or


[05/09/13 - 08:35 AM]
Ovation Announces Largest-Ever Increase in Original Programming with Nine New Original Series
Some 236 hours of original programming will be produced in 2013, compared to 46 hours of original programming in 2012.

[via press release from Ovation]

OVATION ANNOUNCES LARGEST-EVER INCREASE IN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING WITH NINE NEW ORIGINAL SERIES

Boosts the Network's Original Programming by Over 400%

Ambitious New Programming Slate Adds 236 Original Hours to 2013 Schedule; Plus 16 New Shows in Development for 2014

NEW YORK - May 9, 2013 - At its New York Upfront presentation for the press today, Ovation, America's only arts network, unveiled nine new original series scheduled to premiere this summer and fall. Indicating considerable forward momentum with its original programming strategy, the network also revealed its 2014 development slate, consisting of 16 additional series.

"This is truly a historic moment for Ovation. Art is in the DNA of everything we do," said Robert Weiss, Ovation's Chief Creative Officer, who made the announcement today. "We are literally taking our number of original programming hours and boosting them by over 400%. With this seismic shift in our programming focus, we are making the leap to become a full-service arts network -- America's only arts network."

Some 236 hours of original programming will be produced in 2013, compared to 46 hours of original programming in 2012. The 46 hours of original programming in 2012 doubled the amount of original content in 2011.

Most of these new original series will be produced by the network's newly launched Ovation Studios, which includes newly constructed, state-of-the-art facilities at the network's Santa Monica headquarters. All the projects produced by Ovation will be multi-platform, using all of the network's digital and social channels.

Weiss also announced the network's new brand strategy and network tagline -- Art Everywhere, which has been locked to the new Ovation logo and will be featured across all media platforms.

During the presentation, Weiss highlighted five of the nine new series that Ovation will premiere in 2013, including:

The Kuhnert Chronicles (12 x 1hr)

Hosted by Harvard professor, international art expert and classical theater director Flynn Kuhnert and his sister Tara Kuhnert, this weekly series transports viewers on exciting journeys across the globe, through the annals of art history, all from Flynn Kuhnert's very own art-filled Beverly Hills mansion. Flynn's infectious personality and encyclopedic art knowledge permeate every story, as he connects art history with contemporary art and cultural phenomenon. And thanks to the critical, anchoring watch of his sidekick and sister, Tara, Flynn never gets too highbrow. The Kuhnert Chronicles premieres summer 2013, only on Ovation.

The Art of ... (20 x 1hr)

This series looks at the many creative pursuits that may not be regarded as "art," but are practiced by disciplined, dedicated and hungry dreamers worthy of being called "artists." Each week, The Art of... profiles three people whose boundary-pushing work elevates their work to the level of art. Focusing on the celebrated as well as the undiscovered, this series explores the creative process behind each featured art form and uncovers how and why these artists do what they do. From tattoo and street artists, to mechanics and mixologists, this series reveals the passion that keeps these artists motivated and inspired. The series premieres this July, only on Ovation.

Culture Pop (26 x 1hr)

Through interviews, field reports, commentary and user-generated content, Culture Pop will showcase the newest events and personalities in every creative field. From music and film, to reports on emerging artists working in genres as varied as photography, architecture and interior design, this show makes art accessible to everyone. Countdowns and top 10 lists compile the week's must-see events and must-know-about artists, providing a cross-cultural primer for a diverse audience with multi-faceted interests and passions. The series premiere this June, only on Ovation.

Cinema Confidential (11 x 1hr)

Award-winning actors, directors, and screenwriters sit down at the Bing Theatre at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) with celebrated film critic Elvis Mitchell (New York Times, LA Weekly) and offer insider insight into how creative teams were assembled, how projects found their footing, and the circumstances that kept each film from falling apart. On Cinema Confidential, Hollywood heavyweights like Brad Pitt, Judd Apatow, George Clooney and Seth Rogen explain how their projects began, the challenges they faced, the rewrites, re-shoots, personalities and pitfalls that went into the famous movies they've made. This series premieres this summer, only on Ovation.

A Young Doctor's Notebook (4 x 1/2-hr)

Produced by the BBC and premiering in the US exclusively on Ovation, this scripted series stars Jon Hamm (Mad Men, 30 Rock) and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black). Based on the book by Mikhail Bulgakov, A Young Doctor's Notebook is the darkly humorous account of the experiences of a newly graduated young doctor who lands a post at a small hospital in a remote village during the Russian Revolution. The story is told through the eyes of the doctor's older, opiate-addicted self (Hamm) as he narrates the action from his own notebooks. The series premieres this summer, only on Ovation.

Four more high-profile 2013 original programs will be announced in June.

Ovation also has a record 16 projects in "fast-track" development, all of which were initiated by Weiss when he joined the network last December. These include:

Extreme Art - Artists who go to mind-blowing lengths to create their extreme art.

The Mentor - Successful artists in every medium pay tribute to the art teachers, vocal coaches, and dance school directors who were instrumental in their formative years.

Pickup Artists - One man's garbage is another's masterpiece. You won't believe the art the country's dumpster divers create with your throwaways.

Popstalgia - In this series passionate collectors show off their prized items and illustrate how certain objects - like posters, trading cards, and ticket stubs - connect us to emotional moments in pop culture history.

Confessions of a Gallerista - Get to know gallery owners, PR powerhouses, super critics, and the super elite who frequent the glitziest of gallery openings and events.

I Can't Do That - The artistically challenged are matched with the experts to teach them to excel in activities they never thought they could. From ballroom dancing, to stand up comedy to sculpting a masterpiece, this is a crash course in achieving their artistic dreams.

The Nutcracker: Behind the Curtain - Young dancers from across the country compete to perform in a national production of The Nutcracker and the ultimate prize -- performing on an iconic New York City stage.

Prodigies - This profile series uncovers a generation of artists destined to make their mark before they reach adulthood.

About Ovation

Ovation is America's only arts network, whose mission is to connect the world to all forms of art and artistic expression. Ovation programming is one-of-a-kind mix of original and selectively curated series, films, documentaries and specials. The network reaches a national audience of nearly 50 million homes and is available on national cable systems, as well as nationally on DIRECTV, Dish, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse. Ovation is also available on VOD (in both standard and high definition). Ovation's diversified viewer experiences extend across its linear network, the popular ovationtv.com, and active social presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. See the Ovation Facebook page for the latest information and conversations happening across the Ovation brand and the arts: www.facebook.com/OvationTV.





  [may 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· ART OF, THE (OVATION)
· CINEMA CONFIDENTIAL (OVATION)
· CONFESSIONS OF A GALLERISTA (OVATION)
· CULTURE POP (OVATION)
· EXTREME ART (OVATION)
· I CAN'T DO THAT (OVATION)
· KUHNERT CHRONICLES, THE (OVATION)
· MENTOR, THE (OVATION)
· NUTCRACKER, THE: BEHIND THE CURTAIN (OVATION)
· PICKUP ARTISTS (OVATION)
· POPSTALGIA (OVATION)
· PRODIGIES (OVATION)
· YOUNG DOCTOR'S NOTEBOOK, A (OVATION)





[04/19/18 - 06:48 PM]
FOX Sports Ushers in 25th Season of NFL Coverage with Its Strongest Broadcast Schedule Ever
FOX's strong 2018 regular season schedule features 35 NFC divisional matchups - 10 from the NFC South, nine each from the NFC North and NFC West, and seven from the NFC East.

[04/19/18 - 05:39 PM]
Jon Gruden's Coaching Return and NFL in Mexico City Highlight ESPN's 2018 "Monday Night Football" Schedule
The 49th season will kick off on ESPN with a doubleheader Monday, September 10 - New York Jets at Detroit Lions (7:10 p.m. ET) and Los Angeles Rams at Oakland Raiders (10:15 p.m. / 7:15 p.m. PT).

[04/19/18 - 05:22 PM]
2018 "Thursday Night Football" Schedule Released
The 13-game schedule features 11 games on FOX which will be simulcast on NFL Network, and two NFL Network exclusive games.

[04/19/18 - 05:11 PM]
CBS Sports 2018 NFL Schedule Highlighted by Broadcast of Super Bowl LIII
Coverage of Super Bowl LIII, from Atlanta on February 3, 2019, will mark the 20th time CBS has broadcast the Super Bowl, the most of any network.

[04/19/18 - 05:07 PM]
2018 NBC "Sunday Night Football" Schedule Features Falcons-Eagles Sept. 6 in NFL Kickoff Game; First Game of Packers 100th Season; & Rodgers vs. Brady
"Sunday Night Football" will have a new, earlier kickoff time of 8:20 p.m. ET - 10 minutes earlier than last year.

[04/19/18 - 03:15 PM]
CBS Replaces "Living Biblically" on Monday Nights with "Big Bang Theory" Repeats
The Eye indicates the freshman comedy will return to the schedule at a later date.

[04/19/18 - 02:06 PM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Delivers an Epic Three-Part Reunion Beginning Tuesday, April 24 at 9PM ET/PT
Following the three-part reunion, the network will air a "Secrets Revealed" special on Tuesday, May 15, which will feature never-before-seen footage of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."

[04/19/18 - 12:46 PM]
"For Our Lives: Parkland," The First-Ever Co-Production Between Freeform and ABC News' "Nightline," to Premiere Monday, April 30
The hour-long special will feature footage captured by ABC News reporters documenting several students as they turned their unimaginable grief and fear into action during the difficult weeks after the attack.

[04/19/18 - 12:02 PM]
"Food Network Star" Returns with New Cast of Hopefuls Competing for Culinary Greatness
Before the main competition gets started, Valerie Bertinelli and Tyler Florence return to co-host a new season of "Food Network Star: Comeback Kitchen," premiering on Sunday, May 27.

[04/19/18 - 12:00 PM]
Disney Channel - Packed and Ready to Go - Super-Serves Kids All Summer Long with Its Most-New Ever Daily Programming Schedule
Throughout the summer, Disney Channel will bring fans new programming, starting at 9:00 a.m. EDT/PDT on weekdays and 8:00 a.m. EDT/PDT on weekends.

[04/19/18 - 11:00 AM]
Tony and Emmy Award Winner Tyne Daly Joins the Cast of "Murphy Brown" When It Returns to CBS
Daly will play Phyllis, the sister of the beloved, deceased bar owner Phil from the original series, and it's evident that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

[04/19/18 - 10:32 AM]
Johnny Galecki's "SciJinks" Premiering Wednesday, May 16 on Science Channel
Galecki orchestrates a team of inventive scientists who use science to feed people's minds, and to mess with their heads.

[04/19/18 - 10:16 AM]
Paramount Network Announces Series Pickup for "First Wives Club"
A cast announcement will be made in the coming weeks.

[04/19/18 - 10:02 AM]
Sundance Now Acquires Critically-Acclaimed Scripted Comedy "Motherland" from Lionsgate
The critically-acclaimed series, written and created by Sharon Horgan, Holly Walsh, and Graham and Helen Linehan, will make its exclusive U.S. debut with the first two episodes premiering on the service Thursday, May 10.

[04/19/18 - 10:00 AM]
CBS All Access Original Series "Strange Angel" to Launch on Thursday, June 14
Based on George Pendle's book of the same name, the series is inspired by the real life story of Jack Parsons and explores the dramatic intersection between genius and madness, science and science fiction.