Ovation TV to Air Seasons Three and Four of “The Doctor Blake Mysteries”





Ovation TV to Air Seasons Three and Four of “The Doctor Blake Mysteries” Starting on August 11
The original, period murder mystery series stars 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]
OVATION TV TO AIR SEASONS THREE AND FOUR OF “THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES” STARTING ON AUGUST 11

Los Angeles, CA – August 3, 2022 – Ovation TV, America’s premier arts network, will begin airing the third and fourth seasons of The Doctor Blake Mysteries later this month. The original, period murder mystery series stars 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 third season of The Doctor Blake Mysteries will begin airing on Ovation TV on Thursday, August 11 at 8am ET. With four episodes airing back-to-back every Thursday, season four will then begin airing on Thursday, August 25 at 8am ET.

Dr. Blake has returned to this place he once called home to take over his dead father’s medical practice. The 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. 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 301 “King of the Lake” airs on Thursday, August 11 at 8am ET

A champion rower is thrown into the lake in celebration and never comes up again. Called in to investigate the cause of drowning, Dr. Lucien Blake soon suspects foul play.

Episode 302 “My Brother’s Keeper” airs on Thursday, August 11 at 9:30am ET

Blake is drawn into another murky world as he investigates the death of a local farmer. He discovers a feud between two brothers in the gambling backstreets.

Episode 303 “This Time and This Place” airs on Thursday, August 11 at 11am ET

A young woman is shot dead at a bonfire night celebration, and the police immediately arrest an Aboriginal boy she knew for her murder. However, Blake realises there’s more to the murder than meets the eye.

Episode 304 “By the Southern Cross” airs on Thursday, August 11 at 12:30pm ET

When tensions flare up between local workers and some communist students, the students’ leader is found dead the next morning on the Eureka stockade memorial. It falls to Blake to sift through the politics and intrigue and find the killer.

Episode 305 “A Night to Remember” airs on Thursday, August 18 at 8am ET

A famous actress comes to the Colonists Club and stuns everyone by dropping dead onstage. Convinced the killer is still in the room, Chief Superintendent Munro locks all the doors and gives Blake just one night to solve the murder.

Episode 306 “Women and Children” airs on Thursday, August 18 at 9:30am ET

One of Ballarat Hospital’s most prominent surgeons is found dead on his own operating table. Investigating, Blake is drawn into a web of jealousy and sexual intrigue. Meanwhile, an old ally of Blake’s returns from Melbourne.

Episode 307 “Room Without a View” airs on Thursday, August 18 at 11am ET

Blake is called to a hotel where the owner has found a body in one of the rooms. His investigation takes in a shady business deal and a young woman in Mattie’s care who has lost her memory after a car crash.

Episode 308 “Darkness Visible” airs on Thursday, August 18 at 12:30pm ET

Patrick Tyneman’s son Edward, freshly out of jail, is arrested again for the murder of a freemason. Everyone suspects Edward, but Blake puts aside his former rivalry and tries to get inside the masonic lodge to investigate more closely.

Episode 401 “The Open Road” airs on Thursday, August 25 at 8am ET

Ballarat is hosting a stage of a prestigious cross-country motor race. When a mechanic is found dead underneath one of the cars it’s clear foul play is involved. Under pressure for the race to go ahead in a couple of days, Blake and Lawson must investigate quickly.

Episode 402 “Golden Years” airs on Thursday, August 25 at 9:30am ET

A local businessman is found drowned in the swimming baths right after the grand unveiling of his plans for a local theme park about the Ballarat gold rush. Realizing the death is suspicious, Blake begins untangling the victim’s complicated personal life.

Episode 403 “Lucky Numbers” airs on Thursday, August 25 at 11am ET

When a lottery winner is kidnapped and held to ransom, Blake uses his keen instincts and personal touch to sift through the suspects. However, there’s something else on his mind as well.

Episode 404 “Against the Odds” airs on Thursday, August 25 at 12:30pm ET

An experienced jockey dies on the track when his horse throws him during practice. It doesn’t take long to discover evidence of foul play, so Blake and Frank begin asking around Ballarat’s shady bookmakers.

Episode 405 “The Price of Love” airs on Thursday, September 1 at 8am ET

At Ballarat military base, a soldier is killed on a routine training exercise. Investigating the tragedy, Blake comes face to face with the new base commander, his old nemesis Major Derek Alderton.

Episode 406 “A Difficult Lie” airs on Thursday, September 1 at 9:30am ET

Frank is playing 18 holes on Ballarat golf course when another club member, a local newspaper reporter, turns up dead in one of the bunkers. Frank and Blake soon discover there is a lot more to local politics than meets the eye.

Episode 407 “For Whom the Bell Tolls” airs on Thursday, September 1 at 11am ET

A firefighter falls from the bell tower of the Ballarat fire station. While it initially looks like a suicide, Blake suspects foul play, but he can’t find the evidence to prove it. At home, even now Mei Lin has moved out, things remain complicated.

Episode 408 “The Visible World” airs on Thursday, September 1 at 12:30pm ET

Everyone gathers at Ballarat Observatory to view the eclipse. In the darkness there is a commotion and standing over a body as the lights are turned on is none other than Dr. Lucien Blake. The finger of suspicion falls on him – even Frank has no option but to put him in the cells.

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 Closes Deal with A+E Networks International for Nordic Noir Spy Thriller “Red Election”





Ovation TV Closes Deal with A+E Networks International for Nordic Noir Spy Thriller “Red Election” Starring Stephen Dillane, Lydia Leonard, & James D’Arcy
The exciting new series reflects the reality of living in a globalized world that is socially connected.
[via press release from Ovation TV]
OVATION TV CLOSES DEAL WITH A+E NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL FOR NORDIC NOIR SPY THRILLER “RED ELECTION” STARRING STEPHEN DILLANE, LYDIA LEONARD, & JAMES D’ARCY

The Independent Network to Air U.S. Television Premiere on August 6

Los Angeles, CA – July 6, 2022 – Ovation TV, America’s premier arts network, has signed a deal with A+E Networks(R) International for the linear rights for one season of Nordic noir spy thriller Red Election (10×60′). The exciting new series reflects the reality of living in a globalized world that is socially connected. Against a backdrop of simmering international tensions, the newly elected British Prime Minister announces a referendum to decide the future of Scotland in the United Kingdom. But behind the scenes, a shady foreign power seeks to influence the election, unleash its agents of chaos, and upset the world order. Starring Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones), Lydia Leonard (Gentleman Jack), and James D’Arcy (Homeland), Ovation TV will air the U.S. television premiere of Red Election on Saturday, August 6 at 7pm ET. Today’s announcement was made by Scott Woodward, EVP of Programming and Production, Ovation TV.

Danish secret service agent Katrine Poulson (Victoria Carmen Sonne) and British spy Beatrice Ogilvy (Leonard) are thrown together in a race against time. As a terrorist plot against the British PM (D’Arcy) unfolds, Poulson and Ogilvy are tangled up in a web of lies, murder, and power struggles; they can’t trust anyone, and they soon realize the deadly conspiracy could be part of a far-reaching geopolitical masterplan. The series also stars Dillane as Beatrice’s father, MI5 Director William Ogilvy; Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Doctor Strange, Justice League) as Senior MI5 Leader Levi Nichols; and Lorraine Burroughs (Silent Witness, Fortitude, Death in Paradise) as barrister Etta Cornwall, wife of the British PM.

“We are beyond thrilled to acquire the rights to Red Election, a fantastic Nordic series that will fit in perfectly with our Mystery Alley programming slate,” said Woodward. “Ovation’s viewers love our mystery content, and this spy thriller is a great addition to our robust library.”

“We are so excited to bring Red Election to Ovation TV,” said Ellen Lovejoy, SVP, International Content Sales and Head of Format Sales, A+E Networks. “Viewers will flock to this edge-of-your-seat, high-voltage, extremely timely thriller, with strong female leads, nuanced characters, and powerful storytelling.”

The series will air during Ovation TV’s Saturday night programming destination Mystery Alley, which features premium mystery and crime series from around the globe. Episode descriptions below.

Episode One airs on Saturday, August 6 at 7pm ET

A senior MI5 Agent witnesses an attack that thrusts her into a web of power struggles, lies, and murder alongside a Danish Secret Service agent.

Episode Two airs on Saturday, August 13 at 7pm ET

When Levi Nichols is promoted over Beatrice to the position that her late boss held, she threatens Katrine with a truth drug.

Episode Three airs Saturday, August 20 at 7pm ET

Adam’s contact with Holly and stress from the referendum has negatively impacted his marriage. He and Etta decide to go to a therapy session.

Episode Four airs Saturday, August 27 at 7pm ET

When a video emerges of Adam conversing with oil executives, he claims it is a deep fake, but it doesn’t help him with the polls.

Episode Five airs Saturday, September 3 at 7pm ET

As the Yes vote surges, William implores Adam to resign, but Adam refuses; Zak’s special adviser, Nikki, chats with Adam about the possibility of rigging the digital vote.

Episode Six airs Saturday, September 10 at 7pm ET

Katrine discovers proof that there was a second bomb. Realizing she is a threat, William invites her to his house where he plans to learn the truth about her.

Episode Seven airs Saturday, September 17 at 7pm ET

Beatrice’s only friend, Yelena, is an asset who works for the GRU in Russia. Yelena passes on urgent intel about an imminent terrorist attack.

Episode Eight airs Saturday, September 24 at 7pm ET

Katrine has the Stuxnet Worm USB, which if attached to a power station’s central computer, can mimic a nuclear meltdown, triggering mass panic.

Episode Nine airs Saturday, October 1 at 7pm ET

The day of the referendum arrives. Things look good for Adam until someone leaks the result of Holly’s DNA test. Holly feels distraught, while Etta is angry, and the voters in Scotland believe Adam has lied.

Episode Ten airs Saturday, October 8 at 7pm ET

Adam gets ready to resign. To Etta’s disgust, he changes his mind, and she leaves him; Adam starts to suspect that his friend, Zak, is undermining him.

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.



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.