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History Channel Turns to Storytelling

Mar 27, 2007  •  Post A Comment

New History Channel general manager Nancy Dubuc has put five new weekly series into production, part of an effort to shift the cable network’s programming to shows that tell stories, away from the current anthology-heavy lineup.

The new series are:

  • “Ice Road Truckers,” about drivers who deliver cargo during the winter in northern North America


  • “The Universe,” about secrets being revealed by space exploration


  • “Tougher in Alaska,” an sweeping historic look of how Alaskan people and structures survive the elements


  • “Human Weapon,” about masters of martial arts from exotic locals


  • “Jurassic Fight Club,” exploring new ideas from archeologists about how prehistoric creatures battled one another.


  • “By invigorating history with these new series we aim to create riveting content and powerful storytelling-something people feel compelled to tune in to and watch each week,” Ms. Dubuc said in a statement Tuesday.

    (Editor: Baumann)