[12/04/18 - 09:06 AM]
Ovation Sets Winter Programming Slate
Highlights include the U.S. debuts of "Travel Man" and "The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill."

[via press release from Ovation TV]


The Arts Network Will Also Air the Two-Part Original Special Destination France: The Birthplace of Luxury; "Red Carpet Cinema" Nights Return with More Classic Films

Los Angeles, CA - December 4, 2018 - Ovation, America's only arts network, is warming up the winter months with a slate of premium artistic and cultural programming that includes Travel Man, The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill, the two-part original Ovation special Destination France: The Birthplace of Luxury, and the return of its classic movie strand Red Carpet Cinema every Friday night. Here are the highlights:

Travel Man (Season One)

Premieres on Thursday, January 3 at 10pm ET and Thursday, January 10 at 10pm ET - Acclaimed director, author and BAFTA winning actor Richard Ayoade explores Barcelona with Kathy Burke, Istanbul with comedian Adam Hills, Iceland with actress Jessica Hynes, and goes to Marrakech with actor Stephen Mangan. While he's there, he'll be challenging himself to see and do as much as possible, and subjecting so-called tourist attractions to his ruthless scrutiny. Ovation will air two 30-minute long episodes each Thursday night over two weeks.

Travel Man (Season Two)

Currently available on Ovation's travel AVOD service JOURNY - Richard Ayoade travels to Vienna with actor Chris O'Dowd, Paris with Great British Bake Off star Mel Giedroyc, Copenhagen with Noel Fielding, and Moscow with comedian Greg Davies.

Travel Man (Season Three)

Premieres on Thursday, January 24 at 10pm ET and Thursday, January 31 at 10pm ET - Richard Ayoade travels to Seville with actor-comedian Rob Delaney, Venice with comedian Jo Brand, Dubai with comedian Johnny Vegas, and goes to Berlin with actor-comedian Roisin Conaty. Ovation will air two 30-minute long episodes each Thursday night over two weeks.

Travel Man (Season Four)

Currently available on Ovation's travel AVOD service JOURNY - Richard Ayoade travels to New York with comedian Katherine Ryan, Helsinki with actor Paul Rudd, Lisbon with comedian Adam Buxton, Naples with actor Jack Dee, and Florence with actor Rebel Wilson.

Destination France: The Birthplace of Luxury Part 1

Premieres on Saturday, January 26 at 10pm ET - In this original Ovation special, host Chelsea Cannell takes what can only be described as a dream trip through France to explore its luxury and rich history from Paris to Avignon to the French Riviera. From past to modern day, no one does decadence quite like the French. Cannell meets up with bloggers along the way, who show her the best of the best, from billion dollar palaces to Picasso's haunts.

Destination France: The Birthplace of Luxury Part 2

Premieres on Saturday, February 2 at 10pm ET - Host Chelsea Cannell's pilgrimage from Paris to Avignon to the French Riviera in this original Ovation special concludes.

The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill

Premieres on Thursday, February 14 at 10pm ET - A sweeping six-part documentary series featuring award-winning, internationally renowned actor Sam Neill as he retraces Captain Cook's voyage across the largest ocean in the world. Ovation will air two one-hour long episodes every Thursday night over three weeks.

Red Carpet Cinema

Ovation's joyful examination of "The Art of Film" returns Friday, January 18 at 7pm ET. With highly curated monthly themes, Ovation celebrates the Hollywood classics that elevated the art form from movies to cinema, and chronicles the films that continue to inspire new generations of filmmakers and talent. January and February celebrate Oscar winners. Future monthly themes include the films of Sidney Poitier, Alfred Hitchcock, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Redford, actor Steve McQueen, and Agatha Christie, as well as movie musicals, westerns, and more.

Friday, January 18 at 7pm ET: Gandhi (1982)

Friday, January 25 at 7pm ET: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Friday, February 1 at 7pm ET: Marty (1955)

Friday, February 8 at 7pm ET: Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Friday, February 15 at 7pm ET: Schindler's List (1993)

Friday, February 22 at 7pm ET: Platoon (1986)

All episodes will be also be available on demand and the Ovation NOW App. The Red Carpet Cinema films will be available to stream live on the Ovation NOW App.

For more information, please visit http://www.ovationtv.com

About OVATION America's Only Arts Network

Art has the power to inspire us, elevate our thinking, and awaken our senses. As an independent television, production and digital media company, OVATION has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, arts-related specials and documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION salutes innovative storytelling, lives for the art in entertainment, finds beauty in the everyday, and applauds art in unexpected places. OVATION is available to nearly 50M subscribers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on VOD. 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, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.

  [december 2018]  


[12/12/18 - 11:30 AM]
ABC Announces Premiere Dates for New Series "The Fix," "Grand Hotel," "Whiskey Cavalier" and Returning Shows "American Idol," "Match Game" and "For the People"
Plus: "A Million Little Things" moves to Thursdays at 9:00/8:00c starting January 17.

[12/12/18 - 09:01 AM]
The Forces Behind "End of the F***ing World" & "Stranger Things" Unite for "I Am Not Okay with This"
The latest Netflix original series is based on Charles Forsman's graphic novel of the same name.

[12/12/18 - 08:45 AM]
"Everything's Gonna Be Okay," From Critically Acclaimed Writer and Comedian Josh Thomas, Picked Up to Series by Freeform
The half-hour comedy introduces Nicholas (Josh Thomas), a neurotic 25-year-old still living at home with his single dad and two teenage half-sisters, one of which has autism.

[12/12/18 - 08:38 AM]
Video: "Trigger Warning with Killer Mike" - Teaser - Netflix
"'Trigger Warning' is about examining cultural taboos and giving viewers the space to examine the 'what ifs' and 'why nots' that limit how some people move and operate in the world," said Michael Render, pka Killer Mike.

[12/12/18 - 08:33 AM]
Reelz Kicks Off Winter 2019 Slate with a Return to the 1970s with New Specials, New Series and Returning Series
New series include "I Lived with a Killer," "Famous Fortune Fights," and "Notorious."

[12/12/18 - 08:12 AM]
"Lip Sync Battle" Season 5 Premieres January 17 at 9pm ET/PT on Paramount Network
On tap this season are Queer Eye's Fab 5, Andy Roddick, Brooklyn Decker, Darren Criss, Big Bird, and Vanessa Morgan with special appearances by Mariah Carey, Serena Williams.

[12/12/18 - 08:10 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Fall Finales Put CBS on Top in Viewers, Demos
"NCIS" is the night's most-watched program overall while NBC's "The Voice," ABC's "The Conners" top adults 18-49.

[12/12/18 - 08:03 AM]
Video: "7 Days Out" - Official Trailer - Netflix
A behind-the-scenes look at the most iconic cultural events in fashion, sports, food, gaming, and space.

[12/12/18 - 08:03 AM]
Discovery Announces the Return of "Gold Rush: White Water"
The spin-off returns for a second season on Friday, January 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/12/18 - 07:33 AM]
Video: "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Tidy guru Marie Kondo comes to the rescue by helping people tackle the clutter that's holding them back.

[12/12/18 - 07:03 AM]
Video: "Pinky Malinky" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Join Pinky Malinky and his best friends, Babs and JJ, as they make movies, drop sick beats, and explore their hometown of Sackenhack.

[12/12/18 - 07:00 AM]
Nominations Announced for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
The winners will be revealed Sunday, January 27 at 8:00/7:00c, airing live on TNT and TBS.

[12/12/18 - 07:00 AM]
E! Swipes Right on New Unscripted Comedy Series "Dating #NoFilter" Premiering Monday, January 21st at 10:30P ET/PT
In each buzzy half-hour episode, three pairs of outspoken comedians will serve up play-by-plays as they follow real singles on the most outrageous, intimate, and surprising first dates.

[12/12/18 - 06:03 AM]
Video: "3Below: Tales of Arcadia" - Official Trailer - Netflix
From visionary director Guillermo del Toro and the team behind "DreamWorks Trollhunters" comes an epic, hilarious tale of alien royalty who must escape intergalactic bounty hunters by blending in on a primitive junk heap known as Earth.

[12/12/18 - 05:30 AM]
Chart-Topping Artists Florida Georgia Line and Maren Morris to Perform Live from the Allstate(R) Fan Fest in New Orleans During "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019"
As previously announced, award-winning actress Lucy Hale will return to host the third annual Central Time Zone celebration from New Orleans.