Main Street, USA, is where Showville is playing, a celebration of everyday Americans' passion for performing. The series highlights local talent of all ages in small towns across the country -- singers, dancers, comedy acts, jugglers and other performers who compete to appear in their towns' talent shows. In each episode, actor Alec Mapa and choreographer Lisette Bustamante host open auditions in one town, select four finalists, and have two days to mentor them. The final competition takes place at a well-known town venue filled with locals, who are ultimately responsible for selecting the best act. The winner receives \$10,000, a cup to signify the achievement, and a moment to cherish for a lifetime.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Showville - AMC (TV channel) - Netflix
AMC is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by it namesake AMC Networks. The channel's programming, similar to that of FXM, primarily consists of theatrically released films, along with a limited amount of original programming. The channel's name originally stood for “American Movie Classics”, but since 2002 the full name has been de-emphasized as a result of a major shift in its programming. As of July 2015, AMC was received by approximately 94,832,000 households in the United States that subscribe to a pay television service (81.5% of U.S. households with at least one television set). In March 2015, Dish Network's Sling TV announced it would soon begin making AMC channels available to cord cutters, including AMC, BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV, and WE tv.
Showville - 2013–present: "Something More" - Netflix
On March 31, 2013, during the third-season finale of The Walking Dead, AMC unveiled a rebranding campaign with the new slogan “Something More”, and inverted the logo from a rectangular outlined box to a solid gold block with the network's acronymic name retained in the center. 2013 saw the channel's unscripted slate double with the additions of the unscripted series Freakshow, Immortalized, Owner's Manual and Showville, and the Breaking Bad discussion series Talking Bad. Also in April, Rectify, which was originally developed for AMC, premiered on AMC's sister channel Sundance Channel to jump-start that network's emerging slate of original scripted programming. It was then followed by the July announcement that fellow sister channel WE tv had picked up another series originally developed for AMC for the 2012-13 development slate, The Divide, to series. During this timeframe, AMC had started to run marathons of certain shows and cross-promote programs from its co-owned sister channels. In July 2013, the network announced that it had given series orders for two dramas: Turn: Washington's Spies (which premiered on April 6, 2014) and Halt and Catch Fire (which premiered on June 1, 2014). This marked the first time that AMC had four pilot orders picked up to series in the same cycle, the other two being The Divide and Low Winter Sun (the latter premiered on August 11, 2013, after the season premiere of the final season of Breaking Bad). The former two would both be renewed for second seasons while the latter two were cancelled after their first seasons. AMC would then pick up Into the Badlands up for a six episode first season and Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul for two seasons.
Showville - References - Netflix