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OLN and FX Canada Unwrap 10 Days of Holiday Marathons, Beginning December 23

 

– OLN spreads tidings of duck calls and deals with all-day marathons of staple series The Liquidator, Storage Wars Canada, Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, and Toy Hunter –

– Abandon the sleigh ride for a joyride of menacing marathons on FX Canada, including American Horror Story, Sons of Anarchy, The Bridge, and The Americans –

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TORONTO (December 9, 2012) Baby, it’s cold outside – but OLN and FX Canada have it covered this holiday season. Beginning December 23 on OLN, and December 24 on FX Canada, viewers can escape the festive fuss and settle in with all-day marathons guaranteed to take the edge off the holiday hustle and bustle.

Starting Monday, Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. ET, OLN gets into the spirit of giving with marathons of original series The Liquidator and Storage Wars Canada, as well as acquired fan-favourites Storage Wars: Texas, Duck Dynasty, Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, Toy Hunter, Storage Wars, Dynamo, and Kentucky Bidders.

Then, beginning Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 11 a.m. ET,  FX Canada creates some new holiday traditions with marathons of acclaimed series Sons of Anarchy, Murdoch Mysteries, The Americans, The Bridge, American Horror Story, American Horror Story: Asylum, and American Horror Story: Coven.

Below is a chronological listing of detailed holiday programming. All programming is subject to change. Check local listings. Images available at www.RogersMediaTV.com.

OLN

Storage Wars: Texas (Season 3) **Nine-hour Marathon**

Monday, Dec. 23 beginning at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT/8 a.m. MT/9 a.m. CT

Storage Wars: Texas follows a motley crew of bold bidders willing to say or do anything to get their hands on the locker they desire. In each episode, the bidders head to storage units across the state, eager to find the one that will rake in the big bucks.

Duck Dynasty (Season 3) **Nine-hour Marathon**

Tuesday, Dec. 24 beginning at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT/8 a.m. MT/9 a.m. CT

The Robertsons are living the American dream as operators of the thriving Duck Commander business. Despite their modest backwoods lifestyle, this close-knit family has made a fortune on duck calls by turning a backyard business into a multi-million dollar sporting empire. But for Willie, the company's CEO, running a family operation is challenging when your employees live one distraction at a time and find any excuse to leave the warehouse. In this household, even the most ordinary family affair is met with a special Robertson twist of down-home practicality and witty sense of humour.

Dog and Beth: On the Hunt (Season 1) **Nine-hour Marathon**

Wednesday, Dec. 25 beginning at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT/8 a.m. MT/9 a.m. CT

Dog and Beth: On the Hunt follows Dog and Beth Chapman as they use their crime-fighting prowess to support fellow bondsmen and bounty hunters take out America’s most dangerous outlaws. Joined by their son, Leland, the action-packed series features the world-renowned bounty hunters as they leave their scenic Hawaiian home and hit the road to counsel their counterparts across the U.S.

The Liquidator (Season 3) **Nine-hour Marathon**

Thursday, Dec. 26 beginning at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT/8 a.m. MT/9 a.m. CT

Liquidation King Jeff Schwarz is up to his usual antics – haggling, trading, and bulldozing his way through high-octane buying and selling. Schwarz tests the boundaries of his business, going after deals outside his comfort zone that few other liquidators would dare touch – including a military pop-up sale starring a 50-calibre machine gun, and a hydroponics bonanza that attracts some unusual “tomato growers.”

Toy Hunter (Season 1): **Nine-hour Marathon**

Friday, Dec. 27 beginning at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT/8 a.m. MT/9 a.m. CT

Renowned toy dealer Jordan Hembrough takes toy hunting to a new level as he searches for collections from across the United States. This sought after dealer finds the picks of a lifetime for struggling business owners, annual toy events, and even a few celebrity collectors. As the stakes get higher, the haggles are tougher, and the payoffs are much greater than before.

Storage Wars (Season 4) **Nine-hour Marathon**

Monday, Dec. 30 beginning at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT/8 a.m. MT/9 a.m. CT

The original edition of this popular franchise follows bidders willing to say or do anything to make a lot of fast cash. In each episode, the buyers head to various storage units and wait anxiously to see the contents of each locker before they decide to make a bid – or out-bid the others –  in high-stakes and high-intensity auctions. 

Dynamo (Season 1): **Nine-hour Marathon**

Tuesday, Dec. 31 beginning at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT/8 a.m. MT/9 a.m. CT                                    

Considered the most exciting British magician to emerge in decades, and with a list of celebrity fans and friends, Dynamo follows magician Steven Frayne as he travels the globe astounding everyday people with his innovative street magic, incredible sleight of hand, and genre-bending mix of large scale illusions.

Kentucky Bidders (Season 1): **Nine-hour Marathon**

Wednesday, Jan. 1 beginning at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT/8 a.m. MT/9 a.m. CT

Family-owned Sammie's Auction in Corbin, Kentucky, is in the business of buying rare and outrageous items for public auction. Lead by Big Sammie, along with his family and eccentric employees, the team tries to make a buck on just about anything, including wedding dresses, live animals, condominiums, antique coins, and more.

Storage Wars Canada (Season 1): **Nine-hour Marathon**

Thursday, Jan. 2 beginning at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT/8 a.m. MT/9 a.m. CT

OLN original series Storage Wars Canada is a modern-day treasure hunt that sees six professional buyers use their knowledge, expertise, and wit to bid on the contents of abandoned, repossessed, and forgotten storage containers. With mere minutes to scan the contents of a locker using only the beam of a flashlight, the high-stakes fun begins when the buyers have to out-bid each other for the locker, which could be full of trash – or treasure.

FX Canada

Sons of Anarchy (Season 4) **14-hour, Full Season Marathon**

Tuesday, Dec. 24 beginning at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT/9 a.m. MT/10 a.m. CT

Tuesday, Dec. 31 beginning at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT/9 a.m. MT/10 a.m. CT

This adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club – the Sons of Anarchy – and its desire to protect its livelihood in the sheltered town of Charming, California. With SAMCRO fresh out of jail, they realize upon their return there is new law enforcement in town. The club is pressed with a decision that could challenge what the club has always stood for, and brings forth an unlikely alliance. Jax (Charlie Hunnam), fresh out of jail and dealing with the birth of his newborn son, is forced to put new plans into motion that could affect the club and ultimately his family.

Murdoch Mysteries (Seasons 2 & 3) **13-hour, Full Season Marathon**

Wednesday, Dec. 25 beginning at 5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT/3 a.m. MT/4 a.m. CT

Set in late 1890s Toronto, Murdoch Mysteries explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), a handsome detective using radical forensic techniques for the era to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders. Though his unconventional approach elicits skepticism from his boss, Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig), Murdoch is often the only one who can crack the case.

The Americans (Season 1) **13-hour, Full Season Marathon**

Thursday, Dec. 26 beginning at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT/9 a.m. MT/10 a.m. CT

Wednesday, Jan. 1 beginning at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT/9 a.m. MT/10 a.m. CT

Set in America’s capital in the 1980s, The Americans follows Phillip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell), two KGB spies posing as Americans. The couple carefully manoeuvres through the escalating Cold War and the relationships they maintain with a network of spies and informants under their control. Complicating their relationship further is Phillip’s growing regard for American values and lifestyle, compounded by the arrival of Stan (Noah Emmerich), their new neighbour and an FBI agent working in counter intelligence.

The Bridge (Season 1) **13-hour, Full Season Marathon**

Friday, Dec. 27 beginning at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT/9 a.m. MT/10 a.m. CT

Thursday, Jan. 2 beginning at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT/9 a.m. MT/10 a.m. CT

From writers and producers Meredith Stiehm (Homeland) and Elwood Reid (Cold Case), The Bridge stars Academy Award® nominee Demián Bichir and Diane Kruger, and centres on two detectives – one from the United States and one from Mexico – who must work together to hunt down a serial killer operating on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border.

American Horror Story (Season 1) **12-hour, Full Season Marathon**

Saturday, Dec. 28 beginning at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT/9 a.m. MT/10 a.m. CT

A subversive modern horror tale that revolves around the Harmon family who move from Boston to Los Angeles as a means to reconcile past anguish. But as they settle into their new home, they soon discover they’re not the only ones living in their house. Season 1 stars Jessica Lange, Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, and Denis O’Hare.

American Horror Story: Asylum (Season 2) **13-hour, Full Season Marathon**

Sunday, Dec. 29 beginning at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT/9 a.m. MT/10 a.m. CT

Set in 1964, American Horror Story: Asylum explores a church-run haven for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude (Jessica Lange), a nun with a troubled past. Inside this locked-down facility, danger lurks around every corner. From Nazis and serial killers, to mutants and aliens, no one is safe inside these walls.

American Horror Story: Coven (Season 3) **Nine-hour Marathon**

Monday, Dec. 30 beginning at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT/9 a.m. MT/10 a.m. CT

American Horror Story: Coven chronicles the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America. More than 300 years have passed since  the turbulent days of Salem, and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction. Mysterious attacks have been escalating against their kind, and young girls are being sent away to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. Wrapped up in the turmoil is new arrival, Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), who is harbouring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona (Jessica Lange), the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town, determined to protect the Coven and hell-bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way.

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About OLN

OLN is a specialty television station in Canada offering viewers a one-stop destination for adrenaline pumping action and adventure entertainment.  Larger than life personalities take viewers on intense and rugged journeys across Canada and the world in pursuit of knowledge, competition and prey. Original Canadian reality, adventure, and travel series along with US acquired programming provides viewers with different perspectives on the world around them unearthing new and exhilarating adventures at every turn. OLN is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information visit www.OLN.ca.

About FX Canada
FX Canada is a digital specialty channel that delivers critically-acclaimed dramas and hit comedies, including FX original series American Horror Story, Wilfred, The League, Lights Out, Terriers and Sons of Anarchy. Delivering compelling entertainment to Canadians, FX Canada’s unique content also features movies and original Canadian programming. FX Canada is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company.

Media Contacts

Jessica Beard, OLN and FX Canada, 416.764.3095, jessica.beard@rci.rogers.com

Stephanie Leslie, OLN and FX Canada, 416.764.3191, stephanie.leslie@rci.rogers.com

Stephanie Perron, OLN and FX Canada, 416.764.3253, stephanie.perron@rci.rogers.com

 


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