FEARnet HD is coming to Time Warner, Verizon Fios and Comcast! In addition, we have word on FEARnet's new 'Twisted Comedy' Block featuring Todd & the Book of Pure Evil (Tuesdays at 10 p.m., starting August 2, 2011) and Psychoville (Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m., starting August 2, 2011). Full details below.
FEARnet, the world's premier destination for horror, thriller and suspense, announced today it has secured long-term carriage with Time Warner, Verizon FiOS, and has begun its linear carriage rollout with Comcast.
With the new carriage agreements, FEARnet is now available on:
Time Warner Cable and Time Warner's VOD platform beginning in early May, with New York launching VOD on May 9 and both SD and HD linear on May 11
Verizon FiOS channel 197 nationwide, as well as on the pre-existing VOD offering
Comcast Channel 1865 HD, Channel 171 SD in Philadelphia as of April 12, along with VOD to Comcast's entire footprint under its pre-existing agreement.
New Original Series
'Twisted Comedy' is FEARnet HD's brand-new horror-comedy block launching this summer with a distinctive pair of scripted series:
"Todd & the Book of Pure Evil" (Tuesdays at 10 p.m., starting August 2, 2011) – This supernatural comedy featuring Jason Mewes ("Mallrats," "Clerks," "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back") tells the story of a small-town high school kid trying to save the world. In each episode, Todd and his cohorts are pitted against the dark powers of a mysterious book that grants seemingly innocuous wishes with sinister, unexpected, cataclysmic, and downright satanic side effects. Created by Craig David Wallace, Charles Picco, and Anthony Leo, the series was highly-successful in its Canadian television debut. FEARnet.com will also feature "Todd & the Book of Pure Evil" extras and related editorial content.
"Psychoville" (Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m., starting August 2, 2011) – This award-winning British black comedy thriller series centers on a group of characters haunted by a mysterious blackmailer. Written by and starring Reece Shearsmith ("The League of Gentlemen," "Shaun of the Dead") and Steve Pemberton ("The League of Gentlemen," "Doctor Who"), "Psychoville" is the only comedy ever to feature a serial-killer obsessed man-child, a one-handed clown, a blind tycoon, and a possibly telekinetic dwarf. "Psychoville" debuted to great fan reception on BBC Two, earning the prestigious British Comedy Award for "Best New TV Comedy." In addition to the half-hour episodes on FEARnet HD, fans will find bonus show material at FEARnet.com.
"Girl Number 9," a six-part thriller created by Dan Turner and James Moran ("Torchwood," "Doctor Who"), tells the terrifying story of a cop's race against time to save his own daughter from a serial killer. The series stars Joe Absolom ("Doc Martin," "Personal Affairs"), Gareth David-Lloyd ("Torchwood"), and Tracy-Ann Oberman ("Doctor Who," "Eastenders"). Six intriguing five-minute episodes are slated to debut on FEARnet.com and VOD this summer.
"Post Mortem with Mick Garris" is FEARnet's signature interview series. It features one-on-one conversations between award-winning filmmaker Garris and the biggest names in genre entertainment. Recent episodes include interviews with William Friedkin and John Carpenter, and Rob Zombie, Guillermo del Toro and Tobe Hooper are slated for later in 2011. The revealing 30-minute episodes run on FEARnet HD and VOD, and are serialized into five-part series for the FEARnet.com audience.
"Movies with More Brains" is a hosted, in-depth celebration of genre classics and fan favorites. Monthly guest hosts will present a number of films through original interstitial content that deepens the viewing experience whether you are seeing the movie for the first time or the fiftieth. Guest hosts include Angie Greenup ("It's Effin' Science") who will join Ryan Rotten (Shock Till You Drop) to present "Midnight Meat Train" starring Bradley Cooper on June 4th. Greenup will also present, along with Powerman 5000 lead singer Spider, "Blood Diner" on June 11th. Directors Adam Green ("Frozen") and Joe Lynch ("Wrong Turn 2") will team up on June 25th to bring audiences "The Gate."
"Sinister Sundays" will bring a terrifying close to the weekend every Sunday night starting at 8 p.m. This weekly movie event on FEARnet HD will include broadcast premieres, network premieres, and world premieres. "Sinister Sundays" kicked off on Sunday, April 10, 2011 and future "Sinister Sundays" include the world premiere of "30 Days of Night: Dark Days" on May 1st, the network premiere of "Quarantine" starring Jennifer Carpenter, and world premiere of "The Horseman" with Dennis Quaid.
More on the way from FEARnet.com and FEARnet HD, keep your eyes right here!