Ovation Continues to Highlight International Dramas from Canada and Down Under
Los Angeles, CA: Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, is planning a summer of ‘Secrets & Crimes’ with film and drama series pairings every Monday night. Episodes of Street Legal, The Brokenwood Mysteries, and Mystery Road will air as part of the network’s ‘Secrets and Crimes’ programming block with back-to-back films starting at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. The summer fun starts on Monday, June 7 with back-to-back episodes of Street Legal, followed by episodes of The Brokenwood Mysteries on Monday, June 28 (season one) and Monday, July 26 (season two), and then the first season of Mystery Road starting on Monday, August 23.
Episodes will air “after dark” immediately following two Secrets & Crimes themed films as the lead-in. Movie titles include: The Usual Suspects, The Bank Job, Clear and Present Danger, Murder at 1600, Smokin’ Aces, Tango & Cash, The Thomas Crown Affair, American Outlaws, Pulp Fiction, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Fargo, The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, The Quick and the Dead, and The Untouchables.
Street Legal premieres on Monday, June 7 at 12:00am ET /(Monday, June 7 at 9:00pm PT)
Olivia Novak (Cynthia Dale) returns with a new generation of lawyers in Street Legal, a character-driven legal drama that follows the professional and private lives of a group of ambitious law partners at a startup firm in Toronto. Together, they vigorously fight for their clients while testing the limits of their relationships inside and outside of the courts. The series also stars Cara Ricketts, Steve Lund, and Yvonne Chapman.
The Brokenwood Mysteries premieres on Tuesday, June 29 at 12:30am ET (Monday, June 28 at 9:30pm PT)
Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea) and partner DC Kristin Sims (Fern Sutherland) watch over the New Zealand town of Brokenwood, investigating the mystifying, inventive and macabre crimes that befall it. Look beneath the peaceful veneer, and viewers will see that murder is curiously at home in Brokenwood. The series also stars Nic Sampson and Cristina Serban Ionda.
Mystery Road season one premieres on Tuesday, August 24 at 12:30am ET (Monday, August 23 at 9:30pm PT)
Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pederson) is called to the remote Australian town of Patterson by local cop Emma James (Judy Davis) to help investigate a mysterious disappearance on an outback cattle station. The investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community. The six-episode season also stars Tasia Zalar and Tasma Walton.
Episodes will also be available the next day on the Ovation NOW app and on demand. For more information, please visit ovationtv.com.
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As an independent television, production, and digital media company, OVATION TV has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture, and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, specials, documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION TV salutes innovative storytelling with popular programming that includes Inside the Actors Studio, Murdoch Mysteries, Riviera, Frankie Drake Mysteries, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Fall, Luther, Midsomer Murders, Landscape Artist of the Year, Grand Designs, Amazing Hotels, Chasing the Sun, and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. Ovation also powers JOURNY, the dedicated streaming service where art, culture, and travel intersect. The company has provided more than $15M in contributions and in-kind support to arts institutions and arts education. Its signature advocacy platform, STAND FOR THE ARTS, includes a coalition of over 130 arts organizations, cultural institutions, and arts leaders throughout the country raising awareness about art’s positive impact, protecting access for everyone, and encouraging action on behalf of the arts. OVATION TV is available on major providers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV, AT&T TV, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on demand. You can follow OVATION TV on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.