The History Channel to Premiere New Three-Part Series “The Booze, Bets and Sex That Built America”





The History Channel to Premiere New Three-Part Series “The Booze, Bets and Sex That Built America” on Sunday, June 12 at 8PM ET/PT
Each two-hour episode is packed with scintillating historical facts, riveting drama, expert interviews and compelling characters who operate on both sides of the law.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL TO PREMIERE NEW THREE-PART SERIES “THE BOOZE, BETS AND SEX THAT BUILT AMERICA” ON SUNDAY, JUNE 12 AT 8PM ET/PT

NEXT INSTALLMENT OF NETWORK’S POPULAR ‘THAT BUILT’ FRANCHISE TRACKS THE ORIGINS OF INDULGENT PRODUCTS AND PROVOCATIVE PIONEERS IN THE ALCOHOL, GAMBLING, SEX AND TOBACCO INDUSTRIES AS THEY RISE OUT OF THE SHADOWS AND INTO THE MAINSTREAM TO BUILD SOME OF HISTORY’S BIGGEST COMMERCIAL EMPIRES

New York, NY – May 19, 2022 – The HISTORY(R) Channel to premiere its new series “The Booze, Bets and Sex That Built America” on Sunday, June 12 at 8PM ET/PT. An extension of the network’s popular “That Built” franchise, the three-part nonfiction series divulges surprising origin stories of the American alcohol, gambling, sex and tobacco industries and the ambitiously notorious entrepreneurs who built some of history’s biggest fortunes on the nation’s cravings. Each two-hour episode is packed with scintillating historical facts, riveting drama, expert interviews and compelling characters who operate on both sides of the law. It’s a little dangerous, a little taboo, and a lot of fun!

Throughout the course of nearly a hundred years in the 19th and 20th centuries, the fight over alcohol, gambling, sex, and tobacco defines the American cultural experience and helps the country come of age. It is a time when condoms are illegal, smoking is pervasive, and alcohol is made illegal then legalized again; the great debate rages between the freedom to indulge and protection from the chaos of debauchery. From the 1860s to the 1930s and beyond, this series looks at innovators like Jasper “Jack” Daniel, Adolphus Busch, Buck Duke, Julius Schmid, Stephanie St. Clair and others who bring these pleasures out of the shadows and into the mainstream to build some of the biggest commercial empires in American history. Their successes and failures also lay the groundwork for the state lottery system, the Sexual Revolution and Sin City itself.

The June 12th premiere episode of “The Booze, Bets and Sex That Built America” starts in Tennessee where orphan Jasper “Jack” Daniel, taken in by a local farmer and preacher, works side by side with a former enslaved person in distilling a clear, flavorless corn-based alcohol known today as American whiskey. In St. Louis, a German immigrant named Adolphus Busch takes over his father-in-law’s struggling brewery and sets out to create a better-tasting beer, eventually known as Budweiser. Meanwhile, Buck Duke chases a vision of selling tobacco in every tobacco store, drugstore and dry goods shop across America on his way to becoming the third richest person in the country, with a novel product called… the cigarette. And, in New York City, sausage factory worker Julius Schmid begins revolutionizing contraception in America by using his company’s natural casings to make condoms, which he must sell underground because they’re illegal. The remaining two episodes highlight Stephanie St. Clair’s story of operating an illegal “numbers” game in her neighborhood of Harlem where it catches the attention of the New York Mafia and goes on to inspire the creation of the state lottery system; Billy Wilkerson who sets out to build a “luxury resort casino” that redefines casinos and creates “The Strip” in Las Vegas; unemployed war veteran Hugh Hefner who creates a new alluring magazine unlike anything the world has ever seen.

Airing right behind “The Booze, Bets and Sex That Built America” are three new episodes of “The Fast History Of…” starting Sunday, June 12 at 10PM ET/PT. The nonfiction series is a super-charged romp through the histories of anything and everything from iconic brands like Jack Daniel’s and Budweiser to enthralling topics like the mob, UFOs and the secret lives of the super-rich. From the very beginning through today, it’s all the surprising, eye-opening and innovative moments that make up their stories all wrapped up in a half-hour!

“The Booze, Bets and Sex That Built America” is produced for The HISTORY(R) Channel by Lucky 8 and Smash Awesome Entertainment. Kim Woodard, Greg Henry, Isaac Holub, George Kralovansky and Irfan Rahman serve as executive producers for Lucky 8. Yoshi Stone and Shuli Stone serve as executive producers for Smash Awesome. Jim Pasquarella and Mary E. Donahue serve as executive producers for The HISTORY(R) Channel.

“The Fast History Of… ” is produced for The HISTORY(R) Channel by Lucky 8. Kim Woodard, Greg Henry, Isaac Holub, George Kralovansky, Irfan Rahman and Shari Ortner serve as executive producers for Lucky 8. Jim Pasquarella and Amy Savitsky serve as executive producers for The HISTORY(R) Channel.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights to “The Booze, Bets and Sex That Built America” and “The Fast History Of… “.

For additional information, please visit: https://www.history.com/shows/the-booze-bets-and-sex-that-built-america and https://www.history.com/shows/fast-history-of

About the HISTORY(R) Channel

The HISTORY(R) channel, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, the HISTORY(R) channel serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. The HISTORY(R) channel has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit history.com or follow @history on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. For additional press materials visit the A+E Networks Press Center at http://press.aenetorks.com.



The History Channel Premieres New Documentary “Black Patriots: Buffalo Soldiers”





The History Channel Premieres New Documentary “Black Patriots: Buffalo Soldiers” Narrated by Award Winning Actor Blair Underwood on Tuesday, May 31 at 10:30PM ET/PT
The documentary tells the incredible, yet largely unknown, story of the Nation’s first, all-Black peacetime regiments who fought relentlessly to expand America’s presence in the West and defend the United States on foreign soil.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL PREMIERES NEW DOCUMENTARY “BLACK PATRIOTS: BUFFALO SOLDIERS” NARRATED BY AWARD WINNING ACTOR BLAIR UNDERWOOD ON TUESDAY, MAY 31 AT 10:30PM ET/PT

ONE-HOUR DOCUMENTARY FROM SIX WEST MEDIATM GROUP HIGHLIGHTS THE HEROIC STORY OF THE FIRST ALL-BLACK PEACETIME REGIMENTS WHO FOUGHT TO EXPAND AMERICA’S PRESENCE IN THE WEST

New York, NY – May 10, 2022 – The HISTORY(R) Channel premieres its new one-hour documentary “Black Patriots: Buffalo Soldiers” on Tuesday, May 31 at 10:30PM ET/PT. Narrated by Golden Globe nominee and award-winning actor Blair Underwood, the documentary tells the incredible, yet largely unknown, story of the Nation’s first, all-Black peacetime regiments who fought relentlessly to expand America’s presence in the West and defend the United States on foreign soil. These soldiers’ unwavering valor, bravery, and service alongside their heroic acts of resilience on and off the battlefield, paved the way for future generations of African American men and women to join and succeed in the military.

“The HISTORY(R) Channel is committed to highlighting historical figures and events that shaped our nation for the better, and the story of the Buffalo Soldiers is one of courage, perseverance and heroism that deserves to be told,” said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for The HISTORY(R) Channel. “We are honored to partner with Blair Underwood to bring this story to life and shed light on this incredibly important piece of history for our audiences.”

“My father is a retired Army colonel who served for nearly three decades, so highlighting and honoring our veterans is a cause that I care deeply about,” said actor Blair Underwood. “I am thrilled to partner with The HISTORY(R) Channel to tell the story of the Buffalo Soldiers and how their bravery and insight provided endless contributions to our Nation.”

In 1866 as the United States recovered from the bloody aftermath of the Civil War, Congress passed the Army Reorganization Act, authorizing the creation of six, all-Black peacetime regiments. These brave men, who would later become known as the Buffalo Soldiers, fought admirably for decades to support the Nation’s expansion in the West through tasks that included protecting settlers and national parks, building roads and infrastructures, and participating in significant military efforts, while also helping to capture cattle rustlers, thieves, and combat other threats. However, the Buffalo Soldiers were fighting for more than just national expansion and victory on the battlefield. Simultaneously, they were fighting for equality and justice at home. Featuring interviews from military experts, historians and descendants of the Buffalo Soldiers and coupled with historic photography, original illustrations, and never-before-seen documents, “Black Patriots: Buffalo Soldiers” takes an in depth look at an important time in American history and spotlights the remarkable soldiers who played a pivotal role in shaping and protecting the Nation.

The History(R) Channel will also be creating educational resources for schools to learn more about the history of the Buffalo Soldiers.

“Black Patriots: Buffalo Soldiers” joins a number of other programs and initiatives from The HISTORY(R) Channel commemorating Memorial Day including the premieres of the previously announced presidential documentary event “Theodore Roosevelt” on Monday, May 30 at 8PM ET/PT and new series “The American Presidency with Bill Clinton” on Monday, May 30 at 10:30PM ET/PT. “Theodore Roosevelt” marks the networks fourth premium presidential miniseries. Executive produced by world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize(R)-winning bestselling author Doris Kearns Goodwin, Appian Way’s Jennifer Davisson and Leonardo DiCaprio, the miniseries will provide a rich, panoramic portrait of the first modern President of the United States – Theodore Roosevelt. “The American Presidency with Bill Clinton” is a six-episode series executive produced by former President Clinton and explores the history of the American presidency and the struggle for a more perfect union.

“Black Patriots: Buffalo Soldiers” is produced for The HISTORY(R) Channel by the Six West MediaTM group. Steve Ascher, Kristy Sabat, Jessica Conway and Stephen Mintz are executive producers for the Six West MediaTM group. Jennifer Wagman serves as executive producer for The HISTORY(R) Channel.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights to “Black Patriots: Buffalo Soldiers.”

About The HISTORY(R) Channel

The HISTORY(R) channel, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, The HISTORY(R) Channel serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. The HISTORY(R) Channel has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit  history.com  or follow @history on  Instagram,  Twitter,  Facebook and YouTube.  For additional press materials visit the A+E Networks Press Center at  http://press.aenetworks.com.



The History Channel’s Hit Survival Series “Alone” Returns for Season Nine





The History Channel’s Hit Survival Series “Alone” Returns for Season Nine on Thursday, May 26 at 9PM ET/PT
The series will be followed by season two of the nonfiction series “Kings of Pain” at 10:30/9:30c.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL’S HIT SURVIVAL SERIES “ALONE” RETURNS FOR SEASON NINE ON THURSDAY MAY 26 AT 9PM ET/PT

New Canadian Location Puts Contestants in the Hunting Ground of the World’s Largest Land Predator – The Polar Bear

Additionally, “Kings of Pain” Returns with More Venomous Bites and Deadlier Creatures to Take the Ultimate Guide to Measuring Pain to the Next Level

New York, NY – April 21, 2022 – The most intense survival series on television, “Alone,” returns for season nine on Thursday, May 26 at 9PM ET/PT only on The HISTORY(R) Channel followed by season two of the nonfiction series “Kings of Pain” at 10:30PM ET/PT. This season on “Alone,” for the first time ever, ten contestants fight to survive in the bitter wilderness of the Northeast shores of Labrador, Canada – a location known for being the hunting ground of the predatory polar bear. Survivalists are dropped off in undisclosed, remote locations and equipped with just ten survival tools, and enough camera gear to self-document their experiences. The survivalist who endures the longest, facing total isolation, punishing weather, and deadly predators, will win the $500,000 grand prize. No camera crews. No gimmicks. “Alone” is the ultimate test of human will. From the ultimate test to a very painful test, “Kings of Pain” returns with wildlife biologist Adam Thorn and professional animal handler “Caveman” Rob Alleva as they continue their scientific journey to get bitten and stung by some of the most dangerous animals and vicious stinging insects in the world – from an Arizona bark scorpion to a Mexican beaded lizard – to create history’s complete and comprehensive guide to pain that will ultimately help save lives.

Season nine of “Alone” sets survivalists in a location with one of the harshest weather conditions yet. Enduring wet, snowy, merciless conditions, survivalists’ building ingenuity, mental willpower and overall wilderness skills are put to the test as they must build their own shelters, forage their own food, and overcome numerous obstacles and dangerous predators in hopes of being the last person standing.

Additionally, season nine will continue to captivate audiences with the introduction of two new original digital content series, “The Ride Back” (working title) and “Shelter from the Storm” (working title). In these two series, fans will get exclusive access to never-before-seen moments through enhanced episodes on VOD and digital playlists available only on The HISTORY Channel’s official website and apps. “The Ride Back” (wt) will provide an extended look at the raw emotions each survivalist experienced during their journeys before deciding to tap out, from intimate camera conversations to unfiltered moments right before leaving the isolation, to heartfelt interviews and footage of their journey to home base where it all began. Alternatively, “Shelter from the Storm” (wt) will provide an enhanced look into contestant’s shelters, including the pros, cons, dos, and don’ts that ultimately spell success, or disaster, for the hopeful survivalists.

On a mission to test as many animals as possible and continue to build upon entomologist Dr. Justin O. Schmidt’s 1983 sting pain index, this new season of “Kings of Pain” captures Thorn and Alleva testing both native and non-native species from all around the world from a centralized location in southern California to maximize their time. Following in the footsteps of season one, each one-hour episode chronicles both men as they safely extract the animals and execute the bite or sting on each other. They then rank their average pain results including intensity, duration and damage and provide personal footage of the shocking aftermath and side effects. Onsite medic and venom expert, Dr. Ben Abo returns to monitor their health and well-being over more than two dozen stings and bites and to describe to viewers exactly what physical and physiological reactions are occurring within their bodies. Along this journey, viewers also learn about the history of each animal and its often-uncomfortable relationship with humans. Deadly wildlife featured over this ten-episode season includes the orange baboon tarantula, black-throated monitor lizard, red imported fire ants, brown widow, giant desert centipede, horrid king assassin bug, double bar rabbitfish, electric eel, California horn shark and blue tang – to name a few.

“Alone” is produced for The HISTORY(R) Channel by Leftfield Pictures (an ITV America company). Shawn Witt, Ryan Pender and Dan Bree serve as executive producers for Leftfield Pictures. Zachary G. Behr serves as executive producer for The HISTORY(R) Channel.

“Kings Of Pain” is produced for The HISTORY(R) Channel by Propagate. Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Isabel San Vargas and Russell Ford serve as executive producers with David Carr serving as executive producer and showrunner for Propagate. Eli Lehrer, Mary E. Donahue and Max Micallef serve as executive producers for The HISTORY(R) Channel.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for both the series and the format for “Alone” and “Kings of Pain.”

About The HISTORY(R) Channel

The HISTORY(R) channel, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events, to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, The HISTORY(R) Channel serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. The HISTORY(R) Channel has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit history.com or follow @history on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.  For additional press materials visit the A+E Networks Press Center at http://press.aenetworks.com.



The History Channel Sets Memorial Day Premiere for New Series





The History Channel Sets Memorial Day Premiere for New Series “The American Presidency with Bill Clinton” Debuting Monday, May 30 at 10:30PM ET/PT
The series is hosted, and executive produced by President Bill Clinton and explores the history of the American presidency and the struggle for a more perfect union across six, one-hour episodes.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL SETS MEMORIAL DAY PREMIERE FOR NEW SERIES “THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY WITH BILL CLINTON” DEBUTING MONDAY, MAY 30 AT 10:30PM ET/PT

SIX-PART SERIES HOSTED AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY PRESIDENT CLINTON EXAMINES HOW PRESIDENTIAL ACTION, ACROSS A WIDE RANGE OF CRITICAL MOMENTS IN AMERICAN HISTORY, HELPED TO PROMOTE -OR DELAY- THE CREATION OF A MORE PERFECT UNION

New York, NY – April 20, 2022 – The HISTORY Channel sets Memorial Day premiere for “The American Presidency with Bill Clinton,” a new series hosted, and executive produced by President Bill Clinton which explores the history of the American presidency and the struggle for a more perfect union across six, one-hour episodes beginning Monday, May 30 at 10:30PM ET/PT. This premium series features expert commentary from renowned authors, historians and witnesses to history including Pulitzer Prize-winners Jon Meacham and Annette Gordon Reed, as well as Dr. Douglas Brinkley, Dr. Edna Medford Green, Dr. H.W. Brands and George Takei. Each episode takes on a different theme in American history: race, extremism, the struggle for rights, presidential vision, global power, and economic might. The series premieres in a special time slot following the previously announced two-night presidential miniseries event, “Theodore Roosevelt,” executive produced by world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize(R)-winning bestselling author Doris Kearns Goodwin, Appian Way’s Jennifer Davisson and Leonardo DiCaprio and RadicalMedia premiering Monday, May 30 at 8PM ET/PT. Subsequent episodes of “The American Presidency with Bill Clinton” will air on Mondays at 9PM ET/PT beginning June 6.

“We are privileged to partner with President Clinton to take our viewers through these defining historical moments, to analyze the public sentiment at the time and the driving forces behind the critical choices made by a wide-range of presidents and the long-lasting effects that still define our country today – both good and bad,” said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for The HISTORY Channel.

President Clinton is one of the few people alive who understands the often-agonizing responsibility of being the Decider-in-Chief at critical moments in our nation’s history. Every president since George Washington has had to define the words “We The People” and a “More Perfect Union,” and in moments of both growth and severe distress, every president has had to make tough choices that would either unite the country or divide it. This series takes a comprehensive look at a wide variety of presidential action that moved our country forward, like President Eisenhower ordering the 101st Airborne Division into Little Rock, AR to ensure the safety of the “Little Rock Nine,” President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and Emancipation Proclamation, and Lyndon B. Johnson signing into law what has been called the most important piece of Civil Rights legislation to date: the Voting Rights Act of 1965. “The American Presidency” also tackles presidential decisions that further divided our country, like Herbert Hoover’s “repatriation drives” that led to the mass expulsions of Mexican-American citizens during the Great Depression and FDR’s Executive Order 9066 leading to nearly 120,000 Japanese-Americans being systematically rounded up and forced into prison camps.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for the above program.

“The American Presidency with Bill Clinton” is produced for The HISTORY(R) Channel by Category 6 Media(TM) group. President Bill Clinton serves as Executive Producer. Jeff Cooperman serves as Executive Producer and Showrunner. Sharon Scott serves as Executive Producer for Category 6 Media(TM) group. Eli Lehrer, Mary E. Donahue and Zachary G. Behr serve as Executive Producers for The HISTORY(R) Channel.

About The HISTORY(R) Channel

The HISTORY(R) channel, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events, to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, The HISTORY(R) Channel serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. The HISTORY(R) Channel has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit  history.com  or follow @history on  Instagram,  Twitter,  Facebook and YouTube.  For additional press materials visit the A+E Networks Press Center at  http://press.aenetworks.com.



The History Channel to Premiere New Documentary “After Jackie” on Saturday, June 18





The History Channel to Premiere New Documentary “After Jackie” on Saturday, June 18 at 8PM ET/PT Executive Produced By LeBron James and Stanley Nelson
The documentary tells the often overlooked story of the second wave of talented Black baseball players after Jackie Robinson, including Bill White, Curt Flood and Bob Gibson, who were up next in the fight for racial equality.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL PREMIERES ‘AFTER JACKIE’ EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY LEBRON JAMES AND HIS SPORTS EMMY WINNING BRAND ‘UNINTERRUPTED’ AND OSCAR-NOMINATED FILMMAKER STANLEY NELSON IN ASSOCIATION WITH MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ON SATURDAY, JUNE 18 AT 8PM ET/PT

Directed by Andre Gaines, the Two-Hour Documentary Airs In Celebration of the 75th Anniversary Year of Jackie Robinson Breaking the Color Barrier in Major League Baseball and Tells the Untold Story of the Next Generation of Black Baseball Players Who Fought for Racial Equality in the Sport After Robinson

New York, NY – April 15, 2022 – The HISTORY(R) Channel sets the premiere date for its new two-hour documentary “After Jackie” on Saturday, June 18 at 8PM ET/PT and during the 75th anniversary year of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Executive produced by UNINTERRUPTED’s LeBron James and Maverick Carter, Emmy Award(R) winning and Academy Award(R) nominated filmmaker Stanley Nelson (“Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre,” “Attica”), critically-acclaimed producer and director Andre Gaines (“The One and Only Dick Gregory,” “The Lady and the Dale”) and in association with Major League Baseball, the documentary tells the often overlooked story of the second wave of talented Black baseball players after Jackie Robinson, including Bill White, Curt Flood and Bob Gibson, who were up next in the fight for racial equality. “After Jackie” honors these brave men and sheds light on the heroic story of how they stepped to the plate and put their lives on the line to integrate baseball and demand a fairer and more inclusive America for African American athletes around the world.

On April 15, 1947, a young Jackie Robinson started at first base with the Brooklyn Dodgers, marking the first time a Black man played in the modern Major Leagues and breaking the color barrier in the sport. Robinson’s incredible accomplishments on the field are even more remarkable when combined with the enormous obstacles he was faced with while achieving them – fighting against segregation, racial discrimination and standing up for the rights of African Americans everywhere. However, when the Hall of Famer retired to continue his efforts off the field, there was still much work to be done in baseball and players including Bill White, Curt Flood, and future Hall of Famer Bob Gibson picked up where Jackie left off. The relentless efforts and sacrifices of these brave men would eventually advance the status of Black players on and off the field, send the league toward greater roster integration, and force the sport of baseball, and the country, to change for the better.

“After Jackie” delves deep into the untold stories of White, Flood and Gibson who refused to let the color of their skin determine the boundaries of their successes and whose resolute determination and tenacity marked a new standard of acceptance and inclusivity within the sport of baseball and ultimately around the world. The film features new and rare interviews with White and Gibson, before his untimely passing, as well as former and current baseball players such as CCSabathia, Mookie Betts, Ken Griffey Jr., Joe Torre, Dave Roberts, Al Downing and Tim McCarver, renowned sports journalists, and unlimited access to Major League Baseball’s expansive media archive chronicling more than a century of baseball history, as well as rarely seen Jackie Robinson footage, to help tell this important story.

Additionally, The History(R) Channel is supporting the Jackie Robinson Foundation’s Scholars program as well as creating robust education guides for schools in conjunction with “After Jackie.”

“After Jackie” is produced for The HISTORY(R) Channel by UNINTERRUPTED and Firelight Films in association with Major League Baseball and in collaboration with The Jackie Robinson Foundation. LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson and Philip Byron are executive producers for UNINTERRUPTED. Stanley Nelson is the executive producer for Firelight Films. Andre Gaines is executive producer and director. Eli Lehrer and Jim Pasquarella are executive producers for The HISTORY(R) Channel. Nick Trotta is the executive producer for Major League Baseball. Matthew Rissmiller is the co-executive producer for UNINTERRUPTED.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights to “After Jackie.”

About The HISTORY(R) Channel

The HISTORY(R) channel, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, The HISTORY(R) Channel serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. The HISTORY(R) Channel has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit  history.com  or follow @history on  Instagram,  Twitter,  Facebook and YouTube.  For additional press materials visit the A+E Networks Press Center at  http://press.aenetworks.com.

About UNINTERRUPTED

UNINTERRUPTED is a Sports Emmy winning athlete empowerment media, experiences and consumer product brand that is part of The SpringHill Company, the media conglomerate spearheaded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter with the mission to empower greatness in every individual. UNINTERRUPTED’s original content properties, including UNINTERRUPTED The Shop, Kneading Dough and More Than An Athlete, are impacting culture and inspiring important conversations within and beyond sport and entertainment.

About Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball (MLB) represents the highest level of professional baseball and is the most historic sports league in the United States. MLB creates, produces and consults on original content inspired by the engaging personalities and compelling storylines at the forefront of today’s game and throughout its robust 150-year history. MLB’s multi-platform media and licensing projects span film, television, audio networks and digital distribution, including diverse and pioneering programming that taps an expansive media archive to cover historical and cultural subjects. Credits include the Academy Award(R)-nominated Moneyball; Box Office hit 42; the critically acclaimed multi-part documentary film “Once Upon a Time in Queens” and Under the Grapefruit Tree: The CC Sabathia Story.

About Firelight Films

Founded by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Firelight Films produces documentaries by and about communities of color. Firelight Films productions have garnered multiple Primetime Emmy, Peabody, IDA, and Sundance awards. Among them, the feature films Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre; Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy; Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool; and The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. Attica, the latest film from Firelight Films, about the 1971 prison rebellion in upstate New York, for Showtime, is currently nominated for an Academy Award(R) for Best Documentary Feature. Upcoming Firelight Films productions including Becoming Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom for Maryland Public Television/PBS.



The History Channel’s Groundbreaking Nonfiction Series “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch” Returns





The History Channel’s Groundbreaking Nonfiction Series “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch” Returns for Season Three on Tuesday May 3 at 10PM ET/PT
Since the 1950s, Skinwalker Ranch and the area around it has been the site of decades of study and worldwide media attention.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL’S GROUNDBREAKING NONFICTION SERIES “THE SECRET OF SKINWALKER RANCH” RETURNS FOR SEASON THREE ON TUESDAY MAY 3 AT 10PM ET/PT

New York, NY – March 29, 2022 – The HISTORY(R) Channel’s groundbreaking nonfiction series “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch” returns for season three on Tuesday, May 3 at 10PM ET/PT before moving to its regular timeslot of 9PM ET/PT. With full, unprecedented access to one of the most infamous and secretive hotspots of paranormal and unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP)-related activities on earth, season three of “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch” follows the accredited team of scientists, researchers, and experts as they push their experiments beyond anything that has been done on the ranch before. From strange occurrences including unusual spikes in radiation and evidence of mysterious underground structures to inexplicable equipment failures and numerous UAP sightings caught on camera, this 512-acre property located in Utah’s Uinta Basin personifies why truth is often much stranger than fiction.

Since the 1950s, Skinwalker Ranch and the area around it has been the site of decades of study and worldwide media attention. Often referred to as ‘UFO alley,’ this Utah locale has become known for the occurrence of numerous anomalous events and strange UAP-related activity. Over the past two years, the team, led by current ranch owner Brandon Fugal and astrophysicist, aerospace engineer and optical scientist Dr. Travis Taylor, has done numerous scientific experiments to engage the mysterious phenomena on the ranch and this season, they are elevating their investigative journey to new heights, inviting guest investigators to take part in experiments – including former government officials and military officers – and revealing new secrets in an attempt to answer the question: what is really happening on Skinwalker Ranch?

Anchored by never-before-seen footage of the ranch, coupled with the use of cutting-edge surveillance and scanning technology, and an innovative scientific approach to one of the greatest investigations of the 21st century, the team will apply hard science and make shocking discoveries while going further and risking more than anyone has done on the ranch before.

“The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch” is produced for The HISTORY Channel by Prometheus Entertainment. Joe Lessard, David Comtois, Kim Egan, Mark Marinaccio, Matt Crocco and Brandon Fugal serve as Executive Producers for Prometheus Entertainment. Joel Patterson serves as executive producer for Letter 10 Productions. Jennifer Wagman and Mary E. Donahue are the executive producers for The HISTORY Channel.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch.”

About The HISTORY(R) Channel

The HISTORY(R) channel, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events, to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, The HISTORY(R) Channel serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. The HISTORY(R) Channel has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit  history.com  or follow @history on  Instagram,  Twitter,  Facebook and YouTube.  For additional press materials visit the A+E Networks Press Center at  http://press.aenetworks.com.



A+E Networks and GMC Electrify the Drive Block in New Hummer EV Documentary Special





A+E Networks and GMC Electrify the Drive Block in New Hummer EV Documentary Special
The one-hour feature follows the General Motors team members who helped lead the process of designing and building the 2022 GMC Hummer EV, a first-of-its-kind zero-emissions vehicle.
[via press release from A+E Networks]
A+E NETWORKS AND GMC ELECTRIFY THE DRIVE BLOCK IN NEW HUMMER EV DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL

“REVOLUTION: GMC HUMMER EV” Premieres March 27th at 11am ET on The HISTORY Channel

NEW YORK, NY (March 15, 2022) – A+E Networks and GMC have partnered to present the special “Revolution: GMC HUMMER EV,” which documents the launch of the company’s first all-electric pickup. The one-hour feature follows the General Motors team members who helped lead the process of designing and building the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV, a first-of-its-kind zero-emissions vehicle. “Revolution: GMC HUMMER EV” will premiere in the DRIVE block on The HISTORY Channel on Sunday, March 27 at 11am ET, with an encore presentation on FYI on Thursday March 31 at 9pm. The documentary will also be available through The HISTORY Channel on digital, VOD and Hulu, as well as GMC’s YouTube channel starting Sunday, April 3.

“A+E Networks is proud to collaborate with GMC to bring car enthusiasts behind-the-scenes of the making the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV, GMC’s first all-electric vehicle,” said Mike Buccella, VP of Enthusiast Ad Sales, A+E Networks. “DRIVE viewers on The HISTORY Channel and FYI have an incredible passion for automotive innovation and adventure and this documentary delivers those in spades.”

The film will go behind-the-scenes of key moments in the development of the all-electric supertruck as the team pushes the limits of the GMC HUMMER EV on snow and ice in the freezing temperatures of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Then, head to the scorching heat of Moab, Utah as they cross the desert and steep red rocks to fine-tune the truck’s off-road capability.

“Having grown up in an automotive family, the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the creation of a vehicle as iconic as the GMC HUMMER EV was one I simply couldn’t pass up,” said Sean King O’Grady, director of the film. “What we discovered when we started capturing this process was far more fascinating than what we could have hoped for. We witnessed GM’s first major entry into perhaps the greatest transformation of the auto industry in nearly a century, being executed by a bold and passionate team who inspired us more each day, giving us unfettered access to every step of this incredible journey.”

The 2022 GMC HUMMER EV was launched in record time and the documentary crew’s unfettered access captured every step of the process from inception to start of production. The documentary will also provide viewers a glimpse into GM’s testing and development facilities, previously unseen by the public, and feature the build-out and retooling of facilities and technologies that reinforce GM’s commitment to an all-electric future.

ABOUT GMC

With a strong foundation of manufacturing trucks since 1902 and now selling in a dozen countries across the world, GMC offers purpose-built vehicles designed and engineered to the highest standard. From the all-new compact SUV Terrain to the Sierra HD, our trucks and crossovers deliver GMC’s signature combination of intuitive technologies and premium execution, with the popular Denali sub-brand representing the pinnacle of GMC design, performance and amenities. Details on all GMC models are available at www.gmc.com, on Twitter at @GMC or at www.facebook.com/gmc.

ABOUT A+E NETWORKS

A+E Networks(R) is a global content company comprised of some of the most popular and culturally relevant brands in media, including A&E(R), Lifetime(R), The HISTORY Channel(TM), LMN(R), FYI,(R), VICE TV(R) and Blaze(R). A+E Networks’ portfolio extends across platforms and genres with a scripted production division, A+E Studios(TM); unscripted production, Six West Media(TM); and independent film unit, A&E IndieFilms(R). A+E Networks Digital(TM) includes watch apps, games, FAST channels, AVOD, and SVOD products Lifetime Movie Club(R) and HISTORY Vault(R); and podcasts such as History This Week(TM). A+E Consumer Enterprises(TM) includes experiential/branded live events such as HISTORYTalks(TM) and E-commerce; and A+E Networks International(R) includes branded channels, content distribution and scripted/unscripted co-productions around the world. A+E Networks’ content reaches more than 414 million households in 200 territories in 40 languages. A+E Networks is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/aenetworks and Facebook at facebook.com/AENetworks.



The History Channel to Premiere Special Episode “Shackleton’s Endurance: The Lost Ice Ship Found”





The History Channel to Premiere Special Episode “Shackleton’s Endurance: The Lost Ice Ship Found” as Part of “History’s Greatest Mysteries” on Tuesday, March 22
This new 90-minute special will serve as a continuation of the network’s commitment to telling the complete Shackleton story following the previously aired “Endurance: The Hunt for Shackleton’s Ice Ship” which chronicled the first, ground-breaking expedition to locate the lost ship by the same leadership team on the same vessel in 2019.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL TO PREMIERE ‘SHACKLETON’S ENDURANCE: THE LOST ICE SHIP FOUND’ A SPECIAL EPISODE OF THE ‘HISTORY’S GREATEST MYSTERIES’ PREMIUM DOCUMENTARY STRAND ON TUESDAY, MARCH 22 AT 10PM ET/PT FOLLOWING THE RECENT DISCOVERY

NEW SPECIAL WILL SERVE AS A DEFINITIVE LOOK AT SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON’S HISTORIC AND ILL-FATED 1914 ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION AND THE RELENTLESS MISSION TO FIND THE CENTURY-OLD SHIPWRECK

New York, NY – March 10, 2022 – Following recent news of the history-making discovery of Shackleton’s ship The Endurance, The HISTORY Channel sets premiere date for “Shackleton’s Endurance: The Lost Ice Ship Found” which will serve as a definitive look at Sir Ernest Shackleton’s historic and ill-fated 1914 Antarctic expedition resulting in the loss of his highly revered ship, Endurance, as well as maritime archaeologists’ relentless mission to find this holy grail of shipwrecks. This new 90-minute special will serve as a continuation of the network’s commitment to telling the complete Shackleton story following the previously aired “Endurance: The Hunt for Shackleton’s Ice Ship” which chronicled the first, ground-breaking expedition to locate the lost ship by the same leadership team on the same vessel in 2019. The two-hour doc which originally aired on November 28, 2020, as part of the network’s nonfiction strand “History’s Greatest Mysteries,” hosted and narrated by Academy Award(R) nominee and Emmy Award(R) winner Laurence Fishburne, was the result of two years of planning and over $250 million spent in cutting edge technology utilizing the same vessel — the S.A. Agulhas II — that many of the same crew are currently aboard when their news made international headlines this morning. “Shackleton’s Endurance: The Lost Ice Ship Found” premieres Tuesday, March 22 at 10 PM ET/PT on The HISTORY Channel and will air as a special installment of the “History’s Greatest Mysteries” premium documentary strand.

“As the documentarians of history, The HISTORY Channel has been at the forefront of telling the story of Shackleton and the Endurance for decades. Following this groundbreaking discovery by the Endurance22 expedition, this special will tell the complete story from the ill-fated voyage in 1914 to this week’s incredible find. We are thrilled to continue to chronicle the story of this legendary shipwreck and explorer,” said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President & Head of Programming for the HISTORY Channel.

In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton led an expedition to Antarctica in the hopes of being the first to cross the continent on foot but soon after arrival, Shackleton’s ship – Endurance – was destroyed by shifting glaciers, and he was tasked with leading his 27 men across the tundra, on an epic struggle for survival. Shackleton’s battle against the odds and his unfailing commitment to bring all his men out alive turned him into a legend that still inspires today. The Endurance is as illustrious as the Titanic, yet it had remained lost for over a century and its final resting ground had always remained as one of the greatest polar mysteries until this week when the Endurance22 expedition team made the announcement they successfully located the shipwreck of Shackleton’s famed Endurance.

About The HISTORY(R) Channel

The HISTORY(R) channel, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events, to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, The HISTORY(R) Channel serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. The HISTORY(R) Channel has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit  history.com  or follow @history on  Instagram,  Twitter,  Facebook and YouTube.  For additional press materials visit the A+E Networks Press Center at  http://press.aenetworks.com.



The History Channel Orders New Nonfiction Series “Five Families”





The History Channel Orders New Nonfiction Series “Five Families” Executive Produced by Emmy Award Winner Ray Liotta and Propagate About the Rise and Fall of the American Mafia
The series will follow the Mob from its explosive and violent growth in Prohibition, its golden age of domination in the 1970s and 1980s, up through its heated war with law enforcement – a feud they ultimately lost.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL ORDERS NEW NONFICTION SERIES “FIVE FAMILIES” EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY EMMY AWARD(R) WINNER RAY LIOTTA AND PROPAGATE ABOUT THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN MAFIA

New York, NY – March 2, 2022 – The HISTORY Channel greenlights “Five Families,” a new nonfiction series executive produced by Ray Liotta and Propagate about the dramatic rise and fall of the New York’s mafia’s five families – Genovese, Gambino, Bonnano, Colombo and Lucchese. For decades these five families ruled New York and built the American Mafia into an underworld empire. The series will follow the Mob from its explosive and violent growth in Prohibition, its golden age of domination in the 1970s and 1980s, up through its heated war with law enforcement – a feud they ultimately lost.

The eight part, one-hour series is based on Selwyn Raab’s New York Times best-selling book Five Families: The Rise, Decline and Resurgence of America’s Most Powerful Mafia Empires.

“Whether it’s power, money, status or living by your own rules at a time when the American Dream seemed out of reach for so many, there’s a reason why there’s so much public intrigue around the mafia and why it continues to be a pop culture mainstay,” said Liotta. “I’m excited to partner with The HISTORY Channel to tell the origin stories of New York’s five families, chronicling their rise to the top as well as their eventual demise while weaving together the historical significance of the times that allowed their power to carry on across decades.”

“Five Families” is produced for The HISTORY Channel by Propagate. Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens serve as executive producers for Propagate. Ray Liotta is executive producer. Michael Stiller is executive producer for The HISTORY Channel.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for the above program.

About The HISTORY(R) Channel

The HISTORY(R) channel, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events, to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, The HISTORY(R) Channel serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. The HISTORY(R) Channel has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit  history.com  or follow @history on  Instagram,  Twitter,  Facebook and YouTube.  For additional press materials visit the A+E Networks Press Center at  http://press.aenetworks.com.

About Propagate

Founded in 2015 by Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens, who pioneered the global format business in the late 1990s, Propagate has offices in Los Angeles, New York and Paris. Propagate’s documentary credits include the Emmy-nominated Hillary for Hulu; LFG for HBO Max in partnership with CNN Films; the Untold franchise, November 13: Attack on Paris, Haunted, and the recently announced Anna Nicole Smith documentary for Netflix; Burning and Lore for Amazon Prime Video; recurring true crime series City Confidential for A&E Network; and Notre Dame: Our Lady of Paris for ABC. Unscripted series include American Song Contest for NBC, an adaptation of the iconic Eurovision Song Contest; Go-Big Show for TBS; In Search Of and Kings of Pain for History Channel; Million Dollar Wheels for Discovery+; Baking Impossible, Prank Encounters, and the upcoming Latin music competition series La Firma for Netflix. Scripted credits include Rebelde Way for Netflix; Charmed for The CW, Blood and Treasure and Broke for CBS; along with Let’s Be Real and Our Kind of People for FOX, starring Yaya DaCosta and Morris Chestnut. Propagate also created and produced the original podcasts “An Oral History of The Office” with Spotify; and “The Office Deep Dive with Brian Baumgartner” and “XOXO with Jessica Szohr” with iHeartMedia. Propagate’s expanding portfolio of companies includes Electus (You vs. Wild, Running Wild With Bear Grylls, Jane the Virgin, Fashion Star), Big Breakfast (Adam Ruins Everything, Hot Date), Notional (Chopped franchise), talent management firms Artists First, Authentic Talent & Literary Management and Select Management, and Spanish-language content division Propagate Fuego.



The History Channel Taps Actor Pierce Brosnan to Host New Nonfiction Series





The History Channel Taps Actor Pierce Brosnan to Host New Nonfiction Series “History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan” Unraveling the Stories Behind the Most Elaborate Real-Life Heists in History
Hosted by Pierce Brosnan, the eight-episode series from Big Fish Entertainment and Anchor Entertainment delves into the deep layers behind each brazen heist, how they were executed and the way their legacies live on today.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL TAPS ACTOR PIERCE BROSNAN TO HOST NEW NONFICTION SERIES “HISTORY’S GREATEST HEISTS WITH PIERCE BROSNAN” UNRAVELING THE STORIES BEHIND THE MOST ELABORATE REAL-LIFE HEISTS IN HISTORY

New York, NY – March 2, 2022 – The HISTORY Channel greenlights the new one-hour nonfiction series “History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan,” going inside the most unbelievable, elaborate real-life heists that have taken place throughout history – from the Wilcox train robbery of 1899 to Boston’s Great Brink robbery in 1950. Hosted by Pierce Brosnan, the eight-episode series from Big Fish Entertainment and Anchor Entertainment delves into the deep layers behind each brazen heist, how they were executed and the way their legacies live on today.

Through stylized cinematic recreations and state-of-the-art VFX, “History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan” tells the stories behind iconic capers and how their heists were carried out. Each episode examines the story of one unbelievable heist – breaking down every aspect including the team, the mark, the plan, how they carried it out, and the fallout.

“Great heist stories are thrilling, and when well told, have the ability to bring the viewer along as almost a co-conspirator to the crime itself,” said Brosnan.” “I look forward to traveling back in time to break down the astonishing history behind these true-life heists from the analysis of the masterminds themselves to the elaborate schemes that have transcended time.”

“As long as there’s been currency, people have hatched schemes to try to take it for themselves,” said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for The HISTORY Channel. “From the earliest horse-back train robbery of the wild west to today’s intricate capers, heists across history have become legends and who better to take viewers through this exciting, high stakes journey than Pierce.”

“History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan” is produced for The HISTORY Channel by Big Fish Entertainment and Anchor Entertainment. Dan Cesareo, Lucilla D’Agostino and Jordana Starr serve as executive producers for Big Fish Entertainment. Ethan Goldman is executive producer for Anchor Entertainment. Mary E. Donahue and Jennifer Wagman are executive producers for The HISTORY Channel.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for the above program.

About The HISTORY(R) Channel

The HISTORY(R) channel, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events, to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, The HISTORY(R) Channel serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. The HISTORY(R) Channel has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit  history.com  or follow @history on  Instagram,  Twitter,  Facebook and YouTube.  For additional press materials visit the A+E Networks Press Center at  http://press.aenetworks.com.

About Big Fish Entertainment

Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company, is a full-service production company that creates multi-platform, visually driven content that compels and entertains audiences with the “unexpected.” Founded in 2006 by President Dan Cesareo, Big Fish has since produced more than 1000 hours of award-winning and top-rated programming in the live, unscripted reality, lifestyle and documentary space. Big Fish series and credits include History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan (History); America’s Top Dog, Live Rescue and Animals Saved My Life (A&E); Ugliest House in America, Martha Knows Best, and A White House Christmas (HGTV); A White House Thanksgiving with First Lady Jill Biden, and the Emmy-nominated Amy Schumer Learns to Cook and (Food); Regular Heroes (Amazon); the Black Ink Crew franchise; mental health special In Session Live With Dr. Jessand Girls Cruise (VH1); Hustle & Soul (WE tv); Chris Paul’s Chapter 3 (ESPN); Snap’s Driven and Swae Meets World; Tattoo Girls (TLC); How Far Is Tattoo Far? (MTV); Animal ER Live (Nat Geo WILD); and Truth Behind the Moon Landing (Science Channel), as well as the Gates Foundation’s Reality PD public schools project. For more information, visit bigfishusa.com.