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KCET Announces Fall Programming Lineup

 Launches New Original Music Video Series, 'Border

Blaster'

 

Season Premieres of SoCal Music Series 'Artbound

Presents: Studio A', Arts & Culture Series 'Artbound,' and 'City Walk'

 

Comedies 'Moone Boy' and 'Spy' Debut for the First Time

in

Southern California

 

Burbank, Calif. - Sept. 8, 2014 - KCET, the

nation's largest independent public television, today announced its fall

programming lineup, featuring
BORDER BLASTER, a new original world music video series; new

seasons of original series
ARTBOUND PRESENTS: STUDIO A, CITY WALK and ARTBOUND; newly acquired

comedies MOONE BOY and SPY; and an entertaining

travel series, HOTEL SECRETS WITH RICHARD E. GRANT.

 

The new slate kicks off on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 10 p.m.

with the premiere of ARTBOUND PRESENTS: STUDIO A featuring

singer/songwriter LP.

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The original music series showcases

Southern California's top musical talent; featured performers this season

include: Rodrigo Amarante, Tijuana Panthers, Moses Sumney, Tigran Hamasyan, The

Bots, Nick Waterhouse and more.

·        

The program repeats each Friday at 10 p.m. Public

radio music station, KCSN-FM, which broadcasts from the campus of California

State University, Northridge,
 will also simulcast the series

Friday nights at 10 p.m.

 

CITY WALK, now

in its second season,
premieres on Thursday, Sept. 25 at

10:30 p.m., with repeats on Fridays at the same time. The original series

showcases how walking is transforming cities across the country and, in the

process, reconnecting us with our bodies and ourselves.

·        

This season,

viewers will explore New York, Chicago, the Silverlake Reservoir Community in

Los Angeles and its plans for an "urban beach"; the reinvention of Downtown Las

Vegas as a safe place to walk by day and night with the help of Zappos

founder Tony Hshieh; the rapid transformation of Santa Monica as a city that

doesn't need cars; and much more.

·        

The series

will also feature popular YouTube shorts like "Walking Contest" from

comedian Daniel Koren, "Stolen Bike in NYC" from filmmaker Casey Neistat, and

guest appearances from famous faces including Penn & Teller, animator

Bill Plympton, Telemundo's Vanessa Villela and KCRW's traffic maven Kajon

Cermak.

·        

A new

recurring segment, "City Walk, MD" features insight from local family

practitioner and past president of the American College of Sports Medicine, Dr.

Bob Sallis.

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The new season of CITY

WALK
also premieres on Link TV on Friday, Sept. 26 at 9:30 p.m. ET.

 

On Thursday, Sept.

25 at 9 p.m., KCET presents the fifth season of ARTBOUND, the Emmy®

award-winning transmedia series which explores the a
rts and

cultural landscape of Southern California.

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This season, the series will feature short, vibrant

videos from 
MOCAtv, the art video channel

developed as a digital extension of the education and exhibition programming of

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA); a profile on acclaimed

Israeli dancer Danielle Agami; rebroadcasts
of several episodes of THE WORKS, a seminal arts

series which aired on KCET during the '80s and '90s in commemoration of KCET's

50th anniversary; and much more. 

·        

The new

season of ARTBOUND also premieres on Link TV on Monday, Sept. 29 at 11

p.m. ET.

 

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 30, KCET introduces two new comedies to its lineup

-- MOONE BOY (8 p.m.) and SPY (8:30 p.m.).

·        

Hailed by the Los

Angeles Times
as a "finely crafted little jewel," MOONE BOY follows

Martin Moone, a young boy who relies on the help of his imaginary friend,

Sean, played by Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, This Is 40) to deal with the

quandaries of life in a wacky small-town Irish family in the late '80s.

·        

Starring English actor

Darren Boyd, SPY introduces viewers to Tim, a single father who is in a

custody battle with his ex-wife and recently quit his job. He applies for a

data entry job, but discovers that he has been offered a job as a trainee spy

for MI5, a British intelligence agency.

 

Following the comedies, KCET will broadcast the unique eight-part travel

series, HOTEL SECRETS WITH RICHARD E. GRANT on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 9

p.m. Grant, an award-winning actor, takes an in-depth look at some of the most

remarkable hotels in the world, exploring the stories contained within the

walls and meeting some of the extraordinary people who frequent these

extravagant destinations.

 

Finally, BORDER BLASTER, a new original world music video series

will premiere on KCET on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 10:30 p.m. and on Link TV on

Monday, Oct. 13 at 10:30 p.m. ET.  The

30-minute series is comprised solely of music

videos from groundbreaking musicians from around the world.

·        

From

Malian roots music to Norwegian electronica, from Mongolian hip-hop to Filipino

indie rock, BORDER BLASTER traces the transnational flows of music

culture across every continent.

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The show

is made possible by collaboration with independent record labels and musicians

worldwide and will be available online.

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Each

month, an episode will be dedicated to user-generated selections of the site's

most popular videos.

 

To request preview links and/or images for KCET's new fall lineup, please

contact Ayn Allen at aallen@kcet.org.

 

ABOUT KCET

On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital

role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central

California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well

as the finest public television programs from around the world. Throughout its

50-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and

regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and

documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's

programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET

is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about

KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community

events, please visit kcet.org. KCET is a service of KCETLink.

 

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