- Captivating acquisition PERCEPTION also comes to Bravo! in 2012 -
- Season 2 of original series THE BORGIAS premieres this spring -
- Mid-season series SMASH joins Bravo!'s Friday lineup this February -
- New original series WAY OFF BROADWAY now premieres March 2 at 8 p.m.
- Bravo! grows 35% for W25-54 and 29% for A25-54 -
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TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Following a blockbuster fall that saw it
rank as Canada's fastest-growing specialty service, Bravo! announced
today it has secured the exclusive Canadian specialty rights to two
compelling new series set to debut on the channel this summer,
including the highly anticipated new drama DALLAS. A continuation of
the iconic series centered on the Ewing family cattle and oil dynasty,
the new series stars some of the original cast and characters,
including Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman, along with
newcomers, Jordana Brewster, Jesse Metcalfe, Julie Gonzalo and Josh
Henderson as the next generation of Ewings. Also joining Bravo! in 2012
is the clever new series PERCEPTION, starring Canada's own Eric
McCormack (WILL AND GRACE) and Kelly Rowan (THE O.C.), which follows a
neuroscientist who uses his unique outlook to help the federal
government solve criminal cases. Additionally, the GOLDEN GLOBER
nominated and GEMINI Award-winning hit original drama THE BORGIAS, starring Jeremy Irons, Francois Arnaud, Colm Feore and Holliday
Grainger, returns for a gripping second season this spring on Bravo!.
Bravo! also announced today Steven Spielberg's entertaining-new musical
drama SMASH, starring Debra Messing (WILL & GRACE) and AMERICAN IDOL runner-up and
songwriter Katharine McPhee, will air Fridays at 9 p.m. ET beginning
Feb. 10. Bravo!'s new original companion docu-series WAY OFF BROADWAY, which follows Canadian amateur community theatre enthusiasts as they
grow into musical entertainers in just eight weeks, now joins SMASH on
Fridays beginning on a new date, March 2 at 8 p.m. ET (visit bravo.ca to confirm local broadcast times).
With a reinvigorated schedule featuring captivating series like THE
BORGIAS, SUITS, and FRANKLIN & BASH, Bravo! has seen audience growth of
35% for W25-54, 32% for W18-49 and A18-49, and 29% for A25-54. Bravo!
also jumped five spots to #13 on the list of most-watched non-sports
specialty channels in Canada (A18-49) this past fall.
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