discovery+ Announces March Programming Slate
Two new True Crime series, “Holy Heist” and “Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed,” take viewers behind-the-scenes of infamous crime scandals with unseen footage and thrilling storytelling of shocking discoveries.
[via press release from Discovery, Inc.]
DISCOVERY+ ANNOUNCES MARCH PROGRAMMING SLATE
Highlights Include New True Crime Series Holy Heist and Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed, Restaurant Rivals: Irvine vs. Taffer and a New Season of Ghost Adventures
New York, NY – February 18, 2022 – discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service from Discovery, Inc., today announced new and original programming that will be available in March. Two new True Crime series, Holy Heist and Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed, take viewers behind-the-scenes of infamous crime scandals with unseen footage and thrilling storytelling of shocking discoveries. In Restaurant Rivals: Irvine vs. Taffer, Robert Irvine and Jon Taffer face off to makeover two failing restaurants to determine who is the ultimate master of restaurant recovery. Zak Bagans and the gang are back for an all-new season of Ghost Adventures to explore more of the mysteries of the paranormal world. Viewers will be updated on one woman’s quest to build the largest single family home in America on the premiere of Queen of Versailles Reigns Again. Legacy: In the Shadow of Greatness follows the lives of the children of sports legends Dwyane Wade, Evander Holyfield and Randall Cunningham as they make their own mark on the world. Additional premieres will be available across categories including Love & Relationships, Lifestyle, Adventure and Animals.
Titles premiering in March include:
· Holy Heist – Tuesday, March 15
A cop, a boxer, an IRA soldier, and a priest get entangled in one of America’s biggest robberies. But the punchline to this story is darker than anyone ever expected. Now, in an exclusive tell-all, never-before-seen interviews reveal missing millions, terrorism, and murder in the Brinks heist that pinched $7.4 million from an armored car depot.
· Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed – Thursday, March 24
Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed is a three-part docuseries that will profile numerous ex-members of the church as well as Ranin Karim, the woman whose five-month affair with celebrity senior pastor Carl Lentz led to his downfall. The series will explore the high-profile, star-studded church’s ongoing pattern of immoral and unethical behavior with interviews from those who have come forward to share harrowing allegations of trauma, abuse, and labor exploitation that created a culture of chaos within the church. The series will also examine how Hillsong was able to grow into a global brand, while uncovering the truth behind headlines of recent scandals and shining a light on the fine line between culture, corporation and cult.
Paranormal & Unexplained
· Ghost Adventures (season 25) – Thursday, March 10
The Ghost Adventures crew is back. Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley continue their travels to haunted destinations where they meet with locals, eyewitnesses and experts in an attempt to piece together the haunted history of each site. They then begin their “lockdown” investigation, using the latest scientific gadgets and technology in an effort to obtain physical evidence of the paranormal and uncover the truth behind each haunted mystery.
· The Ghost Town Terror – Friday, March 11
When a Seattle family moves to a ghost town in Montana, they quickly realize they are not alone. Fearful that paranormal activity will derail plans to operate a guest ranch, they call in investigators Tim Wood and Sapphire Sandalo to uncover the source of the haunting.
· Help! My House is Haunted: Celebrity Edition – Sunday, March 13
Paranormal investigators Chris Fleming, Jayne Harris and Barri Ghai travel the UK hunting down ghosts and paranormal activity terrorizing celebrity families in their homes. UK celebrity favorites featured include TOWIE’s Frankie Essex, Geordie Shore’s Charlotte Crosby, and comedian and YouTuber Arron Crascall.
· Restaurant Rivals: Irvine vs. Taffer – Thursday, March 3
Robert Irvine and Jon Taffer are arguably the best at turning failing businesses in the food and hospitality industry around. When it comes to results both men use a combination of tough love and sharp business skills to pull failing establishments out of a hole and into the black. Now, these two giants face off against each other for the first time in a no-holds-barred competition to help a pair of struggling restaurant owners back to profitability and see once and for all who reigns supreme.
· Queen of Versailles Reigns Again – Wednesday, March 30
In 2012, the world was introduced to Jackie Siegel and her quest to build the largest single-family home in America in the hit documentary The Queen of Versailles. After a stock market plummet nearly killed her dream home, Jackie and her family are ready to return to their famous 90,000 square-foot home. Offering the first glimpse inside the home since the documentary premiered a decade ago, the series will chronicle a vast renovation project, including the completion of five kitchens, a 35-car garage, 150-person dining room, ballroom and the family’s very own British-style pub.
· Legacy: In the Shadow of Greatness – Tuesday, March 8
A docuseries from 11-time Emmy Award winning filmmaker Jonathan Hock follows the athletic pursuits of the children of sports icons Dwyane Wade, Evander Holyfield and Randall Cunningham as they attempt to make their own mark on the world.
· Last Exit: Space – Thursday, March 10
Rudolph and Werner Herzog take us on an unforgettable journey into space and living beyond Earth as they look to answer the big question, how close are we to fulfilling our dream of becoming space colonists?
· Discovering David Dobrik: Colombia – Tuesday, March 22
Having checked Europe, Dubai and South Africa off their bucket list, David and his friends head across the Atlantic to Bogota and Medellin, Colombia where they experience the future of this cosmopolitan city. They put on a fashion show with a local designer, party with drag performers, and attend a heavy metal church service.
· Pig Royalty (season 2) – Wednesday, March 16
The kings and queens of pig shows are back! The fan-favorite series, Pig Royalty, returns as lines are drawn and loyal allies become enemies. The Rhin and the Balero family rivalry continues to boil while Nugget and Tyler question their allegiances, but as always the drama behind the scenes is as Texas-sized as the competition in the ring.
· Ibiza Weekender – Friday, March 25
Ibiza Weekender follows the every move of reps from a high-end hotel as they navigate their way around party hotspots during a summer full of hopes, dreams, loves and fears, all while dealing with their guests.
· White Water Summer (wt) – Wednesday, March 30
Each Summer, Maupin (population 391) becomes the “Vegas of Oregon” as thousands flock to the Deschutes River for the best white-water rafting in the Pacific Northwest. Taking on the river by day and partying hard at night, the river’s sexy, adventurous raft guides must navigate the rapids of demanding raft bosses, volatile relationships, and clients with the wildest requests.
Love & Relationships
· The Cabins (season 2) – Saturday, March 26
On a new season of The Cabins, couples meet for an extended first date in luxurious and cozy log cabins in a stunning winter setting. Each episode follows three couples in separate cabins as they get to know each other. After 24 hours, they will decide whether to stay another day with each other or to leave the cabin, still single. After a number of days, they will have to check out of the cabin regardless and will choose whether or not to leave as an ‘official cabins couple.’
Science & Technology
· Inventions That Changed History – Thursday, March 31
Inventions That Changed History reveals the wild and often unbelievable stories behind many of pop culture’s most impactful inventions. Historians, scientists, pop culture experts and Hollywood celebrities take viewers on this wild ride full of information and incredible tales.
· Art in Bloom with Helen Dealtry (season 2) – Friday, March 4
Artist Helen Dealtry gives a glimpse into her creative process in this studio-based painting series, sharing the how-to of her original creations from start to finish.
· The Craftsman – Friday, March 11
Master craftsman and woodworker Eric Hollenbeck is in the restoration business, taking historic homes and forgotten treasures around his hometown of Eureka, California, and giving them new life.
· Ranch to Table (season 2) – Friday, March 18
Seventh-generation cattle rancher and entrepreneur Elizabeth Poett tackles the work of running her family’s 14,000-acre ranch while crafting regional dishes using her own fresh ingredients.
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