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Extreme Sensations in Store for Canal D this Summer!

Spring has yet to arrive and we are already planning summertime! During the next couple of days, the Astral TVPlus’ Blog will present a series of posts on the upcoming 2012 Summer season of its 14 specialty networks.

Here is a quick overview of Canal D’s new shows, starting May 28.

Au pays des Cajuns (Fr. v. of Swamp People)

This summer, Canal D invites you to explore Louisiana’s marshes in Au pays des Cajuns! Deep in the heart of Louisiana lies America’s largest swamp – a million miles of inhospitable bayous and wetlands where nature rules and humans struggle to tame it. Many of its inhabitants are the hardened descendants of French refugees who were forced out of Canada in the 18th century and settled in this harsh yet majestic environment. Today, these people are known as the Cajuns, a group renowned throughout the world for their flavorful cuisine, distinctive music and vibrant culture. Resilient, self-reliant and fiercely independent, the Cajuns of the Atchafalaya Swamp still carry on many of their ancestors’ trades and traditions.

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Rodeo : Life on the Circuit (French title to come)

Rodeo: Life on the Circuit takes us into the world of what ranks as one of the most dangerous sports in North America: rodeo. Shrouded in the mystique of the ‘Old West’, a cast of professional cowboys and cowgirls take us on their own rodeo journey filled with colorful images of ritualistic lore and impassioned bravado unparalleled in modern spectator sports.

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Lockdown (French title to come)

Lockdown is a series is an educational look into prisons and jails in the United States, presented in a documentary format. Lockdown is known in some regions as America’s Hardest Prisons.


Paranormal Witness (French title to come)

Don’t watch it alone! Paranormal Witness is an intense, cinematic, high-octane drama-documentary series. The show brings to life the true stories of people who have lived through explanation-defying paranormal experiences.



Brave New World (French title to come)

Brave New World is a documentary series which sees Stephen Hawking taking a look at a global exploration of different scientific breakthroughs that are transforming our everyday lives lives in the 21st century.

Looking forward to Canal D’s 2012 Summer programming? Do not hesitate to visit our interactive programming schedule for all the photos, clips and complete show description!

Have a great summer!

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