Unscripted

Osbourne, Channing docs set for Showtime

U.S. cable network Showtime's summer slate includes God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (pictured) and single docs on a Wall Street fraudster and a high school drama program, as well as returning series The Franchise and The Real L Word.
June 11, 2012

U.S. cable network Showtime’s summer slate includes God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (pictured) and single docs on a Wall Street fraudster and a high school drama program, as well as returning series The Franchise and The Real L Word.

Next Entertainment’s God Bless Ozzy Osbourne promises to bring the Black Sabbath frontman’s story to life through the eyes of his son Jack. The doc, airing on July 13, features unseen footage and interviews with artists including Sir Paul McCartney, Tommy Lee, Henry Rollins and more.

Meanwhile, on July 16, Showtime will air Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, a doc from Dramatic Forces about the Broadway legend.

Set to air in August, Unraveled takes a look at Marc Dreier, a prominent attorney who is under house arrest for taking part in a massive fraud scheme. Filmmaker and attorney Marc H. Simon, who once worked at Dreier’s firm, gains access to the white collar criminal during his house arrest.

The last doc on Showtime’s slate is Shakespeare High, a Trigger Street Productions and Ifavor Entertainment doc about students preparing to compete in a Californian Shakespeare festival. It has a September air date.

On the unscripted series side, The Franchise returns for a second season on July 11, and will look at the Major League Baseball team the Miami Marlins, from its front office operation to the unveiling of a new ballpark and uniforms.

Finally, Magical Elves’ The Real L Word season three premieres on July 12. The docuseries will add new cast members from New York to the LA-based cast, depicting the ladies at work and play.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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