Showcase Action will unveil a new fall schedule, new logo and a new on-air look on august 31st on top of being simply called ‘Action’. New additions to the schedule include Black Gold, Inside American Jail, SWAT USA and Psychic Detectives.
Brand New Series
Black Gold (12x30min)
Mondays at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET beginning August 31
From the creator of Ice Road Truckers and Deadliest Catch comes a one-of-a-kind series about Texas oil men who gamble everything for a chance to strike it rich. Wildcatters risk their life savings and roughnecks risk their lives. Black Gold takes viewers inside the action as the race for oil heats up.
Inside American Jail (13x30min)
Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET beginning September 1
Between arrest and trial comes ‘American Jail’ – an inside look at some of the world’s toughest city and county jails, seen through the eyes of the Corrections Officers who work the front lines. Officers share their day-to-day experiences as well as the challenges and pressures they face ‘inside the walls’, dealing with a variety of inmates who are facing the reality of losing their freedom, some for the first time.
SWAT USA, Seasons One and Two (34x30min)
Late Fall 2009
SWAT USA provides an up-close, inside look at the high-stakes world of special weapons and tactics teams across the United States. From strategy and planning to heart-pounding deployment – it’s a truly unique and exciting look at the best in law enforcement. Witness never-before-seen specialized tactics, tricks and training, as well as the camaraderie that bonds every man and woman on the force. From gathering intelligence to executing high-risk plans aboard planes, trains and helicopters, every episode is filled with action-packed real-life investigations.
Psychic Detectives, Season One through Five (65x30min)
Late Fall 2009
When detectives are out of time and out of luck, where do they turn? Over the years law enforcement has developed an arsenal of investigative tools that are used to aid a stalled investigation. But how often do investigators actually enlist the help of a psychic? Psychic Detectives tells the true stories of real cases where psychics help detectives solve some of law enforcement’s most baffling cases.
Hosted by Andrea Thompson.
Movie Cable Premieres on Action
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
The Fantastic Four meet their greatest challenge yet as the enigmatic, intergalactic herald, the Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare it for destruction. As the Silver Surfer races around the globe wreaking havoc, Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben must unravel the mystery of The Silver Surfer and confront the surprising return of their mortal enemy, Dr. Doom, before all hope is lost.
Starring Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffudd, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Julian McMahon, Laurence Fishburne.
Fall 2009 Refresh
Canwest is refreshing the wildly successful digital Specialty channel Showcase Action. Coinciding with a Fall 2009 schedule boasting high-octane action movies and high-energy series, the channel is being rebranded as simply Action. The channel will launch a new on-air look on August 31, including a new logo and new on-air design elements.