AXS TV PRESENTS ITS MOST AGGRESSIVE LINEUP TO DATE WITH
A 2014 FALL PROGRAMMING ROSTER INCLUDING
‘THE X FACTOR UK’ IN ITS PRIMETIME SCHEDULE
New Episodes of Returning Series TOM GREEN LIVE, THE BIG INTERVIEW, THE WORLD’S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS, MOCKpocalypse, GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE, and DAN RATHER PRESENTS
New Series THE HEADLINER CLUB SERIES PRESENTED BY BUDWEISER Highlights the Hottest Bands on the Club Circuit
Hard-Hitting MMA Action Every Friday Night, as MMA Legend Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice Host INSIDE MMA at 9pE followed by AXS TV FIGHTS at 10pE
LOS ANGELES – September 10, 2014 – AXS TV—cable’s premier music performance channel—unleashes its most aggressive lineup to date, with the global mega-hit singing competition THE X FACTOR UK anchoring its roster every Sunday and Monday at 8pE/5pP. Additionally, the network has composed an eclectic fall programming roster loaded with high energy concerts, edgy comedy, hard-hitting MMA events, in-depth interviews and investigative reports, along with the premiere of an all-new series THE HEADLINER CLUB SERIES PRESENTED BY BUDWEISER.
Joining the network on Tuesdays is THE HEADLINER CLUB SERIES PRESENTED BY BUDWEISER at 11:30pE/8:30pP. This concert series puts the spotlight on the hottest bands on the club circuit including Neon Trees (Sept. 30), The Milk Carton Kids (Oct. 14), Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung (Oct. 21) and Ziggy Marley (Dec. 16).
Fall will also welcome the return of several hit original AXS TV series on Tuesday, including THE BIG INTERVIEW with Dan Rather at 8pE/5pP. This season includes rock renaissance man Jack White (Sept. 16) and country icon Kenny Rogers (Sept. 23). Then, season four of THE WORLD’S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS at 10pE/7pP features Pyromania: a Tribute to Def Leppard (Sept. 16), Billy Joel 2 Elton John: a Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John (Sept. 30), Fan Halen: a Tribute to Van Halen (Oct. 14), and Ozzmania: a Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath (Oct. 28).
The “Seriously. Funny. Thursdays.” comedy block is back with a vengeance, with a season three extension of TOM GREEN LIVE at 9pE/6pP, as the popular comedian serves up interviews with scheduled guests the Trailer Park Boys (Sept. 11); Flavor Flav (Sept. 25); Kevin Nealon (Oct. 2); Garrett Morris (Oct. 9); Dane Cook (Oct. 16); Aisha Tyler (Oct. 23); Tim Conway (Oct. 30); Dick Cavett (Nov. 6) and Jimmy Pardo (Nov. 13). Then, the favorites of today and the icons of tomorrow take the stage in the fourth season of GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE, featuring Carlos Mencia September 11 and Adam Ferrara September 18.
MOCKpocalypse returns for a second season on in November with 13 episodes, as top comics discuss the music industry’s hottest topics and trends, in this panel show from comedy troupe Dr. God, on Thursday nights at 8:30pE/5:30pP. Executive producers Neil Garguilo and David Park will appear in the show with their fellow Dr. God members Sean Cowhig, Brian James O’Connell and Justin Ware. Others joining in on the fun include Kevin Heffernan & Steve Lemme (Broken Lizard), Ryan Stout (Chelsea Lately), Brody Stevens (Brody Stevens: Enjoy It), Jamie Kaler (My Boys), Catherine Reitman (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Steve Agee (Adventure Time), and TV personality/writer Dave Holmes, among others.
Every Friday night on INSIDE MMA, hosts Kenny Rice and four-time MMA world champion Bas Rutten discuss the week’s hardest hits and biggest stories at 9pE/6pP, followed by live MMA and Muay Thai events on AXS TV FIGHTS at 10pE/7pP. Other sports highlights include the THE VOICE VERSUS: FEDOR EMELIANENKO on Friday, September 19; one of college football’s oldest rivalries in the MONON BELL CLASSIC November 15; and the Battle 4 Atlantis Men’s College Basketball Tournament, Wednesday, November 26 to Friday, November 28.
AXS TV’s fall premiere dates are listed in chronological order. All times are EDT:
Thursday, Sept. 11
Friday, Sept. 12
Tuesday, Sept. 16
Friday, Sept. 19
Tuesday, Sept. 23
Thursday, Sept. 25
Friday, Sept. 26
Tuesday, Sept. 30
Thursday, Oct. 2
Friday, Oct. 3
Tuesday, Oct. 7
Thursday, Oct. 9
Friday, Oct. 10
Tuesday, Oct. 14
Thursday, Oct. 16
Friday, Oct. 17
Tuesday, Oct. 21
Thursday, Oct. 23
Tuesday, Oct. 28
Thursday, Oct. 30
Tuesday, Nov. 4
Thursday, Nov. 6
Tuesday, Nov. 11
Thursday, Nov. 13
Saturday, Nov. 15
Tuesday, Nov. 18
Tuesday, Nov. 25
Wednesday, Nov. 26 – Friday, Nov. 28
Tuesday, Dec. 2
Tuesday, Dec. 9
Tuesday, Dec. 16
Program descriptions are listed below by programming blocks.
“Seriously. Funny. Thursdays.” Comedy Block
NOVEMBER 2014 – “MOCKpocalypse” – Season 2 Premiere – (8:30pE)
AXS TV’s half-hour comedy panel series MOCKpocalypse returns for a second season this fall featuring a panel of today’s top comedians who provide their own humorous takes on the hottest topics and trends in the music industry. The series is the brainchild of acclaimed comedy quintet Dr. God, and is executive-produced by Dr. God founders Neil Garguilo and Dave Park.
SEPT. 11 – “TOM GREEN LIVE”– (9pE)
Irreverent comedian Tom Green continues the third season of his weekly talk show with more outrageous stunts, insightful celebrity interviews, and viewer participation every Thursday night at 9pE. Upcoming guests include the Trailer Park Boys (Sept. 11); Flavor Flav (Sept. 25); Kevin Nealon (Oct. 2); Garrett Morris (Oct. 9); Dane Cook (Oct. 16); Aisha Tyler (Oct. 23); Tim Conway (Oct. 30); Dick Cavett (Nov. 6); Jimmy Pardo (Nov. 13); and Jerry Springer (Nov. 20)
SEPT. 11 – “GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE” –– (10pE)
GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE kicks off its fourth season with an all new line-up featuring the country’s top comics as they perform live at the legendary Gotham Comedy Club in New York City every Thursday night. Upcoming hosts include Carlos Mencia (Sept. 11) and Adam Ferrara (Sept. 18).
Friday Night Programming (Inside MMA, AXS TV Fights)
INSIDE MMA – Fridays at 9pE
This fall, INSIDE MMA is the premier television source to see the biggest names, latest news, and top highlights from the world of mixed martial arts. Award-winning sportscaster Kenny Rice and four-time MMA world champion fighter Bas Rutten host the weekly show with correspondent Ron Kruck providing on-site coverage of the sport’s major fall events and most interesting stories.
AXS TV FIGHTS – Fridays at 10pE
AXS TV FIGHTS pulls no punches this fall with a packed schedule offering live MMA and Muay Thai kickboxing events nearly every Friday night. Tune in for events from top regional promotions such as Legacy Fighting Championship, LION FIGHT, Maximum Fighting Championship, and Resurrection Fighting Alliance. AXS TV FIGHTS broadcasters UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich and award-winning journalist and renowned broadcaster “The Voice” Michael Schiavello are cageside, providing live play-by-play and commentary throughout the fights.
Upcoming scheduled fights are as follows:
Additional Highlights Include:
FRIDAY, Sept. 19 – THE VOICE VERSUS: FEDOR EMELIANENKO – 10pE
AXS TV Fights’ “The Voice” Michael Schiavello sits down with mixed martial arts legend Fedor Emelianenko for an in-depth discussion about his celebrated career and unique personal life living in Russia. Other subjects covered include the fighter’s childhood, family’s legal troubles, the UFC, Russian Prime Minister Vladamir Putin, and the situation in Ukraine.
SATURDAY, Nov. 15 – MONON BELL CLASSIC – 1pE
For the tenth year, AXS TV will broadcast one of college football’s oldest and closest college rivalry games: the Monon Bell Classic. The 121st game football game between DePauw University and Wabash College will take place Saturday, Nov. 15 beginning at 1 p.m. ET.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26 to Friday, Nov. 28 – Battle 4 Atlantis Men’s College Basketball Tournament
For the fourth consecutive year, AXS TV will broadcast the primetime games from the 2014 BATTLE 4 ATLANTIS, the premier preseason men’s college basketball tournament live from the Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas. Wednesday night kicks off with the University of Wisconsin vs. the University of Alabama at Birmingham at 7pE followed by the University of Florida vs. Georgetown University at 9:30pE. On Thursday, AXS TV will air games at 7pE and 9:30pE and on Friday games at 8pE and 10:30pE.
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