Coming Soon: “Rob & Chyna,” “Sky Ladder”

In this week's round-up, we look at unscripted and documentary projects coming to E!, Netflix and Nat Geo Wild. (Pictured: Kevin MacDonald's Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang)
August 25, 2016

In this week’s round-up, new non-fiction series and documentaries are slated to debut across E!, Netflix and Nat Geo Wild.

U.S. network Nat Geo Wild is gearing up to shadow a team of Texas-based veterinary specialists as they diagnose and treat a host of wild patients.

Propagate Content’s Animal ER will follow staff at the Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists (GCVS) as they look after animals whose care is beyond the capabilities of their regular vet techs. Featured animals are chimps, giant pythons, bighorn sheep, seals, rams and exotic birds. Animal ER airs September 10 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

Elsewhere, NBCUniversal-owned cable network E! will explore the daily life of yet another Kardashian.

The Ryan Seacrest Productions- and Bunim/Murray Productions-made Rob & Chyna (6 x 60 minutes) will pull back the curtain on Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna as they embark on building a life together as a newly engaged and expectant couple. The series, which bows September 11 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, follows the pair as they navigate through setbacks and attempt to blend their two families together.

Meanwhile, U.S. cable network Bravo Media has enlisted real estate agent Reza Farahan and interior designer Taylor Spellman to help couples under separate roofs come together as one.

Each episode of the JV Productions-made Yours, Mine or Ours will follow the pair as they help couples decide whether they should renovate one of their current abodes or pool their budgets together and purchase an entirely new home. Spellman will transform their existing spaces while Farahan shows them new properties. The series premieres October 3 at 10 p.m. EST/PST with back-to-back episodes.

Finally, SVOD giant Netflix traces the explosive ascent of a contemporary Chinese artist in Kevin Macdonald’s Sky Ladder: The Art Of Cai Guo-Qiang (pictured).

The 79-minute film will follow Guo-Qiang’s story from childhood in Mao’s China to becoming a seminal international artist traveling the globe to create visually stunning work with explosives. Utilizing vérité footage, the film also follows Guo-Qiang’s artistic process in his lifelong pursuit of developing a pyrotechnic Sky Ladder that climbs 500 meters (1,650 feet) into the atmosphere. The doc, which had its premiere at Sundance, debuts across Netflix on October 14.

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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.