WGN America is moving forward with its first two original unscripted series: Outlaw Country and Wrestling with Death. Both shows will debut in early 2015, with Wrestling with Death premiering on January 13th at 10pm ET/PT and Outlaw Country making its network debut on February 24th at 10pm ET/PT.
Meanwhile, the network’s scripted titles Salem and Manhattan will both return in 2015 for their second seasons.
Announcing the unscripted series, WGN America released the following descriptions and trailers for both shows:
Set in the town of Buckner, Missouri, “Outlaw Country chronicles the perennial battle between law enforcement and crime by following Steve and Mike Cook, brothers who act as Chief of Police and head of the Buckner Criminal Task Force, respectively, as they clash with John and Josh Monk, brothers they suspect are responsible for the town’s surge in crime. In this one hour docudrama, producers were given full access to both the police force and the Monk Brothers’ camp, providing an unprecedented look at crime in a small town from both sides of the law.
Wrestling with Death:
Executive producers Leftfield Pictures (Pawn Stars) presents Wrestling with Death:, a unique family docuseries that introduces The Lathams of Osceola, Arkansas: morticians by day who run The Wilson Funeral Home, and professional wrestlers by night who run The Mid-Southern Championship Wrestling League.
-By Rebecca Murray
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