CNN’s continued revamp will now feature even more specialized programming. By that, I mean non-news as shocking as that may seem. The Ted Turner-spawned 24-hour news network is looking to attract more eyes to the cable channel by luring in documentary legend Morgan Spurlock who rose to fame with his 2004 hit film Super Size Me which featured the man living on nothing but McDonald’s for thirty days.
The series will be called Inside Man and it may remind a whole lot of you of his FX series called 30 Days. Its premise is that it will show the lives of ‘lesser-seen characters’ in American culture like pot growers, migrant farm workers, and caregivers. Of course, similar topics were covered in his previous television show which ran from 2005 to 2008.
This is the second major heap of docu-talent that CNN has enlisted to help save its network since ratings started to hit embarrassing levels this year. It seems that every month now CNN is marking a new twenty-year ratings low–something not exactly thrilling for them since cable was not nearly as big as a force in the early 90′s.
Inside Man will begin airing in April 2013 alongside a show from Travel Channel alumni Anthony Bourdain. His series is about food and travel as many would expect.