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AMC The Home Of Great DRAMA.....2013 AMC UPFRONTS


Throughout the past six years, AMC has made a commitment to its viewers to provide the television on best in basic cable, and the 4 Emmy awards for Outstanding Drama is a testament to that commitment. AMC’s lineup includes some of the most talked about dramas on television today including; The Walking Dead, Mad Men, Hell on Wheels, etc. AMC has proven that it can create and maintain high quality dramas that people want to watch. At their 2013 Upfronts AMC announced various reality and drama series in development. AMC is truly television for everyone, and their series will keep the viewer enamored from start to finish.



SCRIPTED DEVELOPMENT


BALLISTIC CITY
A futuristic drama, “Ballistic City” is the story of a former cop thrust into the criminal underworld of a city housed in a generational space ship destined for an unknown world.

KING
In the early 1960s, Floridian King Carmichael sells his soul to a corrupt, racist political machine to win a seat in the Senate. Having run as a segregationist, he is then tapped by Lyndon B. Johnson to champion civil rights in the South.

ASHLAND
Set in 1950 in Ashland, a tiny mining town in Kentucky, the Evans family has just relocated from California and the matriarch, Del, must hide her family’s secrets and find a way to support her three children at the height of the Red Scare.

WHITE CITY
The drama series follows western diplomats and journalists living in Afghanistan.

UNTITLED DAHVI WALLER PROJECT
Set against the New York automobile industry of the 1920s, two brothers struggle to keep their family-run company afloat with a class-hopping Ziegfeld girl and the daughter of an English competitor blurring the line between love and business.

UNTITLED TIM LEA/ ANONYMOUS CONTENT PROJECT
In America’s near future, one family is nearly torn apart in the conflict between a repressive government and the emerging movement for a second American Revolution.

THE WALL
In 1960s Berlin, an American businessman becomes embroiled in a web of East-West espionage.



UNSCRIPTED DEVELOPMENT

MAJORTY RULESS
is a docu-style, unscripted series that celebrates the American democratic process. At the most grass root level, whether it's an election for president of the birdwatchers club or a small-town city council, it will take a light-hearted look at democracy at work as the candidates vie for votes – because, in America -- Majority Rules.

ALL STAR CELEBRITY BOWLING
is the battle royale of celebrity talk shows – an unscripted, hilarious, tongue-in-cheek format that features celebrity bowling matches. In each episode, celebrity teams compete to win big money for charity while letting loose and showing how even the highest profile stars can get competitive, while letting fans in on their lives and current projects.

CANCELLD
“Cancelled” is a social experiment that will attempt to determine just how far people will really go for fame. Over the course of eight weeks, six households will be outfitted with cameras that will give them the chance to compete for 'ratings' that will determine which household has the most-watched reality show. 



NEW SUMMER PREMIERES


SMALL TOWN SECURITY – PREMIERED MAY 9TH @ 10PM
“Small Town Security” explores the inner workings of a small, family-run security and private investigation company in Ringgold, Georgia called JJK Security. The series returns for a second season of straight-up and serious security work, love triangles with a twist, sarcasm served over easy, and a generous helping of stranger-than-fiction scatological humor that will draw you in and make you look away, all at the same time. Season one premiered in July 2012 to critical acclaim, with USA Today hailing it as a reality show that “manages to defy the stereotype” and the Associated Press saying it “bristles with authenticity even as it feels deliriously (and sometimes hilariously) hyper-real with its larger-than-life characters.”

SHOWVILLE – PREMIERED MAY 23RD @ 9PM 
Fame meets Main on AMC's new unscripted competition series, “Showville.” The series centers around a small town talent show featuring local acts, who get the chance of a lifetime to be in the spotlight. “Showville” is a celebration of performing, and a fond, funny look at the lives, workplaces and families of these acts and what happens to them when Hollywood comes to town. Each week, a one-hour episode of “Showville” touches down in a quintessentially American small town and puts together a talent show in a mere four days.

LOW WINTER SUN – SUNDAY AUGUST 11 @ 10PM
Starring Mark Strong (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy, Zero Dark Thirty) and Lennie James (“The Walking Dead,” “Jericho,” Snatch), “Low Winter Sun” is a contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge and corruption in a world where the line between cops and criminals is blurred. The series begins with the murder of a cop by a fellow Detroit detective. Seemingly the perfect crime, in reality the murder activates forces that will forever alter the detective’s life, and pull him into the heart of the Detroit underworld. The ten-episode series is based on the 2006 award-winning British two-part mini-series of the same name written by Simon Donald and produced by Tiger Aspect Productions (an Endemol Company).

OWNERS MANUEL – PREMEIERS THURSDAY AUGUST 15TH @ 9PM
“Owner’s Manual” will test one of the most common divides among man - those who read the owner’s manual and those who do not. Representing each side of this divide, Ed Sanders (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) and Marcus Hunt (HGTV’s “Hammer Heads”) are put to the test in a weekly challenge where they attempt to operate today’s most advanced, dangerous and powerful machinery and technology – from a stunt plane to an off-road racing car to a locomotive, and more. With opposing points of view and conflicting methods of practice -- one man works strictly from the rule book, while the other uses only his instincts -- the real test will be how this “everyman” duo can collaborate to accomplish their challenge.

THE PITCH- PREMIERS THUSDAY AUGUST 15TH @ 10PM
“The Pitch” chronicles numerous interesting characters as they prepare unique creative campaigns, with big personal stakes, at their advertising agencies to try and win a major new piece of business. The show focuses on the characters who are putting their best work forward and shows the personal stakes involved in winning each client. “The Pitch” first premiered on AMC in April 2012 and earned a Critic’s Choice nomination for Best Reality Series – Competition.



OTHER NEWS

  • THE KILLING – premiered Sunday June, 2nd at 8PM 
  • HELL ON WHEELS – PREMIERES SATURDAY, AUGUST 3RD AT 9 
  • BREAKING BAD – PREMIERS SUNDAY AUGUST 11 @ 9PM 
  • TALKING BAD – HAS BEEN PICKED UP 
    • that it will air a special weekly, half-hour live after show to accompany the conclusion of its Emmy® Award-winning series, “Breaking Bad.” “Talking Bad” will analyze and dissect every detail of “Breaking Bad’s” final eight episodes beginning Sunday, August 11. “Talking Bad” will air at 11pm ET/PT

SERIES RENEWALS

TALKING DEAD – RENEWED FOR SEASON 3
AMC’s live after show, hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist; G4), serves as a platform for discussion of the network’s hit series “The Walking Dead.”

COMIC BOOK MEN – RENEWED FOR SEASON 3
The series follows the crew of fan boys from Kevin Smith’s iconic comic shop, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, as they geek-out over rare memorabilia and discover treasures of the comic collecting world.

FREAKSHOW- RENEWED FOR SEASON 2
“Freakshow” follows Todd Ray's quirky family business -- the Venice Beach Freakshow. Leaving behind a successful career in the music industry, Todd realized his true passion: bringing together all things bizarre and unique, including two-headed animals, strange artifacts, eccentric performers and human wonders.


Breezy's Recap

There is no doubt that AMC is a cable channel not to be taken lightly. Being one of the only cable channel to receive an Emmy for best drama, AMc is well on its way to out performing the Big Four. I for one can not wait, I am going to simply sit back and enjoy the ride. The future is clear soon cable will produce 6 nights of original  and I believe AMC will get there first. I have not seen Breaking Bad or Mad Men but there will definitely be a marathon in my future. Is there any new show you are looking forward to on AMC? Any show that you can not wait to return? Let us know in the comment... What will you be watching?

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