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A&E Networks launches docuseries 'Undercover High'

A&E Network will launch "Undercover High," an all-new docu-series that follows seven young adults, ranging in age from 21 to 26, who return to high school for a semester in Topeka, Kansas' Highland Park High School.

The participants pose as everyday ordinary students, attending classes, making friends and participating in school clubs and activities, to provide an inside look at what it's like to be a teenager today.

Each with personal motivations driving them to help enact positive change, the participants, unaware of each other, arrive on campus where only the school administrators and select members of the community know their true identities and the reason for their semester-long stay. From bullying and the pervasiveness of social media to the struggle to excel in the classroom and navigate evolving social standards, participants discover the challenges and complexities, both new and familiar, facing today's teens. 

A&E will also roll out extensive digital content surrounding "Undercover High," including a short-form series touching on very topical issues facing teens and parents today. In addition, the network will make a robust list of resources available to address a variety of pertinent issues relevant to teens raised in the series, both on-air and online. A web-based resource center will be available for viewers here: www.aetv.com/undercoverhighresources

A&E has also partnered with Crisis Text Line, a not-for-profit organization that provides free crisis intervention via SMS message that will be offered across the network's platforms as a resource for viewers. Crisis Text Line provides access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text.
The twelve-episode series of "Undercover High" premieres October 10 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.