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Coming Soon: “Stripped,” “Amazingness”

In this week’s roundup, new unscripted series and documentaries are scheduled to debut across Insight TV, A&E, PBS and Bravo. A&E Network is slated to recount the notorious murders of Jose ...
November 30, 2017

In this week’s roundup, new unscripted series and documentaries are scheduled to debut across Insight TV, A&E, PBS and Bravo.

A&E Network is slated to recount the notorious murders of Jose and Mary Menendez at the hands of their sons, Lyle and Erik, in an original docuseries.

The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All offers in-depth interviews with Erik Menendez that recount the 1989 shotgun murders of his wealthy, entertainment executive parents. The series will feature extensive phone interviews with Erik, rare archive footage, never-before-seen photos and new interviews with those closest to the case, including prosecutors, law enforcement and medical experts.

The MEgTV-produced series debuts tonight (Nov. 30) at 10 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for the project.

Factual entertainment channel Insight TV is scheduled to launch its anticipated adventure reality series THRU on Saturday (Dec. 2).

The eight-part series, which was unveiled at last month’s MIPCOM market in Cannes, will see competing teams of international social influencers trekking through  challenging terrain on a straight line journey in opposite directions from point-A-to-point-B.

Testing their physical and mental fortitude, competitors will navigate over buildings, swamps and pools. The team that deviates the least from their THRU route will be crowned the winner.

THRU broadcasts on Dec. 2 at 9 p.m. CET on Insight TV’s linear channel and digital network Insight.tv.

NBCUniversal- owned lifestyle net Bravo Media will look to expose the naked truth behind America’s obsession with material belongings with the help of New York production house Truly Original.

Social experiment Stripped (pictured) will see participants stripped of their material possessions for 21 days.

Their belongings are placed in a mobile storage container a half-mile away from their home, and only toilet paper, water, and food rations are provided. Each day they are allowed to retrieved one item they deem essential.

Participants are expected to go about their daily lives, showing up to work and maintaining family and social relationships without their everyday necessities. The format was originally produced by Endemol Shine Group’s Metronome Denmark.

Stripped airs Dec. 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.

Finally, Viacom’s youth-focused network MTV will unveil Rob Dyrdek‘s variety talent competition series Amazingness on Dec. 8.

The Superjacket Productions-made shiny floor entertainment series will feature a diverse mix of amateur and viral talent competing to remain atop the Amazingness charts for a US$10,000 cash prize. Following each performance, Dyrdek and a star-studded panel of judges will decide who remains at pole position and who gets dropped. Amazingness premieres Dec. 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

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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