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Coming Soon: “Before the Flood,” “JonBenet’s Mother”

In this week’s round-up, new non-fiction series and documentaries are slated to debut across National Geographic Channel, E!, Lifetime, Channel 4 and Nat Geo Wild. U.S. broadcaster Nat Geo Wild is ...
October 13, 2016

In this week’s round-up, new non-fiction series and documentaries are slated to debut across National Geographic Channel, E!, Lifetime, Channel 4 and Nat Geo Wild.

U.S. broadcaster Nat Geo Wild is gearing up to follow the behind-the-scenes action of a safari company in Botswana.

Produced by Symbio Studios, adventure series Safari Brothers will shadow Brent and Grant Reed as they navigate the daily challenges of working in Africa’s Okavango Delta, from pulling 4x4s out of rivers to negotiating elephant-sized roadblocks. Series premieres Oct. 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Nat Geo Wild.

Elsewhere, UK pubcaster Channel 4 will offer unparalleled insight into our greatest defining feature.

The Pioneer Productions-made Your Face Says It All will utilize cutting-edge science, innovative graphics and personal testimony to explore the human face. The 3 x 60-minute series, which broadcasts on Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. BST, will explore such topics as how the face changes with age; what makes a face beautiful and inspires sexual attraction; and how your face affects your life.

In the lead up to election day in the U.S. presidential campaign, sister network National Geographic Channel will air environmental doc Before the Flood on Oct. 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Oscar winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, the 90-minute doc serves as a clarion call for eligible U.S. voters and provides insight into the worsening environmental crisis inflicting irreversible damage across the globe. The film held its world premiere this summer at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Elsewhere, A+E Networks-owned channel Lifetime will delve into the life of Patsy Ramsey with a two-hour one-off special.

Produced by Sharp Entertainment, JonBenét’s Mother: Victim or Killer? will reconstruct Patsy’s life as a socialite, beauty queen, mother of the late JonBenét Ramsey, who was killed in her family home 20 years ago. The special features exclusive interviews with those close to Patsy, while examining evidence through the lens of modern forensic technology. Jonbenét’s Mother: Victim Or Killer? debuts Nov. 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime.

Finally, NBCUniversal-owned cable net E! will provide an exclusive look into life outside of the stadium for California’s new football team, the LA Rams.

The T Group Productions-made Hollywood & Football, which premieres Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT,is slated to follow six players and their families as the team relocates from St. Louis to Los Angeles after a 20-year absence from the city. The series will feature the behind-the-scenes lives of Rodger and Asia Saffold; Kenny and Sabrina Britt; Lance and Danielle Kendricks; Chase and Kila Reynolds; Bradley Marquez and Melissa Hernandez; and Cory and Bianca Harkey as they adjust to their new lives in the rolling hills of Hollywood.

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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