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[01/30/08 - 02:10 PM]
Two Returning U.S. Premiere Drama Series on BBC America
The network sets return dates for "Hotel Babylon" (Wednesday, March 12) and "Robin Hood" (Saturday, April 26).

[via press release from BBC America]

TWO RETURNING U.S. PREMIERE DRAMA SERIES ON BBC AMERICA

From the world of glitzy five star hotels to the heroic actions in medieval Sherwood Forest, two of BBC AMERICA's most popular dramas return for all new U.S. premiere seasons.

Hotel Babylon, a Carnival Films production for BBC, returns for Season 3 (8 x 60). It is distributed by BBC Worldwide.

Robin Hood, a BBC AMERICA co-production with Tiger Aspect Productions and the BBC, is back for Season 2 (13 x 65). It is distributed by BBC Worldwide.

This season Hotel Babylon kicks off with a special guest appearance by American Idol's Paula Abdul. Meantime, Charlie's (Max Beesley) been promoted to manager, has to deal with the fallout from bad reviews and try to work with Emily, the new posh PR expert at the hotel. Hotel Babylon premieres Wednesday, March 12, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

With no tights in sight, the new season of Robin Hood finds Robin (Jonas Armstrong) and his motley gang even more determined in their battle to defeat the ruthless Sheriff of Nottingham (Keith Allen) and his dastardly accomplice, Guy of Gisbourne (Richard Armitage). Accompanied by the beautiful Marian (Lucy Griffiths), the brave heroes battle to rid Nottingham of poverty and despair forever. But that means the two young lovers - Robin and Marian - must make the ultimate sacrifice. Robin Hood premieres Saturday, April 26, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

BBC AMERICA brings audiences a new generation of award-winning television featuring razor-sharp comedies, provocative dramas, life-changing makeovers and news with a uniquely global perspective. BBC AMERICA pushes the boundaries to deliver high quality, highly addictive and eminently watchable programming to viewers who demand more. BBC AMERICA is distributed by Discovery Networks. It is available on digital cable and satellite TV. For more information about BBC AMERICA visit www.bbcamerica.com





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· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· HOTEL BABYLON (BBC AMERICA)
· ROBIN HOOD (BBC AMERICA)









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