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DirectTV adds 'Hit and Miss' with Chloe Sevigny to its slate

October 21, 2011 | 11:07 am

"Hit and Miss" starring Chloë Sevigny to air on DirectTV
DirectTV's Audience Network continues to build its slate, serving as U.S. broadcaster of the new British series "Hit and Miss."

"Hit and Miss" stars Chloe Sevigny ("Big Love," "Boys Don’t Cry") as a contract assassin who also happens to be a pre-op transsexual. Making for a more chaotic life, she learns she fathered a son more than a decade ago. Such a concept could only come from Emmy winner Paul Abbott, the man behind the unconventional family of "Shameless."

Audience Network might mostly be known as a destination for struggling acquired series. It rescued NBC's "Friday Night Lights," airing first-run episodes of the series after its second season, and taking on FX's "Damages" as it entered its fourth season. But "Hit and Miss" marks yet another original series picked up by DirectTV that was produced in another country -- others include Canadian entries "Call Me Fitz" and "Less Than Kind" and past series "Rake" and "Underbelly" from Australia

"Hit and Miss" is set to first air in Britain on Sky Atlantic in January and to kick off its DirecTV run the following month.


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Photo: Chloe Sevigny in Beverly Hills on Jan. 11. Credit: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times