INSP Sets 'Courage, New Hampshire,' Miniseries For Memorial DayPeriod Piece Is Set In Colonial New England 3/20/2013 10:09 AM Eastern
INSP has executed an exclusive agreement with Colony Bay Productions to air a four-episode mini-series entitled Courage, New Hampshire, according Doug Butts, SVP of programming for INSP, in conjunction with James Riley, President of Colony Bay and creator of the series.
The drama is set in a small rural town on the western border of New Hampshire in the late 1700s. Director and executive producer Riley is no stranger to the era: his Southern California farm, property belonging to his family for generations, is the site of weekly Revolutionary War reenactments.
The series will debut on INSP in its entirety on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, at 7 p.m. ET. An encore presentation is scheduled to air as a four-part miniseries on Tuesday-Friday, May 28-31, at 8 p.m. ET and will feature one episode each night. (Last Memorial Day weekend, History set ratings records with its period miniseries, Hatfields & McCoys.)
“Original scripted dramas are going to play a significant role in INSP’s future programming strategy," Butts said in a release. "Courage, New Hampshire is an outstanding edition to our already strong programming line-up. With the overwhelming success of period shows like Downton Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, North & South, etc., audiences will find Courage, New Hampshire equally compelling. The series tells the story of pre-revolutionary war America that is both entertaining and historically accurate. And, it fits perfectly with the INSP brand.”