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“Is there something on my face?” Dominic Monaghan hosts Wild Things. (BBCA)

You may have sensed, during the breaks in Doctor Who, that astonishing things are afoot on BBC AMERICA in 2013. And if you did, you’d have been right. Here are just three reasons why:

Orphan Black

BBC AMERICA’s new original series stars Tatiana Maslany as Sarah, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. She assumes her identity hoping that cleaning out the dead woman’s bank account will solve all of her problems. Instead, the street smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the dizzying discovery that she and the dead woman are clones… but are they the only ones? With an assassin hot on her trail, Sarah is racing for answers.

For more information, go to BBC AMERICA’s Orphan Black site

Ripper Street

Six months after Jack the Ripper’s reign, the Whitechapel police, deep in the East End of Victorian London, fight to bring law to the lawless. Matthew Macfadyen plays Inspector Edmund Reid, one of the lead detectives on the Ripper investigation. When the hunt for the killer was given up in early 1889, he didn’t return to Scotland Yard. He stayed exactly where he had been for the last two years, policing the same streets – the streets down which he hunted the Ripper, the streets which will always remind him of his failure.

For more information, go to BBC AMERICA’s Ripper Street site

Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan

Do you love creepy, crawly creatures? If so, you’ll love BBCA’s new original travel series Wild Things. If enormous bugs kind of skeeve you out then you can watch safely from your home and live vicariously through Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings, Lost) as he hunts for the biggest, scariest and weirdest insects and badass creatures on the planet.

For more information, go to BBC America’s Wild Things site… 

More: Coming to BBC America in 2013

The Nerdist and Copper return to BBCA with their second seasons joining fan favorites like Luther, Top Gear and Doctor Who. Take a peek into the future of BBCA!

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By Fraser McAlpine