Docs

Coming Soon: “Baltimore Rising,” “Saving Capitalism”

In this week’s roundup, new unscripted series and documentaries are scheduled to debut across HGTV, HBO, Netflix and PBS. Sonja Sohn’s feature-length documentary Baltimore Rising (pictured) will receive its television debut when ...
November 16, 2017

In this week’s roundup, new unscripted series and documentaries are scheduled to debut across HGTV, HBO, Netflix and PBS.

Sonja Sohn’s feature-length documentary Baltimore Rising (pictured) will receive its television debut when it airs across premium cable network HBO on Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Baltimore Rising documents local activists, police officers, community leaders and gang affiliates as they fight for change and struggle to keep Baltimore together in the wake of the 2015 death of Freddie Gray. News of Gray’s death sparked destructive riots and protests from around the nation.

Meanwhile, acclaimed director Jacob Kornbluth’s documentary Saving Capitalism, based on political commentator Robert Reich’s 2015 book, will make its broadcast debut on digital streaming giant Netflix next week.

The 90-minute film will follow the former U.S. Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton as he takes his book, Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few, across the heart of conservative America in the hopes of finding common ground and to speak about the nation’s economic system while presenting thoughts on how to fix it. Saving Capitalism will go live across Netflix on Nov. 21.

Elsewhere, Drew and Jonathan Scott will return to HGTV’s airwaves in the latest Property Brothers at Home spin-off series.

Produced by Scott Brothers Entertainment, Property Brothers at Home: Drew’s Honeymoon House will chronicle the Scott brothers as they embark on large-scale renovations on Drew and his fiancée Linda Phan‘s first home in Los Angeles, a 1920s, 3×400-square-foot house. The twins’ older brother JD will also lend a hand throughout the series, helping with several major projects including a beam installation in the kitchen and building a foundation wall. Property Brothers at Home: Drew’s Honeymoon House broadcasts Nov. 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV.

Finally, American pubcaster PBS is preparing to share the U.S. broadcast premiere of Ron Howard’s authorized and Emmy-winning documentary about the early career of the world’s most seminal rock band.

Apple Corps., White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment’s The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together in the early 1960s to become The Beatles. The film reveals how the band crafted some of their most influential songs while examining each member’s personality. Also included in the doc is a compilation of footage that captures The Beatles’s 250 concerts between 1963 and 1966. The 106-minute doc will air across PBS on Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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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