Discovery U.S. Hispanic unveils slate

Two new original productions, Living Under the Radar and Destination 2111, are among the programming announced at today's Upfront.
May 18, 2011

Discovery U.S. Hispanic, including the Discovery en Español and Discovery Familia networks, unveiled its programming line-up for 2011-2012 today, which includes 50 new series and 30 new seasons of existing programming.

Its original productions will include Living Under the Radar, which will look at the immigration debate as it stands a year after Arizona passed its controversial state immigration bill. The special will incorporate the perspectives of illegal immigrants and their families, law enforcement agents and American citizens living on the border.

Another original production making the slate is Destination 2111, which will examine over the course of six hour-long episodes what the future holds for the major metropolitan centers of Latin America.

Programs, specials and series coming to Discovery U.S. Hispanic from Discovery Communications’ networks include the event doc Frozen Planet, Prophets of Science Fiction from Ridley Scott, Reel Story from ID and TLC’s Homecoming, starring Billy Ray Cyrus.

Discovery Familia will feature Early Intervention, which will follow in observational, vérité style, one child exhibiting behavioral problems per episode. Also on tap for Discovery Familia are Extreme Couponing, Maxed Out and Look for Less.

As previously announced, Discovery US Hispanic says it will be doubling its in-house production of current affairs documentaries and series.

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