AHC Presents the Real-life Gangs of New York and Other Famous Rivalries in All-new Series, “Blood Feuds”

Six-Part Series Premieres Wednesday, January 6 at 10/9c


(Silver Spring, Md.) – Bill the Butcher vs. John Morrisey. The Hatfields vs. the McCoys. Soapy Smith vs. Frank Reid. These are the rivalries that defined American history, as foes became fatalities in the ultimate street fight for honor, power, and pride. American Heroes Channel (AHC) digs deep into these epic vendettas and more in BLOOD FEUDS, an all-new, original series centered around our nation’s most iconic rivalries. Premiering Wednesday, January 6 at 10/9c on AHC, BLOOD FEUDS features six action-packed stories chock-full of simmering tensions, brutal struggles and bitter hatred—from racist street gangs battling for territory to former friends turned mortal enemies.

Brought to life using dramatic recreations, expert interviews, and heart-pumping storytelling, each 60-minute episode of BLOOD FEUDS features some of the most compelling characters, action-packed conflict, and adrenaline-fueled showdowns from our nation’s past.

In the premiere episode, BLOOD FEUDS reveals the true story behind the rivalry that inspired the blockbuster hit film, Gangs of New York. This notorious feud is one of the largest street wars in history—a bloody battle over turf and politics. William Poole, better known as “Bill the Butcher”, rules New York’s viciously anti-immigrant nativist gang, the Bowery Boys, enforcers for the xenophobic Know Nothing political party. Irishman John Morrissey is said to have led the skull-cracking Irish Catholic gang called The Dead Rabbits—the muscle of New York’s Irish-led government, Tammany Hall. BLOOD FEUDS brings audiences into the dramatic culmination between the archenemies at the Amos Street Docks, to witness firsthand the mounting tension, vicious hatred and brutal violence that defined this epic story. Who will prevail?


Additional premieres of BLOOD FEUDS in January include:


Yukon Gold Rush War

Premieres Wednesday, January 13 at 10/9c

This epic Gold Rush showdown pits legendary conman Jefferson “Soapy” Smith and his loyal “Soap Gang” against town organizer-turned-vigilante Frank Reid and the Committee of 101, in a battle to bring justice to the lawless Alaskan Frontier.


Hatfields and McCoys

Premieres Wednesday, January 20 at 10/9c

The Hatfields (Devil Anse) versus the McCoys (Randall) is one of the most notorious feuds in American history. What starts as Civil War hostility rapidly escalates to kidnapping, illicit love affairs, murder, and a nationwide turf war.


The Pleasant Valley War

Premieres Wednesday, January 27 at 10/9c

In the dangerous frontier of Arizona, two ranching families begin as friends – but become locked in an epic battle known as the Pleasant Valley War. It’s the deadliest ‘family’ feud in U.S. history.


BLOOD FEUDS is produced for American Heroes Channel by Lion Television, with Allison Corn, Antony Tackaberry and Jennifer Silverman serving as executive producers. For American Heroes Channel, Max Culhane is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President.



About American Heroes Channel

American Heroes Channel (AHC) is a network from Discovery Communications that tells timeless stories in which a challenge appears – be it a situation or a villain – and a hero arises. Currently in nearly 60 million homes, AHC provides a rare glimpse into major events that shaped our world, visionary leaders and unexpected heroes who made a difference, and the great defenders of our freedom. For more information, please visit AHCtv.com, facebook.com/AHCtelevision, or Twitter.com/AHC_TV . American Heroes Channel is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world’s #1 pay-tv programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.