Coming Soon: “Sweat Inc.,” “Do Not Disturb”

In this week's round-up, new unscripted titles are set to air on networks including Reelz, Investigation Discovery, Spike TV and Bravo. (Pictured: Sweat Inc. host Jillian Michaels)
September 17, 2015

In this week’s round-up, new unscripted titles are set to air on a range of networks, including Reelz, Spike TV, Bravo and Investigation Discovery.

Health and fitness expert and Biggest Loser mentor Jillian Michaels (pictured) will set out in search of America’s next big fitness obsession in Spike TV’s unscripted competition elimination series, Sweat Inc.

The 10 x 60-minute series focuses on 27 entrepreneurs as they compete each week to create an innovative exercise program like Zumba and Crossfit. Joining Michaels on the judging panel will be fitness industry experts Randy Hetrick and Obi Obadike.  The winner will receive US$100,000 and the opportunity to launch their brands across the country. The series is produced by 3 Ball Entertainment and airs on October 20 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

Elsewhere, U.S. net Investigation Discovery will roll out its true-crime series Do Not Disturb: Hotel Horrors. The Matador Content-produced series will blend together re-enactments, crime scene footage, and interviews from hotel staff, law enforcement and victims’ families to provide an in-depth look into real-life murders carried out within hotels and inns across the U.S. The series will launch on October 21 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

Meanwhile, Bravo will ride the white powder with its luxury travel docuseries Après Ski, set to debut on November 2 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

Produced by Tricon Films & Television and Bravo, the series will follow concierges at the upscale Whistler, B.C. hospitality start-up, Gibbons Life. From backcountry heli-skiing and hot spring spa treatments, company founder Joey Gibbons and his staff will have one winter season to establish themselves as the premiere luxury tourism destination in the Canadian Rockies.

Finally, U.S. cable network Reelz has set a November launch date for the unscripted series following hip hop mogul Master P. Master P’s Family Empire is set to follow the former rapper and single father as he attempts to manage his own projects while balancing the modeling, acting and sports careers of his five children, ranging in age from nine to 25. The series, produced by Asylum Entertainment in association with Wikked Cat Entertainment, is set to bow on November 28 on Reelz.

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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.