or


[07/07/09 - 09:48 AM]
Keep Cool in August with U.S. Premiere Seasons of Skins and Top Gear on BBC America
"Skins" returns Thursday, August 6 while "Top Gear" is back on Monday, August 17.

[via press release from BBC America]

KEEP COOL IN AUGUST WITH U.S. PREMIERE SEASONS OF SKINS AND TOP GEAR ON BBC AMERICA

SKINS � U.S. PREMIERE

Critically acclaimed dramedy, Skins, returns with an all new season and a fresh young cast. It's the show that had everyone buzzing and now it's time for a new set of hilarious and downright audacious adventures. As TV Guide said "The randiest 16-year-old students on TV are back. No, not those rich Upper East Siders but the kids on this award-winning British series that tackles every teen issue bound to induce parental nightmares."

Skins continues to push boundaries in ways only teenagers can, while telling shocking and sometimes heartbreaking stories about the trials of adolescence. The Class of 2009 is headed up by the beautiful and mysterious Effy (Kaya Scodelario), returning as the new queen bee. She's joined by best friend, Pandora (Lisa Blackwell) and a trio of suitors � Freddie (Luke Pasqualino), J.J. (Ollie Barbieri) and Cook (Jack O'Connell). Together the gang bond as they fall in and out of love and lust, fight one another, compete with each other and unite as one. Skins premieres Thursday, August 6, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

TOP GEAR � U.S. PREMIERE

International Emmy-winning car show, Top Gear, continues with a new U.S. premiere season. Hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May travel to France to race supercars across the highest bridge in the world, turn real cars into radio control cars, and pit a Bugatti Veyron against a plane and high-speed train in a sprint across Europe. Plus, celebs like Indy Car champion Nigel Mansell, and Little Britain star David Walliams stop by to do a lap around the track. Top Gear premieres Monday, August 17, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT

MOVIES

HANNAH AND HER SISTERS � BBC AMERICA PREMIERE

Michael Caine, Dianne Wiest, Mia Farrow, and Barbara Hershey lead a star-studded cast in this legendary Woody Allen film. Over the course of one tumultuous year, Hannah's (Farrow) husband Elliott (Caine) falls in love with Hannah's sister Lee (Hershey), while Hannah's ex-husband (Allen) begins an affair with her other sister, Holly (Wiest). Michael Caine and Dianne Wiest won Oscars for their performances, and Woody Allen took one home for his screenplay. Hannah and Her Sisters airs Sunday, August 9, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT

STUNTS

Skins Sunday

Get ready for an all-new season of the coming-of-age drama Skins by taking a look back at the most memorable moments from the first two seasons in a seven-episode marathon starting at 1:00pm. Skins Sunday airs Sunday, August 2, starting at 1:00 p.m. ET/ 10:00 a.m. PT

Revealing Sunday

From high school pregnancy pacts, to women addicted to being surrogate mothers, to the highs and lows of life as a stoner, no story is too shocking or personal for this day. Starting at 3:00pm, tune in for five straight hours of riveting stories for a very revealing afternoon. Revealing Sunday airs Sunday, August 9, starting at 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT

Top Gear Marathon

BBC AMERICA gasses up the tank for an all new season of Top Gear with an afternoon full of the best moments from last year's model. Starting at 1:00pm, tune in for seven hours of fast cars and ridiculous challenges, including a race from Switzerland to England on one tank of gas, reviews of new Bentleys, Porsches, and Lamborghinis, and Jeremy, Richard, and James attempting to drive the entire length of Vietnam � on scooters. Plus, there are two best-of specials featuring even more all-time classic bits. Top Gear Marathon airs Sunday, August 16, starting at 1:00 p.m. ET/ 10:00 a.m. PT

Think Pink

It's a three-week celebration of Peter Sellers in his legendary role as Inspector Clouseau. Every Sunday, BBC AMERICA presents a different Pink Panther movie, beginning with the film that started it all, the original Pink Panther, on August 16. The following week, Clouseau returns to action � with over twenty assassins on his tail � in The Pink Panther Strikes Again. And finally, on August 30, Clouseau gets the chance to investigate his own murder, in Revenge of the Pink Panther. Think Pink Sunday, August 16, Sunday, August 23 and Sunday, August 30, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT each week

Summer Clean-Up

Tune in this Sunday at 3:00pm for five full hours of America's dirtiest, dingiest, nastiest, and most foul-smelling abodes. It's a ten-episode marathon of How Clean Is Your House?, the cringe-inducing show that sets dust-busting divas Kim Woodburn and Aggie MacKenzie on some of the most disgusting and disorganized homes you've ever seen this side of the Atlantic. Summer Clean Up airs Sunday, August 23, starting at 3:00 p.m. ET/ 12:00 p.m. PT

BBC Earth Sunday

Nobody in the world does natural history programming like the BBC and the esteemed Sir David Attenborough. BBC AMERICA is proud to feature three specials from this legendary team so amazing and awe-inspiring they must be seen to be believed. At 5:00pm, Sir David recounts the life of Charles Darwin and demonstrates the miracle of evolution, in Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life. Then, at 6:00pm, Great Natural Wonders of the World celebrates the wealth of natural features that makes our planet so uniquely beautiful. Finally, at 7:00pm, it's the Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth, featuring a look at the most incredible demonstrations of life's vitality. BBC Earth Sunday airs Sunday, August 30, starting at 5:00 p.m. ET/ 2:00 p.m. PT

ONGOING PREMIERES

Other series that continue to premiere new episodes in August include:

Tuesdays: You Are What You Eat

Wednesdays: Gordon Ramsay's F Word

Fridays: Friday Nights with Jonathan Ross

Saturdays: Being Human

Sundays: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?

BBC AMERICA brings audiences a new generation of award-winning television featuring news with a uniquely global perspective, provocative dramas, razor-sharp comedies and life-changing makeovers. BBC AMERICA pushes the boundaries to deliver high quality, highly addictive and eminently watchable programming to viewers who demand more. BBC AMERICA is distributed by Discovery Networks. It is available on digital cable and satellite TV in more than 64 million homes.





  [july 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SKINS (BBC AMERICA)
· TOP GEAR (BBC AMERICA)





[12/18/18 - 01:56 PM]
MTV's New Docuseries "Made in Staten Island" Premieres January 14
The coming-of-age series follows eight Staten Islanders as they battle each other, and the odds, to step out from the shadows and change the reputation of the island.

[12/18/18 - 11:09 AM]
Investigation Discovery Puts the "New" in New Year with "ID's Premiere New Year" Special Marathon
The lineup includes series premieres of "Deadly Secrets," "Killing Time," "American Nightmare," and "Hometown Homicide."

[12/18/18 - 11:04 AM]
Conan O'Brien Debuts New 30-Minute Format Show Starting January 22, Ushering in a New Era of Multi-Platform Comedy with Team Coco
"My three-month absence can only mean one thing - radical cosmetic surgery. Tune in January 22nd for a true freak show," added O'Brien.

[12/18/18 - 11:04 AM]
Cooking Channel Showcases the Best Meals on Wheels in New Series "Food Truck Nation"
Chef and food truck aficionado Brad Miller takes viewers on a journey to find the latest and greatest food trucks in the new series.

[12/18/18 - 11:02 AM]
Renowned Actor and Producer George Takei Joins AMC's Anthology Series "The Terror" as Consultant and Series Regular
Additional casting includes Kiki Sukezane, Miki Ishikawa, Shingo Usami and Naoko Mori.

[12/18/18 - 10:09 AM]
VH1's New Series "Grown & Sexy" Premieres Friday, January 4th
The talking-head style series will feature irreverent commentary and sketches from today's top celebrities and comedians.

[12/18/18 - 10:04 AM]
Hulu's 2019 Winter Programming Slate
Newly announced: Patricia Arquette, Joey King, Chloe Sevigny, AnnaSophia Robb and Calum Worthy star in "The Act," premiering Wednesday, March 20.

[12/18/18 - 10:00 AM]
NBC Announces Midseason Premiere Dates for Four Returning and Two New Series
Look for new dramas "The Enemy Within" (Monday, February 25) and "The Village" (Tuesday, March 12) in the coming months.

[12/18/18 - 09:54 AM]
New Season of "Kindred Spirits" Featuring Powerhouse Paranormal Investigators, Amy Bruni and Adam Berry, Premieres on Travel Channel with All-New Haunted Stories
In season three, Bruni and Berry enter America's darkest locations demanding answers to the most chilling, haunted mysteries.

[12/18/18 - 09:01 AM]
A&E Chronicles the Journey of a 28-Year-Old Mother of Two Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder in "Many Sides of Jane"
"Many Sides of Jane" premieres on Tuesday, January 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/18/18 - 09:00 AM]
"Van Helsing" Renewed for Fourth Season by Syfy
Jonathan Walker will serve as showrunner for the new season.

[12/18/18 - 08:57 AM]
Award-Winning Science Channel Series Returns to Shed More Light on the Cosmos - "How the Universe Works" Premiering January 8 at 10PM ET/PT
Science Channel's longest-running and most popular space series is rocketing back after the new year to shed new light on a host of new celestial mysteries.

[12/18/18 - 08:13 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Cruise to Victory
The Peacock easily takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/18/18 - 07:41 AM]
Saints-Panthers on ESPN Delivers Second-Best "Monday Night Football" Overnight Rating of the Season and Is Up 40 Percent Year-Over-Year
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, December 17.

[12/18/18 - 07:00 AM]
"Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Conjures Up New Episodes
Netflix has ordered 16 more episodes of "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," which will air in two parts (parts 3 & 4).