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Greenlit: Reflex, Channel 4

Reflex w/t (pilot) – Gameshow show in which contestants reflexes will be tested over a series of mental and physical challenges, including logic and memory puzzles and spatial awareness tasks. To show the difference in speed of competitors’ reactions, some of the games will be shot at more than 2000 per second in HD. Channel: […]

Redneck Bank

There’s a new internet banking concept in town that claims to be “funner” than the rest: the Redneck Bank, which is based in Oklahoma. It has a Mr Ed. style laughing horse as its mascot offers a choice of pictures on its debit cards for you to choose from.

Got Nothing to Wear?

Stella Brennan (mother of two and owner of a dog and three cats who was about to start a new job) challenged herself to wear just six items of clothing for one month: “a black blazer and pants from H & M; two button-down shirts, one black and one pink; a pair of Old Navy […]

Greenlit: Engineering An Icon: Designing and Building the New World Trade Center, PBS

Engineering An Icon: Designing And Building The New World Trade Center (1 x 60′) –  Documentary following the people behind the construction of the Freedom Tower at Ground Zero in NYC. Channel: PBS Producer: TX: September 2011 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: On Your Case, Channel 4

On Your Case w/t  (1 x pilot) – Three lawyers attempt to resolve disputes, including everyday consumer problems and more unusual and emotional cases. Channel: Channel 4 Producer: Tiger Aspect TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: The Removal Men, Channel 5

The Removal Men (6 x 60′) – Observational documentary series following the staff of international removals firm Pickfords. Channel: Channel 5 Producer: Tiger Aspect TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Risky Business, Slice

Risky Business (13 x 30′) – Ex-Canadian Dragons’ Den dragon Brett Wilson features in this reality series which sees novice and expert investors put their money in one of two investments, while Wilson backs the other. Their investments are follow for 30 days to see which one makes the biggest profit. Channel: Slice (Canada) Producer: […]

Greenlit: The Civil War 3D, 3Net

The Civil War 3D w/t (4 x 60′) – Documentary series that recreates the key moments of the American Civil War from the point of view of soldiers on both sides and in 3D. Channel: 3Net Producer: Tower Productions TX: Fall 2011 Source: C21

Greenlit: Raymond Blanc France, BBC2

Raymond Blanc France w/t (5 x 60′) – Chef Raymond Blanc travels France looking for inspirational restaurants, and regional produce in Provence, Jura, Alsace, Burgundy and Lyon, and cooks up a special menu. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Chocolate Media TX: Autumn 2011 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Emeril’s Table, Hallmark Channel

Emeril’s Table (52 x 30′) – Chef Emeril Lagasse shows how to rustle up tasty meals for friends and family. Channel: Hallmark Channel TX: Late 2011 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Spirit Table, Hallmark Channel

Spirit Table (13 x 30′) –  Chat show hosted by Maya Angelou. Channel: Hallmark Channel TX: Early 2012 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Poms in Paradise, ITV1

Poms in Paradise (8 x 30′) – Ob doc series following British expats living on Queensland’s Gold Coast in Australia. Channel: ITV1 Producer: Century Films TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Lee Mack’s All Star Cast, BBC1

Lee Mack’s All Star Cast (6 x 45′) – Comedian Lee Mack hosts a variety show in which the studio audience, celebrity guests, musicians and comics take part in interviews, games and performances. Channel: BBC1 Producer: Zeppotron / Arlo Productions TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: The Last Days of the USSR, France 3, Planete

he Last Days of the USSR (1 x 52′) – Documentary that explores the events in the two years leading up to the collapse of  chronicling the collapse of Gorbachev’s Russia. Channel: France 3 / Planete (Russia) Producer: Roche Productions TX: Late 2011 Source: TBI

Greenlit: Famous Food, VH1

Famous Food (10 x 60′) – Reality series in which celebs such as Heidi Montag, Ashley Dupre and Jake Pavelka renovate a space, design a menu and open a restaurant in West Hollywood. Channel: VH1 TX: Fall 2011 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Bad Sex, Logo

Bad Sex (aka Sex Rx) w/t (10 x 60′)  – Sex therapist Christopher Donaghue leads group therapy session in a docuseries that profiles people with a range of sexual dysfunctions. Channel: Logo Producer: PB&J Television TX: 10th November 2011 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: The Pitch, AMC / Sky Atlantic

The Pitch (8 x 60′) – Docuseries following the work of advertising creatives – each episode features a different agency. Channel: AMC / Sky Atlantic Producer: Studio Lambert TX: 8th April 2012 Source: New York Magazine

Greenlit: Inside DHS, AMC

Inside DHS – Docuseries following the work of staff at the Department of Homeland Security Channel: AMC TX: TBC Source: New York Magazine

Greenlit: Kylie Minogue’s Aphrodite – Les Folies Tour, Sky 1 / Sky3D

Kylie Minogue’s Aphrodite – Les Folies Tour (1 x 90′) – Documentary following the singer on tour. Channel: Sky 1 / Sky 3D Producer: Blink TV TX: 19th June, 2011 Source: Broadcast

Out: Elizabeth Voorhees, Director, High Noon Entertainment

Elizabeth Voorhees has left her role as Director of Development at High Noon Entertainment to become Executive Producer, VH1/High Noon Entertainment. Source: TVTracker

Up: Kelly Garrett, Manager, Original Programming & Development, ABC Family

Kelly Garrett has been promoted to the position of Manager, Original Programming & Development, ABC Family. Source: TVTracker

Greenlit: Kirstie’s Craft Britain, Channel 4

Kirstie’s Craft Britain w/t – (8 x 60′) –  Kirstie Allsop presents a craft themed series in which she pits her flower arranging, basket weaving and baking skills against craft experts at competitions around the UK. Channel: Channel 4 Producer: Raise the Roof TX: Autumn 2011 Source: Broadcast

Up: Eric Berger, EVP, Digital Networks, Sony Pictures Television

Eric Berger has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President, Digital Networks, Sony Pictures Television. Source: TVTracker

In: Marisa Levy, Director of Programming Development, TLC

Marisa Levy has been appointed as director of programming development at TLC,  reporting to Rita Mullin, VP Development in Washington DC. She will be  responsible for liaising with east coast production companies. Source: Realscreen

In: Maryanne Culpepper, President, National Geographic

Maryanne Culpepper has been appointed as President, National Geographic Television, reporting to Edward Prince, COO, National Geographic Global Media. Source: Realscreen

In Development: Gossip Cop, TV Guide Network

Gossip Cop  – Based on the Gossip Cop website, this celebrity gossip series gives Hollywood celebs the  opportunity to put their side of the tabloid story. Channel: TV Guide Network Producer: Ish Entertainment TX: TBC Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Ice Loves Coco, E!

Ice Loves Coco (8 x 30′) –  Docuseries following the home and work life of  rapper Ice-T and his model wife Coco. Channel: E! Producer: Comcast Entertainment Studios TX: 12th June, 2011 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: The Message: The History of Hip-Hop, BET

The Message: The History of Hip-Hop (4 x 60′) – Documentary series that traces the story of hip hop over three decades. Channel: BET TX: Summer 2012 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Beats Per Mnet, Mnet

Beats Per Mnet – Comedian Paul Kim and actress Yvonne Lu present a daily studio based show based on Asian pop culture; includes a mix of celebrity interviews, studio guests and reports from location. Channel: Mnet TX: 16th May, 2011 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Bruce Lee Lives!, FUEL

Bruce Lee Lives! (6 x 30′) – Documentary series focusing on the life of martial arts screen legend Bruce Lee, illustrated with archive and  interviews with celebrities he influenced such as Carlos Santana and Criss Angel. Channel: FUEL Producer: Pangolin Pictures TX: 17th July, 2011 Source: Cynopsis

In Development: Pointless, IFC

Pointless –  Improvisational comedy quiz show in which a panel of three comic compete  to win ridiculous prizes compared by Kurt Braunohler. Channel: IFC TX: TBC Source: Cynopsis

In: Genevieve Croteau, VP Development, Story House Productions

Genevieve Croteau has been appointed as Vice President Development at Story House Productions in Washington DC (effective 1st May 2011). She was previously at Sirens Media. Sourece: Realscreen


Looking for a gift? You could do worse than take a look at Takkoda which sells all kinds of merchandise decorated with the pictures of pets pretending to be celebrities.  Choose from Audrey Hepburn, Mr T, Dame Edna Everage and Lady Gaga among others.

In Development: America’s Smartest Kids, Syfy

America’s Smartest Kids – A thought provoking, reality competition show where the country’s most imaginative, innovative teenagers are challenged to invent a better future while competing for the title of America’s Smartest Kid. Channel: Syfy TX: TBC Source: Syfy

Dirty Girls

Here’s an article from Christwire that analyzes the trend towards a hipster-offshoot: the dirty girl. Author Stephenson Billings has clearly thought a lot about the phenomenon of girls who: “…will mimic the deadbeat celebrities she sees on programs such as Entertainment Tonight and Entourage, mocking hardworking people behind her gold sunglasses as she high heels […]

In Development: Change the Day You Die, Syfy

Change the Day You Die –  An inspiring new reality series that uses state-of-the-art science to dramatically transport its participants into the future to face their own self-inflicted demise. Each of the seemingly healthy, unsuspecting candidates — nominated by friends, family and loved ones — will go on a 10-week transformational journey where they must […]

Shooting From Behind

Photographer Bridget Fleming’s Downtown From Behind project aims to capture the people living and working in the 200 streets below 14th Street in Manhattan. The twist is that everyone is on a bicycle and photographed from behind, which makes for some interesting streetscapes. Each photo also has a short accompanying bio of the subject. I […]

In Development: Imagination Nation, Syfy

Imagination Nation –  The innovators behind Hammacher Schlemmer, America’s oldest continuously published catalog that offers imaginatively unexpected and innovative products, go on the road to meet inventors from all walks of life to find fresh offerings for their inventory. Channel: Syfy Producer: North South Productions TX: TBC Source: Syfy

Greenlit: The Prison Restaurant, BBC1

The Prison Restaurant (1 x 52′) – Documentary following the staff of The Clink restaurant, which is staffed by inmates of HMP Highdown Prison. Channel: BBC1 Producer: BBC Bristol TX: 26th April, 2011 Source: Bristol Directors

In Development: Overthunk, Syfy

Overthunk ( x 60′) – A series that follows two teams of four talented creators as they compete to design, build and set off massive chain reaction machines. The best gizmo gladiators across America will face off in a weekly contest testing their mettle through gears and metal. Each week visits a new city, where […]

In Development: Tyler Shields, Syfy

Tyler Shields – A docu-series featuring unconventional photographer Tyler Shields and his team as they create worlds that are always surprising, shocking, and totally surreal. This Los Angeles-based artist is one of the most creative and original photographers working today. His subjects are celebrities, actors, models, and everyday people captured in magical, beautiful, and often […]

In Development: Dinner With Deepak, Syfy

Dinner with Deepak – If you could invite three people to dinner, who would they be? Best selling author and spiritual teacher Dr. Deepak Chopra dines and joins in conversation with some of the greatest minds and creators in the world today. In every episode, Chopra brings together a group of noteworthy guests to share […]

In Development: Hi Tech Hoaxes, Syfy

Hi Tech Hoaxes – A series where the supernatural, the mythical and the astonishing leave the big screen and step into people’s everyday lives. Each week two teams go head-to-head to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for an unsuspecting pair of people, who are about to have their world turned upside down for a brief, thrilling […]

In Development: Stunts Unlimited, Syfy

Stunts Unlimited – Stunts Unlimited is an elite and exclusive fraternity of artists committed to a very imaginative, creative, unique and dangerous craft — movie stunts. This series takes audiences behind-the-scenes into a world rarely seen, unveiling the innovations and problem solving necessary to accomplish the most spectacular stunts in Hollywood. With their lives on […]

Greenlit: Short Notice, Mnet

Short Notice ( x 60′) – Comedian Lian Bowden hosts a weekly film review show focusing on Asian American shorts and interviews with filmmakers. Channel: Mnet TX: 26th April, 2011 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Monster Man, Syfy

Monster Man ( x 60′) – When Hollywood studios want a bizarre creature, monster prop or out-of-this world alien, they turn to Cleve Hall and his very unique, family business. This series goes behind the scenes of Cleve’s workshop, where the craziness of this fun family is matched only by the insane monsters they build. […]

In: Julie Choi, Head of Programming / Development, Mnet

Julie Choi has been app0inted as Head of Programming / Development, Mnet. Source: TV Tracker

Out: Steve Burns, EVP Global Content, National Geographic Channel

Steve Burns is leaving his post as Executive Vice President of Global Content at National Geographic Channel. Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: The Un-Road Trip, Halogen TV

The Un-Road Trip (10 x ) – Boaz Frankel sets off on a road trip across the USA – without going on the road; he uses a range of railways, rivers and trails instead. Channel: Halogen TV Producer: Todd Lewis / Boaz Frankel TX: 22nd April, 2011 Source: Cynopsis

Up: James Hunt, Director, Sky Arts

James Hunt has been promoted to the role of Director at Sky Arts, where he was previously Head of Programming. Source: Televisual

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