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Matthew Knowles: Executive Producer of Cancer Reality Show, “Eight Days”

Matthew Knowles, record executive and talent manager, is best known as Beyoncé’s father and the manager of Destiny’s Child, is now the Executive Producer for the first ever Cancer TV reality show, Eight Days. Created by Charles Mattocks, an award-winning filmmaker and health advocate, Eight Days, a docuseries will air on  A+E’s FYI channel, premiering on January 4, 2020.

“We’re excited to team up with Matthew on this project, not only is he dealing with Cancer, but an excellent businessman and visionary”. Says, Charles Mattocks, created of Eight Days TV Docuseries.

Eight Days takes viewers inside individual cancer patients’ journey through their courageous treatment and their compelling stories. Through raw storytelling in an investigative format, this powerful series follows cancer patients as they push to defy the odds in the biggest fight imaginable – a fight for life!

Mattocks, one of the few minorities that has ownership of his television show.  He built upon his work on the groundbreaking docuseries “Reversed,” that aired on Discovery Life Network and focused on real people living with diabetes, Charles Mattocks is taking on another disease that hits close to home. Mattocks is a Type 2 diabetic and following the loss of his father from lung cancer, Mattocks wanted to create another meaningful project that could both educate and inspire. “Eight Days” takes viewers inside the lives of five individuals from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities all living with different types and stages of cancer. This innovative docuseries brings together a team of top health and cancer experts to spend eight days with them at a beautiful beachside retreat in Cancun, Mexico as they learn to fight their disease through physical, emotional and spiritual healing.

“I created ‘Eight Days’ to look into the lives of those living with cancer and not only bring awareness, but also to offer new ways to look at healing,” said Charles Mattocks, creator and executive producer. “With over 1.7 million cancer diagnoses documented per year in the U.S. alone, this docuseries is more important than ever.” The series is set to premier on the innovative FYI Network who has generated such programming as: Duck Dynasty, Tiny House Nation, Married At First Sight and Scraps.

For more information, follow “Eight Days” on Facebook (@EightDaysTVShow) or visit the website:

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