Coming Soon: “Hate in America,” “Sports Detectives”

In this week's round-up, new unscripted titles and documentaries are slated to air on such networks as HGTV, Investigation Discovery, Smithsonian Channel and Fox. (Pictured: Hate In America: A Town on Fire)
March 24, 2016

In this week’s round-up, new unscripted series and documentaries are slated to premiere across Investigation Discovery, HGTV, Fox and Smithsonian Channel.

U.S. cable net Investigation Discovery is set to examine race relations in the second installment of its three-part doc series ‘Hate in America.’

Produced by NBC News’ Peacock Productions and hosted by Emmy-awarded journalist Tony Harris, Hate in America: A Town on Fire (pictured) is slated to explore the rapidly expanding domestic issue of white supremacists and anti-government radicals throughout the U.S.

The special, which airs on March 24 at 8 p.m. EST/PST, focuses on the community of Flathead Valley, Montana, which has over the last decade become a hotbed of activism around the creation of an all-white homeland and a modern-day Alamo to escape the reach of the government.

Elsewhere, Scripps Networks Interactive-owned channel HGTV is readying its latest property series, Listed Sisters.

The Coolfire Studios-made series follows the real estate and home design team of Nashville-based sisters Alana Barnett and Lex LeBlanc as they help their clients transform outgrown homes into eye-catching properties. Through whole-home renovation projects, the sisters aim to fetch top dollar in the resale market in order to assist each family in the purchase of their dream home. Listed Sisters is to debut across HGTV on March 28 at 8 p.m. EST/PST.

Meanwhile, Fox’s Mark Burnett-produced dating series Coupled is slated to debut on May 17 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

Set in the Caribbean islands and hosted by Terrence “J” Jenkins, the series follows 12 single young professional women as they select from a pool of eligible men until chemistry is sparked. Viewers will watch as new couples form and discover whether or not they have the compatibility to make the relationship last. Additionally, intimate text conversations between couples will appear on screen to provide viewers with exclusive access to the drama.

The series is produced by the Emmy-awarded Burnett, MGM Television and Grandma’s House Entertainment.

Finally, Smithsonian Channel is to uncover the truth behind some of the most iconic objects in American sports that are either missing or in dispute via Left/Right Productions’ Sports Detectives.

The 6 x 60-minute docuseries enlists the investigative perspicacity of Kevin Barrows, a former FBI special agent and security consultant with the NHL, and CBS Sports Network reporter Lauren Gardner to find and confirm the lost items behind some of the most iconic moments in sports history, including Muhammad Ali’s 1960 Olympic gold medal, Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point ball and Dale Earnhardt’s pink race car.

The series interweaves insight from the players, managers, announcers and fans at the center of each respective mystery with state-of-the-art technology, sports analysis and real-life detective work. Sports Detectives premieres April 24 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

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