CNN Orders Spurlock Weekend Series


CNN has greenlit a new series hosted by Morgan Spurlock, its second nonfiction entry as the new network seeks to expand its weekend programming.

Inside Man is set to premiere in April 2013 and will air weekends alongside CNN's new series hosted by Anthony Bourdain. Each week, Spurlock will give viewers an inside look into rarely seen sectors of American life, like gun lovers, marijuana growers, migrant farm workers and end-of-life caregivers.

"Morgan Spurlock's name has become synonymous with creative and thought-provoking documentary storytelling," said Mark Whitaker, CNN Worldwide executive vice president and managing editor. "Like Anthony Bourdain's new CNN series, Inside Man will carry the distinctive stamp of its host while taking viewers on colorful and informative journeys into fascinating corners of American society."

Spurlock is an Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker for 2004's Super Size Me. Most recently he has executive-produced the Hulu series A Day in the Life and the Yahoo spinoff to the feature documentary, Mansome.

Inside Man is produced by Spurlock's Warrior Poets with Jeremy Chilnick. It marks Spurlock's first return to TV since executive-producing the FX series 30 Days from 2005-08.