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Coming Soon: “TrumpLand,” “Martha & Snoop”

In this week’s round-up, new non-fiction series and documentaries are slated to debut across VH1, A&E, Channel 4 and HBO. After a surprise premiere at the IFC Center in New York ...
October 27, 2016

In this week’s round-up, new non-fiction series and documentaries are slated to debut across VH1, A&E, Channel 4 and HBO.

After a surprise premiere at the IFC Center in New York on Oct. 18, UK pubcaster Channel 4 will debut Michael Moore in TrumpLand, from Oscar-winning director Michael Moore, on Oct. 29.

The film will see the partisan filmmaker diving into the Trump-loyal territory of Ohio with his “daring and hilarious” one-man show in the lead up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Moore’s self-distributed doc premieres across C4 on Oct. 29 at 11 p.m. GMT. Currently available for purchase on iTunes for US$4.99, TrumpLand is also slated to broadcast on Oct. 30 across Australia’s Ten Network, the Netherlands’ VPRO, New Zealand’s TVNZ, Denmark’s TV2, Sweden’s SVT, Finland’s Nelonen, Norway’s NRK and Iceland’s 365.

Elsewhere, Viacom-owned net VH1 is prepping an unlikely culinary series featuring lifestyle maven Martha Stewart and seminal hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg.

Produced by Sequential Brands Group, Merry Jane and 495 Productions, Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party (pictured) will feature the pair hosting a weekly “half-baked” dinner party for celebrity friends, including  musicians Ice Cube, DJ Khalid, Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, 50 Cent, Ashlee Simpson, Robin Thicke, Kelis and 2 Chainz; actors Seth Rogen, Mike Epps, Kathy Griffin, Bella Thorne and Ashley Graham; and NBA star Chris Bosh. The series is slated to air across VH1 on Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Meanwhile, the Jigsaw Productions and Gigantic Pictures-made true crime docuseries The Killing Season will mark its television debut on Nov. 12 across A+E Networks’ flagship channel A&E.

The eight-part series follows documentarians Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills as they investigate unsolved murder cases, including one in which the bodies of 10 sex workers were discovered on Gilgo Beach, Long Island. Though authorities believe it to be the work of the Long Island Serial Killer, the perpetrator remains at large after five years of investigations. The Killing Season launches with back-to-back episodes onNov. 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.

Lastly, premium cable outlet HBO will explore the story of World War II combat infantryman and photographer Tony Vaccaro in Max Lewkowicz‘s doc Underfire: The Untold Story of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro.

Produced by Dog Green Productions, the 69-minute film chronicles the war veteran’s life through exclusive interviews with Vaccaro and a raft of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers to examine the issues behind witnessing and documenting conflict. The doc will also shadow Vaccaro as he retraces his steps across Europe and shares stories behind his most powerful photographs. Underfire premieres across HBO on Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

About The Author
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.

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