CNN Adds Six New Original Series To 2019 Slate; Projects From Sanjay Gupta, Vox Media, More


CNN is expanding its nonfiction programming slate with six new original series for premiere in 2019.

They include six-part travel series Chasing Life with Sanjay Gupta, a new edition of American Dynasties that will focus on “the Bush family’s complex internal dynamics, fraternal rivalries, influential matriarchs and extreme competitive spirit,” Richard Nixon-focused Tricky Dick produced by Left/Right, and American Style (working title) a four-part series produced by Vox Entertainment that examines “how America’s changing style through the decades has mirrored the political, social, and economic climate of the time.”

The network also has greenlighted Once in a Great City: Detroit 1962-64, executive produced by Emmy winners Anthony Bourdain, Lydia Tenaglia, Chris Collins and Toby Oppenheimer; and The Redemption Project, produced by Citizen Jones and directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, Jason Cohen, an eight-part series led by Van Jones that brings together crime victims and perpetrators and explores the human potential for redemption.

CNN’s 2018-2019 slate also will feature four returning original series: Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown (Zero Point Zero); United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (Main Event Media/All3Media America); This is Life with Lisa Ling (Part2 Pictures); The History of Comedy (Hazy Mills/Herzog & Company); and Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies (All3Media America), in addition to the premieres of 1968: The Year that Changed in America this May (Playtone/Herzog & Company) and The 2000s (Playtone/Herzog & Company) this July.

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