OVATION TV GIVES VIEWERS A BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR OF THE ART WORLD WITH THE PREMIERE OF "ART BREAKERS" SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4
New Original Series Stars Powerhouse Art Advisors Miller Gaffney and
Carol Lee Brosseau; Mario Lopez Guest Stars in Premiere Episode
SANTA MONICA, CA - August 26, 2015 Ovation TV, America's only arts network, takes viewers inside the high-stakes, high-priced world of art collecting with the premiere of its new original series, Art Breakers. The four-part series features two of the top art advisors in the country, Miller Gaffney and Carol Lee Brosseau, on their quest to find the hottest artists, commission show-stopping works, and help their clients find the perfect piece of art that will not only bring joy to their lives, but also be a wise investment. Art Breakers is set to premiere October 4 at 8 pm ET, only on Ovation TV.
In each episode, former sorority sisters Miller and Carol Lee tackle a new business challenge to accommodate their clients' eclectic tastes and sometimes bizarre requests. Whether it's soliciting a spiritual connection for a quirky client, decorating the New York City office of the millionaire owner of an Australian juicing empire, or finding an artist to create an original work inspired by TV star Mario Lopez's new tequila brand, these undaunted pros are the art world's best matchmakers.
Here are the highlights of each episode:
Art Breakers Episode 101 - "COMMISSION CONTROL"
Premieres Sunday, October 4 at 8pm ET
Carol Lee and Miller are hired by TV star Mario Lopez to find a fine artist to create an original work, inspired by Mario's new brand of tequila. Later, their expertise in the world of memorabilia is put to the test when they help a collector's wife broker a deal to acquire an exciting piece of pop culture history as a surprise for her husband.
Art Breakers Episode 102 - "VEGAS VIBES"
Premieres Sunday, October 11 at 8pm ET
A wealthy and eccentric Las Vegas couple calls in Carol Lee and Miller to help replace the distasteful art that came with their lavish home. Although their budget is limitless, they only want new pieces with which they feel a "spiritual" connection. The Art Breakers have to search high and low to quickly create a collection specific to the couple's unique vibe.
Art Breakers Episode 103 - "ART FROM THE OUTBACK"
Premieres Sunday, October 18 at 8pm ET
Joe Cross, the millionaire owner of juicing empire "Reboot with Joe," hires Carol Lee and Miller to fill the walls of his new office in New York City, but throws them some curveballs when he insists that the collection represent his home country of Australia - and that they find the perfect pieces to hang in the office restroom!
Art Breakers Episode 104 - "NO BUDGET REQUIRED"
Premieres Sunday, October 25 at 8pm ET
Miller meets up with a New York City millionaire looking to invest in one new piece, no matter the cost. However, his very specific tastes make him a tough nut to crack. As Miller traverses the city with him, Carol Lee tries to bring in some big money at the country's top art show for photography.
A sneak peek of Art Breakers will be available on VOD as of September 27.
Art Breakers is produced for Ovation TV by Story Monster TV, with Executive Producers Alex Duda, John Rieber and Emerlee Nelford Melling, Greg Spring is Co-Executive Producer.
For more information on Ovation TV's programming lineup, visit www.ovationtv.com.
About Story Monster TV
Executive Producers Alex Duda and John Rieber are Managing Partners of Story Monster TV. Five-time EMMY(R) Award-Winner Alex Duda has created and executive produced such hit shows as Elimidate, Jerseylicious, Chicagolicious, The Glam Fairy and Built. She has also executive produced the Emmy Award-winning Tyra Banks Show, E!'s Talk Soup and Find Me My Man for Oxygen. Currently, Duda is the Executive Producer of the Emmy award-winning Steve Harvey daytime talk show for NBC Universal. John Rieber created E!'s signature red carpet awards show coverage, as well as the network's travel series Wild On... Rieber created and executive produced two highly-rated specials for ABC-TV titled Favorite Stars: Then & Now, along with Celebrity Temps for NBC. He was also the executive producer of Cooking Under Fire, the first ever culinary competition series, which aired on PBS.
About Ovation TV
Ovation is an independent television and digital media company dedicated to celebrating and supporting all forms of arts and culture. Ovation TV selectively curates and airs arts-related series, specials, documentaries and films. The network also offer viewers an exciting line up of original productions. Ovation TV is available to nearly 50M subscribers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Charter Communications, Bright House Networks, and many other smaller providers, and is offered in both standard and high definition, as well as on VOD. In addition, Ovation champions artists through the Ovation Digital Arts network, a unique artist community dedicated to supporting and helping talented YouTube creators grow their brands and businesses. Through The Ovation Foundation, the company is committed to advocating for the arts, nationally and locally, and has provided more than $15M in contributions and in kind support to arts institutions and arts education. You can follow Ovation on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and OvationTV.com.