EXCLUSIVE: National Geographic Channel wants to stay in business with Rob Lowe. After starring as President John F. Kennedy in last year’s Killing Kennedy and narrating The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us last spring, NGC has signed Lowe to narrate the sequel. The ’90s: The Last Great Decade? will premiere over three nights in July on NGC in the U.S., followed globally in 171 countries and on Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo “I’m excited to be back working with the team at National Geographic Channel, who continue to show their commitment to creating great, entertaining and thought-provoking television programming,” said Lowe. “No one has really examined the ’90s like this before, and I think viewers will be fascinated by the dramatic changes we’ve seen in even the small amount of time that’s passed since Y2K.” The ’90s revisits the pre 9/11 decade through 120 original interviews with eyewitnesses, politicians and celebrities. It recalls the high and lows of the 90s, including former President Bill Clinton being swept into office, the LA Riots, and MTV’s The Real World and Jerry Springer changing the television programming landscape.
Nutopia’s Jane Root and Peter Lovering are executive producing, and Fred Hepburn is supervising producer. Erik Nelson and Michael Cascio are exec producing for National Geographic Channels; Alan Eyres is SVP programming and development; Lynn Sadofsky is VP, production and development; and Heather Moran is EVP of programming and strategy.