History Greenlights More Than 100 Hours of Original Documentaries

Programming set to premiere in 2017

History said it has greenlit more than 100 hours of original documentaries, limited series and specials that will premiere in 2017.

The increased investment is designed to complement History’s investment in non-fiction and scripted series, the network said.

“Whether it’s a story from our distant past or a contemporary event that will shape our collective future, History’s robust new slate of documentary events will take viewers straight to the heart of epic events that shaped where we are and what we are today,” said Jana Bennett, president and general manager of History, part of A+E Networks.

“The network’s increased focus on documentary programming, collaborating with some of the best storytellers in the genre, along with our commitment to sustainable, premium non-fiction and scripted series, will continue to drive the ongoing success of the History brand,” Bennett added.

The projects include America’s War on Drugs, America: Journey of the Brave, The Cars That Made America (working title), Superheroes Decoded (wt), How the 90s Changed the World (wt), Age of Terror (wt) and Frontiersmen.

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