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Upfronts ’15: Ovation unveils “Da Vinci List,” “Southern Uncovered”

Southern American food, the high-stakes world of art collectors and game-changers in food and film are among the subjects profiled in U.S. arts net Ovation TV's 2015/2016 slate. (Pictured: Isabella Rossellini's Green Porno Live!)
April 24, 2015

Southern American food, the high-stakes world of art collectors and game-changers in food and film are among the subjects profiled in U.S. arts net Ovation TV’s 2015/2016 slate.

The net revealed eight specials and series for 2015, as well as four productions in development at a New York presentation on Thursday (April 23).

Forthcoming series include The Da Vinci List (3 x 60 minutes), which counts down the top 10 “game-changers” within fields such as food and film, and premieres on June 7; Southern Uncovered with Lee Bros.(6 x 30 minutes), in which culinary experts and travel writers Matt and Ted Lee explore the cuisine and culture of America’s southern states, debuting June 14; and Art Breakers (4 x 30 minutes), where art dealers Miller Gaffney and Carol Lee Brosseau go behind-the-scenes in the world of art collecting, premiering October 4.

Meanwhile, Young Marvels - which made realscreen’s 2014 MIPCOM Picks – is to get a two-hour special which checks in on the progress of the eight gifted children profiled in season one of the series. The event is slated to air on November 14.

The forthcoming slate also includes previously announced programs such as the hour-long special Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno Live! (pictured; May 17), On the Record with Mick Rock (6 x 30 minutes; August 2), American Canvas (3 x 60 minutes, Q4), and season five of The Art Of (4 x 30 minutes; September 6).

Elsewhere, series in development include Street Art Revival, which finds residents and artists uniting to transform towns through the power of art; The Gavel, which each week follows two art enthusiasts looking for undiscovered masterpieces; Art Therapy, on the role of art in bettering people’s lives; and finally “One Man’s Trash”, about a group of outspoken artists who scour junkyards for items to use in their work.

Ovation TV is to debut its forthcoming series and specials in a new 8 p.m. EST time slot on Sundays.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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