AXS TV Announces Fall Premieres, Bolstered by Original Series & The Return of ‘The X Factor UK’


Los Angeles, CA (August 29, 2018) – AXS TV builds upon the momentum of strong spring and summer offerings, unveiling a fall programming roster packed with original series, classic concerts, in-depth documentaries, revealing profiles, and more. The upcoming lineup includes:

  • Hit Singing Competition The X Factor UK, Returning September 2
  • All-New “True Story Tuesdays” Lineup, Debuting October 2 and Featuring:
    • Returning Artist Profile Series Rock Legends at 8pE
    • New Series The Day The Rock Star Died at 8:30pE
    • Returning Celebrity Sitdown Series The Big Interview With Dan Rather at 9pE
    • Critically Acclaimed “Docs That Rock” at 10pE
  • Popular Preview Compilation Nothing But Trailers, Moves to September 6
  • Saturday Themed Programming Lineups Starting September 1 with Women of Country
  • Farm Aid Festival Returns to AXS TV, September 22 at 7pE

The complete list of AXS TV’s fall offerings is as follows:

The X Factor UK, Returning September 2 at 8pE

The hit music competition returns to AXS TV for the fifth consecutive year, ringing in its landmark 15TH season with a fresh crop of talented up-and-comers vying for the coveted X Factor crown. The 2018 judges’ panel includes series creator Simon Cowell, One Direction standout Louis Tomlinson, British pop superstar Robbie Williams, and TV personality Ayda Williams.

True Story Tuesdays Lineup, Launching October 2 and Featuring:

Rock Legends, Every Week at 8pE

The insightful series is back with even more in-depth profiles of rock’s most enduring artists, blending expert interviews with rare archive footage and unforgettable performances. This season puts the spotlight on ZZ Top; Chicago; Journey; Marvin Gaye; Smokey Robinson; Pat Benatar; Little Richard; Foreigner; Al Green; Diana Ross; Glen Campbell; and Steve Miller Band.

The Day The Rock Star Died, Every Week at 8:30pE

The all-new series takes viewers on a guided journey of the extraordinary lives and unparalleled legacies of the late artists who left an indelible mark on music, through interviews with friends, loved ones, and fans. Featured artists include Janis Joplin; Jim Morrison; David Bowie; Buddy Holly; Jimi Hendrix; Elvis Presley; Hank Williams; Michael Jackson; and more.

The Big Interview With Dan Rather, Every Week at 9pE

The Big Interview is back for the second-half of the series’ sixth season, as Dan Rather sits down with entertainment trailblazers to discuss their lives and incredible careers. Guests include Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, Dan Aykroyd, Toby Keith, Kenny Loggins, Joan Baez, Buddy Guy, and more.

“Docs That Rock,” Every Week at 10pE

AXS TV presents a different music-themed documentary every week, giving viewers an in-depth look at the industry’s most influential artists and important events. This fall includes a portrait of the producer who changed music forever in Produced By George Martin; as well as Springsteen And IJohn Mellencamp: It’s About You; and Rise And Fall Of The Clash, among others.

Nothing But Trailers, Moves to September 6 at 8pE/5pP

Nothing But Trailers moves to Thursdays this fall, cutting through the clutter to bring viewers the absolute best movie trailers of both upcoming attractions and classic favorites.

Spectacular Saturday Stacks

Every Saturday AXS TV presents a half-day of themed music-inspired programming marathons starting this week with “Women of Country.” After that, viewers will enjoy content surrounding “Greatest Rock Drummers,” (Sept. 8); “Docs that Rock Marathon,” (Sept. 15); Farm Aid Artists (Sept. 22); “Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary” (Sept. 29); “The Beatles,” (Oct. 6); “Sammy Hagar’s Birthday Celebration,” (Oct. 13); “The Doors,” (Oct. 20) and “Queen” (Oct. 27).

Farm Aid 2018, September 22 from 7pE to Midnight

American icon Willie Nelson hosts the longest-running music with a mission event, Farm Aid 2018, as it returns to AXS TV for its fifth consecutive year. The eclectic lineup is headlined by music legend—and Farm Aid founder—Nelson, and also includes fellow board members John MellencampNeil Young, and Dave Matthews (performing with Tim Reynolds), as well as favorites such as Chris StapletonSturgill SimpsonKacey MusgravesNathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, among many others. All of the artists donate their performances in support of family farmers.

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