Unscripted

Coming Soon: “Restoration Wild,” “Rich in Faith”

In this week's round-up, new unscripted titles are set to air on networks including Discovery Family Channel, Oxygen and Animal Planet. (Pictured: Oxygen's Rich in Faith)
October 29, 2015

In this week’s round-up, new unscripted titles are to air on a range of networks, including Discovery Family Channel, Oxygen and Animal Planet.

Discovery Communications-owned net Animal Planet is preparing the debut of the home restoration series Restoration Wild. Produced by Loud TV, the series follows Jay Chaikin and his crew of builders as they explore the countryside in search of such abandoned structures as buses and cabins, transforming them into livable spaces while allowing their clients to reconnect with nature. Restoration Wild premieres November 6 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

Elsewhere, U.S. net Discovery Family Channel will broadcast the Leftfield Pictures-made goodwill series Lost and Found on November 11 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The eight-part series shadows Mike Schario and Jesse Brown – owners of Ohio “weird-tique” shop Finders Keepers – as they attempt to help people locate valuable long-lost items. The series is part of the network’s ‘Project Thank You’ initiative - a month-long campaign of gratitude-focused programming providing viewers with inspiration to give thanks.

Meanwhile, U.S. net Oxygen is gearing up for the December 2 premieres of the religion-based Rich in Faith (pictured) and the family-focused Finding My Father.

Produced by Asylum Entertainment, the five-part Finding My Father shadows 16 individuals as they attempt to connect with their biological fathers for the first time by piecing together details found on social media and through distant family connections about their fathers’ lives and current whereabouts. The docuseries is set to air at 9 p.m. EST/PST on Oxygen.

Finally, the Magical Elves-made Rich in Faith will chronicle Rich and DawnCheré Wilkerson‘s attempts to balance starting a family with establishing their own youth-focused house of worship, Vous Church. Rich in Faith premieres across Oxygen immediately following Finding My Father at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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