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Greenlit: Usain Bolt: The Legend,

Usain Bolt: The Legend (1 x 60′) – Documentary about Usain Bolt the Olympic and World 100m record holder in the run up to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Channel: France 2 Producer: Elephant Doc (France) TX: Summer 2012 Source: Broadcast  

Greenlit: Usain Bolt: The Fastest Man Alive, France 2

Usain Bolt: the Fastest Man Alive (1 x 60′) – Documentary about Usain Bolt the Olympic and World 100m record holder that takes viewers into his world to meet his friends and see his home life. Channel: France 2 Producer: Elephant Doc (France) TX: 2012 Source: Broadcast  

Greenlit: The Untold Tommy Cooper, Channel 4

The Untold Tommy Cooper (1 x 90′) –  A one-off special presenting the untold life of British national treasure, comedian and magician Tommy Cooper. The documentary draws on previously unheard audio and unseen archive footage from Cooper’s personal and professional life as well as never performed before material and details from the meticulous diaries of […]

Greenlit: Bordertown: Laredo, A&E

Bordertown: Laredo (10 x 30′) – Documentary series that focuses on the city of Laredo, Texas that is at the center of a drugs trafficking war between police and Mexican drug runners. Channel: A&E Producer: Al Roker Entertainment / CRM Entertainment TX: 13th October, 2011 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Summer Rental, CMT

Summer Rental (10 x 60′) – Docuseries following a Southern family who try out a different lifestyle by holidaying in the Hamptons. Channel: CMT Producer: Pink Sneakers TX: Winter 2011 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Bayou Billionaires, CMT

Bayou Billionaires (10 x 30′) – Docuseries following a family whose house was located over a huge pocket of natural gas and became rich overnight.   Channel: CMT Producer: Magilla Entertainment TX: Winter 2011 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: The Wilson Phillips Project, TV Guide Network

The Wilson Phillips Project (pilot) –  Docuseries following the group Wilson Phillips reunite in the midst of dealing with family issues. Channel: TV Guide Network Producer: RelativityREAL TX: Late 2011 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Cloned, BBC1

Cloned (non-TX pilot) – A thrilling new gameshow in which a team of four contestants try to outwit celebrity clones in a series of funny and fiendish challenges. If the team can outsmart the imposters and beat the clones, they’ll win a cash prize. But in this world of multiplicity, who is real and who […]

Greenlit: The Germans Are Coming, UKTV Yesterday

The Germans Are Coming (1 x 60′) – When Winston Churchill promised to fight on the beaches, on the streets and in the hills, it wasn’t mere oratory – he meant Dymchurch Beach, Penrith High Street and the hills of the South Downs. The Germans Are Coming will chart the story of how the British […]

Greenlit: The Body Shop, Channel 4

The Body Shop w/t (4 x 60′) – Structured reality series following four personal trainers from a London gym as they attempt to get people fit through classes such as Cougar Conditioning and Boobercise. Channel: Channel 4 Producer: Crackit Productions TX: Early 2012 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Haunted House Documentary, NBCU

Haunted House w/t (feature documentary) – Documentary that looks at the wacky world of people who are obsessed with creating the best haunted house. Channel: TBC (NBCUniversal cable channel) Producer: Magic Stone Productions / Brainstorm Media TX: TBC Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Text Santa, ITV1

Text Santa – Entertainment shows linked to a celebrity/brand-led charity campaign to help raise money and support for vulnerable people at Christmas. Channel: ITV1 Producer: ITV Studios TX: Early December 2011 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Getting to Greenwich, Horse & Country TV

Getting to Greenwich (8 x 30′) – Series profiling the 16 riders competing for a place in the British equestrian team for the British Olympic and Paralympic eventing, showjumping and dressage competitions at the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012. Channel: Horse & Country TV Producer: Harkaway Media TX: Late November 2011 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Love Shaft, E4

Love Shaft (6 x 30′) – Pre-watershed dating format presented by Will Best. Singles looking for love step into an elevator and stop at each floor to meet and take part in a challenge with a waiting potential love interest. Suitors are accepted or rejected based on their performance. They have are able to call […]

Greenlit: Viking Wilderness, Animal Planet

Viking Wilderness (4 x 60′) – Natural history series that explores the wildlife of Scandinavia, following the struggle for survival of Arctic fox cubs, musk ox, brown bears and wolves. Channel: Animal Planet Producer: Parthenon Entertainment TX: 4th October 2011 Source: Realscreen

In: Simon Broadley, Head of Development, September Films

Simon Broadley has been appointed as Head of Development at September Films, London. He was previously head of development at BBC Birmingham. Read more: September Films

In: Arielle Worona, Manager/Development, 44 Blue Productions

Arielle Worona has been appointed as Manager/Development at 44 Blue Productions in Studio City, California. Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Good Food, Good Deeds, RLTV

Good Food, Good Deeds –  Florence Henderson and nutritionist Joy Bauer host a show in which celebrity guests volunteer to work with Meals on Wheels, whilst viewers get healthy eating tips and recipes. Channel: RLTV TX: 29th September 2011 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Cocktales, The Comedy Network

Cocktales (10 x 30′) – Late night show in which a panel of ordinary guys (with a smattering of comedians) tell tales of wacky sexual exploits. Channel: The Comedy Network (Canada) Producer: Curtis Gajewski and Tim Wadleigh TX: 23rd September 2011 Source: C21

Greenlit: WaterWars, TV6

WaterWars (6 x 60′) – Competition series set in a flooded quarry that sees two teams compete in a series of tasks. Each team is headed by a celebrity. Channel: TV6 (Sweden) Producer: Jarowskij TX: Late September 2011 Source: C21

In: David Elisco, Director of Development, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Award-winning writer and producer David Elisco has been named director of development for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s new film production unit. Elisco has more than 20 years of experience creating science and natural history documentaries for National Geographic Television, the Discovery Channel, and the Public Broadcasting System, as well as films focused on science […]

Greenlit: After the War Was Won, UKTV Yesterday

After the War Was Won (1 x 60′) – The moving story of what happened to the brave men and women who fought for freedom in World War II. For many there was the sheer joy and relief of victory, the anticipation of a heroes welcome and some extraordinary reunions with loved ones. For some […]

Greenlit: Fat Surgeons, UKTV Really

Fat Surgeons (10 x 50′) – Docuseries that follows two of Britain’s most sought after Bariatric experts, Mr Shaw Somers and Mr Chris Pring and their patients, on their remarkable journeys as they undergo surgery, cope with the after effects, and try to re-build their lives, whilst battling their food demons.  Each episode explores what […]

Greenlit: The Roux Legacy, UKTV Good Food

The Roux Legacy (10 x 60′) – Four members of the Roux family work and cook alongside each other on television for the first time. The series provides extraordinary behind the scenes footage of Albert, Michel, Alain, and Michel Roux Junior, in both the kitchens of Le Gavroche and The Waterside Inn, which remains the […]

Greenlit: Columbus, More 4

Columbus (1 x 72′) – Documentary narrated by David Soul that explores what happens to residents when oil is discovered underneath a small  American town. Channel: More 4 Producer: Red Earth Studio TX:  TBC Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Loiter Squad, Adult Swim

Loiter Squad ( x 15′) –  Los Angeles-based artists, rappers, and skateboarders feature in a prank/music/sketch show from the creators of Jackass. Channel: Adult Swim Producer: Dickhouse Entertainment TX: 2012 Source: Synopsis

Greenlit: My Derelict Dream Home, UKTV Home

My Derelict Dream Home (15 x 60′) – Simon O’Brien hosts a home renovation show that follows ordinary people facing the challenge of turning wrecks into inspirational homes. Channel: UKTV Home Producer: True North Productions TX: 2013 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Handmade in Britain, BBC4

Handmade In Britain –  a year-long season of programming that will be the most wide-ranging and ambitious exploration of decorative arts ever to be undertaken on British television. Ceramics, metalwork, stained glass, textiles and woodwork are some of the most beautiful and treasured objects with pride of place in British palaces, churches, stately houses and […]

Greenlit: Reza’s Indian Food Palaces, Food Network UK

Reza’s Indian Food Palaces w/t (10 x 30′) – Travel show in which chef  Reza Mahammad explores India in search of the best Rajasthani dishes and puts his own spin on them. Channel: Food Network UK TX: October 2011 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: World’s Toughest Truckers, Discovery / Channel 5

World’s Toughest Truckers (8 x 60′) –  Competition series in which professional truckers from Scotland, Australia, Sri Lanka, England, Canada and the US compete over a series of extreme real-world challenges that take place in challenging environments, such as the Australian outback and the Himalayas. Channel: Discovery / Channel 5 Producer: Dragonfly / Group M […]

Out: John Ford, President of Programming, ION Television

John Ford has left his post as President of Programming at ION Television in the USA. Read more: Realscreen

Greenlit: WW2: Front Line Heroes, Channel 4

WW2: Front Line Heroes w/t (6 xx 60′) – As the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War approaches, year by year the number of surviving soldiers is sadly diminishing. This series is the story of their war, not the war as written by generals and historians. Produced by the team behind […]

Greenlit: Mummify Me, Channel 4

Mummify Me w/t – It is a mystery that has baffled scientists for centuries: how were the Ancient Egyptians able to perfectly preserve their pharaohs for millennia? Channel 4 follows a team of pioneering scientists attempting to solve this 3,000-year-old enigma by mummifying a body donated specifically for the purpose. Filmed inside one of the […]

Greenlit: Fighting on the Frontline, Channel 4

Fighting on the Frontline (3 x 60′) – Documentary series with unprecedented access to Britain’s armed forces: troops reveal the inside story of what it’s really like fighting on a tour of duty in Afghanistan today. Filmed on and off the battlefield, each episode follows the story of a group of servicemen and women fighting […]

Greenlit: Brave New World, Channel 4

Brave New World  (5 x 60′) – Professor Stephen Hawking a global exploration of the scientific breakthroughs that are transforming our lives in the 21st century. Aided by some of the world’s leading scientific figures – including Sir David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins, Aarathi Prasad, Lord Winston and Maggie Aderin-Pocock – this new series reveals how […]

Greenlit: Tom’s Wild Life, Great American Country

Tom’s Wild Life ( x 60′) – Docuseries following Tom McMillan who runs a ranch in Kansas as he plays host to country stars. Channel: Great American Country TX: Late 2011 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Day Jobs, Great American Country

Day Jobs ( x 60′) – Docuseries following country stars as they go back to the jobs they held before they became famous. Stars include Trace Adkins and Neal McCoy. Channel: Great American Country TX: 2nd October 2011 Source: Realscreen

Up: Dave Serwatka, VP Current & Cross Platform Productions, Bravo / Bravo Digital Media

Dave Serwatka has been promoted to the post of VP  Current & Cross Platform Productions at Bravo, a role which also includes Development and Production of 360 Degree Content for Bravo Digital Media. Read more: Realscreen

In: Shelley Lewis, EVP Programming, Current TV

Shelley Lewis has been appointed as Executive Vice President of Programming at Current TV in the USA, reporting to David Bohrmann. Read more: Realscreen

Up: Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative & Late Night Programming, NBC

Paul Telegdy has been promoted to the post of President of Alternative & Late Night Programming at NBC from his previous role as EVP of alternative programming. Read more: Realscreen  

Greenlit: The World’s Deadliest Arms Race, ITV1

The World’s Deadliest Arms Race  (1 x 60′) – Documentary that explores how the US military is fighting to defeat the Taliban. Part of a new Current Affairs strand, Exposure. Channel: ITV1 Producer: Brook Lapping TX: TBC Source: C21

Greenlit: Heart Hospital, ITV1

Heart Hospital  (1 x 60′) – Documentary that investigates a lack of heart donors. Part of a new Current Affairs strand, Exposure. Channel: ITV1 Producer: Special Edition TX: TBC Source: C21

Greenlit: Baliffs, ITV1

Baliffs (1 x 60′) – Documentary that looks at the people who are employed to remove people’s property when they’ve defaulted on payments and the tactics the bailiffs use to extract the goods. Part of a new Current Affairs strand, Exposure. Channel: ITV1 Producer: Snapper TV TX: TBC Source: C21

Greenlit: On the Run, ITV1

On the Run (1 x 60′) – Documentary that investigates the issues around bail jumping, as it follows a former detective as he attempts to track absconders down. Part of a new Current Affairs strand, Exposure. Channel: ITV1 Producer: ITV Studios TX: TBC Source: C21

Greenlit: The Factory, ITV1

The Factory (1 x 60′) – Documentary that explores how pollution in a European city is adversely affecting the health of children. Part of a new Current Affairs strand, Exposure. Channel: ITV1 Producer: Wild Pictures TX: TBC Source: C21

Greenlit: Gaddafi and the IRA, ITV1

Gaddafi and the IRA (1 x 60′) – Documentary that explores how Colonel Gaddafi supported the IRA. Part of a new Current Affairs strand, Exposure. Channel: ITV1 Producer: Sylvia Jones/Clive Maltby/ITV Studios TX: 26th September, 2011 Source: C21

Greenlit: Wild at Heart, TV One (TVNZ)

Wild at Heart (6 x 60′) – Documentary series hosted by Phil Keoghan that explores New Zealand’s National Parks, including Mt Cook, Whanganui and Nelson Lakes, and introduces viewers to the wildlife, visitors and conservationists who inhabit the parks. Channel: TV One (TVNZ, New Zealand) Producer: NHNZ TX: Late 2012 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Best of British, Channel 4

Best of British (10 x 60′) – Documentary series that follows Britain’s Paralympic hopefuls in the run up to the games in 2012. Channel: Channel 4 Producer: TwoFour TX: Late 2011 Source: C21

Greenlit: The Will: Outrageous Final Wishes, Investigation Discovery

The Will: Outrageous Final Wishes (1 x 60′) – Documentary looking at some of the surprising things people demand in their wills Channel: Investigation Discovery TX: 19th October, 2011 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Fortune Hunters, TNT

Fortune Hunters (1 x pilot) – Competition reality series based on a treasure hunt. Channel: TNT Producer: Mark Burnett Productions TX: TBC Source: Cynopsis

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