J.J. Abrams’ ‘Alcatraz’ to air on Watch in the UK

Alcatraz, the new thriller series from J.J. Abrams (Fringe, Lost), is going to air from spring 2012 in the UK exclusively on UKTV’s entertainment channel, Watch.

Starring Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), Santiago Cabrera (Heroes) and Jorge Garcia (Lost), Alcatraz “brings history’s most infamous prison back to life”.

The agreement between UKTV and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution will also see Hart of Dixie, a comedy-drama set in Alabama, air exclusively on UKTV’s Really channel.

Catherine Mackin, UKTV’s Director of Programme Acquisitions, commented: “Alcatraz is the best drama from the winning team behind Lost and together with Hart of Dixie, UKTV has secured the brightest series from the US this year. Alcatraz is perfect for Watch’s audience and will continue to build the channel’s impressive growth in 2011.”

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