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BBC America puts on weight

BBC America puts on weight

BBC America has announced a revamped schedule that will thrill many fans of different genres.  Beginning shortly, there will be themed blocks airing from 8 pm – 10 pm:

    * Murder Mondays – a night of scripted dramas including new seasons of Wire in the Blood starring Robson Green, and Murphy’s Law with James Nesbitt.

    * Tuesday Nitro – targeting male viewers with such shows as MI-5, which focuses on British intelligence battling international espionage and global terrorism, as well as the drama Ultimate Force about an elite army unit in dangerous situations.

    * Wicked Wednesday – aiming at female viewers with such dramas as Footballers Wive$ with Joan Collins joining for the new season; Hotel Babylon about the antics of an exclusive hotel; Goldplated, a comedy about a rich family who exists on credit cards; and Sinchronicity which follows three young party-goers who are looking for love.

    * Big Thursday – will feature new seasons of "larger-than-life" personalities such as Gordon Ramsay and his two shows: Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and Gordon Ramsay’s F Word in addition to the celebrity gossip program The Graham Norton Show.

    * Crime Scene Friday – back-to-back crime shows including Whistleblower, The Innocence Project, Silent Witness and Waking the Dead.

    * Supernatural Saturday – enters the world of science fiction and the paranormal with such shows as Jekyll, Torchwood, Life on Mars, Hex and Doctor Who.

    * The Brit Movie – a different British movie each week on Sunday nights and prior to the movie presentation, the network will air Adventure Sundays starting at 7p with new seasons of Robin Hood and Wild at Heart set in the South African bush.

Fans hoping for Torchwood to follow Doctor Who at Sci-Fi Channel as well as those of us without BBC America (curse you, Cablevision!) will no doubt be disappointed.

Torchwood picked up by BBC America

Torchwood picked up by BBC America

BBC America has picked up Torchwood, the decidely more adult Doctor Who spinoff starring John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness. No word yet on scheduling, or how much of the racier stuff will be trimmed for American audiences, if any. As we hear more, we’ll pass it on.