In this week’s round-up, new non-fiction series and documentaries are slated to debut across VH1, Bravo Media, Netflix and Oxygen Media.
NBCUniversal-owned lifestyle net Bravo Media will look to reignite old flames in the Twofour America-produced A Night With My Ex.
The 10-part docuseries will aim to bring former lovers back together for one night in a multi-camera-rigged one-bedroom apartment — with no crew to interrupt — to hash out their unresolved issues and produce an honest portrayal of broken relationships.The 11 ex-couples featured in the series will meet once again to hopefully walk away with the answers they need for closure, or potentially a second shot at love. The series premieres July 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.
NBCU’s women-focused crime network Oxygen Media, meanwhile, is reviving the Wolf Reality- and Magical Elves-made Cold Justice.
The real-life crime series follows veteran prosecutor Kelly Siegler (pictured) and her crack team of seasoned detectives – Johnny Bonds, Steve Spingola, Aaron Sam and Tonya Rider – as they return to small town murder cases that have since gone cold. The unscripted procedural drama will delve into new unsolved homicides while also bringing updates to previous cases. Cold Justice previously aired 50 episodes across three seasons from September 2013 to September 2015. It returns to Oxygen’s airwaves on July 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Elsewhere, Viacom-owned VH1 is gearing up to launch its music competition series Signed later this month.
Produced by MGM Television, the 8 x 60-minute series will follow three music moguls — rapper and entrepreneur Rick Ross; Grammy-winning artist The-Dream; and Lenny S, Roc Nation’s SVP of A&R and artist management — as they work to develop unsigned hip-hop and R&B artists in Atlanta. Exec produced by Mark Burnett, the series will feature aspiring artists undergoing auditions and workshops to hone their craft and hopefully sign a record deal with Maybach Music, Radio Killa Records or Roc Nation. Signed debuts July 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Finally, Oscar-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth’s four-part docuseries Daughters of Destiny will receive a global roll out across digital streaming giant Netflix on July 28.
The series chronicles the lives of five girls – aged seven to 23 – from Indian families who are among the “Dalit” caste, one of the most impoverished communities in the world. Filmed over a seven-year period as they attend a co-ed residential school in Tamil Nadu, the series chronicles a generation of children on the precipice of a new life as they struggle and strive to define themselves, re-define gender and class stereotypes, and navigate the contrasts between family traditions and their modern global views.