Ray Richmond contributes to Deadline’s TCA coverage.
Cable’s ReelzChannel announced three new original programs this morning at TCA — one JFK-themed documentary and a pair of unscripted series, along with a second season of the workplace docuseries Beverly Hills Pawn — premiering Nov. 6. The new originals include:
– JFK: The Smoking Gun, an investigative doc premiering Nov. 3 that’s based on the forensic work of veteran police detective Colin McLaren and his cold-case look into the Kennedy assassination in advance of its 50th anniversary. It purports to finally “solve” the case and reveal the identity of a second shooter in addition to Lee Harvey Oswald.
— The Capones (premiering Nov, 9), following the goings-on at a family-run restaurant called Capone’s Restaurtant and Pizzeria headed by Dom Capone.
— Hollywood Hillbillies (premiering January 2014), chronicling the antics of Internet superstars Michael “The Angry Ginger,” his “Mema” and Aunt Dee Dee in their move from rural Georgia to Hollywood.
ReelzChannel was put on the map by its acquisition and airing of the 2011 original miniseries The Kennedys, which won four Emmys. It starred Greg Kinnear, Barry Pepper, Katie Holmes and Tom Wilkinson.