Ovation Rings In 2013 With A Full Slate Of Series, Documentaries And Films, Including The US Premiere Of Manet: The Man Who

 Ovation Rings In 2013 With A Full Slate Of Series, Documentaries And Films,
     Including The US Premiere Of Manet: The Man Who Invented Modern Art

From Manet to Madonna and Ballet to Breakdancing, Ovation Covers an
Exhilarating Range of Artistic Stories in January

PR Newswire

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 28, 2012

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ovation, the only network
devoted to artists and every kind of artistic expression, is kicking off the
New Year with a full slate of artful series, documentaries and films,
including those focused on classic and modern painters, a pop icon's most
ambitious concert tour, classic and contemporary dancers, the film version of
a literary thriller and a behind-the-scenes look at New York's competitive art
world. Here are the highlights:

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Manet: The Man Who Invented Modern Art, an entertaining documentary hosted by
British art critic Waldemar Januszczak about the father of impressionism has
its US premiere on Ovation on January 1.

The Emmy® award-winning series, So You Think You Can Dance Season Nine
premieres on January 4 and features two winners – male and female ballet
dancers – for the first time.

Madonna: Truth or Dare, the classic documentary detailing Madonna's 1990
"Blond Ambition" tour, airs on January 6.

Song by Song: Johnny Cash, Ovation's original series about the Man in Black as
told through the lens of his most-enduring songs. This encore performance
begins January 13.

Dance School: Juilliard, a three-part documentary series that gives an inside
look at the lives of sixteen dancers in their final year at the Juilliard
School -- one of the world's most prestigious dance conservatories, airs
January 21.

The Scapegoat, a riveting U.S. premiere two-hour movie, based on the Daphne du
Maurier novel, starring Matthew Rhys (Brothers & Sisters) premieres January

Who The #$&% is Jackson Pollock, a documentary that tells the story of
semi-truck driver Teri Horton who buys a splatter painting at a garage sale
and then goes on a quest to determine if it's a Jackson Pollock original, airs
on January 24.

Artstar, a reality series in which eight artists participate in a group
exhibition and vie for a chance to headline their own solo showbegins
December 31. Ovation will air both season one and two of the series through

Rize, a critically-acclaimed documentary directed by photographer David
LaChapelle starring Lil C' focusing on the street dance style known as
"krumping," and Planet B-Boy, an exhilarating documentary about the phenomenon
of breakdancing and five international dance crews' quest to win the Battle of
the Year, air on January 28.

For more information on airdates and times, please visit ovationtv.com

"Every month, Ovation features an eclectic and exciting mix of programming
about artists and their art, from the classic to the contemporary and from the
traditional to the avant garde. It's what our viewers have come to expect and
love about our channel," said Robert Weiss, Chief Creative Officer for
Ovation. "This January's lineup is just the beginning of what we have in store
for viewers in 2013. Look for more original series, co-productions and
premieres -- artful programming you just can't find anywhere else but on

About Ovation
Ovation is a network devoted to artists and every kind of artistic expression.
Ovation programming is a one-of-a-kind mix of original and selectively curated
series, films, documentaries and specials. The network reaches a national
audience of 51 million homes and is available on cable systems across the
country, as well as nationally on DIRECTV, Dish, Verizon FiOS and AT&T
U-Verse. Ovation is also available in HD and VOD (both in standard and high
definition). Ovation extends its linear channel experience for viewers online
via its popular website, www.ovationtv.com. In addition, Ovation is also
active in the social media space. See the Ovation Facebook page for the latest
information and conversations about the network and the arts:

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