In this week’s round-up, new non-fiction series and documentaries are slated to debut across PBS documentary strand ‘POV,’ Freeform and History.
One half of the Osbournes clan is scheduled to return to the small screen this summer when Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour premieres across A+E Networks-owned channel History later this month.
The 10 x 60-minute misadventure series from T-Group Productions and Osbourne Media will follow heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne and son Jack as they journey across the globe to take in locations with historical significance while crossing items off of their bucket list. Featured sites include Stonehenge, Mt. Rushmore, the Alamo, Roswell, the Jamestown settlement and Sun Studios. The series will roll out on History on July 27 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.
Meanwhile, PBS doc strand ‘POV’ will premiere one of the final docs by the late master documentarian Albert Maysles.
The 79-minute Iris, which premiered at the New York Film Festival in 2014, traces 93-year-old fashion and interior design icon Iris Apfel’s upbringing from a middle-class Queens neighborhood to a career in high-fashion in Manhattan. Also featured is her late career renaissance, following a 2005 exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The film, which makes its television debut on August 1 at 10 p.m. EST/PST, includes interviews with leading fashion industry figures, including Margaret Russell, Harold Koda, Jenna Lyons and Dries Van Noten.
Finally, American basic cable net Freeform is set to follow the Great White Sharks, one of the world’s best all-star cheerleading teams, as they look to defend their two-time World Cheerleading Championship title.
Produced by Corus Entertainment – which owns the ABC Spark network in Canada – Cheer Squad will shadow the group of girls as they encounter first loves, new jobs, bad relationships and breakups while defending their all-consuming title efforts on the mat. The series bows August 22 at 10 p.m. EST/PST and airs nightly as a two-week programming event.