Morgan Spurlock Joins CNN

New show will be paired with Anthony Bourdain's

Morgan Spurlock will host and produce the new CNN series  "Inside Man," which will air in April 2013 alongside CNN’s new series with Anthony Bourdain. 

The "Supersize Me" director will look at gun lovers, marijuana growers, migrant farm workers, and end-of-life caregivers and other little-seen people. It arrives as CNN tries to emerge from a serious ratings lull.

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The show will be produced by Warrior Poets, Spurlock’s New York-based production company with producing partner Jeremy Chilnick.

"Morgan Spurlock’s name has become synonymous with creative and thought-provoking documentary story-telling," said Mark Whitaker, CNN Worldwide executive vice president and managing editor. "Like Anthony Bourdain’s new CNN series, 'Inside Man' will carry the distinctive stamp of its host while taking viewers on colorful and informative journeys into fascinating corners of American society.”

Spurlock came to prominence with 2004's Oscar-nominated "Super Size Me." He moved into television with the FX series "30 Days." He also executive produced the documentary series "A Day in the Life" on Hulu and the Yahoo spinoff of his feature-length documentary "Mansome."