ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 4/29/14; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from Ovation's press release, April 2014) Ovation, America's only arts network, is launching a new documentary series called The Royals beginning April 26. In honor of William and Kate's wedding anniversary, the series takes viewers on a journey through all facets of British Royal life in all its grandeur, splendor and controversy. Produced by Back2Back Productions and distributed internationally by Content Media, The Royals premieres in the U.S. on Saturday, April 26 at 5:00 p.m. ET, only on Ovation. The Royals takes viewers behind palace gates for an up-close and personal look at how the Royal Family has endured and flourished over the decades. From triumph to tragedy, the series follows the British Royal Family through births, childhoods, weddings, scandals and deaths, and all under the scrutiny of the global public eye. Spanning the period from Queen Elizabeth's coronation to the birth of Prince George of Cambridge, each episode will cover such topics as Prince Philip's strict upbringing, Diana's death in Paris, Queen Elizabeth's beloved Corgis and Harry's turbulent youth.