A&E in October will provide a glimpse into high school life with a new documentary series Undercover High.
The series, which premieres Oct. 10, will follow seven young adults who embed themselves for a semester in Topeka, Kansas’ Highland Park High School to provide an inside look at what it’s like to be a teenager today, said network officials.
Undercover High will also feature a special half-hour conversation with participants and experts immediately following the premiere for a deeper dive into the topics raised within the episode, said the network. A&E will also roll out an accompanying short-form series touching on topical issues facing teens and parents today.
Undercover High is produced by Lucky 8 TV (60 Days In), via its subsidiary Learning Tree Productions, with Gregory Henry, Kimberly Woodard, Jeff Grogan, Kelly McClurkin, Charlie Marquardt, Amy Goodman Kass. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro, Brad Holcman and Molly Ebinger all serving as executive producers on the 12-episode series.
“Undercover High serves as an important addition to A&E’s current line-up of honest, raw and boundary-pushing non-fiction programming,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, A&E Network executive vice president and head of pogramming in a statement. “Our goal is that through this unparalleled access, viewers are transported back to high school to prompt important conversations about the issues our youth faces today. We are so grateful to the Topeka school officials, students and the parents for their continued support.”