OVATION CELEBRATES LEGACY OF "INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO" BY AIRING CLASSIC EPISODES STARTING AUGUST 11
Series Premiere with Paul Newman Kicks Off Eight Weeks of Programming Leading to the New Season Premiere on October 13
Los Angeles, CA - July 30, 2019 Ovation TV, America's only arts network, has announced the lineup of legacy episodes from Inside the Actors Studio leading to the new season premiere on October 13. Showcasing a wide range of talented actors and hosted by the incomparable James Lipton, these legacy episodes demonstrate the incredible talent participation and entertaining storytelling of the long-running series. Throughout August and September, the network will air one legacy episode every Sunday at 12pm ET, starting on August 11.
An interview with Paul Newman, the first guest of the long-running series which debuted on June 12, 1994, will be the first episode to air on the arts network, with additional legacy episodes airing on Sundays in August and September, all leading up to the new season premiere on October 13 (10pm ET / 7pm PT).
The full lineup is below:
Sunday, August 11 at 12pm ET - Paul Newman (season 1)
Sunday, August 18 at 12pm ET - Halle Berry (season 13)
Sunday, August 25 at 12pm ET - George Clooney (season 18)
Sunday, September 1 at 12pm ET - Robin Williams (season 7)
Sunday, September 8 at 12pm ET - Jennifer Lopez (season 11)
Sunday, September 15 at 12pm ET - Jim Carrey (season 17)
Sunday, September 22 at 12pm ET - Bradley Cooper (season 17)
Sunday, September 29 at 12pm ET - Will Smith (season 8)
These episodes will also be available on VOD and on the Ovation NOW app.
As previously announced, Inside the Actors Studio will premiere on Sunday, October 13 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. In April, Ovation announced that hosts Alec Baldwin and Jane Lynch were interviewing guests Henry Winkler and David Oyelowo respectively. In June, Ovation announced that Kelsey Grammer was interviewing guest James Burrows. The series is currently filming in NYC at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University. Additional names and episode order will be announced at a later date.
About OVATION TV America's Only Arts Network
Art has the power to inspire us, elevate our thinking, and awaken our senses. As an independent television, production and digital media company, OVATION has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, arts-related specials and documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION salutes innovative storytelling and applauds art in unexpected places. OVATION is available to nearly 50M subscribers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on VOD. Through THE OVATION FOUNDATION, the company is committed to advocating for the arts, nationally and locally, and has provided more than $15M in contributions and in kind support to arts institutions and arts education. You can follow OVATION on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.
About The Actors Studio
Founded in 1947 by Elia Kazan, Cheryl Crawford and Robert Lewis, The Actors Studio thrives today as a unique theatre workshop where professional actors, playwrights and directors gather together to work on their craft in private. Through moderated sessions, workshops and readings, The Actors Studio offers its members a dynamic, creative atmosphere, as well as a safe haven away from commercial pressures. In 1994, then president Paul Newman led the creation of a new, separate 3-year MFA Program that teaches the work done at The Actors Studio based upon exercises and techniques developed earlier by Lee Strasberg. James Lipton became the academic Dean of this program. Lipton then created the seminar for the MFA students and called it INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO. For more information please go to our website: www.theactorsstudio.org