National Geographic Channel plans to transform its “Explorer” franchise into a weekly series that blends magazine and talk show elements, hosted by British journalist Richard Bacon.
That was one of a slew of programming announcements unveiled Tuesday at a pre-upfront event hosted by National Geographic Global Networks in New York.
Source and more: Variety
Other highlights for the upcoming season: an expansion of the network’s staple series Explorer, as a one-hour, weekly magazine-talk hybrid hosted by British TV and radio presenter Richard Bacon that blends field packages with commentary from celebrity guests, experts and correspondents to find a fresh take on topics including ISIS to climate change
Source and more: THR