AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL'S #1 ORIGINAL SERIES "GUNSLINGERS" RETURNS FOR SECOND SEASON
-- Season Two of AHC's Breakout Docudrama Premieres Sunday, July 19 at 10/9c --
The 19th-century territory west of the Mississippi was a rough place, swarming with outcasts, murderers, thieves, gamblers and bounty hunters. Throughout this lawless landscape, a few brave men protected the innocent from the endless torment of gun-wielding outlaws. On Sunday, July 19 at 10/9c, American Heroes Channel (AHC) tips its cowboy hat once again to true stories of infamous icons, gun-toting gangs, and fabled conflicts of the Wild West with the second season of its top original series GUNSLINGERS. Each episode profiles a legendary character of the Old West from the unique P.O.V. of the icon himself, exposing their often little-known adventures, and how their fearless pursuit of freedom and profit still resonates in America today.
Butch Cassidy - The Perfect Criminal
Premieres Sunday, July 19 at 10/9c
Until the day that he died - whenever that was - nobody ever outsmarted Butch Cassidy. He always got away. Cassidy was an outlaw who lived more by his wits than by his gun. It was he and his pal Sundance Kid who first organized crime, masterminding one of the most remarkable crime sprees in American history and making them the most hunted men in America during the early 20th century.
Seth Bullock - Sheriff of Deadwood
Premieres Sunday, July 26 at 10/9c
In Deadwood, South Dakota, a mining camp swirling with violence and vice, Seth Bullock is the only stabilizing force standing in the way of utter chaos. Arriving in town at its apex of lawlessness - the very day after Wild Bill Hickok was shot - Bullock is quickly drafted to bring hard justice to the hopeless town. Bullock has his hands full as the mining town is full of prospectors, prostitutes, sharpshooters and outlaws.
· Featured commentators: David Milch, the creator of Deadwood; Robin Weigert, actress who played Calamity Jane in Deadwood
Bat Masterson - Defender of Dodge
Premieres Sunday, August 2 at 10/9c
This well-dressed gunfighter was a gambler, a hunter, an Indian fighter, a scout - but above all else, Bat Masterson was a lawman. As Sheriff of Ford County, Kansas, Bat Masterson kept the peace on the volatile Frontier and earned his fame taming Dodge City - the wildest town in the Old West. He survived the deadliest of shoot-outs on which his legend rests, and lived to tell his tale.
Bass Reeves - The Real Lone Ranger
Premieres Sunday, August 9 at 10/9c
Bass Reeves is no ordinary lawmen. A slave set free by the Civil War, Reeves hunts outlaws in the most dangerous territory in the nation. There is striking evidence that this fearless, legendary rider is the basis for the iconic character, The Lone Ranger.
Bill Doolin & The Oklahombres
Premieres Sunday, August 16 at 10/9c
In the 1890s, the great Frontier had vanished... but in Bill Doolin, its spirit burned on. Doolin terrorized Oklahoma with his brazen robberies, fought the greatest shootout in Western history, and like so many outlaws before him, died with his boots on. Doolin defied the law until his very last breath.
Deacon Jim Millier - The Pious Assassin
Premieres Sunday, August 23 at 10/9c
His neighbors saw him as a devout family man, while his victims saw him pointing a shotgun aimed at their heads. If there is an outlaw who was born to kill, it's Deacon Jim Miller, the Bible-thumping, psycho killer-for-hire who turned murder into a career path, and left a trail of bloods across the West.
GUNSLINGERS is AHC's #1 original series in Prime delivery among P25-54 (213k) and M25-54 (151k). The series debut on July 20, 2014, at 10p still holds the record for the network's best original debut telecast in Prime delivery among P2+ (770k), P25-54 (247k) and M25-54 (183k).*
*Source: Nielson, NHI Calendar, 03/03/04-5/31/15, L+3 day data, Program-based averages, Prime (M-Su 8p-11p), premieres only.