The new line-up is packed with addictive programming exclusive to National Geographic Channel subscribers, including an inside look at the world of Canadian border services officers, an in-depth examination of the complex issue of bluefin tuna fishing, and intimate portrayals of fascinating North American subcultures.
With eight brand new series, including the broadcast premiere of the Canadian original Border Security, National Geographic Channel is prepared to deliver its most diverse roster of programming and an even more thrilling television experience for its loyal viewers.
Meet the Johns family, one of Manhattan’s most prominent Romani, or Gypsy, families. In the new nine-part series American Gypsies, produced by Ralph Macchio (Karate Kid, My Cousin Vinnie, The Outsiders), cameras document the Johns’ struggle to uphold their standing in the community and expand their psychic shop empire amid constant family strife and drama.
In each episode, witness a family trying to modernize and adapt to North American ways, while still clinging to their heritage. Get a firsthand look inside elder assemblies, arranged marriages between teenagers, the unique court system where disputes are settled and auspicious tarot card readings. American Gypsies airs Mondays at 9pm ET/10pm PT, beginning September 3.
On Tuesdays at 10pm ET/11pm PT beginning September 4, National Geographic Channel sets sail with a fleet of salty, spirited fishermen in the new 10-part series Wicked Tuna. In America’s oldest seaport, Gloucester, Massachusetts, there is a special breed of fishermen. For generations, they have used rod and reel to catch the magnificent bluefin tuna. They depend on these fish for their livelihood, in one of the most highly regulated fisheries in the world. But experts think bluefin tuna populations are at critical levels. So as the world debates how to save this species, these fishermen depend on them to make their living.
The debate over the fate of the bluefin has many sides, with different opinions by different experts and organizations. To showcase the complexities of this discussion, National Geographic Channel has launched a multitiered effort to help audiences become more knowledgeable about the bluefin tuna story, including PSAs and a dedicated website at http://natgeotv.com/ca/wicked-tuna.
Every day, twenty thousand passengers request entry into Canada by way of Vancouver International Airport, and many more at land crossing in the Lower Mainland of BC. While most travelers experience the usual uneasiness that comes with passing through immigration and customs, others have more legitimate reasons to feel nervous. In Border Security, cameras shadow Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers as they interrogate suspicious passengers who may or may not have something to hide. Airing Thursdays at 9pm ET/10pm PT, beginning September 6, Border Security is a dynamic documentary series offering viewers a front row seat to the high stakes, bizarre reveals and sometimes comical conflicts that are part of a border security officer’s everyday life.
Airing Mondays at 10pm ET/11pm PT, beginning August 13, American Colony: Meet the Hutterites follows a small religious colony in rural Montana that holds desperately to its sacred traditions. King Colony is made up of 59 people who are almost all related. This family lives together, works together and worships God together, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, for their entire lives. Like any family, this one doesn’t always agree. Most of the colony is holding tight to the age-old traditions of their ancestors, while others are flirting with modern society.
Chasing UFOs, airing Wednesdays at 10pm ET/11pm PT, beginning September 4, follows a team of three trained investigators – a believer, a skeptic and an undecided – as they attempt to uncover the truth about alien abductions, UFO sightings and military cover-ups. The team investigates and dissects some of the most mysterious sightings on the planet, collecting video footage of unusual-shaped lights, meeting with an alleged alien abduction survivor and even tracking glowing orbs near NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in the U.S.
National Geographic Channel’s six-part series, Nazi Underworld, investigates the roots of Nazism and the war that changed history. Airing Tuesdays at 8pm ET/9pm PT, beginning September 4, Nazi Underworld profiles key members of German society, including Heinrich Himmler, the failed soldier obsessed with witchcraft; General Erwin Rommel, the war hero who would be implicated in a plot to kill the Fuhrer; Eva Braun, the starlet who would become Hitler’s lover; and Albert Speer, the young architect who would be given complete control of the German war machine before his fortieth birthday.
In America’s Lost Treasures, airing Mondays at 8pm ET/9pm PT, beginning September 3, hosts Curt Doussett and Kinga Philipps travel to ten cities in search of objects with unexpected value, inviting locals to bring in their artifacts to find out what they are really worth. In every episode, top museum curators, appraisers and other experts investigate the history of three chosen artifacts and a winner is awarded $10,000 and will be featured in a special exhibit at the National Geographic Museum.
Airing Wednesdays at 9pm ET/10pm PT, beginning September 4, The Link reveals the surprising origins of some of the most important technological breakthroughs of the modern world.
New seasons of Wild Justice (Tuesdays at 9pm ET/10pm PT, beginning September 4) and Locked Up Abroad (Thursdays at 10pm ET/11pm PT, beginning September 6) also join the fall schedule.