Ovation TV, the cable network focused on the arts, said it would launch eight new specials and series in 2015, including an avant-garde one-woman stage show from actress Isabella Rossellini and a documentary series featuring rock ‘n’ roll photographer Mick Rock.
The new programs are as follows:
Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno Live! After making 38 short films in the Green Porno series that delve into the mating and sexual habits that animals, insects, and marine life exhibit in nature, Isabella Rossellini took her comedic spin on the subject to the stage. This hilarious documentary special follows Rossellini around the world as she prepares for and performs her one-woman show. The 60-minute special debuts May 17.
The Da Vinci List Series counts down the top 10, game-changing figures within an artistic genre, from chefs to child prodigies. Three 60-minute episodes.
Southern Uncovered With the Lee Bros. Award-winning culinary experts and travel writers Matt and Ted Lee explore a different city in the South, seeking to uncover the unique and unexpected sides of Southern cuisine and culture. Three 60-minute episodes.
On the Record With Mick Rock In each episode, legendary photographer Mick Rock joins a new musical guest in his or her hometown for an insider’s tour of the places and people who define their city. A musical performance ensues.
The Art Of Each episode profiles three artists who are creating boundary-pushing work in media that are not part of the traditional definition of “art.”
Art Breakers Powerhouse art dealers Miller Gaffney and Carol Lee Brosseau offer a backstage pass to the high-stakes world of art collecting.
Young Marvels A two-hour special event that follows up on an earlier look at eight gifted children trying to become successful artists in dance, vocal performance and more.
American Canvas Hosted by Dave Holmes, this series premiered explores the historic and creative communities. New episodes are slated for the fourth quarter.