HBO creates Monday night doc slot

The U.S. premium cable network will use the slot to air original docs and timely encore presentations. (Pictured: Valerie Veatch's Love Child).
July 2, 2014

HBO has created a regular slot for documentaries on Monday nights.

The U.S. premium cable network will use the slot to premiere original films as well as “timely encore presentations.” The doc slot kicked off last week with Ben Cotner and Ryan White’s The Case Against 8 and continued with Doug Block’s 112 Weddings earlier this week.

Other films scheduled to air on Mondays include Kate Davis and David Heilbroner’s The Newburgh Sting on July 21; Valerie Veatch’s Love Child (pictured) on July 28; Peter Kunhardt’s Nixon By Nixon: In His Own Words on August 4; Jeremiah Zagar’s Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart on August 18; and Ben Steele’s Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia, which will air in the fall.

Last fall, HBO Documentary Films hired ‘American Masters’ creator and executive producer Susan Lacy to produce and direct biographical documentaries as part of a multi-year deal.

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