Sylvester Stallone's Cop Drama for History & More From the A&E Upfronts 2019 (PHOTOS)

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Zachary Quinto, Michael Malarkey, Aidan Gillen and Katheryn Winnick share the stage together

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Sylvester Stallone makes an appearance with A&E Networks Group President Paul Buccieri

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Garth Brooks, Robin Roberts and A&E Networks Group President Paul Buccieri share a red carpet moment

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Married at First Sight‘s Jamie Otis gets a kiss from husband Doug Hehner

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From Darkeness to Light‘s Aly Raisman speaks

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Live PD host Dan Abrams gets animated

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Project Blue Book‘s Aidan Gillen takes a seat

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Deputy Nick Carmack, Shep, Dan Abrams, Sgt. Sean Larkin and Tom Morris Jr. from Live PD attended the event

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Project Blue Book‘s Michael Malarkey and Forged in Fire host Wil Willis strike a pose

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Live PD‘s Sgt. Sean Larkin, Dan Abrams and Tom Morris Jr. having fun with Robin Roberts and President of Programming at A&E, Robe Sharenow

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Married at First Sight‘s Doug Hehner and Jamie Otis catch up with David Hasselhoff

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Cheryl James and Sandra Denton of Salt-N-Pepa pose with Robin Roberts

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David Hasselhoff and wife Hayley Roberts share a smile

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Robin Roberts takes to the stage

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Salt-N-Pepa show a fun side on stage

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Zachary Quinto attends the event on behalf of History’s In Search Of

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Jo Frost and Gena McCarthy pose for a photo

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A&E Networks unveiled their upcoming slate of programming at their upfront event held at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on March 27.

From scripted originals to docuseries, there's no shortage of exciting new shows to look forward to, as well as returning favorites. Below, we round up the major announcements, and above, check out the gallery for images from the big night.

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The four-part series blends dramatic reenactments with commentary from scholars and faith leaders concerning the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

History

The Tenderloin

Probably the night's biggest announcement, History is teaming up with Sylvester Stallone for this new drama. The scripted series is based on the true story of Charles Becker — a turn-of-the-century New York cop who led the Strong-Arm Squad which squared-off with Italian, Jewish, and Irish gangs in the neighborhood known as "The Tenderloin." Stallone is serving as executive producer and director of multiple episodes while Stephen Kay (Sons of AnarchyThe Shield) will pen the pilot script.

The UnXplained

This new nonfiction series is hosted and executive produced by William Shatner, who will explore the world's most fascinating and inexplicable mysteries. The show will feature contributions from top scientists, historians, engineers and researchers who will delve into mysterious places such as Florida's Coral Castle and Japan's "Suicide Forest."

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The series continues viewers' fascination with UFOs as seen in History's hit drama 'Project Blue Book.'

In Search Of

History has ordered a second season of the Zachary Quinto-hosted show that explores everything from the mythical to the supernatural such as aliens, lost civilizations, UFOs and more.

Washington

Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin serves as executive producer on this docudrama which tells the story of President George Washington's life from childhood to his death.

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Including personal accounts surrounding JFK's assassination.

The Food That Built America

This docudrama takes a look at the stories of American food titans Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, John and Will Kellogg, C.W. Post, the McDonald brothers and more.

Car Week Slate

Also announced at the upfront was a slew of programming for History's third annual Car Week.  The network is bringing viewers Evel Live 2 after the success of last year's daredevil stunt show, which will air Sunday, July 7, at 8/7c.

Among the other titles during this year's Car Week are Battle of the '80s Supercars with David Hasselhoff, Chuck Norris's Badass Guide to Military VehiclesLive PD Presents America's Top Police VehiclesAmerican PickersCounting Cars: Detroit Special, and The Lost Corvette.

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Also Announced...

History also revealed plans to launch new experiential brand initiatives that bring history to life for fans across America. Among the experiences is HistoryTalks Speaker Series, HistorySpeaks Podcasts and HistoryCon, which are set to launch in 2019 and 2020, respectively.

Lifetime

Salt-N-Pepa

The miniseries event will follow the story of Cheryl "Salt" James and Sandra "Pepa" Denton and their rise to stardom. As the first female rap act to go platinum, they've experiences the kind of success that paved a way for future artists. Salt-N-Pepa's James and Denton will executive produce the project alongside Queen Latifah and others.

Smart Justice: The Jayme Closs Case

Lifetime has greenlit the 90-minute special features victim's advocate Elizabeth Smart's exclusive interviews with the key players in Jayme Closs's case and rescue. Smart will also bring together other well-known abduction victims for a roundtable discussion on Closs's case.

From Darkness to Light

Leah Remini and Aly Raisman executive produce this docuseries which gives victims of sexual assault a platform to share their stories of survival and triumph.

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The Netflix docuseries takes an in-depth look at the infamous serial killer.

Supernanny

Jo Frost is set to return as the Supernanny in 20 all-new episodes for the network .

Hopelessly in Love

This unscripted series follows the most tragic love stories of some of the world's most famous couples such as Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead, Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans, among others.

The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel

Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige and Missy Elliot executive produce the upcoming feature which details the beginnings of the Clark Sisters, who brought hits like "You Brought The Sunshine" into the world.

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The movie, focusing on the friendship between the country icons, will star 'Smash' actress Megan Hilty and Broadway star Jessie Mueller.

A&E

Garth: The Road I'm On 

Part of the network's award-winning Biography series, this four-part TV special features a look at the career of acclaimed country star Garth Brooks with unprecedented access to his record setting stadium tour. It will air later this year.

Top Dog

A&E has greenlit a K-9 competition series from the people who brought you Live PD. The show will feature working police dogs going against competitive civilian dogs from across the country in a thrilling obstacle course.