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Star World and Star World Premiere HD unveil new shows

MUMBAI: English general entertainment channels Star World and Star Premiere HD have unveiled their line-up of new shows for the summer. The two channels will present thrilling and entertaining TV shows for its viewers in the genres of drama, romance, comedy and more in the months to follow.

Star India English bouquet general manager Kevin Vaz said, “Over the years, we have set the line-up of shows according to our viewers’ demands. Our selection covers multiple genres like drama, comedy and animation which will reach out to a wider audience. Star World and Star World Premiere HD promise to be exciting destinations for the best TV viewing this summer.”

Launched in September 2013, Star World Premiere HD is known to offer dynamic content to its viewers and the channel is an initiative by the Star network to present new content to their Indian audiences with the latest seasons of popular shows.

The new line-up of shows includes ‘Masterchef Australia’, ‘Masterchef US’, ‘Family Guy’, ‘Californication’, ‘Nurse Jackie’, ‘Gang Related’, ‘Helix’, ‘Archer’, etc.

The final season of ‘Californication’ will commence on the channel from 6 May. The show revolves around Hank Moody, a novelist plagued by personal demons, who blames his long-time writer’s block on reasons ranging from the hedonism of Los Angeles to the departure of his girlfriend Karen.

Starting 26 May, Star World Premiere HD will also bring the sixth season of the dark comedy series ‘Nurse Jackie’. The show takes place in the surreal world of a New York City hospital, where Jackie, a nurse, battles the insanity of everyday life in the American healthcare system.

The channel will showcase the sixth season of ‘Masterchef Australia’ testing amateur budding chefs to the limit with a series of tough challenges judged by culinary experts.

Alongside, it will also air the fifth season of ‘Masterchef USA’, where amateur chefs are initially selected through nationwide auditions, selecting a total of one hundred competitors to the start of the televised competition.

In addition, viewers will be treated to the 13th season of popular series ‘Family Guy’, which is set in the fictional city of Quahog, Rhode Island, and exhibits much of its humour in the form of cutaway gags that often lampoon American culture.

Season five of the spy series ‘Archer’ will also be presented on the channel. Sterling Archer is the world’s most daunting spy. He works for ISIS, a spy agency run by his mother. In between dealing with his boss and his co-workers, one of whom is his ex-girlfriend, Archer manages to annoy or seduce everyone that crosses his path.

Apart from these popular series, the channel will also present an array of new shows like ‘Gang Related’ which revolves around Ryan Lopez, a gang member sent in to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department and rise through its ranks and who must balance his obligations to his crime family with an increasing sense of loyalty to his new family, the SFPD’s Gang Task Force.

Another new series is ‘Helix’ which follows a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a research facility in the Arctic to investigate a potential outbreak of disease.

While Star World Premiere HD brings a mix of shows, its sister channel Star World is not far behind with a line-up of shows including ‘Once Upon a Time’, ‘Homeland’, ‘House MD’ and more.

The channel also plans to bring back the classics on popular demand. While ‘Once Upon a Time’ and ‘House MD’ will be on air from 19 May, ‘Homeland’ will commence on 1 May.

Seasons 1–3 of the American fairy tale drama series ‘Once Upon a Time’ will air from 19 May. The story is set in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, whose residents are actually characters from various fairy tales transported to the ‘real world’ town and robbed of their memories by a powerful curse.

Seasons 1–8 of the mystery series ‘House MD’ too will commence on the channel from 19 May. The show presents a new take on mystery, where the villain is a medical malady and the hero is an irreverent, controversial doctor who trusts no one, least of all his patients.

Launching on 1 May is the first to third seasons of American political thriller ‘Homeland’ which is developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series ‘Hatufim’. The series stars a Central Intelligence Agency officer with bipolar disorder and a United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper.