WGN America to air Wrestling With Death family docuseries


WGN America is jumping back in the wrestling programming three years after they stopped airing WWE Superstars.

This time around the channel will air a unique family docuseries titled Wrestling with Death, introducing 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.

“Wrestling with Death” is executive-produced by Brent Montgomery, David George, Alex Weresow and Jordana Hochman, alongside Bill Katz and Michelle Katz for Espiritus Productions. Bill Duncan and David Duncan serve as consulting producers. The show comes from Leftfield Pictures, the creators of Pawn Stars, American Restoration, and Counting Cars.

Twelve weekly back-to-back half-hour episodes have been ordered to premiere Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 10PM EST.