AXN Beyond celebrates triumphs in adversity with its line-up of shows this December!

Witness life-and-death battles on the operating table as Beyond brings COMBAT HOSPITAL, a fictional medical procedural set in 2006 at the only war zone military hospital providing advanced surgical care in all of Southern Afghanistan, the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit at Kandahar Airfield. The series charts the frantic lives of the hospital’s international team of doctors, nurses and medics from Canada, America, the U.K. and other coalition countries as they deliver the best battlefield surgical care to wounded soldiers, civilians caught in the crossfire, and even the enemy. Combat Hospital premieres on December 15, 2011, airing every Thursday at 10:40 PM, first and exclusively on AXN Beyond.

Continue to follow high-profile cases in DAMAGES SEASON 4, as Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) prepares for a class action suit against a multinational pharmaceutical company and Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) returns to Hewes & Associates to pursue her own lawsuit against military contractor High Star Security and its powerful CEO, Howard Erickson (guest star John Goodman). Ellen plunges into a side of the war on terror that’s rife with torture and deceit, as she turns to an ex-employee for information about a secret High Star mission gone awry in Afghanistan. Don’t miss an episode of Damages Season 4 on Beyond every Friday at 11:30 PM.

Join the discussion in the second season of THE MARRIAGE REF, a funny and revealing panel talk show where real-life married couples take center stage as their quirky, funny and relatable disputes are explored, examined and ultimately judged. Couples present their dilemma and face a panel of "experts" composed of top celebrities and comedians including Denise Richards, Rachael Ray, Mary J. Blige, Seth Meyers, will.i.am, Ricky Gervais, Julianne Moore and Jerry Seinfeld, who will weigh in and decide which spouse is right. At the end of each episode, the studio audience will vote to make one of the winners "The Rightest of the Right." These winners will receive $25,000 and their very own billboard in their hometown, declaring they are right. Catch the series every Tuesday at 8:10 PM.

AXN Beyond also adds sparkle to your holidays with the marathon airing of your favorite series. On December 25 (Sunday), enjoy the complete TOP CHEF MASTERS SEASON 2 beginning at 11:50 AM and three back-to-back episodes of SHERLOCK from 8:10 PM and on December 26 (Monday), catch non-stop episodes of DROP DEAD DIVA SEASON 3 from 11:50 AM to 9:50 PM. Meanwhile, enjoy the best episodes of CHAOS and CHUCK SEASON 3 on January 1 (Sunday) and January 2 (Monday), from 1:30 PM.

Catch these all new programs and more on AXN Beyond this December: SkyCable (Channel 35), Dream Satellite (Channel 36) and Cignal Digital TV (Channel 37).

About AXN Beyond

AXN Beyond offers an unexpected and compelling entertainment mix built on two core pillars – shows that appeal to young adults and programs focused on relationships and individuality. Serving up some of today’s coolest and freshest content across a broad spectrum of genres from the US and the UK, Beyond’s programming line-up includes drama, variety, reality, comedy, entertainment talk shows and movies.

AXN Beyond is a channel where anyone and everyone will find something that touches them because everyone enjoys a good story and everyone is a unique individual. Wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and operated by Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia, Beyond is currently available in a total of 14 markets across Asia. See www.axnbeyondasia.com for more.