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Greenlit: This World: Interviews Before Execution – A Chinese Talk Show, BBC2

Interviews Before Execution – A Chinese Talk Show (1 x 60′) – Documentary that profiles a popular Chinese TV show in which host Ding Yu conducts interviews with death row prisoners before they are executed and attempts to track down their relatives to pass on their final messages. Channel: BBC2 (This World strand) Producer: LIC […]

Greenlit: Gok Cooks Chinese, Channel 4

Gok Cooks Chinese (6 x 30′) – Growing up with a Chinese restaurateur and chef for a father, fashionista Gok Wan loves nothing more than home cooked Chinese food and over the years has perfected many dishes of his own. Now he will be joined by his beloved Dad John, affectionately known as Papa Wan […]

Greenlit: Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan, BBC America / OLN / Channel 5

Wild Things with Dominic Mohaghan (8 x 60′) –  Exploring some of the most remote corners of the globe, this new series follows actor Dominic Monaghan (Lost, Lord of the Rings) as he searches for the biggest, scariest and weirdest insects on the planet. In each episode, Monaghan takes the viewer along on an intimate, […]

New Channel: El Rey

El Rey, a new US channel based will launch in 2014. Proposed by legendary Hollywood director Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures executives John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa, this network is designed to be an action-packed, general entertainment network in English for Latino and general audiences that includes a mix of reality, scripted and animated series, […]

New Channel: REVOLT

REVOLT, a new US channel based will launch in 2013. Proposed by superstar and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs and MTV veteran Andy Schuon, this network is designed to have programming inspired by music and pop culture, including music videos, live performances, music news, and interviews and will incorporate social media interaction for music artists and […]

In Development: Mile High, Travel Channel

Mile High w/t (x 30′) –  Actor David Arquette and pal Mike McGuiness, owner of PR firm, Feinstein/McGuiness PR,  squeeze in spontaneous adventures into their weekend travel abroad between work commitments.  Part of the fun is watching the duo use their social media connections to get the “hook up” for an ultimate getaway. Channel: Travel […]

Greenlit: Toy Hunters, Travel Channel

Toy Hunters  (12 x 30′) –  Follows toy and collectibles dealer Jordan Hembrough as he scours the country for hidden treasures to sell to his buyers around the world.  Originally a special that aired on the Network last month, this original series centers on Hembrough and his quest to claim the status as the ultimate […]

Greenlit: Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America, Travel Channel

Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America  w/t  (10 x 30′ + 1 x 60′) – Adam Richman’s quest  to find the best thing since sliced bread ON sliced bread. Richman will sample the three most mouthwatering masterpieces a region has to offer, and then name one “supreme.” Channel: Travel Channel Producer: Sharp Entertainment TX: 6th […]

Greenlit: Combat Pawn, TruTV

Combat Pawn (aka Hardcore Pawn: Fort Bragg) (7 x ) – Offers a very different look at the pawn business, focusing almost entirely on weapons and military equipment. The series takes viewers behind the scenes at a truly unique pawn store, Guns Plus. Located next to the legendary military base, Guns Plus is staffed by […]

Greenlit: Total Blackout, Syfy

Total Blackout ( x 30′) – An extreme game show in which contestants battle each other and their fears in a series of challenges, confronting their own worst enemy – themselves. However, there is a twist — all the challenges are played in complete darkness; no lights, no blindfolds and no-holds barred as the players […]

Greenlit: Objects of Desire, Sky Arts

Objects of Desire (6 x 60′) – Mariella Frostrup looks at why some things are considered to be more covetable than others, including watches, cars, diamonds and furniture. Channel: Sky Arts Producer: Storyvault TX: Autumn 2012 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Postcode Lottery, BBC1

Postcode Lottery (5 x 30′) – Dom Littlewood investigates how your postcode can affect the quality of your life, from your career opportunities to your health. Channel: BBC1 Daytime Producer: Presentable TX: March 2012 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Son of a Brief, Sic Radical Network

Son of a Brief (Filho da Pub) (7 x ) – Small business makeover format in which ex-ad man Gonçalo Morais helps family firms come up with an effective marketing plan to help them increase their profits. Channel: Sic Radical Network (Portugal) Producer: Quioto TX: February 2012 + September 2012 (second season) Source: C21

Greenlit: I Am Bruce Lee, Spike TV

I Am Spike Lee (1 x 120′) – World television premiere of the critically acclaimed documentary that offers a compelling and visually stunning uncovering of Lee’s life, his enormous impact, and his ever-expanding legacy in the world of martial arts, entertainment, and beyond—despite his tragic and sudden death at the age of 32. A wide […]

Greenlit: Double Your House for Half the Money, Channel 4

Double Your House for Half the Money (6 x 60′) –  A brand new property series fronted by Sarah Beeny which will show viewers how to make the most of the property they already own – at a fraction of the cost of buying the house of their dreams. Property expert Sarah Beeny is on […]

Out: Richard Woolfe, Creative Director, Prime Focus

Richard Woolfe has left his post as Creative Director at Prime Focus Productions, London. Source: C21

In: Libby Richman, Director/Development, Discovery Fit & Health

Libby Richman has been appointed as Director/Development at Discovery Fit & Health. Source: Cynopsis  

New Channel: Nature Conservation Channel

The Nature Conservation Channel is an online TV channel due to launch some time in 2012. It offers wildlife filmmakers and conservation organizations a platform for short(2 – 9 mins) films and live-streaming and content will also be available via mobile devices. The content will be curated by a team of ex-BBC wildlife filmmakers. Read […]

Greenlit: Dream Machines, Syfy

Dream Machines –  Follows Florida-based brothers Marc and Shannon Parker as they take the most imaginative vehicles ever seen in movies, comic books, and TV shows, and engineer them into on the road realities. There’s no design challenge too fantastical – or even impossible – for the brothers to take on, and each week they’ll […]

Greenlit: Monster Man, Syfy

Monster Man –  Goes behind the scenes of one of Hollywood’s most respected monster prop building workshops. For more than 30 years, when studios have wanted a bizarre creature or out-of-this world alien, they’ve turned to Cleve Hall and his very unique family business. Only the horrifying monsters they build match the craziness of this […]

In Development: Teen Weddings, Oxygen

Teen Weddings w/t – Goes behind the scenes of America’s most provocative teen weddings. From rich kids to the new middle class, from Manhattan to the Midwest, this show follows several teen couples on a dramatic journey to their wedding days. Intercutting their stories, the show will trail these teens-in-love all the way from the […]

In Development: Thrift Wars, Oxygen

Thrift Wars w/t – Follows New York’s most elite and hardcore thrifters who are fighting on the frontlines of the city’s hottest treasure hunt. This is the world of competitive thrifting – a fashion movement that’s blowing up across the country. From thrift stores to flea markets, to secret warehouses and estate sales, these thrifters […]

In: Bryan Severance, Director / Development, Crybaby Media

Bryan Severance has been appointed as Director/Development at Crybaby Media in New York. Source: Cynopsis  

New Channel: BabyFirst Americas

BabyFirst Americas, a new US channel based will launch in April 2012. Proposed by Spanish language television veteran Constantino “Said” Schwarz, this network is designed for infants, very young children, and their parents, and emphasizes the importance of early development of verbal, math and motor skills. “BabyFirst Americas aims to bring the essential academic building […]

New Channel: Aspire

Aspire, a new US channel based in Atlanta will launch in summer 2012. Spearheaded by NBA Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson, in partnership with GMC TV, Aspire is dedicated to delivering enlightening, entertaining and positive programming to African-Americans families, including movies, documentaries, short films, music, comedy, visual and performing arts, and faith and inspirational […]

Greenlit: Return to the Falklands, UKTV Yesterday

Return to the Falklands (1  90′) – On the anniversary of the Falklands conflict, this film follows Major Philip Neame and Corporal John Geddes as they  travel back to the islands and the site of battles at Goose Green and Port Stanley. Channel: UKTV Yesterday Producer: Like a Shot Entertainment TX: 1st April 2012 Source: […]

Greenlit: Titanic: The Band Played On, UKTV Yesterday

Titanic: The Band Played On – In April 1912 news of the greatest maritime disaster in history sent shock waves around the world. From the moment the ship sank, a series of powerful myths grew up around the Titanic. Perhaps the most potent of all is that of the band standing on deck, bravely playing […]

Greenlit: Cowboy Traders, Channel 5

Cowboy Traders (6 x 60′) – Cowboy Builders spin-off that investigates a wider range of businesses that rip-off their customers, from bridal boutiques to car mechanics. Channel: Channel 5 Producer: Ricochet TX: 2012 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Super Systems, 3net

Super Systems (5 x 60′) – 3D series that explores how complex systems such as Grand Central Terminal and John F Kennedy Airport in NYC and the US Cranberry Harvest, operate and are managed. Channel: 3net Producer: Electric Sky Producitons TX: March 2012 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Welcome to the World, BBC

Welcome to the World (1 x 60′) – Documentary that explores maternity care around the world. Channel: BBC (exact channel TBC) Producer: Century Films TX: 2012 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Perfect Storms: Disasters That Changed the World, History Television, Canada

Perfect Storms: Disasters that Changed the World (6 x 60′) – Documentary series that looks at the conditions that contributed to some of the world’s worst disasters, including the Battle of Moscoa (1941), Great Galveston Hurricaine (1900) and the Great Kanto Earthquake (1923). Channel: History Television Canada Producer: eOne TX: Early 2013 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Duck Dynasty, A&E

Duck Dynasty – Docuseries following backwoods million-dollar family running  a duck-call empire on the Louisiana Bayou. The Robertsons are a Louisiana bayou family who are living the American dream as they operate a thriving business while staying true to their family values and lifestyle. Ask anyone in Louisiana and they’ll tell you that the bayou […]

Greenlit: Look at the State of You, BBC3

Look At The State Of You w/t  – A series that lifts the lid on what the Brits really think and get up to. It’s the show that delivers an alternative social census of the UK and caters for the nation’s number one obsession – themselves. The series conducts a huge nationwide questionnaire asking everything […]

Greenlit: The Black Cab Sessions USA, Channel 4

The Black Cab Sessions USA (6 x 30′) – Musicians such as Wanda Jackson an Jack White take a cab ride through US cities to explore their musical heritage, before performing a session in the cab. Channel: Channel 4 Producer: Just So / LoveLive TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

In: Lucy Leveugle, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment, Channel 4

Lucy Leveugle has been appointed as commissioning editor for factual entertainment at Channel 4 (taking over for Tina Flintoff over her maternity leave), reporting to Liam Humphreys. Source: Broadcast

In: Richard Evans, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment, Channel 4

Richard Evans has been appointed as commissioning editor for factual entertainment at Channel 4, reporting to Liam Humphreys, deputy head of factual. Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Jedward’s Weird Wild World, 5*

Jedward’s Weird Wild World (6 x 30′) – Jedward (twins who appeared on Big Brother and who go under a single name) host a show based around wacky internet clips. Channel: 5* Producer: Channel 5 Production TX: Spring 2012 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Hero in My Family, Channel 5

Hero in My Family (6 x 60′) – Docuseries that explores how celebrities’ ancestors contributed to the war effort in WWII. Channel: Channel 5 Producer: 360 Production TX: Summer 2012 Source: Broadcast

In: Julie Anderson, Executive Producer / Documentaries and Development, THIRTEEN (WNET)

Julie Anderson has been appointed as Executive Producer / Documentaries and Development at WNET’s channel THIRTEEN in NYC, reporting to Stephen Segaller, VP/Programming. Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Bollyfit, Veria Living

Bollyfit ( x 30′) –  Bollyfit International founder Reshmi Chetram shows viewers how they can incorporate Bollywood dance moves into their fitness routines to provide a cardio workout. Channel: Veria Living TX: 20th February 2012 Source: Cynopsis

In: Edwina Follows, Director, Commissioning and Production, Discovery Networks Canada

Edwina Follows has been appointed to the position of Director, Commissioning and Production, Discovery Networks. In her new role, Follows will be responsible for the commissioning, development and production of independent programming for Discovery Channel and its related networks (Animal Planet, Discovery World HD, Investigation Discovery and Discovery Science). Read more: Bell Media press release

In: Ashleigh Di Tonto, Manager/Development, The Gurin Company

Ashleigh Di Tonto has been appointed as Manager/Development at The Gurin Company in Los Angeles. Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Bravo November, Discovery UK

Bravo November (1 x 120′) – In this special double-length documentary Mike Brewer traces the history of the Chinook from its pivotal role in The Falklands War through to his own battle experience in Afghanistan. He discovers how this much-admired fighting craft is as vital today as ever and how upgrades will keep it ahead […]

Greenlit: War Digs with Harry Harris, Discovery UK

War Digs With Harry Harris (6  x 60′)  Five men… one mission… digging up the secrets of the Second World War. These guys are the real deal, real experts and real mates. For years they’ve teamed up in their spare time to recover lost relics of the Second World War. Their speciality is aircraft. They’ve […]

Greenlit: 3, CBS

3 – Dating series that follows three women of different ages and backgrounds as they look for love – and show the process warts and all. Based on Israeli format Shalosh. Channel: CBS Producer: Magical Elves TX: Summer 2012 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: The Joy of Disco, BBC4

The Joy Of Disco – Documentary that examines how a style of music that was originally derided by the masses went on to help define a decade. Channel: BBC4 Producer: BBC Production TX: 2nd March 2012 Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: The Roux Scholarship, UKTV Good Food

The Roux Scholarship (1 x 60′) – Documentary following the 29th annual Roux Scholarship competition as young people attempt to win a work placement in a three-star Michelin restaurant. Channel: UKTV Good Food Producer: Cactus TV TX: Autumn 2012 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Secret Eaters, Channel 4

Secret Eaters (6 x 60′) – A series about the science and psychology of eating. Presented by Anna Richardson, Secret Eaters will scrutinise the eating habits of overweight families by putting them under 24 hour camera surveillance. There will be cameras in their shopping trolley, the local café, their car, fridge, cupboards and sofa. Each […]

Greenlit: Terry Pratchett: Facing Extinction, BBC2

Terry Pratchett: Facing Extinction (1 x 60′) –  Author Terry Pratchett travels through the rainforest in Borneo as he revisits the area after 15 years and searches for the Great Ape. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Keo Films TX: Summer 2012 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Machines of Glory, Discovery

Machines of Glory –  It’s heavy equipment like you have never seen before. In each episode, three crews of the highest-skilled machine operators will battle it out to determine who emerges as kings and queens of the construction job site. Tested in three areas of ability – speed, skill and power -talented crews  will compete […]

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