In this week’s round-up, new non-fiction specials and documentaries are slated to debut across PBS wildlife doc strand ‘Nature,’ Logo, Investigation Discovery and WEtv.
Long-running PBS wildlife strand ‘Nature’ will investigate how the changing climate is effectively drying out the Yosemite Valley in the western Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California.
Directed by Joseph Pontecorvo, the 4K-filmed Yosemite will follow leading scientists and adventurers as they investigate how water scarcity, climate change, fire and other global changes are affecting one of America’s greatest wildernesses. The film, narrated by Kevin Kline, will also focus on the wildlife living within these protected parks, from peregrine falcons to the Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep. Produced by Pontecorvo Productions and Thirteen Productions, Yosemite airs March 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on PBS ‘Nature.’
AMC Networks-owned cable channel WEtv, meanwhile, is slated to provide an up-close and ‘uncensored’ look into the Florida-based offices of cosmetic and reconstructive Dr. Michael Salzhauer.
Dr. Miami (6 x 60 minutes) will follow Salzhauer and his team at the Bal Harbour Plastic Surgery Associates as they perform a number of life-altering plastic surgeries, uncensored, for the cameras and image messaging and multimedia platform Snapchat. Premiering March 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, each episode features two surgeries with unprecedented access from consultation to reveal. Dr. Miami is produced by 2C Originals, the original content division of 2C Media.
Elsewhere, network Investigation Discovery has set a mid-April air date for its latest true crime docuseries Killing Richard Glossip.
Produced by RadicalMedia in association with Third Eye Motion Picture Company, the series charts the story of a former motel manager, Richard Glossip (pictured), sentenced to die for orchestrating a murder he contends he had nothing to do with. The two-night event will focus on the story of two men convicted for the 1997 murder of Barry Van Treese at a Best Budget Inn in Oklahoma City.Justin Sneed, who admitted to the murder and whose fingerprints were found in the room, cut a deal for a life sentence by telling police that Glossip, a man with no prior felony convictions, had orchestrated the murder-for-hire, for which he was sentenced to be executed. Killing Richard Glossip is todebut for a two-night event, kicking off April 17 & April 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ID.
Finally, Viacom-owned cable net Logo will venture to the Fire Island Pines in search of love.
Produced by Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions, Fire Island will chronicle a group of six young professionals from the LGBTQ community living together in a beachfront share house for the summer in in the gay holiday Mecca outside New York City as they search for the romance, temptation and excitement. Fire Island bows April 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Logo.