The Doctor Is In! Ovation TV to Air “The Doctor Blake Mysteries” Starting on July 7





The Doctor Is In! Ovation TV to Air “The Doctor Blake Mysteries” Starting on July 7
The original, period murder mystery series, stars one of Australia’s favorite, most versatile actors – Craig McLachlan – as the maverick town doctor Lucien Blake, an impulsive risk-taker who’s not afraid to upset the status quo.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
THE DOCTOR IS IN! OVATION TV TO AIR “THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES” STARTING ON JULY 7

Los Angeles, CA – June 23, 2022 – Ovation TV, America’s premier arts network, will begin airing the first season of The Doctor Blake Mysteries next month. The original, period murder mystery series, stars one of Australia’s favorite, most versatile actors – Craig McLachlan – as the maverick town doctor Lucien Blake, an impulsive risk-taker who’s not afraid to upset the status quo. Created by George Adams and Tony Wright, the first season of The Doctor Blake Mysteries will begin airing on Ovation TV on Thursday, July 7 at 8am ET. With four episodes airing back-to-back every Thursday, season two will then begin airing on Thursday, July 21 at 11am ET.

It’s 1959. Dr. Blake has returned to this place he once called home, to take over his dead father’s medical practice. Everything seems peaceful on the surface, but seething underneath are the age-old passions of a regional town clashing head-on with the tension and fears of the decade to come. Haunted by the horrors of war, his own personal loss and changed by his experiences as a POW, the wry, dry, yet very human Dr. Blake undertakes his other role as Police Surgeon with precision and gusto – yet many find his unpredictable and unconventional manner unnerving. Ahead of his time, Blake looks to the science of forensics and his own understanding of the human heart and mind to help solve the mysteries that inevitably come his way.

Set in the gothic gold rush town of Ballarat, the wealth that built its grand architecture is long gone – but not the mysteries, murder, and deceit that linger beneath the surface of its faded glory. Beside Blake, helping and at times hindering, are his housekeeper Jean (Nadine Garner); her nephew Danny (Rick Donald), a young Constable; District Nurse Mattie O’Brien (Cate Wolfe); and Chief Superintendent Matthew Lawson (Joel Tobeck).

Episode descriptions below.

Episode 101 “Still Waters” airs on Thursday, July 7 at 8am ET

When a wayward girl from the local reform school is found dead in Lake Wendouree, Dr. Lucien Blake is immediately suspicious. He shocks the police with his unconventional investigative methods.

Episode 102 “The Greater Good” airs on Thursday, July 7 at 9:30am ET

On the eve of Anzac Day, Dr. Lucien Blake is called to the morgue where the attendant has been murdered. With the autopsy tools and a body missing, Dr. Blake smells a rat.

Episode 103 “Death of a traveling salesman.” airs on Thursday, July 7 at 11am ET

When a travelling salesman dies in a car accident, police blame alcohol. Dr. Blake concludes that the victim was not drunk and died before the crash of very unusual causes.

Episode 104 “Brotherly Love” airs on Thursday, July 7 at 12:30pm ET

A delirious prisoner on death row tells Dr. Lucien Blake he is innocent of the police shooting for which he is soon to hang. Dr. Blake pulls out all stops to uncover the truth.

Episode 105 “Hearts and Flowers” airs on Thursday, July 14 at 8am ET

Things get very ugly in Ballarat when the Begonia Festival’s head judge is found incinerated in his own glasshouse, all eyes turn to two feuding contestants.

Episode 106 “If the Shoe Fits” airs on Thursday, July 14 at 9:30am ET

The death of a migrant factory foreman initially looks like an industrial accident. Dr. Blake digs deeper revealing a hideous string of crimes and the ugly side of post war Australia. Meanwhile, Jean receives a marriage proposal.

Episode 107 “Bedlam” airs on Thursday, July 14 at 11am ET

A psychiatric inmate is found murder weapon in hand at the scene of a brutal murder. The inmate also confesses but Dr. Blake doubts the case is quite as neat as it appears.

Episode 108 “Game of Champions” airs on Thursday, July 14 at 12:30pm ET

Doctor Lucien Blake is drawn into the new world of TV when contestants of a successful TV Quiz Show start dying.

Episode 109 “All That Glitters” airs on Thursday, July 21 at 8am ET

A prospector announces to a crowded pub that he has struck gold and later that night is found dead at the bottom of his mine shaft after showing off the nugget in the pub. The location of the murder triggers distressing war memories for Dr. Blake.

Episode 110 “Someone’s Son, Someone’s Daughter” airs on Thursday, July 21 at 9:30am ET

The suicide of Ballarat Hospital’s first female doctor shocks the community. Dr. Lucien Blake suspects foul play and sets out to find the murderer amongst the staff and board of the hospital.

Episode 201 “The Heart of the Matter” airs on Thursday, July 21 at 11am ET

Blake returns to Ballarat to find the newly elected Mayor lying dead at the bottom of the steps of the Town Hall.

Episode 202 “The Food of Love” airs on Thursday, July 21 at 12:30pm ET

Blake investigates the death of an up-and-coming rock and roll star, after he collapses in an alleyway behind the Hall after a show.

Episode 203 “A Foreign Field” airs on Thursday, July 28 at 8am ET

Doctor Blake struggles to discover the identity of an unknown man and uncover the mystery of who may have killed him.

Episode 204 “Smoke and Mirrors” airs on Thursday, July 28 at 9:30am ET

When a body plunges from the Colonists’ Club onto the street below, Blake is thrown into a case that takes him far beyond an accident or even a possible suicide.

Episode 205 “Crossing the Line” airs on Thursday, July 28 at 11am ET

Cinema patrons are shocked when a fire breaks out in the projection booth during a packed screening of Hitchcock’s Vertigo.

Episode 206 “Mortal Coil” airs on Thursday, July 28 at 12:30pm ET

When a second body is found in a coffin, Doctor Blake must work out how it got there and who killed this unwanted guest and that’s just the start of it.

Episode 207 “The Silence” airs on Thursday, August 4 at 8am ET

When a Ballarat school Principal is found dead, Blake and Lawson find themselves back at the school where they first met as boys.

Episode 208 “The Ties of the Past” airs on Thursday, August 4 at 9:30am ET

The murder of an artists’ model draws Doctor Blake into the art world, taking him on a journey of self-discovery as he uncovers a secret about his beloved mother.

Episode 209 “The Sky is Empty” airs on Thursday, August 4 at 11am ET

When the old parish priest is found dead, Doctor Blake needs to unravel the secrets and lies of parishioners to get to the truth.

Episode 210 “An Invincible Summer” airs on Thursday, August 4 at 12:30pm ET

When members of a wealthy, much respected Ballarat family are discovered brutally murdered in their own home, the town demands justice.

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

About OVATION TV America’s Premier 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, Arts Engines, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Fall, Midsomer Murders, The Art Of, Celebrity Conversations, and The Sound of New York. 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 130 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 World Television Premiere of “Cheech Marin’s Chicano Art Tour”





Ovation TV to Air World Television Premiere of “Cheech Marin’s Chicano Art Tour” Documentary Special on June 15
Ovation viewers will get an exclusive up-close look at his collection as he teams up with the Riverside Art Museum and the City of Riverside to open The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum on Saturday, June 18.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
OVATION TV TO AIR WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE OF “CHEECH MARIN’S CHICANO ART TOUR” DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL ON JUNE 15

Los Angeles, CA – June 1, 2022 – Ovation TV, America’s premier arts network, has produced a 30-minute documentary special about Cheech Marin’s immense art collection. Ovation viewers will get an exclusive up-close look at his collection as he teams up with the Riverside Art Museum and the City of Riverside to open The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum on Saturday, June 18th. “The Cheech” will not only house the hundreds of artworks he is gifting to the Riverside Art Museum, but it will also be a cultural center to teach the community about this art form. Ovation TV will air the world television premiere of Cheech Marin’s Chicano Art Tour on Wednesday, June 15 at 11pm ET. Today’s announcement was made by Scott Woodward, EVP of Programming and Production, Ovation TV.

Cheech Marin is not only an actor, director, and comedian; he also holds an impressive collection of Chicano art. Rising out of the Chicano protest movements of the late 60s and early 70s, this art has continued through the years and evolved into an enduring collective of painters, muralists, and sculptors who celebrate the spirit of Chicano art. The documentary special features exclusive interviews with Cheech Marin, Frank Romero (one of Los Four, an early group of Chicano artists) and artists Sonia Romero, the de la Torre brothers, Wayne Alaniz Healy, and Margaret Garcia.

In addition, a PSA featuring The Cheech will air nationally on Ovation TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wIyWN_RTrc

“We are so pleased to be presenting this exclusive look at The Cheech ahead of its opening next month,” said Woodward. “Ovation remains dedicated to celebrating and supporting all forms of arts and culture, and the Chicano art movement is no exception. What Cheech has achieved is stunning; his Chicano art collection will be seen in-person in Southern California as well as across the country with Ovation’s footprint.”

Added Cheech Marin, “The Chicano school of art is the most long-lasting, the most widespread from coast to coast, and the most generational in its description of a culture. You cannot love or hate Chicano art unless you see it, and my goal was to get everybody to see it.”

“The creation of the Cheech Center for Chicano Art & Culture has been a labor of love. That this collection is in one place and can be seen and admired by the public is a win for art, artists, and art lovers,” said Paul Granillo, president of the Riverside Art Museum Board of Trustees.

The documentary special will also be available to stream for free in the Art House programming destination on the Ovation NOW app.

About OVATION TV America’s Premier 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, Arts Engines, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Fall, Midsomer Murders, The Art Of, Celebrity Conversations, and The Sound of New York. 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 130 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 Celebrates Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May





Ovation TV Celebrates Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May
Every Friday night during its “Red Carpet Cinema” block, the arts network celebrates AAPI Heritage Month with compelling films starring AAPI casts.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
OVATION TV CELEBRATES ASIAN AMERICAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH IN MAY WITH WEEKLY “RED CARPET CINEMA” CELEBRATIONS, WEEKLY “MORNING CANVAS” BLOCKS, AND A CURATED ON-DEMAND PROGRAMMING LINEUP

Ovation’s Mystery Alley to Stream Crime Drama Blood and Water Featuring Marvel Star Simu Liu

Los Angeles, CA – April 28, 2022 – For 2022’s Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Ovation TV, America’s premier arts network, recognizes AAPI artists and artistry across all mediums throughout the month of May with weekly feature presentations during its Friday night “Red Carpet Cinema” block, weekly airings during its “Morning Canvas” block, and a curated on-demand programming lineup. The arts network’s Mystery Alley digital destination (FAST channel and on the Ovation NOW app) will also be streaming the first two seasons of the crime drama Blood and Water, which features Simu Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) and other Asian actors who have positively affected American pop culture.

Every Friday night during its “Red Carpet Cinema” block, the arts network celebrates AAPI Heritage Month with compelling films starring AAPI casts, including Tie the Knot (2016), The Other End of the Line (2007), Outsourced (2006), and 5 Weddings (2018). Each film will begin airing at 7pm ET.

Ovation TV will also air AAPI programming during its “Morning Canvas” block, weekdays from 6am ET to 8am ET. Those titles include documentaries The Rise of K-Pop, Bruno Mars: Just the Way I Am, Vice President Kamala Harris: Chase the Dream, and Ballerina (2016) about Indigenous dancer Ella Havelka, as well as featured episodes on Norah Jones (The Great Songwriters) and Ai Weiwei (Celebrity Conversations), and select episodes from series such as The Art Of, American Canvas, The Method, Chasing the Sun, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, and Gordon Ramsey’s Great Escape.

Starting on Sunday, May 1, the arts network will also highlight diverse cultures and traditions, connecting with the people of Asia and the Pacific Islands, in a curated on-demand programming lineup. All titles below will be available during the month of May, free to all, on the Ovation NOW app and at the Ovation TV Watch website. The Ovation NOW app is free to download and is available on Roku, Android, Apple TV and iOS devices.

Series
American Canvas (1 episode)
The Art of Architecture (1 episode)
The Art Of (4 episodes)
Celebrity Conversations (1 episode)
Chasing the Sun (8 episodes)
Gordon Ramsey’s Great Escape (5 episodes)
The Great Songwriters (1 episode)
The Method (1 episode)
Wonder Women (2 episodes)

Films/Documentaries
5 Weddings
Ballerina
Bruno Mars: Just the Way I Am
Outsourced
Pursuit of Love
The Rise of K-Pop
Tie the Knot
Vice President Kamala Harris: Chase the Dream

Finally, the arts network’s Mystery Alley digital destination (FAST channel and on the Ovation NOW app) will also be streaming the first two seasons of the crime drama Blood and Water, which features Simu Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), Elfina Luk (The Good Doctor), Steph Song (Smallville), and other Asian actors who have positively affected American pop culture. The series follows an ambitious young detective (Song) investigating the murder of a tycoon’s troubled son. Mystery Alley is currently available as a FAST channel on Plex, DistroTV, and Freebie.tv, and through the Ovation NOW app on Roku, iOS, Apple TV, Android.

About OVATION TV America’s Premier 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, Arts Engines, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Fall, Midsomer Murders, The Art Of, Celebrity Conversations, and The Sound of New York. 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 150 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 Presents the World Premiere of “The Green Room with Nadia Brown”





Ovation TV Presents the World Premiere of “The Green Room with Nadia Brown,” An Original Ovation Production in Partnership with Be an #ArtsHero/Arts Workers United
Tackling serious topics with humor, songs, animations, and tongue-in-cheek graphics, “The Green Room with Nadia Brown” is a new series about the issues surrounding the creative economy and the impact of Arts & Culture on every aspect of society.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
OVATION TV PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF “THE GREEN ROOM WITH NADIA BROWN,” AN ORIGINAL OVATION PRODUCTION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BE AN #ARTSHERO/ARTS WORKERS UNITED

Comedic Series Exploring the U.S. Creative Economy Begins March 23

Los Angeles, CA – February 11, 2022 – In response to the economic devastation of the U.S. Arts & Culture sector by the coronavirus pandemic, Ovation TV, America’s premier arts network, in partnership with the intersectional grassroots arts advocacy organization Be An #ArtsHero/Arts Workers United, has created a five-part original comedic journalism series celebrating and exploring the Creative Economy. Hosted by Broadway actor Nadia Brown (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), the series will premiere on Ovation TV on Wednesday, March 23 at 11pm ET. Episodes will also be available free to all in the “Art House” section of the Ovation NOW app. The announcement was made today by Scott Woodward, EVP Programming and Production, Ovation TV.

Tackling serious topics with humor, songs, animations, and tongue-in-cheek graphics, The Green Room with Nadia Brown is a new series about the issues surrounding the creative economy and the impact of Arts & Culture on every aspect of society. The Arts & Culture sector contributes $919 Billion to the U.S. economy, and is comprised of over 5.2 million workers, so why is the United States’ relationship to the Creative Sector and its workers so fraught? With exclusive interviews featuring powerful players (New Mexico Representative Leger Fernández, Hadestown director Rachel Chavkin, NIVA President Reverend Moose, and more) in the political, economic, and creative sectors, The Green Room with Nadia Brown explores complex issues surrounding the Creative Economy and reveals the creative and innovative solutions to the problems facing our nation today.

“A long-time supporter of the Arts, Ovation TV is thrilled to present this original production alongside Be An #ArtsHero/Arts Workers United,” says Woodward. “Having a vibrant and exciting host such as Nadia explain the issues facing Arts Workers and the Arts & Culture Sector and conduct fascinating conversations with guests from the Arts community, we aim to shine a light on how necessary and important the Arts industry is to the American economy. These last two years have shown just how vital Arts Workers truly are.”

“The Creative Sector contributes big money to the overall U.S. economy but has received far less federal pandemic relief than other areas like transportation and agriculture,” says Liz Janneman, EVP of Network Strategy, Ovation TV. “Ovation is proud to support Arts Workers and call attention to the need for more federal support to keep the industry alive and thriving. Nadia Brown is a wonderful host and brings a much-needed face to the Arts community.”

“Ironically, the Arts & Culture sector has a story problem,” adds Be An #ArtsHero/Arts Workers United co-founder and co-leader Jenny Grace Makholm, who is also executive producer of the series. “The Arts are considered a frivolous luxury instead of a robust economic driver, job creator, and a tentpole sector of the United States economy. This ‘story problem’ has real-world consequences, as we’ve watched Arts Workers and Arts & Culture businesses languish largely unsupported during the pandemic. It’s time to reframe the conversation around the Creative Economy and its workers, which is why Be An #ArtsHero/Arts Workers united is thrilled to partner with Ovation TV to create The Green Room with Nadia Brown. We are so lucky to have such a fierce, funny, and fresh talent such as Nadia hosting The Green Room. She lends not only her luminous, star-turning talents to this project, but also her incredible commitment and dedication to Arts Advocacy.”

After Broadway’s closure in March 2020, series host Nadia Brown found herself among the 2.7 million Arts Workers suddenly unemployed and facing an uncertain future: “Leaving the theater that day, I felt gutted. And then, of course, Broadway’s reopening date kept being pushed back further and further and further to the point where I was unemployed for about two years.”

As Nadia watched colleagues and friends lose their jobs, homes, health insurance, and savings, she decided to join Be An #ArtsHero/Arts Workers United as their social media ambassador, using her platform to advocate for Arts Workers: “It all started when I made this teeny tiny video to my Senators, Cory Booker and Bob Menendez, urging them to give Arts Workers pandemic relief. I stood in front of my little blue screen that I use for auditions or for my TikTok dances and used my voice to advocate for all the Arts Workers like me who were facing so much financial devastation and an uncertain future. I had never done that before; I had never realized before how easy it is to reach out as a constituent. And that was the video that began my relationship with the Be An #ArtsHero campaign.”

Now that Broadway has reopened and Nadia has resumed her role as Rose Granger-Weasley in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Nadia is even more committed to her advocacy work with Be An #ArtsHero/Arts Workers United and now with Ovation TV: “The love and the support and the care that I’ve experienced from both Be An #ArtsHero and Ovation TV has been felt; it’s palpable. That inspires me to continue this work, to show up for my community and stay involved.”

Episode One: “Who Wants to Be A $919 Billionaire?” Airs Wednesday, March 23 at 11pm ET

The Arts is BIG business. How big? $919 Billion a year big. In our inaugural episode, host Nadia Brown delves into the billion-dollar business of the Arts and the massive impact of the creative sector on the economy. Nadia explores the interconnected economic ecosystem that Arts & Culture supports and gets a little nerdy with Creative Economist Dr. Michael Seman (co-author of the Brookings Institute study: “Lost Art: Measuring Covid-19’s devastating impact on the Creative Economy”) about the importance of the Creative Economy and how the Arts can help the country heal post-pandemic.

Episode Two: “2020 Vision: The Covid Crisis” Airs Wednesday, March 30 at 11pm ET

At the height of the pandemic, over 63% of Arts Workers were fully unemployed. Now, entering year three of the pandemic, host Nadia Brown reveals the devastating impact Covid-19 continues to have on the creative economy. Nadia connects with Arts Workers around the country (Oregon Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Nataki Garrett, Cirque Du Soleil clown Eric Davis, small business owner Brian Blythe, burlesque performer Maine Anders, and Disney resort performer Logan Benedict) as they share their lived experiences of unemployment, furloughs, and lack of government aid. This episode includes a sit-down with Rev. Moose to discuss NIVA and the Save Our Stages Act.

Episode Three: “How did the Arts Become Partisan?” Airs Wednesday, April 6 at 11pm ET

How did the Arts become partisan? And why are certain types of art censored or politicized? From the Puritans to Robert Mapplethorpe, host Nadia Brown takes us on a historical deep dive, exploring our nation’s difficult relationship with Arts & Culture, censorship, and freedom of expression.

Episode Four: “A Secretary of Arts & Culture” Airs Wednesday, April 13 at 11pm ET

How do we define and preserve our American Culture? This episode delves into the importance of a Secretary of Arts & Culture and ponders why the U.S. has never appointed one. Nadia Brown chats with Hadestown director Rachel Chavkin and theater director Jenny Koons, whose viral open letter to the president imploring for a cabinet level position in support of the Arts garnered tens of thousands of signatures nationwide.

Episode Five: “The Creative Solution to Everything” Airs Wednesday, April 20 at 11pm ET

Make no mistake, there are a tremendous number of issues that concern our nation today. Host Nadia Brown reveals the surprising creative solutions to current hot-button issues, like Health Care and Criminal Justice, and explores Arts & Culture’s unique ability to heal our society. Recent government initiatives designed to assist the creative sector are also explored and Nadia speaks with Congressional Representative Teresa Leger Fernandez about current Arts legislation she has co-sponsored (The Creative Economy Revitalization Act, the 21st Century Federal Writers Project) and her commitment to support the Arts & Culture sector.

For more information, please visit http://www.ovationtv.com.

About Arts Workers United

Home of the Be An #ArtsHero campaign, Arts Workers United is a unique and visionary 501(c)(4) social welfare organization that exists to reposition the Arts & Culture sector and Arts Workers as legislative priorities at the city, state, and federal level.

Co-founded in June of 2020 by Brooke Ishibashi, Jenny Grace Makholm, Carson Elrod, and Matthew-Lee Erlbach, Arts Workers United and the Be An #ArtsHero campaign has become one of the most nationally recognized Arts Advocacy organizations in the United States.

After relentless advocacy work, in January 2022, Arts Workers United lobbied effectively for the first House Hearing on the whole of the Creative Economy in United States History, speaking before Congress on “The Power, Peril, and Promise of the Creative Economy.” AWU has partnered with organizations such as Dance/USA, the Dramatists Guild, and the American Circus alliance on dozens of successful social media campaigns that have achieved virality, spreading Arts Advocacy to a new generation, and bringing the term “Arts Worker” into the common vernacular. Arts Workers United’s powerful Arts advocacy message have been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, The Guardian, Forbes, New York Magazine, and dozens of other publications. The campaign has been represented on television by Billy Porter, B.D. Wong, Jane Krakowski, Phillipa Soo, and Jeremy O. Harris and amplified on social media by the likes of Alfre Woodward, Cher, Bette Midler, and Hillary Clinton.

About OVATION TV America’s Premier 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, Arts Engines, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Fall, Midsomer Murders, The Art Of, Celebrity Conversations, and The Sound of New York. 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 130 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 Nadia Brown

Nadia Brown is a classically educated Arts Worker, having trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, UK, the British American Drama Academy at Oxford University, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Marymount Manhattan College. Nadia is currently starring as Rose Granger-Weasley in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway and is the social media ambassador for Arts Workers United and the Be An #ArtsHero campaign. You can view some of Nadia’s videos for BAAH/AWU here, here, here, and here. For more information on Nadia, please visit: www.nadiadenisebrown.com



Ovation TV Presents the Exclusive U.S. Premiere of “Murdoch Mysteries”





Ovation TV Presents the Exclusive U.S. Premiere of “Murdoch Mysteries” Season 15 on Saturday, February 26
The new season will be the series’ longest to date with a total of 24 episodes, including two episodes directed by series star Yannick Bisson and one episode written by Maureen Jennings, author of the novels on which the TV series is based.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
OVATION TV PRESENTS THE EXCLUSIVE U.S. PREMIERE OF “MURDOCH MYSTERIES” SEASON 15 ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26

The Mystery Series Reaches a TV Milestone with Season 15, Joining the Ranks of Other Beloved Long-Running Series like ER, Supernatural, and Criminal Minds

Los Angeles, CA – December 16, 2021 – Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, announces the return of its successful detective series Murdoch Mysteries with a record fifteenth season, coming off the heels of season fourteen, the series’ highest rated season on the network. As the internationally acclaimed series returns to Mystery Alley, the network’s Saturday night linear destination, audiences will continue to experience compelling mysteries with unique turn-of-the-century historic references that resonate with current and contemporary social issues. The fifteenth season will be the series’ longest to date with a total of twenty-four episodes, including two episodes directed by series star Yannick Bisson and one episode written by Maureen Jennings, author of the novels on which the TV series is based. Ovation TV presents the exclusive U.S. premiere of Murdoch Mysteries season 15 on Saturday, February 26th at 7pm ET.

Need to catch up on the series before the February 26th premiere? Past seasons of the juggernaut series are available to binge for free on Ovation TV’s Mystery Alley, a curated content offering currently available as a FAST channel on Plex, DistroTV, and Freebie.tv, and through the Ovation NOW app on Roku, iOS, Apple TV, Android. Mystery Alley is a free ad-supported viewing experience that provides Murdoch fans with countless hours of the series to relive.

For fans craving more Murdoch Mysteries content, Ovation TV will release a series of custom interstitials featuring interviews of the cast and writers getting candid about the evolution of the show over the years. Viewers are taken behind the curtain as the writers provide some tried and true tips in how to craft a masterful mystery and how, despite a 24-episode season, they never seem to run out of ideas for murders and fun historical cameo appearances. The show’s stars also hint at some exciting bombshells this season that will surely delight fans. On air, each premiere episode will feature a behind-the-scenes short-form vignette, with extended versions available on Ovation NOW.

Season fifteen opens with Detective Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) as he journeys to Montreal, seeking to find and protect his son, Harry (Etienne Kellici), from the Black Hand gang. Murdoch’s wife, Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy), assists him with a challenging case at a women’s reformatory by going undercover, but back at the hospital she faces opposition and censure when she tries to assist a woman in grave pain, causing potentially irreparable damage to her career. Elsewhere, Brackenreid’s (Thomas Craig) son has sprung loose from jail and is on the run after a murder at the Kingston Pen; Crabtree (Jonny Harris) finds himself in a compromised situation as he tries to save Effie (Clare McConnell) from her kidnappers; Violet Hart (Shanice Banton) explores an interesting way to deal with her not-so-new husband; and Watts (Daniel Maslany), still embroiled in an illicit affair, encounters a brand-new murder mystery.

Other cases this season include a death threat against Dr. Sigmund Freud when he and his colleagues, including Carl Jung, visit Toronto for a lecture. At Halloween, a violent clown is tormenting young lovers and the shooting of a political cartoonist at an awards ceremony appears to have ties to journalistic jealousy and new development projects in the city of Toronto. Later in the season, the murder of a stage manager with compromising film images of actress Mary Pickford could complicate her path to New York and stardom. And when Murdoch, Ogden, Harry, Crabtree, and a team of ragtag players attend an out-of-town basketball tournament, Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, is implicated in the murder of the mayor.

Season fifteen’s guest stars include Colin Mochrie as Private Investigator-turned-psychotic murderer Ralph Fellows, Peter Stebbings as inventive entrepreneur James Pendrick, Peter Keleghan as intrepid spy Terrence Myers in a bizarre covert situation, and a special appearance by the champion Toronto Raptors’ coach Nick Nurse.

For more information about previous seasons, please visit https://www.ovationtv.com/murdoch-mysteries/.

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, Arts Engines, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Fall, Midsomer Murders, The Art Of, Celebrity Conversations, and The Sound of New York. 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 130 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.



Beloved British Drama Series “Doc Martin” Is Coming to Ovation TV





Beloved British Drama Series “Doc Martin” Is Coming to Ovation TV Starting Thursday, December 9
Viewers can enjoy a double dose of British mystery every Thursday night, with three episodes of “Doc Martin” airing immediately after four episodes of “Death in Paradise.”
[via press release from Ovation TV]
BELOVED BRITISH DRAMA SERIES “DOC MARTIN” IS COMING TO OVATION TV STARTING THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9

Doc Martin to Follow Death in Paradise, Expanding Thursday Nights with a Double Dose of British Mystery

Los Angeles, CA – November 17, 2021 Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, will begin airing the first five seasons of British drama series Doc Martin next month. Created by Dominic Minghella, Doc Martin is a beloved dramedy produced by Buffalo Pictures and executive produced by Mark Crowdy. Martin Clunes stars as the gruff Doc Martin in this comedic fish out of water tale about a city doctor who moves to the country. Doc Martin will air in three-hour blocks starting on Thursday, December 9th at 11pm ET. Viewers can enjoy a double dose of British mystery every Thursday night, with three episodes of Doc Martin airing immediately after four episodes of Death in Paradise.

When the brilliant but socially awkward and neurotic Doc Martin develops an aversion to blood, he abandons his career as a celebrated London surgeon and becomes the only doctor in a sleepy small town where his tactless manner soon has the whole town in an uproar. Season one will begin airing on Thursday, December 9th. Season two will begin airing on Thursday, December 23rd. Additional seasons will air in 2022.

Episodes will also be available on demand and on the Ovation NOW app via Roku, iOS devices, Apple TV, and Android. Episode descriptions are below.

Episode 101 “Camino a Bodmin” airs Thursday, December 9 at 11pm ET

When a vacancy arises in the sleepy Cornish hamlet of Portwenn, Dr Martin Ellingham jumps at the chance, but later realizes that adjusting to village life is not going to be plain sailing. In his sharp suits and flashy car, Martin is like a fish out of water, and his brusque manner does not go down too well with some of the locals.

Episode 102 “Gentlemen Prefer” airs Friday, December 10 at 12am ET

Martin has decided to stay in Portwenn but realizes that he will have to make some changes to the way in which the surgery is run. When he refers Roger the former teacher for a biopsy, the results bring bad news. Roger is also bitter because Louisa got his old job. Martin also fires Elaine for inefficiency – only to find that the entire village shun him.

Episode 103 “S… Happens” airs Friday, December 10 at 1am ET

Martin makes his debut on a local radio station – but doesn’t make a great impression on the interviewer, Bert and Al argue over Al’s plans to go to college, and a nasty stomach bug sweeps through the village – but is the swimming pool or the water to blame? Meanwhile, Louise is keen to make amends with Martin, but then Mark invites himself along too.

Episode 104 “El Efecto Portwenn” airs Thursday, December 16 at 11pm ET

The Portwenn Players dance is being held in the village. Louisa buys two tickets and invites Martin along, but as dancing and social occasions are not his thing he turns her down. Louisa then invites Mark instead. He is over the moon and asks Martin’s advice on his lack of success with the opposite sex.

Episode 105 “Of All the Harbors in All the Towns” airs Friday, December 17 at 12am ET

An old flame of Joan’s sails back into her life and sweeps her off her feet, then Martin discovers that the man is seriously ill. Elsewhere, schoolgirl Melanie develops a crush on the doctor and Martin fears her father’s wrath when she keeps showing up at the surgery.

Episode 106 “Haemophobia” airs Friday, December 17 at 1am ET

Martin doesn’t take kindly to the influx of holidaymakers, and his attempts to point out the dangers of sunbathing to one woman don’t come across very well. Elsewhere, gossip spreads about Martin’s phobia of blood and he becomes the subject of a practical joke in the pub, and one of Louisa’s pupils has an accident and an ambulance has to be called to take him to Truro for emergency treatment.

For more information, please visit ovationtv.com.

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, Arts Engines, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Fall, Midsomer Murders, The Art Of, Celebrity Conversations, and The Sound of New York. 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 130 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.



Get an Early Start to the Holiday Season as Ovation TV Celebrates





Get an Early Start to the Holiday Season as Ovation TV Celebrates with a Lineup of Nutcracker Ballets and Holiday Films
A specially curated programming destination will be available to view on demand and on the Ovation NOW app, streaming early and free to all starting November 22, via Roku, iOS devices, Apple TV, and Android.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
GET AN EARLY START TO THE HOLIDAY SEASON AS OVATION TV CELEBRATES WITH A LINEUP OF NUTCRACKER BALLETS AND HOLIDAY FILMS

“There’s No Place Like Ovation For The Holidays” Curated Programming Destination Will Be Available On-Air, On Demand, and Free to All on the Ovation NOW App

Los Angeles, CA – November 17, 2021 – Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, is pleased to announce upcoming programming for the holiday season. Year after year, viewers come to Ovation TV for Nutcracker ballet productions and holiday films and 2021 is no exception. A specially curated programming destination will be available to view on demand and on the Ovation NOW app, streaming early and free to all starting November 22, via Roku, iOS devices, Apple TV, and Android.

Ovation TV offers a variety of holiday films starring audience favorites, including Deck the Halls with Gabrielle Carteris, Christmas Do Over with Daphne Zuniga and Jay Mohr, My First Miracle with Sean Patrick Flanery, Home by Christmas with Linda Hamilton, A Frosty Affair with Jewel Staite, Chasing Christmas with Tom Arnold and Andrea Roth, and Eve’s Christmas with Elisa Donovan, among others. Plus, the network continues to present beloved Nutcracker productions that viewers expect from Ovation TV – this year, from Redondo Ballet and Kader Belarbi.

Every weekend in December, the network will air the above holiday films and specials, including the television premiere of Redondo Ballet’s Snow Queen Nutcracker production. Full linear programming schedule is below. This December, there’s no place like Ovation for the holidays.

Friday, December 3
5:00pm ET: Christmas Do Over (2006)

Saturday, December 4
6:00am ET: The Art Of: Holidays
6:30am ET: Deck the Halls (2005)
8:30am ET: Christmas Do Over (2006)

Sunday, December 5
1:00am ET: A Merry Murdoch Christmas (2015)
6:00am ET: An Accidental Christmas (2007)
8:00am ET: Chasing Christmas (2005)

Friday, December 10
5:00pm ET: Home by Christmas (2006)

Sunday, December 12
6:00am ET: A Merry Murdoch Christmas (2015)
8:00am ET: Getting to the Nutcracker
10:00am ET: Snow Queen (2020)
12:00pm ET: The Nutcracker by Kader Belarbi (2021)

Friday, December 17
5:00pm ET: My First Miracle (2017)

Saturday, December 18
6:00am ET: The 12 Dogs of Christmas (2006)
8:30am ET: A Frosty Affair (2017)

Sunday, December 19
6:00am ET: Eve’s Christmas (2004)
8:00am ET: My First Miracle (2017)

Saturday, December 25
7:00am ET: The Art Of: Holidays
7:30am ET: An Accidental Christmas (2007)
9:30am ET: My First Miracle (2017)

Sunday, December 26
6:00am ET: His and Her Christmas (2005)
8:00am ET: Home by Christmas (2006)
10:00am ET: Home for the Holidays (2005)

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, Arts Engines, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Fall, Midsomer Murders, The Art Of, Celebrity Conversations, and The Sound of New York. 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 130 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 Signs Deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment for Five Seasons of Classic Mystery Series





Ovation TV Signs Deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment for Five Seasons of Classic Mystery Series “Hart to Hart” Starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers
The network will begin airing the series, starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers, on Wednesday, November 17 at 7:00/6:00c.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
OVATION TV SIGNS DEAL WITH SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT FOR FIVE SEASONS OF CLASSIC MYSTERY SERIES “HART TO HART” STARRING ROBERT WAGNER AND STEFANIE POWERS

First Season to Air on Ovation TV Beginning Wednesday, November 17

Deal Also Includes Eight Made-For-Television Movies

Los Angeles, CA – October 28, 2021 – Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has acquired the non-exclusive U.S. linear and AVOD rights for classic mystery series Hart to Hart from Sony Pictures Entertainment. The deal includes five seasons (110×60′) of the series as well as eight made-for-television movies (8×90′). The network will begin airing the series, starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers, on Wednesday, November 17 at 7pm ET. Episodes will air back-to-back in four-hour blocks. The announcement was made today by Scott Woodward, EVP Programming and Production, Ovation TV.

Hart to Hart stars Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers as Jonathan and Jennifer Hart, a wealthy couple who lead a glamorous jet set lifestyle and regularly find themselves working as un-paid detectives in order to solve crimes in which they become embroiled. The series was created by novelist and television writer Sidney Sheldon (The Patty Duke Show, I Dream of Jeannie). Developed by Tom Mankiewicz (Live and Let Die, Superman: The Movie), the series was executive produced by the legendary Aaron Spelling (Dynasty, Beverly Hills, 90210) and Leonard Goldberg (Fantasy Island, Blue Bloods).

“We are pleased to add the classic Hart to Hart to our growing slate of premium drama series,” stated Scott Woodward, EVP of Programming and Production, Ovation TV. “The series will find its home on Wednesday nights during primetime, as a companion to our popular Mystery Alley franchise that airs on Saturday nights. The network continues to look for classic mystery programming that our discerning audience enjoys watching again and again.”

Additional seasons and the made-for-tv movies will begin airing in 2022. For more information, please visit http://www.ovationtv.com.

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, Arts Engines, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Fall, Midsomer Murders, The Art Of, Celebrity Conversations, and The Sound of New York. 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 130 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 Sets November 11 for World Television Premiere of “The Young Leaders – One Young World Stories”





Ovation TV Sets November 11 for World Television Premiere of “The Young Leaders – One Young World Stories”
The documentary covers key global goals including gender equality, biodiversity, LGBT+ rights, and refugees, following the inspiring stories of six young leaders and One Young World, the organization that has given them the global platform to accelerate their social impact.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
OVATION TV SETS NOVEMBER 11 FOR WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE OF “THE YOUNG LEADERS – ONE YOUNG WORLD STORIES”

Co-Produced by Ovation TV and Blue Planet Films, the Michael Sheen-Narrated Documentary Focuses on Inspiring Young Leaders Changing the World

Los Angeles, CA – September 22, 2021 Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has set Thursday, November 11 as the world television premiere date for The Young Leaders – One Young World Stories. The documentary covers key global goals including gender equality, biodiversity, LGBT+ rights, and refugees, following the inspiring stories of six young leaders and One Young World, the organization that has given them the global platform to accelerate their social impact. The film is being coproduced by Ovation TV and Blue Planet Films and is directed by Bruce Robertson. The film will air on Ovation TV on Thursday, November 11 at 7pm ET and will also be available on the same day in the Ovation NOW app’s “Art House” and on Ovation’s JOURNY app.

Through the artistic medium of documentary filmmaking and storytelling, Ovation TV, a longtime supporter of arts advocacy and activism, presents the story of six young leaders from diverse backgrounds who are creating a better future through One Young World. The film is narrated by Michael Sheen, a multi-award-winning Welsh actor and RADA graduate known for his extensive work across film, TV, and stage, as well as his charity work. Supporting all kinds of artistic expression, Ovation is also pleased to share that composer Mic Burns (BBC’s Race Across the World) has created an original musical score to accompany the film.

“We are proud to coproduce this documentary about these One Young World Ambassadors with Blue Planet Films,” stated Charles Segars, CEO of Ovation TV. “The power of art allows us to capture the strength and resilience of these Ambassadors, and to demonstrate to the globe all of the great work being done by One Young World.”

“Making this film has been an amazing journey, and a privilege to be able to tell such incredible stories. These remarkable Young Leaders have achieved extraordinary things, triumphing over hardship and adversity – to make a difference in the World. Filming remotely in five countries has been challenging, but this really has been a Team effort,” added producer/director Bruce Robertson. “It has been a joy to collaborate with wonderful filmmakers from so many countries and great to work with Ovation TV, who had the insight to give these Young Leaders the opportunity to tell their stories, and gave us artistic freedom to make the film. Over the months we have made some great working relationships and hope to continue to develop these. I would like to thank One Young World, who are the inspiration for these Young Leaders who make the World a better place, and without them this film could not have been made.”

David Jones, Co-Founder, One Young World said: “We’re incredibly proud to partner with Ovation TV to launch One Young World’s first documentary. The film is all about giving a platform to these six brilliant young leaders to tell their story, in their own words, of how they have overcome adversity to make a hugely positive impact on the world. Ovation and One Young World share the same mission and objective to scale their impact by telling these important stories to as wide a global audience as possible.”

David Jones, co-founder of One Young World, and John Malkin, EVP of Content Distribution at Ovation TV, attend the 9/21 Goals House at UNGA Screening of the Documentary at Soho House, NYC.

One Young World is the global forum that identifies, promotes, and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world with more responsible, more effective leadership. The annual One Young World Summit convenes the brightest young talent from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact. Delegates from 190+ countries are counseled by influential political, business, and humanitarian leaders such as Justin Trudeau, Paul Polman, and Meghan Markle. Delegates return to their communities and organizations with the means and motivation to make a difference, accessing the global network of 12,000+ young leaders.

The six One Young World ambassadors featured in The Young Leaders are Yeonmi Park, Hyppolite Ntigurirwa, Tabata Amaral, Amir Ashour, Lina Khalifeh, and Nicolle Fagan. Their incredible stories are featured below:

Yeonmi Park – Yeomni escaped the horrors of North Korea, only to be sold as a sex slave in China. She is now a leading human rights activist, with over 80 million hits on social media.

Hyppolite Ntigurirwa – Hyppolite survived the genocide in Rwanda, where over one million people were slaughtered. He is now leading the way for peace and reconciliation in his country. He is the founder of Be the Peace, an organization focusing on the use of art to halt the intergenerational transmission of hate and to promote the power of cross-generational healing.

Tabata Amaral – Tabata was brought up in poverty in the favelas of Sao Paulo, by her mother and her inspirational drug addict father. She went on to Harvard to study astrophysics and is now the youngest serving woman politician in the Brazilian Parliament.

Amir Ashour – Amir was a leading gay activist in Iraq. He had to flee for his life after the police came looking to shut him up for good. He is studying to become an international human rights lawyer at Harvard and is the founder of IraQueer, Iraq’s first and only LGBT+ organization.

Lina Khalifeh – Lina comes from Jordan and was appalled when one of her friends was beaten up for her wage packet by the male members of her family. She formed SheFighter, the first Self-Defense studio for women-only started in the Middle East. She has trained over 20,000 women self-defense in countries all around the Middle East.

Nicolle Fagan – Nicolle came up with a brilliant idea that helps save the Pacific Island paradise of Palau. She co-created Palau Pledge – a groundbreaking environmental initiative that requires visitors to sign a passport pledge to act in an ecologically responsible way on the island, for the sake of Palau’s children and future generations of Palauans.

David Jones, co-founder of One Young World; OYW Ambassador Nicolle Fagan; OYW Ambassador Lina Khalifeh; and John Malkin, EVP of Content Distribution at Ovation TV, attend the 9/21 Goals House at UNGA Screening of the Documentary at Soho House, NYC.

Lina Khalifeh, founder of She Fighter, said, “When my friend was beaten by a member of her family, it made me think of all of the other vulnerable women across the world who should not be forced to live in fear. If being able to tell my story about setting up SheFighter reaches more women who are inspired to stand up and protect themselves, then this documentary will be an incredibly powerful thing.”

For more information, please visit http://www.OvationTV.com/The-Young-Leaders-One-Young-World-Stories/

About One Young World

One Young World is the global forum for young leaders. The annual One Young World Summit convenes the brightest young talent from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact. Delegates from 190+ countries are counselled by influential political, business and humanitarian leaders such as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Dame Jane Goodall, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Duchess of Sussex, amongst many other global figures. One Young World’s mission is to create a better world, with more responsible and more effective leadership. Every year, One Young World achieves this by identifying, promoting and connecting the world’s most impactful young leaders. One Young World offers an unrivalled platform to affect change at a global level, with over 12,000 Ambassadors in the network driving innovation worldwide, directly impacting more than 30.4 million people around the world. In 2020 for every $1 invested, One Young World Ambassadors deliver $16 of social value. Partners include AstraZeneca, Audi, BMW, Christian Dior, Credit Suisse, Citigroup, Clifford Chance, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, General Electric, IKEA, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, LafargeHolcim, L’Oréal, Novartis, RB, Siemens, Swarovski, Unilever & Verizon. To date, Summits have taken place in London (2010), Zurich (2011), Pittsburgh (2012), Johannesburg (2013), Dublin (2014), Bangkok (2015), Ottawa (2016), Bogotá (2017), The Hague (2018) and London (2019).

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 130 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 TV, 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.



Season Four of “Frankie Drake Mysteries” to Make U.S. Debut on Ovation TV





Season Four of “Frankie Drake Mysteries” to Make U.S. Debut on Ovation TV; Premieres October 2 During Mystery Alley Block
As an arts network dedicated to celebrating and presenting all forms of art, Ovation will also air the “Frankie Drake Mysteries: Music at Midnight” concert special.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
SEASON FOUR OF “FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES” TO MAKE U.S. DEBUT ON OVATION TV; PREMIERES OCTOBER 2 DURING MYSTERY ALLEY BLOCK

Arts Network Co-Producing Toronto Symphony Orchestra Concert Special, Filmed on the Frankie Drake Set, Airing on September 25

Ovation Producing Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Content with Cast Members

Labor Day Marathon of Seasons Two and Three Also Scheduled

Los Angeles, CA – August 16, 2021 Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has set the U.S. premiere date for the fourth season of the beloved drama series Frankie Drake Mysteries. Starring Lauren Lee Smith, Chantel Riley, Rebecca Liddiard and Sharron Matthews, the new season will air during the network’s Mystery Alley programming block, its Saturday night linear destination that celebrates the craft of mystery storytelling. Season four will begin airing on Ovation TV on Saturday, October 2 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.

As an arts network dedicated to celebrating and presenting all forms of art, Ovation will also air the Frankie Drake Mysteries: Music at Midnight concert special. A co-production from Ovation, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO), and Shaftesbury Films, the socially distant concert event was filmed on the set of Frankie Drake Mysteries, adhering to the strict COVID protocols of the time. Giving fans of the series the opportunity to see and hear something different and unexpected, the special features performances by series stars Chantel Riley and Sharron Matthews alongside series composer Robert Carli and the TSO. The special will air on Ovation TV the week preceding the fourth season premiere, on Saturday, September 25 at 7pm ET.

Ovation TV has also produced a series of custom interstitials featuring the ladies of Drake Detective Agency getting candid about the evolution of their respective characters. From Frankie confronting her fractured relationship with her father to Trudy solidifying her independence, each of the women offer a more intimate look at their character’s lives. Each premiere episode will feature a quick 30-second behind-the-scenes look for viewers with an extended, longer-form vignette also available for consumers on demand on the Ovation NOW app. The cast also discusses the fabulous fashion that the series always delivers, and how the costume design helps serve as a form of expression and freedom for the fearless foursome.

For those looking to catch up on the series before the season four premiere, Ovation will be hosting a Labor Day marathon of the second season, starting at 8am ET, followed by the third season, starting at 6pm ET.

The fourth season opens with our intrepid detectives and their best gal pals traipsing through the woods on a scavenger hunt that quickly turns deadly. From the wilderness to the world of high society, from an underground cabaret to a candy factory, Frankie (Smith) and Trudy (Riley) investigate murders, kidnappings, heists and poisonings. Using her position as a morality officer, Mary (Liddiard)’s able to snoop through police files and be privy to non-civilian discussions, while Flo (Matthews) lends a hand with autopsy reports, science experiments, and her newly acquired medical skills.

Busy with their professional lives, the team also finds time for personal pursuits. This season, Frankie has a European race car-driving beau, Trudy’s dreams for a home, sweet home are closer than ever, Mary falls for the wrong fella, and Flo starts a family. And, as always, Frankie Drake Mysteries promises high-stakes danger, excitement, intrigue, and friendship.

Season four episodes will be available on demand and on the Ovation NOW app the following day. Episode descriptions below:

Episode 401 “Scavenger Hunt” Airs Saturday, October 2 at 7pm ET

Our gals are on a spirited scavenger hunt. When a player is murdered, they need to solve if it’s case of killing off the competition or more personal.

Episode 402 “Prince in Exile” Airs Saturday, October 9 at 7pm ET

When a playboy Prince is kidnapped, the team has to be discreet as they investigate so to avoid an international incident.

Episode 403 “The Girls Can’t Help It” Airs Saturday, October 16 at 7pm ET

Frankie and Trudy cross paths with a trio of flappers and head into an illegal auction as they investigate the theft of a priceless bottle of wine.

Episode 404 “A Most Foiled Assault” Airs Saturday, October 23 at 7pm ET

When the coach of Canada’s first female fencing team is murdered and a fencer is wrongly arrested, Frankie and Trudy are tasked with the solve.

Episode 405 “Ghost in the Machine” Airs Saturday, October 30 at 7pm ET

Convinced she was visited by the ghost of a murdered woman; Nora makes Frankie and Trudy search their building leading to a shocking discovery.

Episode 406 “The Guilty Party” Airs Saturday, November 6 at 7pm ET

A man acquitted of a grisly murder is still a suspect. The clock ticks as the team investigate whether or not he is the guilty party.

Episode 407 “Life is a Cabaret” Airs Saturday, November 13 at 7pm ET

After witnessing a man’s murder, Frankie’s search for his lady-friend suspect leads her to an underground cabaret and surprising results.

Episode 408 “Sweet Justice” Airs Saturday, November 20 at 7pm ET

When Trudy discovers that her new dream home has contaminated water, the gals investigate the source with help from nighttime vigilante, Lady Justice.

Episode 409 “Showstoppers” Airs Saturday, November 27 at 7pm ET

Mary looks into a morality violation by Rita Hart’s modern dance troupe and Frankie questions if they’ve brought the Spanish Flu to Toronto.

Episode 410 “A Family Affair” Airs Saturday, December 4 at 7pm ET

A shakeup in all our gals’ lives sees Frankie’s dad alive but in danger, Trudy leave DPD, Mary going on the record, and Flo’s new family threatened.

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