Lifetime Television's Popular Series "Blood Ties" To Return for Second Season in Fall
NEW YORK, May 7 -- Lifetime Television's popular series
"Blood Ties," which is averaging 1.3 million viewers during its freshman
season, will return for a second season of ten new episodes in the fall.
Airing Sundays at 10PM (ET/PT), "Blood Ties" will complete its first
season of 12 episodes on May 20. The series premiered on Lifetime on March
11 and averages a 1.1 household rating.
Lifetime entered the mystical world with "Blood Ties," a drama series
starring Christina Cox ("The Chronicles of Riddick") as a private
investigator specializing in solving supernatural crimes, who joins in an
unexpected partnership with a mysterious and sexy vampire. Based on Tanya
Huff's best- selling novels The Blood Books, the series also stars Dylan
Neal ("JAG"), Kyle Schmid ("Beautiful People") and Gina Holden ("Reunion").
Christina Cox is best known for her Gemini Award nominated performance
as Angie Ramirez on "FX: The Series," as well as her role opposite Vin
Diesel as mercenary Eve Logan in "The Chronicles of Riddick." Cox also was
the lead in the romantic comedy "Better than Chocolate." Cox's television
appearances include guest-starring roles on "CSI: Miami," "Cold Case,"
"Numb3rs" and "The Chris Isaak Show." Cox can also soon be seen opposite
Ving Rhames in the upcoming historical feature film drama "Ascension Day."
Kyle Schmid appeared in the Canadian film "Spill" and later went on to
star in "The Sandy Bottom Orchestra," which earned him a Young Artist Award
nomination for best supporting actor. He was most recently seen as a
recurring character on the ABC Family drama series "Beautiful People."
Other television appearances include guest-starring roles on various series
including "I Was a Six Grade Alien," "Strange Days at Blake Holsey High,"
"The Zack Files," "Odyssey 5" and "Degrassi: The Next Generation." Other
credits include the telefilms "Alley Cats Strike," "Cyber Seduction: His
Secret Life," Lifetime Television's "Sex & the Single Mom" and Disney
Channel's "The Cheetah Girls." Schmid's feature film work includes roles on
"The Covenant," "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," "A History of
Violence" and "The Pacifier."
Dylan Neal is a well recognized face on television, having appeared in
recurring roles on "JAG" as Lt. Dalton 'Boomer' Jonas; Nick Sweeny on
"Hyperion Bay;" Dylan Shaw on "The Bold and the Beautiful;" Cory Robbins on
"Pacific Palisades" and "Dawson's Creek" as Doug Witter. Neal was also seen
on the series "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch," "Relic Hunter" and "She Spies."
His other television credits include the TV shows "The War at Home," "CSI:
Miami," "Kevin Hill" and "Thieves." He also appeared on the telefilms
"Vampire Bats" and "Locusts." Neal was also featured in the film "40 Days
and 40 Nights" with Josh Hartnett.
Gina Holden began her career as a model, finding success in Japan where
she became the face of Shiseido cosmetics and appeared on over twenty
magazine covers. Holden later discovered her love of acting in college and
has since appeared in a variety of roles on both film and television. Her
film credits include "Code Name: The Cleaner," "Fantastic Four," "Final
Destination 3" and "The Butterfly Effect 2." Holden's television work
includes a recurring role on the series "Reunion" and "Da Vinci's City
Hall." She was also seen on "The L Word," "Psych," "Supernatural" and "The
The series is executive produced by Randy Zalken ("Under the
Mistletoe"), Kirk Shaw ("Battle in Seattle"), Marshall Kesten ("Air
Master") and Peter Mohan ("Mutant X") who also serves as the show runner
and wrote the premiere episode. "Blood Ties" is produced by Mark Winemaker
("Path to 9/11") and Paul McConvey ("Look-a-Like"). Allan Kroeker ("Bones,"
"Supernatural") directed the premiere episode. The series is produced by
Insight Film Studios Ltd. and Kaleidoscope Entertainment Inc. for Lifetime
Television. It is also produced and developed in association with CHUM
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SOURCE Lifetime Television