Network greenlights eight-part documentary

Sundance Channel has greenlit “Eco-Trip: The Real Cost of Living,” from Peacock Prods., NBC’s nonfiction shingle. The eight-part skein, bowing next year, will be hosted by adventurer and environmental activist David de Rothschild, founder of nonprofit group Adventure Ecology.

Each episode of “Trip” will follow the lifespan of a single everyday item from its manufacturing to its disposal and document its impact on the planet along the way.

“This series reflects Sundance Channel’s ongoing commitment to creating entertaining and enlightening eco-programming,” said exec VP-general manager Laura Michalchyshyn, who cited “The Green,” Sundance’s ongoing gaggle of enviro-friendly programming as an inspiration for the new series.

In other news, Sundance, which was recently added to Cablevision’s Rainbow Media holdings, announced a third-season pickup of its environmental skein “Big Ideas for a Small Planet.”

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