UPFRONT UPDATE: History
Last night, History brought out a slate of seven new series in production, all focused on a different historical angle:
Evolve -Historical perspective of key innovations over time from Optomen Productions. 13 episodes premiere second quarter 2008.
Extreme Trains -Over 8 episodes this series looks at the most amazing trains in the world with Matt Bown, train conductor as host. Produced by Tiger Aspect Productions the series will steam ahead to the schedule in fourth quarter 2008.
The Works -A "did you know" series that focuses on such diverse items as steel, motorcycles and power tools with Daniel Wilson as host from Powderhouse Productions. 10 episodes premiere in third quarter 2008.
"American Original" Sandhogs -This new version of the American Original franchise shows off New York City from the underground and its tunnels built by Sandhogs. 12 episodes from Eye Pop Productions and Pilgrim Films premieres third quarter 2008.
Surviving History -Take a history lesson with experts as they test artifacts and weapons. 9 episodes from Brainbox Productions set to open second quarter 2008.
What Went Down -Hi-def CGI recreates never-before-seen historical events using eye witness accounts. 6 episodes from Creative Differences opens in 2009.
Battles B.C. -This series profiles ancient heroes and military battles. Produced by Four In Hand Productions with 8 episodes slated for 2009.
April 30, 2008
Finally, I can share some interesting news! Turns out that I'm hosting a new television show for the History channel. It's called THE WORKS and we've shot several episodes already. Here's an excerpt of the very small press release sent to advertisers: