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[04/23/14 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 23
Updates include: VH1 pulls the plug on its "Best Week Ever" revival; Meg Ryan to lend her voice to "How I Met Your Dad" at CBS; and HBO signs on for J.K. Rowling's "The Casual Vacancy."

[09/22/13 - 08:11 PM]
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards Winners
"Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" took home top honors in the Outstanding Comedy and Drama Series categories.

[06/03/13 - 09:01 AM]
Golden Globe(R) Nominee Dominic West to Headline "The Affair" on Showtime(R)
West will play "a good husband, devoted father of four, and New York City high school teacher whose settled, comfortable world is about to implode when he meets a woman he thinks is his soul mate."

[03/22/13 - 07:41 AM]
BBC America to Co-Produce "Burton and Taylor" for Dramaville
Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter star as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in the 90-minute original movie.

[02/12/13 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 12
Updates include: NBC rolls back "Up All Night" revival; the BBC nixes "The Hour"; and Virginia Madsen, Jennifer Beals and Billy Campbell land pilots.

[01/05/13 - 02:00 PM]
BBC America to Premiere New Drama, "Broadchurch," Starring David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Vicky McClure and Arthur Darvill in U.S.
The series explores what happens to a small community when it suddenly becomes the focus of a major murder investigation.

[01/02/13 - 10:01 AM]
"Doctor Who" Christmas Special Breaks Ratings Record for BBC America
BBC America spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 25 plus the year to date.

[12/13/12 - 05:29 AM]
The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations
"Homeland" tops all series nominations with four, "Game Change" leads TV movies with five nods.

[10/11/12 - 09:00 AM]
"The Hour" Returns Plus "Graham Norton" and "Top Gear" Take on James Bond in November on BBC America
Plus: look for the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on Sunday, November 11 at 8:007:00c.

[09/17/12 - 08:05 AM]
Ovation to Air the U.S. Premiere of "Blackout" Beginning Monday, October 22
Christopher Eccleston, Dervla Kirwan, Lyndsey Marshal and Andrew Scott star in the three-part series, premiering Monday, October 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[07/19/12 - 11:05 AM]
BBC America's Dramaville Earns Five Emmy Nominations
"Luther" star Idris Elba, writer Neil Cross, director Sam Miller and the mini-series itself received nods.

[05/15/12 - 12:02 PM]
BBC Worldwide and PBS Sign Deal to Bring Critically Acclaimed "Call the Midwife" to the US
The series completed its first season in the U.K. on BBC One in February, attracting 10.7 million viewers for its peak episode.

[04/11/12 - 07:01 AM]
BBC America to Co-Produce "The Spies of Warsaw" for Dramaville
David Tennant and Janet Montgomery will star in the thrilling spy story set in Poland, Paris, London and Berlin in the years leading up to the Second World War.

[02/14/12 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 14
Updates include: Jonny Lee Miller to play Sherlock Holmes for CBS; Bryan Fuller's "Hannibal" gets series order at NBC; and Sophia Bush is cast in CBS's "Partners."

[01/12/12 - 10:05 AM]
Coming in February to BBC America: "Being Human" Returns, BAFTA Awards, "Ab Fab" Special, "6 Nations Rugby" and an Encore of "The Hour"
"Being Human" premieres its fourth season on Saturday, February 25 as part of "Supernatural Saturday."

[12/15/11 - 05:43 AM]
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations
HBO receives 18 nods, including four for "Mildred Pierce" and three each for "Boardwalk Empire," "Too Big to Fail" and "Cinema Verite."

[12/07/11 - 05:08 AM]
BBC America to Co-Produce Sequel to Abi Morgan's Acclaimed Drama "The Hour"
Peter Capaldi, Hannah Tointon and Tom Burke will join returning co-stars Romola Garai, Dominic West, Ben Whishaw, Anna Chancellor, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Oona Chaplin.

[10/14/11 - 09:21 AM]
BBC America Reports Highest Ratings Growth Among Television Networks
BBC America spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[08/23/11 - 09:18 AM]
BBC America Launches on Cablevision This Week
As part of the company's agreement to launch BBC America, Cablevision has also extended its carriage agreement for BBC World News.

[08/12/11 - 10:01 AM]
BBC America September Highlights
New additions include Chris Hardwick's "The Nerdist" on Saturday, September 24 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/08/11 - 06:54 AM]
BAFTA Award Winning Writer Abi Morgan Brings Her Espionage Thrilled to BBC America
Dominic West, Romola Garai and Ben Whishaw topline "The Hour," premiering Wednesday, August 17 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/06/11 - 06:44 AM]
BBC America - August Highlights
New seasons of "Gordon Ramsay's F Word" and "Top Gear" are on tap, plus four new "Doctor Who" specials.

[05/25/11 - 09:49 AM]
BBC America Announces New Drama Destination "Dramaville" Hosted by Golden Globe Nominee Idris Elba
The Wednesday block will be home to "The Hour" (August 17), "Luther" (October 5) and "Whitechapel" (November 2).

[05/06/11 - 08:56 AM]
BBC America Summer Preview
New additions include season 17 of "Top Gear" and the bow of "The Hour."

[03/24/11 - 07:11 AM]
BAFTA Award Winning Writer Abi Morgan Brings Her Espionage Thriller to BBC America
"The Hour," set behind the scenes of the BBC's news room in London in the mid '50s, stars Dominic West, Romola Garai and Ben Whishaw.







HOUR (BBC AMERICA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
8/17/11 - 1/2/13
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2012-2013 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
2 (12 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 2/12/13
DESCRIPTION:
(from BBC America's press release, October 2012) From Emmy(R)-nominated writer and creator Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, Shame), the sequel to BBC AMERICA's Golden Globe(R)-nominated miniseries, The Hour, sees the return of the highly competitive, sharp-witted and passionate news trio of Freddie (Ben Whishaw, Skyfall), Bel (Romola Garai, The Crimson Petal and the White) and Hector (Dominic West, The Wire) - still striving to broadcast stories they believe in. Now joined by the new eccentric Head of News, Randall Brown (Peter Capaldi, The Thick of It), the sequel - set in late 1957 - will see the personal meet the professional as the characters become deeply embroiled in cover-ups, corruption, love affairs, sexual intrigues and the resurgence of Mosley's fascism. Welcome to the end of the '50s ... The Hour premieres Wednesday, November 28, 9:00pm ET/PT as part of BBC AMERICA's Dramaville. Twitter: #TheHour
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Anna Chancellor as Lix Storm
· Anton Lesser as Clarence Fendley
· Ben Whishaw as Freddie Lyon
· Dominic West as Hector Madden
· John Bowe as Douglas Owen
· Joshua McGuire as Isaac Wengrow
· Julian Rhind-Tutt as Angus McCain
· Juliet Stevenson as Lady Elms
· Ken Bones as Wallace Sherwin
· Lisa Greenwood as Sissy Cooper
· Oona Chaplin as Marnie Madden
· Romola Garai as Bel Rowley
· Tim Pigott-Smith as Lord Elms
· Vanessa Kirby as Ruth Elms
CREW INFORMATION:
· Abi Morgan as CRTR/EP
· Coky Giedroyc as DIR (Pilot)
· Derek Wax as EP
· Jane Featherstone as EP
· Lucy Richer as EP (BBC)
· Ruth Kenley-Letts as PROD
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Kudos Film & Television
· Shine America