In this week’s round-up, new series are set to premiere across a number of networks including VH1, ABC Family, Reelz and Travel Channel.
Rapper Jayceon Taylor, otherwise known as The Game, will make his return to the U.S. cable network VH1 with the dating competition series She’s Got Game.
Produced by LA-based 51 Minds, the 10 x 60-minute series will follow the newly single rapper in his attempts to find the woman of his dreams while embarking on a national tour. The Game’s celebrity friends will help choose 10 women to accompany the musician on the cross-country adventure before he ultimately settles down with one of them. She’s Got Game is set to air August 10 at 9 p.m. EST/PST on the Viacom-owned cable network.
ABC Family, meanwhile, will launch the 7 x 60-minute entrepreneurial competition series Startup U (pictured) on August 11 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The Ugly Brothers Studios-produced series will follow 10 tech savvy entrepreneurs during an intensive seven-week course at start-up legend Tim Draper’s Draper University, where students hope to acquire financial backing for their budding business ideas.
Elsewhere, U.S. cable net Reelz is readying its AMS Pictures-produced crime series Murder Made Me Famous, which is set to document killers who have gained notoriety for their crimes.
Presented by author and People Magazine crime reporter Steve Helling, the series will recreate the stories of such murderers as Jodi Arias, Jordan van der Sloot, Ted Bundy, and Erik and Lyle Menendez while interweaving archival footage and commentary from detectives, journalists and the victims’ family members. The series airs on August 15 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.
The Bungalow Media & Entertainment-produced series – which premieres August 17 at 8 p.m. EST/PST – is presented by Top Chef winner Kristen Kish and former U.S. soccer star Kyle Martino and sees the duo traveling to a new city each week where they will spend 36 hours tasting local cuisines, visiting attractions and meeting local insiders. The series will be timed to coincide with new or updated New York Times ’36 Hours’ columns, with accompanying editorial and video content published across NYTimes.com and Travel Channel’s digital properties.