or


[05/18/12 - 11:06 AM]
Ovation to Air U.S. Premiere of "The Runaway" June 9
The six-part mini-series is based on novelist Martina Cole's "tale of star-crossed lovers struggling for redemption against a background of crime and corruption."

[via press release from Ovation]

OVATION TO AIR U.S. PREMIERE OF "THE RUNAWAY" JUNE 9

Set Your DVRs! June Ovation Premieres Also Include Such Contemporary Classics Lost in Translation, Casanova, Copying Beethoven and more

Santa Monica, CA - May 18, 2012 Ovation, the only network celebrating art, artists and all forms of artistic storytelling, will air the U.S. premiere the six-part mini-series The Runaway, novelist Martina Cole's tale of star-crossed lovers struggling for redemption against a background of crime and corruption. Part one of the mini-series premieres on Saturday, June 9 at 10:00p/EST & 7:00p/PST and runs for each consecutive Saturday night thereafter.

In The Runaway, childhood sweethearts Cathy Connor and Eamonn Docherty, are brought up together in the East End. When Cathy strikes out to protect her mother from a violent attack, she is institutionalized and abused until she runs away. Meanwhile, Eamonn is rising up the ranks of the East End criminal underworld. Over the years their paths continue to cross, but each time fate intervenes. The mini-series stars Joanna Vanderham and Jack O'Connell, with an exceptional performance by Alan Cumming as a drag performer who saves the young Cathy.

Also, set your DVRs to these other Ovation premieres:

THURSDAY NIGHTS:

WAITING FOR GUFFMAN (1996) - Thursday, June 7 at 8:00p/EST & 5:00p/PST- Starring Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Parker Posey, Catherine O' Hara and Fred Willard. Writer/Director Christopher Guest's mockumentary on small town life as exposed by a group of aspiring actors. While putting on a musical to celebrate their town's sesquicentennial, the actors are in anticipation of being seen by a big Broadway producer. The script was co-written with Eugene Levy.

LOST IN TRANSLATION (2003) - Thursday, June 14 at 8:00p/EST & 5:00p/PST - Starring Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray. Charlotte is a newlywed tagging along with her photographer husband who is on assignment in Tokyo. There she meets Bob Harris, an American actor whose diminished star has lead him to Japan to do liquor commercials. The two strike up a deep and unexpected bond. Nominated for four Oscars(R) including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Direction, Writer/Director Sofia Coppola won for her Original Screenplay.

CASANOVA (2005) - Thursday, June 28 at 8:00p/EST & 5:00p/PST - Starring Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons and Oliver Platt. Set in Venice Italy of the 1700's, this story of the famous lothario is given visually luscious treatment by Director Lasse Hallstrom. A light comedic romp of mistaken identities and romantic complications.

SUNDAY NIGHTS:

MAN IN THE IRON MASK (1998) - Sunday, June 10 at 8:00pm/EST and 5:00p/PST - Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Gerard Depardieu and Gabriel Byrne. The movie centers on the aging three Musketeers during the destructive reign of King Louis XIV of France and the King's mysterious twin brother, imprisoned and forced to live behind an iron mask. The three Musketeers run afoul of their old ally D'Artagnan, who is in service of the evil King, in their quest to liberate the imprisoned brother and install him as King.

DON JUAN MARCO (1994) - Sunday, June 17 at 8:00p/EST & 5:00p/PST- Starring Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando and Faye Dunaway. In the final ten days before his retirement, a psychiatrist treats a young man who thinks he is the world's greatest lover, the fabled Don Juan. Through the process of their work together, the passion in the doctor's staid marriage is rekindled. Features the Oscar(R) nominated song, "Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?"

COPYING BEETHOVEN (2006) - Sunday, June 24 at 8:00p/EST & 5:00p/PST- Starring Ed Harris and Diane Kruger. It is 1824 in Vienna, and Beethoven struggles with the completion of his 9th Symphony and the fact that he will be unable to successfully conduct its premiere. This account chronicles the last years of Beethoven's life and the fictionalized relationship between Beethoven and composition student, Anna. Directed by Agnieszka Holland.

E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) - Sunday, July 1 at 8:00p/EST & 5:00p/PST - Starring Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote and Dee Wallace. Steven Spielberg's classic family film about a lonely boy and his boundless friendship with a stranded alien trying to return home. Nominated for nine Oscars(R) including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director, it won four.

Other notable Ovation June premieres include:

HAIR (1979) - Tuesday, June 12 at 10:45p/EST & 7:45p/PST - Starring Treat Williams, John Savage and Beverly D'Angelo. Milos Forman directed this film version of the iconic 1960's Broadway musical. Capturing the Age of Aquarius, race relations, and the Vietnam War, the story follows Oklahoman Claude en route to his induction as he encounters and is befriended by a group of New York City hippies.

THE FANTASTICKS (1995) - Wednesday, June 27 at 8:00p/EST & 5:00p/PST - Starring Joel Grey, Barnard Hughes, Jean Louisa Kelly, and Joe McIntyre. Adapted from the famous long-running off-Broadway musical (the originally production ran 42 years making it the world's longest running musical). It is the story of a young man and woman who are brought together, unbeknownst to them, through the machinations of their fathers, a mystical and mysterious carnival and it's ringmaster.

About Ovation

Ovation is the only multi-platform network celebrating art, artists and all forms of artistic story-telling. Its programming tells the stories of artists, their work, and the powerful impact art has on each of us. Ovation programming is a one-of-a-kind mix of original and selectively curated series, films, documentaries and specials. The network reaches a national audience of 51 million homes and is available on cable systems across the country, as well as nationally on DIRECTV, Dish, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse. Ovation is also available in HD and VOD (both in standard and high definition). Ovation extends its linear channel experience for viewers online via its popular website, www.ovationtv.com. In addition to offering contests, trivia, facts and supplemental video online, the network has created an award-winning online community (www.ovationtv.com/community) for everyone from passionate artists to the curious. To date, over 190,000 pieces of original art have been uploaded to the site by members.





  [may 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· RUNAWAY (OVATION)





[09/03/15 - 02:16 PM]
Check Out John Diggle's New Costume on "Arrow!"
David Ramsey's character will be donning this gear in the premiere episode of "Arrow" on Wednesday, October 7.

[09/03/15 - 02:10 PM]
"Grandfathered" Celebrates Grandparents Day with 1-800-Flowers Promotion
Starting today, use promo code "Grandfathered" to receive 20% off an exclusive collection of flowers and treats.

[09/03/15 - 12:58 PM]
"The Chew" Is All About You! Season Five Kicks Off Tuesday, September 8 on ABC
Hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz return for a fun-filled season as your ultimate guides in entertaining from help with a quick fix fabulous meal to aide in a kitchen calamity.

[09/03/15 - 12:00 PM]
Hallmark Channel's Original Programming Stands Out on Saturday Nights
The Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for Saturday, August 29.

[09/03/15 - 11:34 AM]
Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers Encores Win the Late-Night Ratings Week of Aug. 24-28
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 24-28.

[09/03/15 - 11:03 AM]
TNT & TBS Stars Rashida Jones, Sean Bean, Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Rebecca Romijn and Jeff Hephner Coming to New York Comic Con
TBS and TNT are bringing the stars and producers of five of their most anticipated upcoming shows to New York Comic Con in October.

[09/03/15 - 10:07 AM]
British Pop Sensation Little Mix to Perform with "America's Got Talent" Finalists Acroarmy for Sept. 9 Semifinal Results Show on NBC
Little Mix - singers Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirwall - have quickly established themselves as one of the brightest pop acts in Britain.

[09/03/15 - 10:01 AM]
Disney XD Greenlights "Lab Rats: Elite Force," a Spin-Off of Popular Series "Lab Rats: Bionic Island" and "Mighty Med"
Reprising their starring roles on their respective series are Billy Unger as Chase and Bradley Steven Perry as Kaz, Jake Short as Oliver, Paris Berelc as Skylar, and Kelli Berglund as Bree.

[09/03/15 - 09:35 AM]
USA Network Wins the Summer, Ranking #1 in Key Demos Across All Basic Cable
USA spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[09/03/15 - 09:18 AM]
SundanceTV Joins Forces with Red Arrow International, Goalpost Pictures Australia and Pukeko Pictures in New Zealand on Original Genre Series "Cleverman"
Set in the near future, the series follows a group of non-humans battling for survival in a world where humans feel increasingly inferior to them, and want to silence, exploit and kill them.

[09/03/15 - 08:55 AM]
"The Carmichael Show" Grows in Its Second Week, Up 18% at 9 P.M., 22% at 9:30
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 2.

[09/03/15 - 08:31 AM]
CBS Program Advisory for Premiere of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"
"The Late Show" will run until 12:44 AM, ET/PT on Tuesday, September 8.

[09/03/15 - 08:27 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Edges CBS, FOX for Demo Crown
Plus: the Peacock's "America's Got Talent" is the night's most-watched program overall.

[09/03/15 - 08:19 AM]
ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap" Season Finale is Up in Viewers and Adults 18-49, Marking its Most-Watched Telecast in 4 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 2.

[09/03/15 - 07:51 AM]
Discovery's #1-Rated Show "Gold Rush" Returns for Sixth Season with Miners Facing New Challenges and Unexpected Twists of Fate
The series returns with a two-hour premiere on Friday, October 16 at 9:00/8:00c.