UKTV’s Watch Channel Sets January Premiere For NBC’s ‘Crisis’

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UKTV’s flagship entertainment channel Watch has set a premiere date for their newest US import, Crisis.

The drama series starring Dermot Mulroney and Gillian Anderson, which parent company UKTV acquired in a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution earlier this year, will receive its UK premiere on Watch on Friday January 2nd at 10pm, it has been announced.

Crisis picks up when the children of Washington, D.C.’s elite, top-of-their-industry CEOs, international diplomats, political power players and even the president’s son are kidnaped. Now with some of the country’s most powerful parents at the mercy of one vengeful mastermind, the question arises: How far would you go and what would you become to ensure your child’s safe return? With so many parents and dignitaries put into play with nowhere to turn and no one to trust, this unthinkable scenario grows from the select families at risk to an entire nation at stake.

Created by Rand Ravich, the drama series was produced by 20th Century Fox Television and stars Lance Gross, Dermot Mulroney, Gillian Anderson, Max Martini, Max Schneider, Halston Sage, Rachael Taylor, Stevie Lynn Jones, Michael Beach, James Lafferty and Joshua Erenberg. It lasted only one season on NBC and was cancelled in May, just ahead of the Upfronts, after failing to pull in a sizeable audience on Sunday nights.

Speaking at the time that UKTV’s deal with Fox was announced, UKTV’s Director of Programme Acquisitions Catherine Mackin said: “Crisis provides compelling viewing and will no doubt keep Watch viewers on the edge of their seats as the conspiracy unravels. I’m also thrilled that we are continuing our successful partnership with Twentieth Century Fox and offering British viewers the chance to see highly-anticipated content like Crisis ahead of other UK channels.”