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Published on December 12th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor


New Docuseries from Bob Marley’s Nephew Charles Mattocks, Eight Days is the First Cancer Reality Show Coming to Network TV

Charles Mattocks, is an award-winning filmmaker and health advocate that happens to be the nephew of the music legend Bob Marley. His new docuseries Eight Days is the first Cancer Reality TV Show. This innovative and heart-felt documentary series 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 has teamed up with Hope4Cancer Treatment Centers and co-starring Dr. Antonio Jimenez for the series. Eight Days is set to premiere January 4, 2020 on A+E’s FYI Channel for 10 episodes.

New Teaser Trailer for Eight Days!

Building 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:

About Charles Mattocks
Actor and chef turned health advocate, Charles Mattocks is an award-winning film producer, as well as an international diabetes advocate, IDF Blue Circle Champion and American Diabetes Association published author.  He is also nephew to the late reggae legend Bob Marley. Charles has made appearances on major talks shows around the country from CNN to Dr. Oz, and more. After being diagnosed with Type II diabetes, Charles started a global mission not only for his life, but also for the millions struggling with diabetes.  His newest docuseries “Eight Days” was also born out of a desire to help.

About FYI

FYI is a division of A+E Networks, a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation. The network is available in nearly 65 million U.S. homes and is one of the most upscale entertainment brands in the media landscape. FYI has a young and affluent digital audience, including a robust social footprint that has recently tripled in size.

For your inspiration, for your imagination or for your innovation, FYI™ takes a modern spin on traditional lifestyle genres by embracing an adventurous and personalized approach to peoples’ taste, space, look, story and more. FYI covers a range of stories and experiences that reflect how people live their lives today, not defined by just one passion or interest. FYI has launched all-new genres, including trend-setting and brand-definitional series, such as Married at First Sight, Seven Year Switch, Tiny House Nation, He Shed She Shed, and Food Porn hosted by Michael Chernow The FYI website is located at, Twitter at and Facebook at For additional press information and photography, please visit

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