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Coming Soon: “The Worker’s Cup,” “TKO”

In this week’s roundup, we look at unscripted series and documentaries scheduled to debut across PBS’s documentary strand ‘POV’, TV One and CBS. Urban One-owned lifestyle and entertainment channel TV One ...
July 5, 2018

In this week’s roundup, we look at unscripted series and documentaries scheduled to debut across PBS’s documentary strand ‘POV’, TV One and CBS.

Urban One-owned lifestyle and entertainment channel TV One is gearing up to provide an inside look at some of the grittiest murder investigations from veteran Atlanta homicide detectives.

Produced by Wide Net Productions and Jupiter Entertainment, ATL Homicide follows Atlanta PD homicide detectives David Quinn and Vince Velazquez as they examine real-life murder investigations. Each hour-long episode will focus on one murder case depicted through recreations, with narration provided by the detectives themselves. ATL Homicide premieres July 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TV One.

Elsewhere, American public broadcaster PBS will present the television broadcast premiere of Adam Sobel’s debut feature-length documentary The Worker’s Cup (pictured) across its documentary strand ‘POV’ next week.

The 92-minute film, which held its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, goes inside¬†the massive stadiums and infrastructure projects currently being built for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and follows the experiences of migrant workers recruited from Asia and Africa for the construction projects of local and multinational companies. Through the workers’ weekly football games, Sobel explores their backstories and lives. The Workers Cup transmits on July 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

PBS, meanwhile, is also getting ready to plate Vox Entertainment’s culinary travelogue No Passport Required.

The six-part series follows renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson as he takes viewers on a journey across the U.S. to explore and celebrate the wide-ranging diversity of immigrant traditions and cuisines woven into American food and culture. Beginning July 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, No Passport Required will follow Samuelsson each week to a new city to meet with musicians, poets, chefs, business owners, artists, community leaders and home cooks who have enhanced the nation’s culture and cuisine.

Finally, American commercial broadcast network CBS has lined up MGM Television’s competitive obstacle course series¬†TKO: Total Knock Out for a July 11 debut.

Premiering at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the Kevin Hart-hosted series features one player racing through obstacles while the other contestants assume battle stations along the course, firing over-the-top projectiles in an attempt to knock them off and slow them down. The top two players advance to a final showdown to face off for a cash prize.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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