In this week’s round-up, new non-fiction series and documentaries are slated to debut across Spike, Investigation Discovery, HBO and Food Network.
Scripps Networks Interactive-owned Food Network will feature some of the network’s brightest young stars in its junior edition of Food Network Star.
Produced by LEG/Triage Entertainment, Food Network Star Kids (6 x 60 minutes) will feature 10 of the nation’s leading young cooks as they compete in a variety of culinary challenges across television and social media for the chance to walk away with their own series on the network’s digital portal and a feature in Food Network Magazine. Hosted by actress-turned-food celebrity Tia Mowry and food writer, photographer and social media star Donal Skehan, the series premieres August 22 at 8 p.m. EST/PST.
Elsewhere, crime net Investigation Discovery will explore the trail of murder through the eyes of the victim in the 10-episode Betrayed.
Set to bow August 24 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, the series will provide fictionalized first-hand accounts of victims to revisit cases of deception that end in murder at the hands of a trusted family member, co-worker, lover or friend. The series is produced by Trigger Street Productions, All3Media America and Giant Pirates Entertainment.
Viacom-owned network Spike will unveil a new music-based game show exec produced by Christina Aguilera and hosted by rapper and actor Shad Moss, a.k.a. Bow Wow.
Produced by Mission Control Media and MX Productions in association with Lionsgate, Tracks will feature teams of two attempting to guess song titles with only the song’s individual guitar, bass or drum tracks as a clue. The program, which will also showcase surprise musical guest performances, debuts September 1 at 10:30 p.m. EST/PST with back-to-back episodes on Spike.
Through exclusive access to the French authorities and rarely-seen footage, the hour-long Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks (pictured) provides an in-depth look into the attacks on the controversial satirical magazine that left 12 dead and 11 others injured. Produced by Reed’s Amos Pictures in association with the BBC, HBO and France 2, the film offers intimate interviews and commentary from key witnesses, law enforcement and first responders, and survivors. HBO will air the Grierson Trust-shortlisted doc on September 19 at 11 p.m. EST/PST.