In this week’s round-up, new non-fiction series and documentaries are slated to debut across E!, Smithsonian Channel, HBO and Cooking Channel.
The 8 x 60-minute series will follow renowned singer/songwriter Mariah Carey (pictured) as she embarks on her 28-date Sweet Sweet Fantasy tour of the UK, Europe and Africa, while planning her upcoming wedding to Australian businessman James Packer.
The Bunim/Murray Productions- and Magic Carpet Productions-made series will provide exclusive access into the songstress’s family, friends and inner circle. It will air December 4 at 9 p.m. EST/PST in North America, with international premieres following shortly thereafter.
U.S. net Smithsonian Channel will set sail on an hour-long special marking the 80th anniversary of the maiden voyage by the famed RMS Queen Mary.
Mighty Ship at War: The Queen Mary will chronicle the history of the celebrated ocean liner that sailed nearly four million miles in 31 years. The STV Productions-made film, which premieres August 21 at 8 p.m. EST/PST, will provide archive film, photographs and exclusive interviews with historians and experts. The ship served as a luxury ocean liner and wartime troop vessel, transporting more than 800,000 Allied personnel to Europe during WWII.
Elsewhere, Scripps Networks Interactive-owned net Cooking Channel is gearing up for its forthcoming journey throughout the U.S. in culinary travelogue Haylie’s America.
Produced by Citizen Pictures, the 8 x 30-minute series will shadow actor and chef Haylie Duff as she ventures to trendy hotspots and old-school mainstays to dive into burritos in Los Angeles with actor Alanna Masterson; talk coffee in Las Vegas with Trisha Yearwood; and indulge in a cheat day with Jonathan Bennett in Santa Barbara, California. Additional episodes will see the actor traveling to Austin, Texas; New Orleans, Louisiana; Denver, Colorado; New York; and Santa Barbara, California. The series is slated to debut September 8 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.
Under the guidance of Josh Tyrangiel, Vice’s executive VP of content and news, the nightly half-hour program will look to provide viewers with news content largely ignored by the mainstream media. The series will feature such respected journalists as Evan McMorris-Santoro, Nellie Bowles, Ravi Somaiya and Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani. Madeleine Haeringer serves as executive producer. The program bows September 26 at 7:30 p.m. EST/PST and airs weeknights on HBO. It will also be available across HBO Now, HBO Go and HBO On Demand.