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.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.