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Greenlit: Avoiding Apocalypse, Discovery Science, Canada

Avoiding Apocalypse (6 x) – How will humanity survive in a world that is over-exploited, over-populated, and ravaged by human activity? How would society fare in a catastrophic event like the ones that decimated millions of species in the past? And how will Canada, in particular, be affected?  This series offers answers to these questions, […]

New MSNBC Documentary Strand: Maximum Drama

MSNBC’s new Maximum Drama series guarantees viewers an all-access pass to places they’ve never been before. The series will include never-before-seen images from inside the chaos. Maximum Drama will expose hard truths and startling revelations with rare and, often times, raw access, proving that real-life drama is engaging, more revealing and sometimes even more frightening […]

Greenlit: When Teens Kill, E!

When Teens Kill (1 x 60′) –  The USA goes into shock when brutal murders are committed by killers who aren’t even old enough to vote. These crimes force society to ask “Why?” but there are no easy answers. This special focuses on crimes so horrifying that the killers were tried as adults, setting off […]

Greenlit: Goldrush: The Jungle

Gold Rush: The Jungle  (1 x 60′) – This one off special follows the crew from hit series Gold Rush as they continue their quest for the ultimate prize. With the team frozen out of the Klondike, Todd Hoffman gets a hot tip on a gold claim in Guyana, South America. But to get there […]

Greenlit: Home Strange Home, HGTV

Home Strange Home (8 x 60′) – Introduces viewers to unconventional houses and their owners. Hosted by comedian Chuck Nice, the eccentric and bizarre residences include a modern-day Peter Pan’s Neverland, a million dollar Earth ship, a Las Vegas museum, a Tulsa cave, and houses made out of animal bones, beers cans and more. Peek inside […]

Greenlit: Young People Speak, Channel 4 / 4OD

Young People Speak w/t – Colin Firth takes part in an inspiring project that focuses on a group of teenagers as they prepare for – and make – an important and challenging public speech. The Oscar winning actor is a fervent believer in the crucial role of public speaking as a force for change and […]

Greenlit: Bada Bling Brides, TLC

Bada Bling Brides – Italian brides want three things: drama, attention and over-the-top couture wedding gowns. The D’Agostino family bridal shop knows how to deliver the goods to every Italian princess that walks through their doors.  But what happens when this family’s one and only daughter is getting married?  Forget about it.  Will the First […]

Greenlit: Along for the Bride, TLC

Along for the Bride w/t – Planning a wedding is no piece of cake!  Thank goodness for the invention of Bridesmaids…to help plan, organize, and support the bride through the most important and stressful time in her life. But not all Bridesmaids are created equal.  Who will win the BFF competition and be crowned the […]

Greenlit: Secrets of Secret Societies, Discovery Channel

Secrets of Secret Societies (1 x 60′) – Documentary that explores how the US government is influenced by secret societies such as the Freemasons, the Bohemian Club and Skull and Bones. Channel: Discovery Channel Producer: Left/Right TX: 14th November 2012 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Swimming With Monsters, Discovery

Swimming with Monsters (4 x 60′) – Wildlife presenter Steve Backshall goes on an adventure around the the world to swim with scary and dangerous creatures, such as hippos, sharks and snakes. Channel: Discovery Europe Producer: Spun Gold TX: TBC Source: TBI Vision

Greenlit: American Baking Competition, CBS

American Baking Competition – Reality competition series hosted by Jeff Foxworthy and based on the hit show Great British Bake Off (BBC2). The series will feature skilled amateur Americans competing in baking challenges with one ultimately being crowned the winner. Channel: CBS Producer: Love Productions USA TX: 29th May 2013 Source: CBS press release (via […]

Greenlit: Desamparados, Discovery en Español

Desamparados –  Documentary focusing on Hispanic families in the USA who are finding it hard to survive in a difficult financial climate. Channel: Discovery en Español TX: 4th November 2012 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: La ruta de la muerte, Discovery en Español

La ruta de la muerte –  Documentary that follows a number of people as they make their way to the USA. Channel: Discovery en Español TX: 28th October 2012 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Objetivo el nort, Discovery en Español

Objetivo el nort –  Documentary that looks at the issues around US immigration. Channel: Discovery en Español TX: 28th October 2012 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Caras del odio, Discovery en Español

Caras del odio – Documentary that tells the stories of two Hispanic immigrant men who were killed in hate crimes in the USA. Channel: Discovery en Español TX: 28th October 2012 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Inside the Afghanistan War, National Geographic

Inside the Afghanistan War (1 x 120′) –  Documentary special that tells the story of the war in Afghanistan from the soldier’s POV using eyewitness accounts, photographs and footage shot on helmet cameras. Channel: National Geographic Producer: Towers Productions TX: 5th November 2012 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Britain’s Secret Shoppers, Channel 4

Britain’s Secret Shoppers w/t (1 x 60′) –  Business expert Justin Preston is out to turn shy shoppers into savvy shoppers and together they’ll be showing viewers how to achieve the very best deals for a host of products from cars to kitchens and holidays to designer wear. Justin will also go behind the counter […]

Greenlit: Biggest and Baddest, Animal Planet Canada

Biggest and Baddest –  Canadian biologist and adventurer Niall McCann (PBS’s Lost in the Amazon) seeks out fantastic animals in far corners of the Earth, using every mode of transport available: by land, sea, on planes, in a Jeep, by canoe, and on elephant back. Working with locals, attack victims, big game hunters, and experts […]

Greenlit: Obsessed With the Dress, WE tv

Obsessed with the Dress  (6x 60′) –  Goes inside the hottest dress shop in the Midwest as owner and former beauty queen Michele Strom dresses demanding clients for their chance at a crown. Set in The Winning Crown boutique in Omaha, NE, Obsessed with the Dress takes viewers into a world where selecting the ultimate […]

Greenlit: Jesse James – Outlaw Garage, Discovery

Jesse James – Outlaw Garage – Bad boy Jesse James is heating up the Lone Star state with his new new business endeavor as a partner at the Austin Speed Shop.   Will Jesse be able to turn the Speed Shop into a world class custom shop? Will he create a new, better life for himself […]

Greenlit: 16 Kids and Counting More, More 4

16 Kids and Counting More  (7 x 60′) –  Takes an in-depth look into the lives of Britain’s biggest families. Following on from the enormous success of 15 Kids and Counting in 2012, this series returns to some of the ever expanding mega families featured in the first series whilst introducing a few new giant […]

Greenlit: Simon Hopkinson Cooks, More 4

Simon Hopkinson Cooks (6 x 60′) –  Food writer and former chef Simon Hopkinson serve a variety of menus whilst providing the key techniques necessary to achieve professional food at home. Channel: More 4 Producer: Ricochet TX: TBC Source: Channel 4 press release

Greenlit: Divorce Hotel, Fox

Divorce Hotel (1 x pilot) –  Reality show that follows couples on the fast track to divorce. They check-in to a luxury hotel for the weekend, accompanied by their lawyers, and leave on Sunday night with their marriage dissolved. The idea is based on a Dutch company that provides ‘divorce solutions’ for warring couples. Channel: […]

Greenlit: Dog Swap, Fox Life (Italy)

Dog Swap (Cambio Cane) ( x 60′)  – Reality show in which dogs are sent to a different home for a week to see if a new ‘owner’ can cure them of bad habits. Channel: Fox Life (Italy) TX: TBC Source: C21

Greenlit: The Taste, Nine Network (Australia), ABC (USA), Channel 4 (UK)

The Taste – Famed foodies Nigella Lawson and Anthony Bourdain head a distinct panel of four judges to pit America’s most skilled cooks against one another. The culinary superstars are going back to basics: The Taste! Both home cooks and restaurateurs are given the opportunity of a lifetime, as they sharpen their skills and train […]

Greenlit: Viviendo en la sombra, Discovery en Español

Viviendo en la sombra  – Documentary that focuses on the lives of illegal immigrants who have settled in the USA and are now bringing up their families. Channel: Discovery en Español TX: 4th November 2012 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Deportados, Discovery en Español

Deportados –  Documentary focusing on illegal immigrants who ware being deported from the USA. Channel: Discovery en Español TX: 4th November 2012 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: The World According to Lance Armstrong, CNN

The World According to Lance Armstrong – Reported by Quentin McDermott, this riveting documentary details the case against cyclist Lance Armstrong, who has been accused of employing illegal doping to enhance his athletic performances.   McDermott reviews the origins of the suspicions of Armstrong’s usage of steroids, hormones, blood transfusions, and other performance enhancements, dating back […]

Greenlit: Flipping the White House, Discovery Channel

Flipping the White House (1 x 60′) –  When a U.S. President is sworn into office at high noon on inauguration day, the cool facade of the White House conceals a complex mission happening at warp speed. A hand-picked and highly trained team is tasked with transitioning the old administration out as the new administration […]

Out: Jeff Ford, Director of Programmes, Channel 5

Jeff Ford is leaving his role as Director of Programmes at Channel 5 in December 2012. Read more: TBI Vision

Greenlit: What the Nazis Really Thought, Channel 4

What The Nazis Really Thought w/t – This fascinating docu-drama brings to life the verbatim conversations of German prisoners of war. This unprecedented record of loose talk between battle-hardened soldiers was secretly recorded while they were incarcerated in British POW camps during WW2. Uncensored and unmediated by any self-editing or interrogation, these stolen conversations provided […]

Greenlit: Paddy’s TV Guide, Channel 4

Paddy’s TV Guide –  Comedian Paddy McGuinness is set to host a brand new comedy show that delves into the world of bizarre television. Offering a guide to life through TV, each week, Paddy focuses on a different topic using crazy TV clips to explore everything from romance to family and Great Britain. Inviting the […]

Greenlit: Destination Weddings, Travel Channel

Destination Weddings w/t (6 x 30′) – Ex-Miss Malaysia Debbie Henry presents this lifestyle series that follows six couples as they plan their ultimate dream weddings in exotic locations like Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. Channel:  Travel Channel TX: 3rd December 2012 Source: Scripps International Networks press release (via Media Research Asia)

Greenlit: Apocalypse: World War One, France Télévisions, Nat Geo International

Apocalypse: World War One (4 x 60′) – Documentary series that tells the story of WWI entirely through the use of archive footage. Channel:  France Télévisions  / National Geographic Channels International TX: 2014 Source: TBI Vision

Greenlit: Jonathan Phang’s Caribbean Cookbook, Food Network UK

Jonathan Phang’s Caribbean Cookbook w/t (10 x 30′) –  Host Jonathan Phang as he criss-crosses the Caribbean in search of adventure, exotic islands, local food heroes and the finest recipes in world cuisine. Viewers will join Jonathan on his exotic travels from mainland South America to the Islands themselves, in search of the best Caribbean […]

Greenlit: World’s Busiest, Channel 5

For World’s Busiest…  – Documentary series that explores the world’s busiest hotel (Las Vegas), airport (Hong Kong) border crossing (USA/Mexico) and train station (Tokyo). Channel: Channel 5 Producer: Arrow Media / Group M Entertainment TX: TBC Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Bizarre Burials, Channel 5

Bizarre Burials (1 x 60′) – A documentary that looks at the weird and wonderful ways that people choose to conduct their final goodbye, from aeroplane coffins to ashes being tattooed onto loved ones. And as well as meeting the people who are planning these bizarre burials for themselves, we meet the businesses whose job […]

Greenlit: Celebrity Splash, ABC, ITV

Celebrity Splash (aka Sterren Springen in The Netherlands) – Reality show featuring celebrities who undergo intensive training in order to compete in a high diving competition. Based on a Dutch format. Channel: ABC (USA), ITV Producer: Eyeworks USA TX: TBC Source: Eyeworks

Greenlit: Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls, NBC

Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls  (8 x 60′) – A new, larger-than-life and extreme adventure reality-competition series headlined by world-renowned adventurer Bear Grylls. The show tests teams of two beyond their most extreme imaginations in the wild. Grylls’ passion for the outdoors was forged during his childhood in the U.K on the Isle of […]

Greenlit: Dara O’Briain’s Science Club, BBC2

Dara O’Briain’s Science Club (6 x 60′) – Did you know that the bicycle has done more to improve the human immune system than any other invention in history? Is it a good idea for humans to try to reach out to extra-terrestrials? Are computers ruining music? Do smart drugs really make you brainier? Dara […]

Greenlit: Why Poverty? BBC 4 / BBC1 / Global Event

 Why Poverty? – BBC Storyville, working with more than 70 broadcasters around the world, is hosting a debate about contemporary poverty based around  a set of ground-breaking international documentaries.  The global cross-media event produced in partnership with The Open University will see the same eight films screened in 180 countries to explore why, in the […]

Greenlit: Daredevils: Life on the Edge, Channel 4 / 4OD

Daredevils: Life on the Edge (1 x 60′) – Documentary following extreme biker Danny MacAskill as he sets out to understand why young people take risks. Channel: Channel 4 Education / 4OD Producer: Christie HQ TX: Now available on 4oD Source: Channel 4 press release

Greenlit: Because of an Earlier Incident, Here TV / Here TV Online

Because of an Earlier Incident –  Anthology series that provides an exclusive day-in-the-life glimpse into the vibrant lifestyles of New York City artists. Featuring the most influential artists, performers, and designers, this series explores how these artists’ lives and careers have intersected and inspired one another, creating a cultural matrix in the downtown New York […]

Greenlit: The In Crowd, MTV International

The In Crowd –  Explores the lengths young people have to go to in order to be accepted into a desirable group of peers. Channel: MTV International Producer: The Feds (Australia) TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: What Happened Last Night, MTV International

What Happened Last Night –  Documentary following two young people as they try to do something life-changing. Channel: MTV International Producer: Mentorn Media TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Super Interns, MTV International

Super Interns –  Docureality series following a number of super-ambitious young people as they try to make a good impression in their first job. Channel: MTV International Producer: Back2Back TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Sleeping With the Family, MTV International

Sleeping With The Family (8 x 60′) –  Docureality series following what happens when a family hates their offsrpring’s girlfriend or boyfriend. Channel: MTV International Producer: Pulse Films TX: Spring 2014 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Exposure: Banaz: A Love Story, ITV1

Exposure: Banaz: A Love Story (1 x 60′) –  Documentary that explores the story of Banaz Mahmood, a woman who was the victim of an ‘honour’ killing after escaping from an unhappy marriage and falling in love with another man. Channel: ITV1 Producer: Hardcash Productions/Fuuse Films TX: November 2012 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Dan Snow’s Battle of the Somme, Discovery UK

Dan Snow’s Battle of the Somme (1 x 120′)  –  Documentary to mark Remembrance Day that uses rare film archive to reveal an eyewitness view of what happened during the Battle of the Somme. Channel: Discovery UK Producer:  Ballista Media TX:  November 2012 Source: Discovery press release

In: Lorraine Charker-Phillips, Factual Entertainment Commissioning Editor, Sky

Lorraine Charker-Phillips has been appointed as commissioning editor for factual entertainment at Sky1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living and Sky Arts, reporting to Michele Kurland Source: C21

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