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‘Watergate,’ ‘UFOs’ Among Shows On CNN’s 2022 Original Series Lineup

‘Watergate,’ ‘UFOs’ Among Shows On CNN’s 2022 Original Series Lineup

CNN Original Series’ 2022 slate will include shows devoted to Watergate and another to UFOs, joining previously announced plans such as a new season of Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy and the documentary LBJ: Triumph and Tragedy.


Tucci’s show will return for a second season on March 13. CNN also said that United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell will be back for a seventh season in the spring, and This is Life with Lisa Ling will return in the fall for a ninth season.


The shows include:


The Last Witness: Watergate, a working title, will debut in late spring, and is a production of Original Series and Herzog & Co. The series marks the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break in by spotlighting John Dean, the White House counsel in the Nixon administration whose whistleblower testimony was a turning point in congressional hearings.

UFOs, also a working title, will look at the history of government and civilian investigations. The five-part series is from the creators of Surviving Death and will debut in the summer.


Patagonia: Life at the Edge of the World, is from Plimsoll Productions and looks at the diverse landscapes and cultures of the South American region. Pedro Pascal narrates the six-part series, which will debut in the spring.


Previously announced were LBJ: Triumph and Tragedy, which will debut at 9 PM ET over two nights, Feb. 20 and 21; and Nomad with Carlton McCoy, which premieres at 10 PM on March 13.