AMC Networks will air the highly-anticipated Season 3 Premiere of BBC America's hit series Orphan Black on Saturday, April 18 at 10 PM ET across all of its U.S. networks - AMC, BBC Aerica, IFC, SundanceTV and WE tv - the first time the AMC Networks channel group has used its combined portfolio of networks to air a premiere of its programming. BBC America is operated as a joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Worldwide. Here's what Ed Carroll, Chief Operating Officer of AMC Networks, had to say about the Orphan Black premiere.

"Orphan Black is a truly outstanding original series that has attracted consistent and widespread critical acclaim as well as a considerable, growing following from viewers. AMC Networks is a channel group known for high-quality storytelling and creating a premiere television event for Orphan Black is a perfect opportunity to use our programming assets to help extend the reach of this quality series."
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Starring SAG and Golden Globe nominee Tatiana Maslany in multiple roles, Orphan Black's second season brought new enemies to light, culminating in a shocking finale which revealed a new line of male clones, played by Ari Millen. Season 3 plunges the clone sisterhood into unexpected territory with the realization that they're not alone.

Orphan Black is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with BBC America and Bell Media's Space. The original drama co-created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, with Manson also serving as writer and Fawcett as director, is executive produced by Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier of Temple Street Productions. The international hit series is distributed by BBC Worldwide and can be seen in more than 170 countries. Orphan Black is shooting through March 2015. For more information on Orphan Black, visit