First Season to Air on Ovation TV Beginning Wednesday, November 17 Deal Also Includes Eight Made-For-Television Movies
Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, has acquired the non-exclusive U.S. linear and AVOD rights for classic mystery series Hart to Hart from Sony Pictures Entertainment. The deal includes five seasons (110×60’) of the series as well as eight made-for-television movies (8×90’). The network will begin airing the series, starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers, on Wednesday, November 17 at 7pm ET. Episodes will air back-to-back in four-hour blocks. The announcement was made today by Scott Woodward, EVP Programming and Production, Ovation TV.
Hart to Hart stars Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers as Jonathan and Jennifer Hart, a wealthy couple who lead a glamorous jet set lifestyle and regularly find themselves working as un-paid detectives in order to solve crimes in which they become embroiled. The series was created by novelist and television writer Sidney Sheldon (The Patty Duke Show, I Dream of Jeannie). Developed by Tom Mankiewicz (Live and Let Die, Superman: The Movie), the series was executive produced by the legendary Aaron Spelling (Dynasty, Beverly Hills, 90210) and Leonard Goldberg (Fantasy Island, Blue Bloods).
“We are pleased to add the classic Hart to Hart to our growing slate of premium drama series,” stated Scott Woodward, EVP of Programming and Production, Ovation TV. “The series will find its home on Wednesday nights during primetime, as a companion to our popular Mystery Alley franchise that airs on Saturday nights. The network continues to look for classic mystery programming that our discerning audience enjoys watching again and again.”
Additional seasons and the made-for-tv movies will begin airing in 2022. For more information, please visit http://www.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, Arts Engines, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Fall, Midsomer Murders, The Art Of, Celebrity Conversations, and The Sound of New York. 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 U-verse, 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.