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[02/03/12 - 08:04 AM]
BBC America March Highlights: Primetime Original "No Kitchen Required" and the Return of Dramaville's Acclaimed "Whitechapel"
Plus: look for the debut of "Katy Brand's Big Ass Show" and season four of "Kitchen Nightmares."

[via press release from BBC America]

BBC AMERICA MARCH HIGHLIGHTS

NO KITCHEN REQUIRED - WORLD PREMIERE

BBC AMERICA's new original adventure cooking competition series, No Kitchen Required, follows three chefs as they are dropped into a remote location where each must work with the locals to hunt, forage and collect ingredients to create a locally-inspired meal that will be judged by the community. The three fearless chefs are award-winning New York restaurateur Michael Psilakis, first ever Chopped Grand Champion chef Madison Cowan, who has roots in London, Detroit and Jamaica, and New Zealand chef Kayne Raymond. The trio leave the comforts of their kitchens and are dropped into ten locations around the world including Belize, Dominica, New Zealand, Fiji, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Phuket, Thailand, Hawaii, Arizona, Louisiana and Florida. The series is hosted by British presenter Shini Somara (BBC's One Show, BBC World News' The Health Show), who joins the chefs on the adventure. The world premiere of BBC AMERICA's No Kitchen Required is Tuesday, March 20, 10:00pm ET/PT. Twitter: #NoKitchenRequired

DRAMAVILLE'S WHITECHAPEL - US PREMIERE

The critically acclaimed drama, Whitechapel, returns with three distinctive, dark and chilling crime stories. In season one, the intrepid team tracked down a blood-thirsty Jack the Ripper copycat and faced off against the gangster brutality of a new generation of Krays. But now they are faced with a whole new set of challenges... The new season will find Detective Inspector Joseph Chandler (Rupert Penry-Jones), Detective Sergeant Miles (Phil Davis) and Edward Buchan (Steve Pemberton) spreading their investigations beyond the boundaries of Whitechapel, as they peel back the layers of the London's East End and its most gruesome history. The East End will once again provide fertile ground for murder, body-snatching, poisoning and grisly discoveries, as the team's present day investigations echo three hundred years of crimes committed in the city's darkest recesses. Whitechapel premieres Wednesday, March 28, 10:00pm ET/PT as part of BBC AMERICA's Dramaville. Twitter: #Whitechapel

KATY BRAND'S BIG ASS SHOW - US PREMIERE

Katy Brand's Big Ass Show is a parallel world of original characters and crazy celebrities with big egos and even bigger flaws. With the sword of truth and the shield of chaos at her side, Katy Brand takes on the entire entertainment industry, swills it around in her brain and then spits it out. Celebrities and original characters intermingle to create a whole new world of entertainment - like the one we know, but much more fun, and with lots of juicy twists. Katy Brand's Big Ass Show premieres Saturday, March 3, 11:30pm ET/PT as part of BBC AMERICA's Ministry of Laughs comedy block. Twitter: #KatyBrand

RUDE AWAKENING: OBESITY - WORLD PREMIERE

Lindsay and Kristy, two overweight young adults, face their future when they meet morbidly obese Kathy and Bonnie. Over the course of three days, the young women are shocked by the devastating effects of obesity as they get to know Kathy and Bonnie, who are beyond recovery. Will this encounter be enough to motivate Lindsay and Kristy to make a dramatic change and break their own damaging habits? Rude Awakening: Obesity premieres Tuesday, March 13, 10:00pm ET/PT.

6 NATIONS RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP (LIVE) - WORLD PREMIERE

RBS 6 Nations Championship, one of Europe's biggest annual sporting events, will once again broadcast live on BBC AMERICA. The legendary rugby tournament features England, France, Ireland, Scotland, Italy and Wales as they vie for the championship over seven weeks. England enters the tournament as last year's champions. The tournament continues in March with Wales v Italy at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday, March 10, 9:30am ET and England v Ireland at Twickenham in London on Saturday, March 17, 1:00pm ET. Twitter: #6Nations

RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES - US SEASON FOUR - BBC AMERICA PREMIERE

Chef Gordon Ramsay returns for a fourth season as he treks across the country to help fledgling restaurants turn their luck and their businesses around. With the economy hitting the restaurant business hard, these restaurateurs are looking to Chef Ramsay to wake them up from their kitchen nightmares. Each week, Chef Ramsay will visit a new establishment with a myriad of problems. He will delve deep into the inner workings of each eatery and explore everything from unsanitary refrigerators to lazy and inexperienced staff to diagnose the real problems. Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares kicks-off Tuesday, March 13 with a special double-episode premiere airing at 8:00pm and 9:00pm ET/PT. Following the special double-episode season four opener, each new episode of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares will air on Tuesdays at 9:00pm ET/PT. Twitter: #KitchenNightmares

STUNTS

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA SEASON FOUR CATCH UP

Catch up on BSG's most controversial season with this marathon of season four to date. The Battlestar Galactica marathon airs Saturday, March 3, 9:00am-7:00pm ET.

THE TUDORS SEASON FOUR FINALE COUNTDOWN

Countdown to the shocking finale of The Tudors with a marathon of the epic series' final season. The Tudors season four finale countdown airs Sunday, March 11, 12:00pm-9:00pm ET and Wednesday, March 14, 12:00pm-9:00pm ET.

THE BEST OF RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES

Gordon's greatest, most furious moments are showcased in these special marathons of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. The Best of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares airs Tuesday, March 13, 8:00am-8:00pm ET - Sunday, March 18, 11:00am-6:00am ET - Tuesday, March 20, 8:00am-9:00pm ET.

BBC EARTH SUNDAY

Travel the globe and see nature's most fascinating moments up close in this special marathon of the majestic programs from BBC Earth, including Animals: Extreme Lives, Hammerhead, The Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth, Crocodile: Smiling Predator and Amazon: Super River. The BBC Earth marathon airs Sunday, March 25, 12:00pm-5:00pm ET.

TOP GEAR MARATHONS

Two marathons of the world's biggest car show are set for March. The Top Gear marathons air Monday, March 5, 8:00am-8:00pm ET and Monday, March 26 from 12:30pm-8:00pm ET.

ONGOING PREMIERES

Other series that will continue to premiere new episodes during March include:

Wednesdays: The Tudors

Saturdays: Being Human, The Graham Norton Show, Battlestar Galactica, 6 Nations Rugby Championship





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· KATY BRAND'S BIG ASS SHOW (BBC AMERICA)
· KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (FOX)
· NO KITCHEN REQUIRED (BBC AMERICA)
· WHITECHAPEL (BBC AMERICA)





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