In addition to the news of S.E. Cupp joining HLN this summer, HLN today also announced the addition of new original series, including one hosted by CNN’s New Day anchor, Chris Cuomo. That show, called Inside Secret Places, will take viewers behind-the-scenes of places and situations few will ever experience.
From the press release, HLN announces its 2017 Original Series slate today, a robust lineup of commissioned and internally produced CNN programming fare which features three new unscripted series and the season two renewal of the network’s highly-rated documentary series, How It Really Happened with Hill Harper.
New HLN Originals Series premiering this year include Beyond Reasonable Doubt, produced by Nutopia, Something’s Killing Me and Inside Secret Places with Chris Cuomo (working title), hosted by CNN New Day anchor Chris Cuomo. The latter two series are produced internally by the CNN Development team.
“It’s great to be back in business with Jane Root and Nutopia, who produced the #1 ranked Finding Jesus for CNN Original Series—this time with HLN,” said Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, CNN Worldwide. “This partnership puts HLN on the path to mirroring the enormous success that CNN Original Series has had on CNN over the past four years.”
“We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished with Beyond Reasonable Doubt and we look forward to sharing it with HLN audiences. CNN has been a wonderful partner in the past and we’re excited to expand that relationship to HLN,” said Jane Root, founder and chief executive of Nutopia.
How It Really Happened with Hill Harper, the first series produced for HLN by CNN Development, broke new ground for the network in primetime, and paved the way for its new lineup of internally and externally produced programming designed to serve its audience’s appetite for explorations of real-life mysteries often involving the celebrated and the infamous.
“As HLN’s schedule continues to evolve, first with dayside and now in primetime, expect to see even more HLN Original Series featuring deep-dive investigations that complement our strong live news programming,” added Ken Jautz, executive vice president of CNN/U.S.