Both The Discovery Channel and the History Channel are best-known for non-fiction programming. But both networks are looking at additional scripted programming for next season.
First, on Discovery, we have a biker mini-series that’s been ordered by the channel. According to an announcement by the Discover Channel, “A Harley Davidson is more than a motorcycle. It is a brand that has shaped the cultural landscape and defined our national character. Based on a true story, the series ‘Harley-Davidson’ will tell how Milwaukee schoolyard pals William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson built – and rode – the machines that rule the road. Beginning at the turn of the 20th century, at the shores of Lake Michigan, this mini-series charts the birth of Harley-Davidson during a time of great social and technological change. Full of spectacular crashes, family feuds, inspired engineering and strokes of genius, this epic story of how two 19-year-old kids from Milwaukee started a company in their backyard that would go on to become an American legend.”
And from the History Channel, it announced a scripted-series in development: ” ‘The Boys of ’67′ is a scripted series about the First Platoon of Charlie Company, 9th Infantry Division; the only division raised, trained and deployed en masse to service in Vietnam, it was announced today by Dirk Hoogstra, EVP and General Manager, History & H2. ‘The Boys ’67′ will be produced for the History Channel by A+E Studios in association with Head First Productions and Muse Entertainment.