AXS TV ANNOUNCES MID-SEASON PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING SHOWS
Highlights Include a New Top Ten Style Countdown Show and the premiere of Legendary Rocker Eddie Money's reality show "Real Money"
Los Angeles, CA (December 8, 2017) - AXS TV, the premier destination for classic rock programming, has announced the premiere dates for its 2018 mid-season schedule, which includes the return of the network's most popular original series "Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar Presented by Mercury Insurance" and "The Big Interview With Dan Rather," as well as the premieres of the new reality series "Real Money," starring rock superstar Eddie Money and his family, and the music-themed countdown show "The Top Ten Revealed," hosted by Katie Daryl.
AXS TV celebrates the greatest and most influential songs, bands, and musicians in the history of rock n' roll in the dynamic new countdown series "The Top Ten Revealed," premiering Sunday, February 11 at 9:30pE/6:30pP. The series is hosted and executive produced by Katie Daryl (formerly host/executive producer of AXS TV's "World's Greatest Tribute Bands"), who will be on hand to guide viewers on a witty, edgy, and insightful journey that takes a look at the figures and the music that have left an indelible mark on the rock n' roll scene. Each episode will put the spotlight on a different theme, spanning a diverse range of topics covering the best guitar intros, Vietnam anthems, '80s rock ballads, and more, and featuring a rotating panel of all-star experts that includes Heavy Metal trailblazer Lita Ford; Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Steven Adler; and former Pantera percussionist Vinnie Paul, just to name a few.
Legendary newsman Dan Rather sits down with some of the most celebrated figures from all across the entertainment spectrum as "The Big Interview" opens its sixth season on February 27 at 9pE/6pP. The upcoming season features 20 all-new episodes, divided into winter and fall cycles, premiering with Led Zeppelin front man and celebrated solo artist Robert Plant. Other guests include Robby Krieger and John Densmore, the surviving members of psychedelic powerhouse The Doors; chart-topping Country songstress Shania Twain; and singer, songwriter and actor Billy Ray Cyrus. More guests will be announced at a later date.
The Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar, cruises across the country for even more candid conversations and unforgettable jam sessions with some of music's biggest names, as season three of Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar Presented by Mercury Insurance debuts on Sunday, April 8, at 9pE/6pP. Upcoming episodes feature an eclectic array of guest appearances including Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl; The Who icon Roger Daltrey; Heavy Metal pioneer Rob Halford; classic rock hit makers Foreigner; Canadian alt-rockers Nickelback; and more.
Then, multi-platinum rock superstar Eddie Money takes viewers home every Sunday night in AXS TV's all-new original reality series "Real Money," premiering April 8 at 9:30pE/6:30pP. The program captures the daily lives of the Money Clan - which includes Eddie; Laurie, his wife of over 30 years; their five kids, Zach, Joe, Jesse, Dez, and Julian; and eight pets - as they live, laugh, bicker, and rock. Hilarity and hijinks ensue this season as Eddie and Laurie struggle to keep everyone in line and on time; Jesse gets in some trouble while mom and dad are in Cabo; Eddie's forced to take his health seriously; Dez gets career advice from a GRAMMY(R)-winning engineer; Eddie gets a therapy session on the golf course; and the family continues to rock the stage.
"AXS TV is committed to delivering the best music programming on television, and the mid-season lineup is a great reflection of that," said Evan Haiman, vice president of music programming and production, AXS TV. "Sunday nights, in particular, offer up an impressive one-two punch in the form of rock n' roll powerhouses Sammy Hagar and Eddie Money, who each star in series that give viewers an intimate and unique look at true music icons in ways they've rarely been seen before. From classic rock to heavy metal, and everything in between, the mid-season roster has something for music lovers of all ages and tastes."
AXS TV's mid-season premiere schedule follows (all times Eastern):
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11
9:30 p.m. - Premiere of THE TOP TEN REVEALED
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27
9 p.m. - Sixth season premiere of THE BIG INTERVIEW with Dan Rather
SUNDAY, APRIL 8
9:00 p.m.- Season Three Premiere of ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR PRESENTED BY MERCURY INSURANCE
9:30 p.m.- Premiere of REAL MONEY