Unscripted

Coming Soon: “Vice News Tonight,” “Mariah’s World”

In this week's round-up, we look at unscripted and documentary projects coming to E!, Smithsonian Channel, HBO and Cooking Channel. (Pictured: Mariah Carey)
August 4, 2016

In this week’s round-up, new non-fiction series and documentaries are slated to debut across E!, Smithsonian Channel, HBO and Cooking Channel.

NBCUniversal-owned cable network E! is readying the world premiere of its forthcoming celebrity docuseries Mariah’s World.

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.

Finally, millennial media company and content studio Vice Media and HBO have set a late-September air date for its nightly news program Vice News Tonight.

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.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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