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Smithsonian preps “Aerial America” spin-offs

Smithsonian Channel is prepping two spin-offs from its Aerial America franchise. Produced by Tusker Television, Aerial Cities (pictured) is a six-part program that delves into the day and nightlife of some of America’s most ...
March 14, 2018

Smithsonian Channel is prepping two spin-offs from its Aerial America franchise.

Produced by Tusker Television, Aerial Cities (pictured) is a six-part program that delves into the day and nightlife of some of America’s most famous cities, including Las Vegas, Chicago, Seattle, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Shot in 4K, the series spotlight’s each city’s iconic landmarks and history, while capturing the frenzy of work and play that makes each city distinct.

Tusker Television’s executive producer is Toby Beach. Executive producers for Smithsonian Channel are David Royle and Charles Poe.

Aerial Cities premieres April 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.

Also premiering on April 8 is another new spin-off of the Aerial America franchise – Aerial Africa.

This series showcases the places, wildlife and personalities that have left their mark on Africa, including Nelson Mandela, and the Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingstone.

Produced by Ukwenza Innovations, the series ranges from the Wild South Coast to Johannesburg, Botswana and the Skeleton Coast of Namibia and Zambia.

Aerial Africa premieres April 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.

Ukwenza Innovations’ series producer is Martin Ferreira with executive producer Peter Lamberti. Executive producers for Smithsonian Channel are once again Royle and Poe.

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