TLC Premieres New Show

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"I Love a Mama’s Boy"

By Rick Gables

TLC premieres its new series, I Love a Mama’s Boy, on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, which follows a different kind of love triangle. What happens when a woman falls in love with a guy and wants to marry him, but he has a far more important woman in his life? It’s his mom! These guys are spoiled, coddled and spoon-fed by their overbearing mothers, sending their relationships into serious romantic crisis. Viewers will follow four young women as they compete for the affection of their significant others with their very significant mothers. Throughout the series, awkward moments ranging from cringeworthy to catastrophic erupt as these young women vie to become the leading lady in their man’s life and hope that these mama’s boys will finally cut the cord.

National Geographic Channel will air the critically acclaimed five-part documentary series, City So Real, in an unprecedented, one-night, five-hour, commercial-free event on Thursday, Oct. 29, beginning at 7 p.m. ET/PT. This fascinating and complex portrait of contemporary Chicago delivers a deep, multifaceted look into the soul of a quintessentially American city, set against the backdrop of its history-making 2019 mayoral election. The premiere on National Geographic will exclusively feature an epic fifth episode that follows the COVID-19 pandemic and social uprising following George Floyd’s death. The series begins in the haze of mid-summer 2018 as Mayor Rahm Emanuel, embroiled in accusations of a cover-up related to the police shooting of an African American teenager, Laquan McDonald, shocks the city by announcing he will not seek reelection. An unprecedented 21 candidates emerge in a diverse and crowded field as they engage in a no-holds-barred battle for a chance to shape the city’s uncertain future.

As the world’s medical research community grapples with the current COVID-19 pandemic, Showtime will premiere a new, timely feature-length documentary entitled Citizen Bio, on Friday, Oct. 30, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, which explores in depth the nascent biohacking movement and the unconventional scientists and researchers developing alternative medicines to prolong human life and eradicate incurable viruses and diseases. The documentary follows the stories of four of America’s most notorious biohackers and their relationships with Aaron Traywick, a self-proclaimed biohacker whose life took a tragic turn when he was mysteriously found dead.