ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 4/4/13; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from AMC's press release, November 2012) "Immortalized" delves into the passionate detail and artistic expression of one of the world's oldest art forms: Taxidermy. Each episode will feature one of four highly regarded "Immortalizers" facing off against a lesser known "Challenger" in a competition to create a piece to be judged on three criteria: originality, workmanship and interpretation of the designated theme. Featured for the first time on the small screen, taxidermy's new breed of Rogue artists will have the opportunity to showcase their creative interpretation versus that of a traditionalist as they attempt to perfect this centuries-old art form in a battle of glory and pride. The series consists of eight, half-hour episodes and is produced by Gary Auerbach, Julie Auerbach, and Tina Gazzerro.