Fresh From the US will help build English GEC category: Saurabh Yagnik
AXN India is sprucing up its weekend line-up with four new shows in its ‘Fresh From the US’ slot starting October 15, 2016. While two are brand new shows – ‘Bull’ and ‘MacGyver’, other two are new seasons of cult shows – ‘Supernatural’ and ‘Elementary’.
Commenting on the new weekend shows, Saurabh Yagnik, Executive Vice-President and Business Head, English Entertainment Cluster, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), said, “At AXN, our aim is to offer a wide range of shows across genres that provide mind rush, edge-of-the-seat entertainment and desirable characters. Fresh From the US is one such property that gives all three. It also helps in building the English GEC category, getting to watch new shows in good quality on their TV sets certainly discourages viewers from downloading content. It’s a win-win situation.”
‘MacGyver’ will air on Saturdays at 11 pm. The show is about the young and quirky Angus MacGyver, who has unconventional problem solving abilities and vast scientific knowledge. MacGyver’s team comprises former CIA agent Jack Dalton, ex-field agent turned director of operations Patricia Thornton and Riley Davis, an unpredictable computer hacker who save lives. The team undertakes high-risk missions around the globe eve as they create an undercover system within the US government.
‘Lawyers control the case, Bull reads the jury’ –such sharp and witty dialogues form part of new show ‘Bull’, which airs on Sundays at 11 pm. Dr Jason Bull is not just another psychologist, but the ultimate puppet master. He combines psychology, human intuition and hi-tech data to win in high-stake trials.
AXN is also raising its entertainment quotient with brand new seasons of iconic shows ‘Supernatural’ and ‘Elementary’ Airing on Saturdays at 10 pm, Season 12 of ‘Supernatural’ sees the Winchester brothers hunting the demons and saving people with their unusual powers. While on Sundays at 10 pm, detective Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson in ‘Elementary’ Season 5 will be seen solving deadly and mysterious cases.