AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL (AHC) FOLLOWS THE BUREAU'S MOST HIGH STAKES CASES IN NEW SERIES "FBI TAKEDOWNS"
--Original Six-Part Series Premieres Wednesday, March 18 at 10/9c--
(Silver Spring, Md.) - Across America, elite teams of FBI agents are on a mission to hunt down the most wanted criminals in the country. With exclusive access to some of the FBI's most notorious cases and the agents who led the charge, American Heroes Channel (AHC) immerses viewers in the most adrenaline-fueled manhunts, takedowns, and high stakes games of cat and mouse in the all-new series FBI TAKEDOWNS. An electrifying ride, FBI TAKEDOWNS follows the pursuit and capture of deadly criminals who have committed some of the most violent attacks on this generation. FBI TAKEDOWNS premieres on Wednesday, March 18 at 10/9c only on AHC.
"Following the best and bravest, FBI TAKEDOWNS highlights the incredible work of the FBI as they protect and serve our nation each day," said Kevin Bennett, general manager of American Heroes Channel. "Viewers are given a first-hand look at the FBI's top agents as they take down the armed and dangerous, and keep America safe."
Each one-hour episode of FBI TAKEDOWNS follows the nation's best tactical teams, intelligence and undercover operatives throughout their missions providing expert, first-hand commentary that delves deep into some of the most dangerous and infamous missions.
In the premiere episode, the FBI must track down Cheryl Hart and her young son after her brutal ex-boyfriend kidnaps them. For days, the FBI follows them across state lines before catching up with them in rural Virginia, where they are held at gunpoint. When hostage negotiations breakdown, agents know they must lure this madman into the snipers crosshairs, if they are to have any hope of keeping Cheryl and her son alive.
Additional premieres of FBI TAKEDOWNS include:
Hunting a Lone Wolf premieres Wednesday, March 25 at 10/9c
The FBI's in a race against time once an IED is discovered along a Spokane, WA parade route. It's a hunt that will take them all across the Pacific Northwest for a lone wolf suspect before he tries to strike again.
Terrorism in Texas premieres Wednesday, April 1 at 10/9c
The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force in Dallas, TX goes undercover to stop a homegrown terrorist from killing thousands of Americans. To neutralize this violent jihadist, the FBI will have to build a weapon of mass destruction of its own design.
Sadistic Mastermind premieres Wednesday, April 8 at 10/9c
A sadistic criminal mastermind forces his victims to make a cruel choice: rob a bank or watch their family die. The FBI will need to take extraordinary measures to bringing this villain down before a chilling prophecy is fulfilled.
FBI TAKEDOWNS is produced for American Heroes Channel by M2 Pictures with Mike Sinclair and David O'Donnell as executive producers and Alan Martin as series producer. For American Heroes Channel, Ron Simon is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President.
About American Heroes Channel
American Heroes Channel (AHC) is a network from Discovery Communications that tells timeless stories in which a challenge appears - be it a situation or a villain - and a hero arises. Currently in 60 million homes, AHC provides a rare glimpse into major events that shaped our world, visionary leaders and unexpected heroes who made a difference, and the great defenders of our freedom. For more information, please visit AHCtv.com, facebook.com/AHCtelevision, or Twitter.com/AHC_TV . American Heroes Channel is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 pay-tv programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.