BBC America announces its March programming highlights including the original program "No Kitchen Required" and the return of Dramaville's acclaimed "Whitechapel". In addition, look for the debut of "Katy Brand's Big Ass Show" and season four of "Kitchen Nightmares."
BBC AMERICA MARCH HIGHLIGHTS
NO KITCHEN REQUIRED - WORLD PREMIERE
BBC AMERICA's new original adventure cooking competition series, No Kitchen Required, follows three chefs as they are dropped into a remote location where each must work with the locals to hunt, forage and collect ingredients to create a locally-inspired meal that will be judged by the community. The three fearless chefs are award-winning New York restaurateur Michael Psilakis, first ever Chopped Grand Champion chef Madison Cowan, who has roots in London, Detroit and Jamaica, and New Zealand chef Kayne Raymond. The trio leave the comforts of their kitchens and are dropped into ten locations around the world including Belize, Dominica, New Zealand, Fiji, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Phuket, Thailand, Hawaii, Arizona, Louisiana and Florida. The series is hosted by British presenter Shini Somara (BBC's One Show, BBC World News' The Health Show), who joins the chefs on the adventure. The world premiere of BBC AMERICA's No Kitchen Required is Tuesday, March 20, 10:00pm ET/PT. Twitter: #NoKitchenRequired
DRAMAVILLE'S WHITECHAPEL - US PREMIERE
The critically acclaimed drama, Whitechapel, returns with three distinctive, dark and chilling crime stories. In season one, the intrepid team tracked down a blood-thirsty Jack the Ripper copycat and faced off against the gangster brutality of a new generation of Krays. But now they are faced with a whole new set of challenges... The new season will find Detective Inspector Joseph Chandler (Rupert Penry-Jones), Detective Sergeant Miles (Phil Davis) and Edward Buchan (Steve Pemberton) spreading their investigations beyond the boundaries of Whitechapel, as they peel back the layers of the London's East End and its most gruesome history. The East End will once again provide fertile ground for murder, body-snatching, poisoning and grisly discoveries, as the team's present day investigations echo three hundred years of crimes committed in the city's darkest recesses. Whitechapel premieres Wednesday, March 28, 10:00pm ET/PT as part of BBC AMERICA's Dramaville. Twitter: #Whitechapel
KATY BRAND'S BIG ASS SHOW - US PREMIERE
Katy Brand's Big Ass Show is a parallel world of original characters and crazy celebrities with big egos and even bigger flaws. With the sword of truth and the shield of chaos at her side, Katy Brand takes on the entire entertainment industry, swills it around in her brain and then spits it out. Celebrities and original characters intermingle to create a whole new world of entertainment - like the one we know, but much more fun, and with lots of juicy twists. Katy Brand's Big Ass Show premieres Saturday, March 3, 11:30pm ET/PT as part of BBC AMERICA's Ministry of Laughs comedy block. Twitter: #KatyBrand
RUDE AWAKENING: OBESITY - WORLD PREMIERE
Lindsay and Kristy, two overweight young adults, face their future when they meet morbidly obese Kathy and Bonnie. Over the course of three days, the young women are shocked by the devastating effects of obesity as they get to know Kathy and Bonnie, who are beyond recovery. Will this encounter be enough to motivate Lindsay and Kristy to make a dramatic change and break their own damaging habits? Rude Awakening: Obesity premieres Tuesday, March 13, 10:00pm ET/PT.