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Coming Soon: “Detroit Steel,” “Partner”

In this week’s round-up, new non-fiction series are slated to debut across CNBC, History, Travel Channel and LMN. A+E Networks-owned channel History is gearing up for the debut of Hoff Productions’ automotive ...
January 26, 2017

In this week’s round-up, new non-fiction series are slated to debut across CNBC, History, Travel Channel and LMN.

A+E Networks-owned channel History is gearing up for the debut of Hoff Productions’ automotive series Detroit Steel.

The eight-part series follows Adam Genei and his team at car customization shop Mobsteel as they continue the long tradition of Detroit-bred automotive innovation by creating custom rides for auto enthusiasts. Their innovative style makes use of found parts or parts they build themselves, creating unique cars in each episode. The series premieres on Jan. 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on History.

Elsewhere, Scripps Networks Interactive-owned Travel Channel is daring viewers to escape from winter with Top Secret Waterfalls. 

Part of the channel’s initiative to produce content that’ll warm the audience’s imagination on a cold winter night, the popular Top Secret franchise provides an exclusive trip to the world of hidden waterfalls. Produced by LMNO Productions, the special ranks 10 of the most picturesque falls in the world, traveling from Italy to Hawaii, and sharing the history behind each. The hour-long special airs Jan. 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel.

Meanwhile, LMN is readying the launch of its original docuseries Babies Behind Bars.

The Workaholic Productions-made series is to highlight a radical program that allows pregnant inmates to give birth and raise their offspring inside the walls of a maximum-security prison. The 10-part program chronicles the lives of several women at various stages of pregnancy struggling with motherhood and life behind bars, as well as the corrections officers working within the Wee One Program. The series premieres Jan. 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on LMN.

Finally, CNBC begins its search for the perfect business associate in a five-episode competition-style series.

Produced by Marcus Lemonis Productions,  The Partner follows host Lemonis – a renowned investor, entrepreneur – in search of a partner to help manage his fast-growing business portfolio. Ten finalists will compete for a US$500,000 contract, an equity stake and the opportunity to help Lemonis manage his empire. The Partner premieres on CNBC on Feb. 28 at 10 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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