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Greenlit: The Human Mannequin, Channel 4 Education

The Human Mannequin – 18-year-old Louise Wedderbuun suffers from Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, which is gradually fusing her bones together, and she faces the prospect of paralysis and early death. However, she has an ambition to work in the fashion industry, which she begins to fulfill by travelling to London Fashion week with two designers. A […]

Greenlit: Volcano Live, BBC2

Volcano Live (4  x 60′) – Following the success of Stargazing and Lambing Live Kate Humble and Professor Iain Stewart give BBC viewers a unique insight into the life, impact and real-time activity of a live volcano. Broadcasting live over four days from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, Volcano Live connects viewers with […]

Greenlit: Barter Kings, A&E

Barter Kings (13 x 30′) –  Reality series featuring teams of entrepreneurs pursuing items they want by trading other items that they currently own. Cash is never exchanged and value is subjective, but these barterers know the current market well and they will trade multiple times over to get to the object of their desire. […]

Greenlit: Jjang! Mnet

Jjang!  – Pop culture series featuring Korean pop hits, gossip and lifestyle trends. Channel: Mnet (US English language channel aimed at Asian American audiences) TX: Spring/Summer 2012 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Beverly Hills Nannies, ABC Family

Beverly Hills Nannies ( x 60′) – Docuseries that follows the lives of a group of nannies working for families in the most exclusive zip code in the country. Channel: ABC Family Producer: Evolution Media TX: 11th July 2012 Source: ABC Family press release

Greenlit: Extreme Animal Rescue, Nat Geo WILD

Extreme Animal Rescue (6 x ) – Docuseries following film director Alison Eastwood and wildlife expert Donald Schultz as they rescue animals in danger and move them to a place of safety. Channel: Nat Geo WILD Producer: Bienstock Young Media TX: TBC Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Wicked Tuna, National Geographic

Wicked Tuna  (10 x ) – Docuseries following the bluefin tuna fishermen operating out of the US seaport of  Gloucester, Massachusetts. Channel: National Geographic TX: 1st April 2012 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: The Audience, Channel 4

The Audience w/t (7 x 60′) – This original format explore how ordinary people can be helped to make up their mind and move forward in their life, by a group of people who have never met them, or each other, on a truly extraordinary journey. In each programme, The Audience will spend a week […]

Greenlit: Jewish Mum of the Year, Channel 4

Jewish Mum of the Year (4 x 60′) – Channel 4 has joined forces with The Jewish News for a nationwide search to find the ultimate Jewish mother. The Jewish community make up just 0.4% of the British population and can truly be described as a ‘minority’ community. Yet the number of successful Jewish people […]

Greenlit: Go Back to Where You Came From, BBC America / TV2 / Keshet Broadcasting

Go Back to Where You Came From – BBC America, TV2 and Keshet Broadcasting have done a format deal with SBS Australia for this show which originally aired in Australia in 2011. Refugees and asylum seekers are a controversial issue around the globe and Go Back to Where You Came From (4 x 60) followed […]

Greenlit: A Chance to Dance, Ovation

A Chance to Dance – A new dance competition series from executive producers Nigel and Simon Lythgoe that follows Michael Nunn and William Trevitt — two former Royal Ballet dancers known as The BalletBoyz – as they audition, select and train a new American dance company. Channel: Ovation Producer: Legacy Productions / Nigel Lythgoe Productions […]

Greenlit: King of the Nerds, TBS

King of the Nerds (8 x ) -An unscripted competition series  hosted by two of the stars of the movie blockbuster Revenge of the Nerds, Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong. The show invites competitors spanning the full nerd spectrum to come together to face challenges that will test their intellect, ingenuity, skills and pop-culture prowess. […]

Greenlit: Eden’s World, Logo

Eden’s World (8 x 30′) – Get ready to sparkle, baby!  Seven-year-old Eden Wood rocked the child pageant world when she announced she’d be retiring from the competition circuit after six grueling years of dominating her rivals.  Over 300 crowns and a legion of adoring fans were great, but being the natural entertainer that she […]

Greenlit: Love for Sail, Lifetime

Love for Sail (8 x 60′) – Docu-dating series that follows single women as they leave their day-to-day lives behind looking for love aboard a tropical cruise liner. In each episode, four adventurous women board a Norwegian Cruise Line ship and set sail to exotic locations surrounded by a group of equally-eager single men ready […]

Greenlit: Crucifixion, Channel 4

Crucifixion (1 x 60′) – For centuries, artists of all kinds – from Michelangelo to Martin Scorsese, Salvador Dali to Damien Hirst and Andrew Lloyd Webber to Monty Python – have attempted to convey the meaning of the Crucifixion through their work. For many it has been a deeply personal expression of belief. Now anatomist […]

In: Danny Carvalho, Head of Development, Pulse Films

Danny Carvalho has been appointed as Head of Development at Pulse Films in London. He was previously entertainment executive at ITV Studios.   Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: This is Lionel Richie, ITV1

This is Lionel Richie (1 x ) –  Guaranteed to be the hottest ticket in town,  this special sees the global superstar perform his biggest and most loved hits live in front of a studio audience. Lionel will also be joined on stage singing unmissable duets with singing sensation Pixie Lott and X Factor star […]

Andy Berg, Vice President Development, Animal Planet

Andy Berg has been appointed as Vice President Development at Animal Planet, reporting to Charlie Foley. Prior to Animal Planet, Berg spent seven years at A&E/Bio where he was senior director of non-fiction and alternative programming. He developed and/or executive produced numerous series, specials and pilots, including the highly rated Hoarders, Billy the Exterminator, The […]

In: Kurt Tondorf, Vice President Development, Animal Planet

Kurt Tondorf has been appointed as Production/Development Executive at Animal Planet, reporting to Charlie Foley. Tondorf joins Animal Planet with more than 15 years of experience in television production and program development. Prior to his appointment with the network, Tondorf served as vice president of development for Optomen Productions. During his tenure there, Tondorf helped […]

Up: Charlie Foley, SVP Development, Animal Planet

Television veteran Charlie Foley has been promoted to lead Animal Planet’s content pipeline as senior vice president of development. He continues to report to Animal Planet president and general manager Marjorie Kaplan. Kaplan and Foley also announced two appointments to the newly expanded development team – production/development executives Kurt Tondorf from Optomen Productions and Andy […]

Greenlit: Motives & Murders, Investigation Discovery

Motives & Murders (8 x 60′) – Documentary series that examines how criminal investigators go about identifying and catching murderers. Channel: Investigation Discovery Producer: Four Forces Entertainment TX: 6th April 2012 Source: Cynopsis

In: Sioned Roberts, Llion Iwan, Gwawr Lloyd and Gaynor Davies, Content Commissioning, S4C

Sioned Roberts, Llion Iwan, Gwawr Lloyd and Gaynor Davies have been appointed as Content Commissioners at S4C on initial 3 year contracts. The four will be responsible for commissioning content and multi-platform digital services for the Channel under the leadership of S4C’s Director of Content, Dafydd Rhys. Each will be responsible for different aspects of […]

Out: Jennifer Harkness, Head of Development, Temple Street Productions

Jennifer Harkness is stepping down from her role as head of factual and reality development at Temple Street Productions, Toronto, to co-found her own company Jumpwire Media. Read more: Realscreen

Greenlit: Washington Heights, MTV

Washington Heights  ( x 60′) – Docuseries following the lives of a group of people – including a hip hop artist and professional basketball player –  living in Washington Heights, NYC. Channel: MTV Producer: Gigantic! Productions TX: 9th January 2013 Source: Realscreen

In Development: War of the Rose Sisters, GSN

War of the Rose Sisters ( x 30′) – This docuseries focuses on Beth and Pam Rose, the eldest of four hard-driving auctioneer sisters who sell millions of dollars worth of jewelry, cars, antiques and art every year. For the buyers and the sellers, it’s a game of winning and losing—but for these sisters, it’s […]

In Development: Crowning Glory, GSN

Crowning Glory ( x 60′) – Pageants are as American as apple pie—and as Klingon as Chech’tluth. This docuseries explores the incredibly diverse world of alternative pageants that celebrate virtually every type of subculture. From Miss Klingon Empire to Miss Rodeo America, from the Maine Dairy Princess Finals to the Zombie Pin-Up, strange and unique […]

In Development: I Do, Now I Don’t, GSN

I Do, Now I Don’t ( x 30′) – Docuseries that takes place at the intersection where one person’s heartbreak meets another’s blossoming romance. Josh Opperman and his partner—his fiery, outspoken sister, Mara—run a successful New York City business buying and selling secondhand engagement rings. Of course, each ring comes with a backstory of love […]

In Development: The Family Trade, GSN

The Family Trade ( x 30′) – At G-Stone Motors, a state-of-the-art GMC and Ford dealership in Middlebury, Vermont, the saying is, “We’ll take anything in trade.” And they mean it. Founder Gardner Stone will trade you a beautiful new car or truck for anything you’ve got that he thinks he can sell—pigs, a hot […]

Greenlit: Everyone Loves Animals, BBC1

Everyone Loves Animals (6 x 60′) – Tim Brooke-Taylor hosts a comedy clip show based around animals. Channel: BBC1 Producer: Talkback TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Twin Towns, Sky Atlantic

Twin Towns w/t (10 x 60′) – Docuseries in which an American family swaps lives with a British family to see how the other side live – and view their own lives through fresh eyes. Channel: Sky Atlantic Producer: Knickerbockerglory TV TX: Autumn 2012 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Roadworthy: The Invisible Children Tour, Halogen TV

Roadworthy: The Invisible Children Tour (10 x ) –  The conflict that started in northern Uganda has been called the most neglected humanitarian emergency in the world today. For the past 26 years, the actions of the Lord’s Resistance Army have put nearly two million innocent civilians in harm’s way, including more than 30,000 young […]

Greenlit: Rambug, A&E

Rambug – Docureality series that follows Italian-American mama’s boys Robbie and Ralph who run the Rambug Pest Control company in Brooklyn. Channel: A&E Producer: Michael Levitt Productions TX: 28th April 2012 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: SOLD! History

SOLD! (10 x 30′) – Docureality series following Missouri Ozarks based Bryant Auction and its owner Rick Bryant who specializes in auctioning off rare items. Channel: History Producer: Evident Entertainment TX: 11th April 2012 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Be Your Own Boss, BBC3

Be Your Own Boss (w/t) – It took the faith and investment of one man to turn Innocent Smoothies founder Richard Reed and his friends’ idea into a multi-million-pound empire. Now he wants to do the same for a new wave of young entrepreneurs, bringing passion, high stakes and opportunity to the cream of young […]

Greenlit: Mama’s Boys of the Bronx, TLC

Mama’s Boys in the Bronx (8 x ) – Docureality series focused on a group of 30-something Italian-American men who still live with their moms in Little Italy in the Bronx. Channel: TLC Producer: Red Line Films TX: 19th April 2012 Source: Cynopsis

In: Tom Porter, Commissioning Editor, News and Current Affairs, Channel 4

Tom Porter has been appointed as News & Current Affairs Commissioning Editor at Channel4. Porter will report to Head of News & Current Affairs Dorothy Byrne; his appointment completes her commissioning team, following the arrival of Daniel Pearl as Dispatches Commissioning Editor. Porter has overseen 16 Dispatches investigations since 2009 as Executive & Series Producer […]

Greenlit: Tourette’s Superstar, BBC3

Tourette’s Superstar (3 x 60′) – Reggie Yates hosts this series in which three people with Tourette’s Syndrome get vocal coaching ahead of a live sing-off. Channel: BBC3 Producer: Leopard Films TX: Spring 2012 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Mrs. Eastwood & Company, E!

Mrs. Eastwood & Company (10 x 30′) – Docureality series following the lives of Clint Eastwood’s wife Dina and teenage daughters Morgan and Francesca. The series also sees Dina at work with Overtone, an all-male South African singing group, which she manages. Channel: E! Producer: Bunim-Murray Productions TX: 20th May 2012 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Cakes and Cheerleaders, Sky 1

Cakes and Cheerleaders (1 x 60′) – Documentary following competitors in the high-tension world of international cake decorating competitions. Channel: Sky 1 (Winners strand) Producer: Superhero TV TX: Summer 2012 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Richard Hammond’s Crash Course, BBC America

Richard Hammond’s Crash Course – Richard Hammond, host of the world’s biggest car show Top Gear, takes the ultimate driving test. As he travels across the US, Hammond is challenged to learn how to operate America’s largest and most dangerous vehicles. Immersed in some of the country’s most extreme environments, he has only days to master […]

Greenlit: Flipped Off, A&E

Flipped Off –  Russell Hantz (Survivor) enters the high-stakes world of house flipping in the volatile Houston real-estate market. Flipping homes has never been an easy business, and since the collapse of the housing market it’s never been more dangerous. Time is the new enemy as flippers race to rehabilitate properties before renovation costs climb […]

Greenlit: Escape Routes, NBC

Escape Routes (6 x 60′) –   Six teams of two set out on a road trip across the USA in a Ford Escape in this reality competition series hosted by Rossi Morreale. Channel: NBC / mun2 (in partnership with Ford Motor Co.) TX: 31st March 2012 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: OH SIT!, The CW

OH SIT!  – A fun, high-stakes, high-octane musical chairs competition, in which 20 thrill-seeking daredevils race head-to-head through five physically demanding, obstacle course-style eliminations as they each compete to claim a chair, to the sounds of a live band. At the end of the hour, only one contestant will be left sitting triumphant to seize […]

Greenlit: Breaking Pointe, The CW

Breaking Pointe –  Goes behind the stage curtain for an intense, unfiltered look at one of the most competitive ballet companies in the country, Ballet West, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Beneath the beauty and glamour of the dance and costumes is a gritty dog-eat-dog world of extreme athleticism, focus, dedication, passion, pressure and, of […]

Greenit: The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep, The CW

The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep (aka The Star Next Door)-  A nationwide search for undiscovered artists on the verge of stardom. In this new take on the music competition genre, superstar mentors, including pop legend Gloria Estefan, country star John Rich, rapper Nelly and musician Joe Jonas will travel to where the talent […]

Greenlit: Meat Men, Food Network

Meat Men (6 x ) – Famous New York butcher and meat purveyor Pat LaFrieda brings Food Network viewers inside the fascinating and compelling world of Meat Men. Running Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, a third-generation wholesale meat purveyor business, Pat, along with his cousin Mark Pastore, and his dad Pat Sr., supply more than 500 […]

Greenlit: World’s Toughest Drive, Discovery Networks International

World’s Toughest Drive (2 x 60′) – Follows three men as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime, as they attempt to break the world record for the fastest over land journey to the South Pole. The challenge is set in the sub-zero temperatures of the Antarctic that can reach -89 degrees Celsius. The […]

Greenlit: A Tale of Two Corfus, ITV1

 A Tale of Two Corfus (8 x 30′) – Docuseries chronicling the lives of Brits living and working in Corfu, Greece during a busy summer season. Channel: ITV1 Producer: Century Films TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

In: Deborah Sargeant, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment, Sky

Deborah Sargeant has been appointed as commissioning editor for entertainment at Sky, reporting to Philip Edgar Jones. She previously worked at Tiger Aspect. Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Duets, ABC

Duets  –  Competition series in which Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Nettles and Robin Thicke scour the USA to find singers who will make the perfect duet. Each week the duos compete against each other in front of a live studio audience. At the end of the series the winning duo win a record contract. […]

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