Mystery Alley programming block on Saturday nights; episodes will be available to cable subscribers on demand and the Ovation NOW app the following day.

Season 14 will continue to explore new developments in the lives of Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy), Inspector Thomas Brackenreid (Thomas Craig), Constables George Crabtree (Jonny Harris), Henry Higgins-Newsome (Lachlan Murdoch) Violet Hart (Shanice Banton) and Detective Llewelyn Watts (Daniel Maslany) as they tackle Toronto’s toughest mysteries, from the serious and historic to the comical and unusual. Returning cast members also include Arwen Humphreys, and Siobhan Murphy. In the first episode alone, historic character highlights include a young Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel and Buster Keaton.

Star Yannick Bisson returns to the director’s chair for the first two episodes of the season. Other episodes will be directed by Peter Mitchell, Gary Harvey, Warren Sonoda, Mina Shum and Ruba Nadda.

The year is 1908 as season fourteen of the internationally acclaimed series begins. Detective Murdoch continues his inventive detective work with Ogden’s unflinching support even after an investigation leads him to a family member that he never knew about. Brackenreid and Margaret’s marriage, now on the mend, is tested once more, and Crabtree’s relationship with Effie Newsome is threatened by a potentially volatile interloper. Family relations also loom large for Higgins now that Ruth is pregnant. Unfortunately, Watts’ secret love affair faces dangerous scrutiny, while Violet Hart’s now public liaison with a wealthy playboy causes social outrage.

For viewers that need to catch up on past seasons, Ovation TV has made seasons eleven, twelve, and thirteen available and free to watch under the Mystery Alley banner on the Ovation NOW app and at http://www.ovationtv.com/watch. These seasons are available now and will be available throughout season fourteen’s run.

Murdoch Mysteries is based on Maureen Jennings’s popular Detective Murdoch series of novels and premiered in Canada in January 2008. Murdoch Mysteries is executive produced by Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Yannick Bisson, Hélène Joy, and Peter Mitchell, who also serves as showrunner, and produced by Stephen Montgomery and Julie Lacey. Murdoch Mysteries is developed and produced by Shaftesbury, in association with CBC, ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment and UKTV, and with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the IPF’s COGECO Television Production Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, and Ontario Creates. Shaftesbury Sales Company and ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment hold worldwide distribution rights for the series.

About OVATION TV America’s Only Arts Network

As an independent television, production, and digital media company, OVATION TV has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture, and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, specials, documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION TV salutes innovative storytelling with popular programming that includes Inside the Actors Studio, Murdoch Mysteries, Riviera, Frankie Drake Mysteries, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Fall, Luther, Midsomer Murders, Landscape Artist of the Year, Grand Designs, Amazing Hotels, Chasing the Sun, and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. Ovation also powers JOURNY, the dedicated streaming service where art, culture, and travel intersect. The company has provided more than $15M in contributions and in-kind support to arts institutions and arts education. Its signature advocacy platform, STAND FOR THE ARTS, includes a coalition of over 60 arts organizations, cultural institutions, and arts leaders throughout the country raising awareness about art’s positive impact, protecting access for everyone, and encouraging action on behalf of the arts. OVATION TV is available on major providers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on demand. You can follow OVATION TV on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.



Ovation TV Put $1 Million Behind COVID Relief for Arts Sector in 2020





Ovation TV Put $1 Million Behind COVID Relief for Arts Sector in 2020, Pledges to Continue Investment Next Year by Offering Struggling Organizations Free Airtime
Stand For The Arts, Ovation’s national advocacy platform, represents hundreds of regional arts organizations and venues across the country.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
Ovation TV Put $1 Million Behind COVID Relief for Arts Sector in 2020, Pledges to Continue Investment Next Year by Offering Struggling Organizations Free Airtime

Looking ahead to a Biden administration, the cable arts network invites struggling regional arts venues to use their national platforms for free PSAs, as they continue digital campaign and lobbying lawmakers on next stimulus

Nationwide — Ovation TV, the only independent television and digital media company dedicated to the arts, released a series of new PSAs airing on its channels nationwide, including a spot featuring Misty Copeland’s Swans for Relief effort to raise funds for dancers who are in financial need due to COVID-19. The ads, running across Ovation’s owned media platforms, including a 40 million cable TV footprint and over 200 million connected devices, are meant to bring attention to the arts industry’s current financial crisis. The PSAs were part of the company’s $1 million investment during 2020, which also included lobbying and digital campaign efforts, to push Congress to prioritize the struggling arts sector as it eyes a second stimulus package before the end of the year.

As a new administration enters the White House in January, Ovation TV is now inviting struggling arts organizations from across the country to join its Stand For The Arts Coalition and apply to have Ovation produce similar PSAs for them. The PSAs will run across Ovation’s cable and digital platforms beginning in 2021, meant to raise awareness for the distressed arts sector, as well as assist in crucial fundraising efforts to save organizations from permanent closure and bring arts workers back to work.

Stand For The Arts, Ovation’s national advocacy platform, represents hundreds of regional arts organizations and venues across the country. Existing member organizations will be contacted by Ovation and receive instructions on how to apply for a PSA spot. Any arts organization interested in joining Stand For The Arts should email sfta@ovationtv.com by Sunday, December 6, 2020, in order to be eligible. Priority will be given to those organizations who are at-risk of permanent closure due to COVID-19, did not qualify for PPP under the CARES Act or have needed to cut programming and lay off their arts workers.

Earlier this year, the cable arts network endorsed the grassroots, worker-led Be An #ArtsHero campaign, which quickly grew a coalition of arts workers, institutions, and celebrities since the start of the pandemic, and the Defend Arts Workers Now (DAWN) Act. Combining lobbying efforts, they are demanding Congress enact a series of immediate, massive relief measures for the distressed arts industry. Those demands include $43.85 billion in emergency funding – representing just 5% of the arts’ value added to the national economy every year – for the 675,000 theaters, museums, galleries and concert halls across the country devastated by COVID-19.

The arts are an $877 billion dollar industry in the U.S., a larger economic driver than agriculture, transportation or construction, and drive an astounding 4.5% of the nation’s GDP each year. Under a Biden administration, Ovation TV CEO Charles Segars also feels the establishment of a cabinet-level position, a new Secretary of Arts and Culture, could be in the foreseeable future.

“It is long overdue that the arts sector be taken seriously at the federal level for the economic driver that it is,” said Charles Segars, CEO of Ovation TV. “The arts are not a red or blue state issue, they are central to the economic ecosystem in every state – a $407 billion industry in California, but also accounting for $37 billion in Florida, $24 billion in Georgia, $46 billion in Texas and $15 billion in North Carolina, to name a few. Because of the pure nature of attracting audiences, bringing people together, the arts have been impacted by the pandemic more than most. Keeping the arts economy alive, and supporting the institutions, artists, and workers who drive it amid this crisis requires immediate action from Congress, but we also need to invest in the arts and establish federal arts infrastructure in the long-term.”

From April through July alone, an estimated 2.7 million jobs and more than $150 billion in sales of goods and services for creative industries have been lost nationwide as tours have been cancelled, venues have shuttered, and staff have been furloughed. According to a survey by Americans for the Arts, 11% of arts organizations aren’t confident they will survive the pandemic at all. It is not just artists, actors, and musicians losing opportunities — millions of technical, digital, labor and service jobs are all at risk, including writers, editors, video and stage crews, set designers, graphic artists, post-production staff, administrators, carpenters, electricians, sound engineers, janitors, caterers and delivery drivers.

While other sectors like restaurants begin to re-open, 62% of arts workers report that they are still fully unemployed, and 94% report income and revenue loss, averaging individual losses of $23,500.

“In nearly every city and small town in the country, arts and culture boost the local economy and create jobs. The spending and revenue driven by the arts and their audiences is at a standstill right now,” said Ellen Burstyn, Co-President of The Actors Studio and former President of Actors’ Equity Association. “But the arts are more than a multi-billion dollar industry, they define American culture and have the power to unite us across race, politics, religion, and geography, at a time when we have never been more divided. If the federal government fails to act, it will do irreparable harm to the American culture that connects us all.”

To get involved, go to www.StandForTheArts.com and www.BeAnArtsHero.com.

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About Ovation TV and Stand For The Arts:

As an independent television, production and digital media company, Ovation TV has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture, and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, specials, documentaries and iconic films, Ovation TV saluted innovative storytelling with popular programming that includes Murdoch Mysteries, Riviera, Frankie Drake Mysteries, The Wine Show, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Versailles, Grand Designs, Amazing Hotels, Chasing the Sun, and Anthony Boudain: No Reservations. In 2019, Ovation became the official home for the 18-time Emmy nominated series Inside the Actors Studio, a symbiotic partnership with The Actors Studio that explores the craft and art of acting and storytelling. Ovation also powers JOURNY, the dedicated streaming service where art, culture, and travel intersect. The company has provided more than $15M in contributions and in-kind support to arts institutions and arts education. ITs signature advocacy platform, Stand For The Arts, includes a coalition of over 60 arts organizations, cultural institutions and arts leaders throughout the country raising awareness about art’s positive impact, protecting access for everyone, and encouraging action on behalf of the arts. Ovation TV is available on major providers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, Spectrum, Verizon FiOS, as well as on demand. You can follow Ovation TV on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, OvationTV.com, and through our app, OVATION NOW.

About Be An #ArtsHero:

BE AN #ARTSHERO is a national, non-partisan grassroots movement that emphasizes Arts & Culture’s contribution to the economy, urging Congress for immediate, proportionate relief. We are a united, intersectional, sector-wide coalition and have been covered by The Washington Post, Forbes, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, The Hollywood Reporter, CBS New York, TODAY, Hoda and Jenna, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Billboard, and more. Our viral detailed OPEN LETTER TO THE U.S. SENATE has been shared over 30K times and gained over 15K signatures, including leaders of every major Arts organization; Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and TONY winners; rank and file, blue collar Arts workers; and countless prominent figures. Supporters include: Rosario Dawson, Cher, Mark Hamill, Glenn Close, Bette Midler, Alfre Woodard, Lewis Black, Rainn Wilson, Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, Oscar Isaac, Cyndi Lauper, Ted Danson, Aaron Tveit, Jane Fonda, Billy Porter, Julianna Margulies, Jane Krakowski, Idina Menzel, Daniel Dae Kim, Rachel Brosnahan, and many others. For more information visit: www.beanartshero.com.



Donald Sutherland and William Fichtner Come to Ovation TV with “Crossing Lines”





Donald Sutherland and William Fichtner Come to Ovation TV with “Crossing Lines” Airing on Monday Nights
The arts network is proud to host the U.S. cable premiere of the first season, as well as the U.S. television premieres of seasons two and three.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
DONALD SUTHERLAND AND WILLIAM FICHTNER COME TO OVATION TV WITH “CROSSING LINES” AIRING ON MONDAY NIGHTS

U.S. Cable Premiere of Season One to Air Monday, December 7

U.S. Television Premiere of Season Two to Air Monday, January 11

Los Angeles, CA – November 16, 2020 – Hollywood acting legends Donald Sutherland and William Fichtner are coming to Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, with three seasons of crime drama Crossing Lines. The arts network is proud to host the U.S. cable premiere of the first season, as well as the U.S. television premieres of seasons two and three. Based in The Hague, the series follows the International Criminal Court’s special crime unit. The series also stars Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones) and Lara Rossi (upcoming series The Watch on BBC America). Created by Edward Allen Bernero (Criminal Minds), episodes will air in three-hour and four-hour blocks on Monday nights, starting with the U.S. cable premiere of season one on Monday, December 7th at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. The U.S. television premiere of season two will air starting on Monday, January 11th at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. The U.S. television premiere of season three will air in February 2021.

Former New York Police Department officer Carl Hickman (William Fichtner)’s life has fallen apart after he was injured on the job; he has become addicted to morphine and works as a garbage collector at a carnival in the Netherlands. He is recruited to join the International Criminal Court’s special crime unit. Based in The Hague, it investigates a variety of crimes that cross international boundaries. Donald Sutherland stars as Michel Dorn, one of the elite inspectors working for the International Criminal Court. The unit also includes a technical specialist from Germany, a crimes analyst and a human-trafficking specialist from France, and a weapons specialist and tactical expert from Northern Ireland.

Episode descriptions are below:

Season One:

Episode 1 “Pilot – Part 1” airs Monday, December 7 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

A multinational police team is created to combat Europe’s rising cross-border crimes. And their first case is an invisible cross-border killer…

Episode 2 “Pilot – Part 2” airs Monday, December 7 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT

The team has solid evidence about the killer, and even a name – but the clock is ticking. He’s abducted one of their own, and plans to make her his next victim.

Episode 3 “The Terminator” airs Monday, December 7 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT

The ICC team has gained recognition, cross-border authority and even an office of their own. Now they must track down a gang of thieves who use deadly radioactive polonium as a weapon.

Episode 4 “Long-Haul Predators” airs Monday, December 14 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

An abandoned car in Poland and a body found in Germany involves the team in a brutal fight club. The only way to crack it will be to risk becoming its victims.

Episode 5 “Special Ops – Part 1” airs Monday, December 14 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT

The ICC team must solve the latest in a chain of deadly kidnappings before the ruthless criminals not only kill their victim but endanger Dorn’s life as well.

Episode 6 “Special Ops – Part 2” airs Monday, December 14 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT

Maxim Marianski is still in the hands of his kidnappers as Louis suspects Russian mobster, Dimitrov, is involved. But Hickman has his own idea of who’s behind it.

Episode 7 “The Animals” airs Monday, December 21 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

A deadly bank robbery in The Hague traps one of the ICC team members inside with a gang of ruthless killers and threatens to ensnare another in the crime beneath the crime – a jailbreak.

Episode 8 “Desperation and Desperados” airs Monday, December 21 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT

The ICC team sets out to stop a revenge-fueled cross-border killing spree sparked by the theft of drugs and cash from an Italian crimelord and the kidnapping of his innocent daughter.

Episode 9 “New Scars and Old Wounds – Part 1” airs Monday, December 21 at 9pm ET / 6pm ET

Anne-Marie is missing, Sebastian’s computer has been hacked, Hickman is framed for murder. It looks like the bad guys are somehow staying one step ahead of the team.

Episode 10 “New Scars and Old Wounds – Part 2” airs Monday, December 21 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT

With Hickman’s nemesis Genovese in handcuffs, things are looking up for the team. Then Louis disappears, and Dimitrov finally presents a deadly ultimatum.

Season Two:

Episode 1 “The Rescue” airs Monday, January 11 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

With only 24 hours remaining before Louis and Rebecca are killed, the team must do whatever it takes to rescue them — while Dorn does whatever it takes to take down Dimitrov.

Episode 2 “The Homecoming” airs Monday, January 11 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT

Tipped off that Genovese is in New York and into human trafficking, Hickman once again finds himself in a deadly face off with his nemesis.

Episode 3 “The Kill Zone” airs Monday, January 11 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT

A vengeful sniper is killing innocent people indiscriminately, while manipulating the team into giving him what he wants most.

Episode 4 “Everybody Will Know” airs Monday, January 18 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

The team confronts teen suicides resulting from extreme Internet cyber-bullying as they desperately try to find the next victim and save him from killing himself.

Episode 5 “Home Is Where The Heart Is” airs Monday, January 18 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT

The team investigates a series of vicious home invasions by an infamous German biker gang and time is running out for Sebastian who’s gone deep undercover for the first time.

Episode 6 “Freedom” airs Monday, January 18 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT

Genovese arrives in The Hague to stand trial but just when they think they have him, the team learns he wants to make a deal: and it’s an offer the ICC can’t refuse.

Episode 7 “The Velvet Glove” airs Monday, January 25 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

A gang of beautiful women pray on elderly men by seducing them into marriage, methodically poisoning them to death and then disappearing with their fortunes.

Episode 8 “Family Ties” airs Monday, January 25 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT

An alarming number of deaths are reported after a tainted batch of cocaine sweeps across London.

Episode 9 “Truth and Consequences” airs Monday, January 25 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT

A film director, talent agent and journalist are all victims of brutal murders. Our team foils the attempted kidnap of movie star Audrey Améris by an alleged stalker. When the team discovers the killings are connected, and Audrey goes missing, the team must unravel a bizarre tangle of murder, revenge and cover-ups.

Episode 10 “The Long Way Home” airs Monday, February 1 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

A number of missing backpackers, presumed dead from accidental drownings, are quickly linked to a serial killer with ritualistic habits.

Episode 11 “The Team – Part 1” airs Monday, February 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT

A double prison break, as well as a number of murderous jewellery heists, call for the help of our team when a prison psychiatrist is taken hostage.

Episode 12 “The Team – Part 2” airs Monday, February 1 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT

The gang’s murderous rampage reaches a fever pitch as the team frantically sifts through the layers of deceit and, ultimately, deals with unexpected tragedy.

Episodes will also be available on demand and on the Ovation NOW app.

Season Three will air in February 2021.

About OVATION TV America’s Only Arts Network

As an independent television, production, and digital media company, OVATION TV has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture, and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, specials, documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION TV salutes innovative storytelling with popular programming that includes Murdoch Mysteries, Riviera, Frankie Drake Mysteries, The Wine Show, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Versailles, Grand Designs, Amazing Hotels, Chasing the Sun, and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. In 2019, Ovation became the official home for the 18-time Emmy nominated series Inside the Actors Studio, a symbiotic partnership with The Actors Studio that explores the craft and art of acting and storytelling. Ovation also powers JOURNY, the dedicated streaming service where art, culture, and travel intersect. The company has provided more than $15M in contributions and in-kind support to arts institutions and arts education. Its signature advocacy platform, STAND FOR THE ARTS, includes a coalition of over 60 arts organizations, cultural institutions, and arts leaders throughout the country raising awareness about art’s positive impact, protecting access for everyone, and encouraging action on behalf of the arts. OVATION TV is available on major providers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on demand. You can follow OVATION TV on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.



Ovation TV to Air Beloved U.K. Detective Series “Death in Paradise”





Ovation TV to Air Beloved U.K. Detective Series “Death in Paradise” on Thursday Nights
The first six seasons will air on Ovation TV in four-hour blocks starting Thursday, October 1 at 7:00/6:00c.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
OVATION TV TO AIR BELOVED U.K. DETECTIVE SERIES “DEATH IN PARADISE” ON THURSDAY NIGHTS

Episodes will Air in Four-Hour Blocks Starting October 1

Los Angeles, CA – September 11, 2020 – Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has announced that it will begin airing the much-loved British detective series Death in Paradise on Thursday nights this fall. The long-running fish-out-of-water drama series stars an international cast including Ben Miller, Sara Martins, Danny John-Jules, Gary Carr, Don Warrington, and Élizabeth Bourgine. The first six seasons of Death in Paradise will air on Ovation TV in four-hour blocks starting Thursday, October 1 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.

At the start of the series, UK detective Richard Poole (Ben Miller) is assigned to investigate the murder of a British police officer on the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie. After he successfully finds the murderer, he is ordered by his supervisors to replace the victim and stay on as the head detective inspector of the island, solving new cases as they appear and being the object of many fish-out-of-water jokes. Kris Marshall joins the series as detective Humphrey Goodman in seasons 3-6; Ardal O’Hanlon joins as Jack Mooney in season 6.

Season One, episodes 1-4, will air on Thursday, October 1 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

In his first cases on Saint Marie, detective inspector Richard Poole (Ben Miller) investigates the murders of a fellow British detective inspector, a bride, a voodoo priestess, and a missing husband.

Season One, episodes 5-8, will air on Thursday, October 8 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Richard Poole (Ben Miller) investigates the murders of a prisoner, an experienced diver found in ten feet of water, the lead singer of a rock band, and a police informant.

Season Two, episodes 1-4, will air on Thursday, October 15 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Richard Poole (Ben Miller) investigates the deaths of a sugar plantation owner, a teenage nun, a plastic surgery patient, and a treasure hunter.

Season Two, episodes 5-8, will air on Thursday, October 22 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Richard Poole (Ben Miller) investigates the murders of an aspiring singer, a British tourist, a researcher, and a philanthropist.

Season Three, episodes 1-4, will air on Thursday, October 29 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) arrives on Saint Marie to investigate the murder of DI Richard Poole (Ben Miller). After his wife back in the UK leaves him, he decides to stay on the island. He also investigates the deaths of a horror-film stand-in, a gigolo, and a flight attendant.

Season Three, episodes 5-8, will air on Thursday, November 5 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) investigates the deaths of Saint Marie’s commerce minister, a birdwatcher, a land developer, and a newly retired senior citizen.

Season Four, episodes 1-4, will air on Thursday, November 12 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) investigates the murders of a rum distillery owner, a surf school owner, the president of the Saint Marie Heritage Society, and a bachelorette.

Season Four, episodes 5-8, will air on Thursday, November 19 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) investigates the deaths of a lead singer of a pop group, a high-profile volleyball player, an overbearing boss, and a prisoner.

Season Five, episodes 1-4, will air on Thursday, November 26 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) investigates the murders of a millionaire philanthropist, Saint Marie’s outgoing governor, a fashion model, and the friend of an officer.

Season Five, episodes 5-8, will air on Thursday, December 3 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) investigates the deaths of a businessman, a restauranteur, a treasure hunter, and a tourist.

Season Six, episodes 1-4, will air on Thursday, December 10 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

Detective inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) investigates the deaths of a volcanologist, the former classmate of a Sergeant, a hotel manager, and a cricket club president.

Season Six, episodes 5-8, will air on Thursday, December 17 from 7pm ET to 11pm ET

The murder of a partygoer in Saint Marie leads the team to London. There, detective inspector Jack Mooney (Ardal O’Hanlon) agrees to replace Detective inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) in Saint Marie after Goodman decides to stay in the UK. Mooney’s first cases in Saint Marie involve the deaths of a tourist and a mayoral candidate.

Episodes will also be available on demand.

About OVATION TV America’s Only Arts Network

As an independent television, production, and digital media company, OVATION TV has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture, and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, specials, documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION TV salutes innovative storytelling with popular programming that includes Murdoch Mysteries, Riviera, Frankie Drake Mysteries, The Wine Show, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Versailles, Grand Designs, Amazing Hotels, Chasing the Sun, and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. In 2019, Ovation became the official home for the 18-time Emmy nominated series Inside the Actors Studio, a symbiotic partnership with The Actors Studio that explores the craft and art of acting and storytelling. Ovation also powers JOURNY, the dedicated streaming service where art, culture, and travel intersect. The company has provided more than $15M in contributions and in-kind support to arts institutions and arts education. Its signature advocacy platform, STAND FOR THE ARTS, includes a coalition of over 60 arts organizations, cultural institutions, and arts leaders throughout the country raising awareness about art’s positive impact, protecting access for everyone, and encouraging action on behalf of the arts. OVATION TV is available on major providers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on demand. You can follow OVATION TV on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.



Idris Elba, Steven Mackintosh, and Warren Brown Return to Ovation TV





Idris Elba, Steven Mackintosh, and Warren Brown Return to Ovation TV with Four Seasons of “Luther” Airing on Monday Nights
Episodes will air back-to-back on Monday nights, starting Monday, October 12 at 7:00/6:00c.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
IDRIS ELBA, STEVEN MACKINTOSH, AND WARREN BROWN RETURN TO OVATION TV WITH FOUR SEASONS OF “LUTHER” AIRING ON MONDAY NIGHTS

Episodes will Air Back-to-Back Starting Monday, October 12

Los Angeles, CA – September 10, 2020 – Actor Idris Elba returns to Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, with the acclaimed detective series Luther. Elba stars as maverick detective John Luther in this gripping, smart and entertaining thriller. Episodes will air back-to-back on Monday nights, starting Monday, October 12 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. The series also stars Steven Mackintosh (The Halcyon), Warren Brown (X Company), and Ruth Wilson (The Affair).

Elba is no stranger to the arts network, as Ovation TV has previously aired the Daniel Vernon documentary Mandela, My Dad and Me, produced by and featuring Elba, about Elba’s time working on a music album inspired by his starring film role in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The arts network also recently aired the Elba-produced Richard Terry documentary Cut from a Different Cloth, which follows Elba as he teams up with Superdry founders Julian Dunkerton and James Holder to launch a new fashion line.

A detective working for London’s Serious Crime Unit, Luther is a dedicated policeman, an inspired maker of connections and a whirlwind genius. He is dazzling, obsessive and sometimes dangerous in the violence of his fixations. Throughout the series, Luther faces a succession of psychological duels between hunter and hunted, predator and prey. But as the stakes get ever higher and more personal, Luther’s lonely path pulls him towards the very edge of temptation.

Episode descriptions are below:

Season One:

Episode 1 airs Monday, October 12 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Luther (Idris Elba) returns to work after a traumatic arrest to investigate the murder of a former child genius’s parents, and quickly deduces that their daughter is responsible. However, he is unable to find evidence to convict.

Episode 2 airs Monday, October 12 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT

A gunman is murdering uniformed police officers and warns that there will be further shootings unless his terms are met. Luther (Idris Elba) is determined to flush the killer out.

Episode 3 airs Monday, October 19 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

John Luther (Idris Elba) is on the trail of a satanic occult killer who kidnaps a woman but leaves her baby in the living room. Things get harder when a man accuses Luther of attacking him. Things take a grisly turn when the woman is found.

Episode 4 airs Monday, October 19 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT

When a serial killer goes on the rampage, Luther (Idris Elba) must put his personal life aside and delve inside the murderer’s mind to discover what is driving him to kill so many girls, and why.

Episode 5 airs Monday, October 26 at 7pm ET / 5:30pm PT

Luther (Idris Elba) and the team are after the people involved in the violent kidnapping of Jessica Carrodus (Donatienne Dupont) and they are in search of diamonds.

Episode 6 airs Monday, October 26 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT

Luther (Idris Elba), suspected of murder, goes on the run to try and prove his innocence. With Alice (Ruth Wilson)’s assistance, they set out together to exact revenge on the real killer.

Season Two:

Episode 1 airs Monday, November 2 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Still plagued by the death of his ex-wife, Luther (Idris Elba) returns to work to face a surreal and nightmarish case of a masked murderer determined to enter into folklore.

Episode 2 airs Monday, November 2 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT

Luther (Idris Elba) must rescue Ripley (Warren Brown), abducted by Cameron (Lee Ingleby), in time to prevent Cameron’s final murderous set piece. But Jenny (Aimee-Ffion Edwards)’s ruthless and vengeful boss is demanding compensation for stealing her protege.

Episode 3 airs Monday, November 9 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

As Luther (Idris Elba)’s affection for Jenny (Aimee-Ffion Edwards) grows, so does his determination to protect her and help her back on her feet. Baba (Pam Ferris), however, is determined to keep Luther on a tight leash.

Episode 4 airs Monday, November 9 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT

Luther (Idris Elba)’s personal and professional life spirals out of control as he tries to cover up Toby (David Dawson)’s death and appease a suspicious Baba (Pam Ferris). He must also protect Jenny (Aimee-Ffion Edwards) from any further harm.

Season Three:

Episode 1 airs Monday, November 16 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Luther (Idris Elba) investigates the case of a fetishist who is murdering women which is similar to an unsolved case from the 1980s. The team attempt to catch the copycat killer, whose murderous spree has only just started.

Episode 2 airs Monday, November 16 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT

Luther (Idris Elba)’s date with Mary (Sienna Guillory), and the promise of romance, is interrupted by the news of another murder. The killer has struck again – the number of victims is escalating fast.

Episode 3 airs Monday, November 23 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

In what looks like a gangland crime – two hoodies are shot at close range. But an unconnected crime sees Luther (Idris Elba) make an un-connected connection that might provide the real answer to what happened.

Episode 4 airs Monday, November 23 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT

Marwood (Elliot Cowan) makes his vendetta personal – targeting Luther (Idris Elba) and those closest to him, raining destruction on everything he touches.

Season Four:

Episode 1 airs Monday, November 30 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

While on a leave of absence, Luther (Idris Elba) is suddenly dragged back into his former life in London to battle the demons of his past and to stop a cannibal serial killer.

Episode 2 airs Monday, November 30 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT

Will a cold case unlock the mystery from Luther (Idris Elba)’s past that is haunting him? The detective is forced to put himself and Emma (Rose Leslie) in danger to stop the serial killer’s end game.

Episodes will also be available on demand.

About OVATION TV America’s Only Arts Network

As an independent television, production, and digital media company, OVATION TV has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture, and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, specials, documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION TV salutes innovative storytelling with popular programming that includes Murdoch Mysteries, Riviera, Frankie Drake Mysteries, The Wine Show, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Versailles, Grand Designs, Amazing Hotels, Chasing the Sun, and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. In 2019, Ovation became the official home for the 18-time Emmy nominated series Inside the Actors Studio, a symbiotic partnership with The Actors Studio that explores the craft and art of acting and storytelling. Ovation also powers JOURNY, the dedicated streaming service where art, culture, and travel intersect. The company has provided more than $15M in contributions and in-kind support to arts institutions and arts education. Its signature advocacy platform, STAND FOR THE ARTS, includes a coalition of over 60 arts organizations, cultural institutions, and arts leaders throughout the country raising awareness about art’s positive impact, protecting access for everyone, and encouraging action on behalf of the arts. OVATION TV is available on major providers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on demand. You can follow OVATION TV on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.



GILLIAN ANDERSON AND JAMIE DORNAN COME TO OVATION TV WITH “THE FALL”





Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan Come to Ovation TV with “The Fall” Starting Saturday, October 10
Season one will begin airing on Saturday, October 10 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
GILLIAN ANDERSON AND JAMIE DORNAN COME TO OVATION TV WITH “THE FALL” STARTING SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10

Arts Network to Air All Three Seasons During Mystery Alley

Los Angeles, CA – August 31, 2020 – Following Australian crime drama The Code and British political thriller Secret State, Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, will next air the critically acclaimed series The Fall, starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan, in its new premier Mystery Alley destination on Saturday nights. Season one will begin airing on Saturday, October 10 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. Season two will begin airing on Saturday, November 14 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. Season three will air in Q1 2021.

In her first lead role in an investigative series since The X Files, Gillian Anderson brings the same intelligence and depth of character to her portrayal of Stella Gibson, a successful, highly driven homicide detective. Jamie Dornan (Once Upon A Time, Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette) stars as Paul Spector, the ruthless serial predator she seeks. While chillingly hiding behind the façade of loving husband and father, Spector – who is revealed from the outset – is preying on women in and around Belfast. While the police are stalled in their investigation of these yet unconnected murders, Gibson is drafted in to conduct a 28-day review on secondment from London’s Metropolitan Police. Almost immediately, Gibson determines these heinous crimes are all linked to the same person.

Episode descriptions are below:

Season One:

Episode 1 “Dark Descent” airs Saturday, October 10 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Gillian Anderson stars as DSI Stella Gibson in the first part of this gripping investigative thriller. When a murder in Belfast remains unsolved, Gibson is brought in to catch the killer, played by Jamie Dornan.

Episode 2 “Darkness Visible” airs Saturday, October 17 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Gibson (Gillian Anderson)’s worst fears are realized as Spector (Jamie Dornan)’s murder spree in Belfast continues and a reckless decision has Gibson facing some very real consequences.

Episode 3 “Insolence & Wine” airs Saturday, October 24 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

As Gibson (Gillian Anderson) takes control of the hunt for the serial killer striking against women in Belfast, the realization that his perfect kill is tainted pushes Spector (Jamie Dornan) into looking for his next victim.

Episode 4 “My Adventurous Song” airs Saturday, October 31 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

When Eastwood (Stuart Graham)’s investigation into Olson (Ben Peel)’s murder throws open some uncomfortable truths for Burns (John Lynch), Gibson (Gillian Anderson) comes under increased pressure in her hunt for Belfast’s killer.

Episode 5 “The Vast Abyss” airs Saturday, November 7 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

The killer’s latest attack gives Gibson (Gillian Anderson) renewed impetus and as the net appears to be closing in, Spector (Jamie Dornan) makes a dramatic confession and a decision that binds his fate to Gibson.

Season Two:

Episode 1 airs Saturday, November 14 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

It has been ten days since Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) told DSI Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) that she would never catch him. As Gibson tries in vain to help Spector’s surviving victim to remember the identity of her attacker, Spector is forced to deal with the loose ends that he left behind in Belfast.

Episode 2 airs Saturday, November 21 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

As Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) drives Rose Stagg (Valene Kane) away from her home in the middle of the night, he tells her that he knows she went to the police. With Rose missing, the pressure on the police investigation ratchets up even more. Gibson (Gillian Anderson) is forced to face the fact that her words have tipped Spector off about Rose, making her ever more desperate to save Rose and catch the killer.

Episode 3 airs Saturday, November 28 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Gibson (Gillian Anderson) orders extensive surveillance on Spector (Jamie Dornan)’s family, but despite the huge police operation, his whereabouts remain unknown. As the search for Rose (Valene Kane) becomes more desperate with every hour, a near-miss between Spector and Gibson makes their hunt personal.

Episode 4 airs Saturday, December 5 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Gibson (Gillian Anderson) reports to Burns (John Lynch) that their confrontation may have been witnessed by Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan). She is shocked to discover that he has been paying visits to one of his surviving victims in hospital, but it finally allows Gibson to locate Spector and put him under surveillance.

Episode 5 airs Saturday, December 12 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Gibson (Gillian Anderson) wants to make sure that a solid arrest strategy is put in place so that no evidence is lost and they have the best chance at saving Rose (Valene Kane). However, Spector (Jamie Dornan) is unpredictable, and Gibson must act quickly as her plans fall apart in front of her eyes.

Episode 6 airs Saturday, December 19 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Gibson (Gillian Anderson)’s investigation leads her to Spector (Jamie Dornan)’s lair, but there is no sign of Rose (Valene Kane). Gibson instructs her team to step up the interviews with Katie (Aisling Franciosi), Sally-Ann (Bronagh Waugh), and Paul Spector. However, it is only when Spector makes a final play to remain in control that Gibson is offered any answers.

Season Three will air in Q1 2021.

All episodes will be available on demand and on the Ovation NOW app.

About OVATION TV America’s Only Arts Network

As an independent television, production, and digital media company, OVATION TV has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture, and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, specials, documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION TV salutes innovative storytelling with popular programming that includes Murdoch Mysteries, Riviera, Frankie Drake Mysteries, The Wine Show, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Versailles, Grand Designs, Amazing Hotels, Chasing the Sun, and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. In 2019, Ovation became the official home for the 18-time Emmy nominated series Inside the Actors Studio, a symbiotic partnership with The Actors Studio that explores the craft and art of acting and storytelling. Ovation also powers JOURNY, the dedicated streaming service where art, culture, and travel intersect. The company has provided more than $15M in contributions and in-kind support to arts institutions and arts education. Its signature advocacy platform, STAND FOR THE ARTS, includes a coalition of over 60 arts organizations, cultural institutions, and arts leaders throughout the country raising awareness about art’s positive impact, protecting access for everyone, and encouraging action on behalf of the arts. OVATION TV is available on major providers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on demand. You can follow OVATION TV on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.



Riveting Miniseries “Secret State” Set for Saturday Night’s “Mystery Alley”





Riveting Miniseries “Secret State” Set for Saturday Night’s “Mystery Alley” on Ovation TV Starting September 12
The British political thriller stars Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne, Emmy nominee Charles Dance, and Oscar nominee Ruth Negga.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
RIVETING MINISERIES “SECRET STATE” SET FOR SATURDAY NIGHT’S “MYSTERY ALLEY” ON OVATION TV STARTING SEPTEMBER 12

Four-Part Political Thriller Stars Gabriel Byrne, Charles Dance and Ruth Negga

Los Angeles, CA – August 18, 2020 – As part of the recently announced Saturday night programming block called Mystery Alley, Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, will air British political thriller Secret State starting Saturday, September 12 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. Starring Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne, Emmy nominee Charles Dance, and Oscar nominee Ruth Negga, the series follows both Australian crime drama The Code and British mystery series Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime.

Secret State is based on the Chris Mullins novel A Very British Coup and explores the relationship between a democratically elected government, big business, and the banks. Gabriel Byrne stars as Deputy Prime Minister Tom Dawkins, who’s thrust to the fore by catastrophic events, and ends up forced to take on the might of the Establishment. Charles Dance stars as John Hodder MP, the Chief Whip, while Ruth Negga stars as intelligence analyst Agnes Evans.

Episode descriptions are below:

Episode 1 airs Saturday, September 12 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Following the suspicious death of the Prime Minister in a plane crash, the understated political ambitions of Tom Dawkins (Gabriel Byrne) are tested as heavyweights Ros Yelland (Sylvestra Le Touzel) and Felix Durrell (Rupert Graves) vie for the top job.

Episode 2 airs Saturday, September 19 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Following his shock election victory, Tom Dawkins (Gabriel Byrne) launches an inquiry into the toxicology anomalies at the blast in Scarrow.

Episode 3 airs Saturday, September 26 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Following revelations about covert drone fuel production in Scarrow, Tom Dawkins (Gabriel Byrne) is in the center of a political storm. And his pursuit of corrupt banker Sir Michael Rix (Anton Lesser) makes him powerful enemies.

Episode 4 airs Saturday, October 3 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

In the final part of the political thriller, Agnes (Ruth Negga) tries every avenue to contact Tom Dawkins (Gabriel Byrne) and share her information about what brought down the Prime Minister’s plane.

All episodes will be available on demand and on the Ovation NOW app.

About OVATION TV America’s Only Arts Network

As an independent television, production, and digital media company, OVATION TV has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture, and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, specials, documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION TV salutes innovative storytelling with popular programming that includes Murdoch Mysteries, Riviera, Frankie Drake Mysteries, The Wine Show, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Versailles, Grand Designs, Amazing Hotels, Chasing the Sun, and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. In 2019, Ovation became the official home for the 18-time Emmy nominated series Inside the Actors Studio, a symbiotic partnership with The Actors Studio that explores the craft and art of acting and storytelling. Ovation also powers JOURNY, the dedicated streaming service where art, culture, and travel intersect. The company has provided more than $15M in contributions and in-kind support to arts institutions and arts education. Its signature advocacy platform, STAND FOR THE ARTS, includes a coalition of over 60 arts organizations, cultural institutions, and arts leaders throughout the country raising awareness about art’s positive impact, protecting access for everyone, and encouraging action on behalf of the arts. OVATION TV is available on major providers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on demand. You can follow OVATION TV on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.



Decipher “The Code” with Dan Spielman, Ashley Zukerman and Lucy Lawless





Decipher “The Code” with Dan Spielman, Ashley Zukerman and Lucy Lawless on Ovation TV Starting August 1
The Australian crime drama stars Dan Spielman, Ashley Zukerman and Lucy Lawless.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
DECIPHER “THE CODE” WITH DAN SPIELMAN, ASHLEY ZUKERMAN AND LUCY LAWLESS ON OVATION TV STARTING AUGUST 1

Thrilling Six-Part Aussie Crime Drama Set to Air Saturday Nights

Los Angeles, CA – June 29, 2020 – Based on the success of its recent mystery titles such as Frankie Drake Mysteries, Murdoch Mysteries and Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime, Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, will air Australian crime drama The Code, starring Dan Spielman (Stateless), Ashley Zukerman (Succession) and Lucy Lawless (Ash vs Evil Dead), starting Saturday, August 1 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.

Stretching from the spectacular red desert of Australia’s outback to the cool corridors of power in Canberra, The Code tells the story of two very different brothers who unearth information those at the highest levels of political power will kill to keep secret. Ned Banks (Dan Spielman) has spent the last ten years juggling a stalling career as an online journalist with the care of his talented but troubled brother Jesse (Ashley Zukerman).

Ned thinks his big break has finally come after coming in contact with Alex Wisham (Lucy Lawless), a local schoolteacher. Two of her students are involved in a car accident; she has phone footage of the crash. With Jesse’s help, Ned is able to clean up the video. Its contents are shocking, and the decision to publish will light the wick on a story too explosive to be contained.

Episode descriptions are below:

Episode 1 airs Saturday, August 1 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

When Ned (Dan Spielman) and Jesse Banks (Ashley Zukerman) publish a video of a mysterious accident in the outback involving two teenagers and a truck from a highly classified research facility, they face the full weight of a political machine desperate to keep the truth off the front pages.

Episode 2 airs Saturday, August 8 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

As Ned (Dan Spielman) investigates the truck accident in the remote town of Lindara, Jesse (Ashley Zukerman) comes face to face with the ‘extraordinary’ new powers of the law.

Episode 3 airs Saturday, August 15 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Wracked by guilt that Jesse (Ashley Zukerman) has paid such a high price for trying to help his investigation – Ned (Dan Spielman) fears the worst when he discovers Jesse missing.

Episode 4 airs Saturday, August 22 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Ned (Dan Spielman) and Jesse (Ashley Zukerman) are on the run, and running out of options … their house has been ransacked, their phones bugged, their every computer stroke tracked. With Alex (Lucy Lawless)’s help, Ned and Jesse are able to hack into a hospital system.

Episode 5 airs Saturday, August 29 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Ned (Dan Spielman) and Jesse (Ashley Zukerman) are forced into an impossible choice – Hani (Adele Perovic)’s life in exchange for technology capable of wiping entire cities from the face of the earth.

Episode 6 airs Saturday, September 5 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT

Unless Ned (Dan Spielman) and Jesse (Ashley Zukerman) take action, their fates will be sealed, their story repackaged and the truth will remain neatly beneath the radar. It is time to do something radical.

All episodes will be available on demand and on the Ovation NOW app.

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About OVATION TV America’s Only Arts Network

As an independent television, production, and digital media company, OVATION TV has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture, and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, specials, documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION TV salutes innovative storytelling with popular programming that includes Murdoch Mysteries, Riviera, Frankie Drake Mysteries, The Wine Show, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Versailles, Grand Designs, Amazing Hotels, Chasing the Sun, and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. In 2019, Ovation became the official home for the 18-time Emmy nominated series Inside the Actors Studio, a symbiotic partnership with The Actors Studio that explores the craft and art of acting and storytelling. Ovation also powers JOURNY, the dedicated streaming service where art, culture, and travel intersect. The company has provided more than $15M in contributions and in-kind support to arts institutions and arts education. Its signature advocacy platform, STAND FOR THE ARTS, includes a coalition of over 60 arts organizations, cultural institutions, and arts leaders throughout the country raising awareness about art’s positive impact, protecting access for everyone, and encouraging action on behalf of the arts. OVATION TV is available on major providers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on demand. You can follow OVATION TV on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.