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Archive for January, 2013

Greenlit: Money Barn, Animal Planet

Money Barn (5 x 30′) – This series explores the great and not so great stuff generations have been stashing in American barns.  Today, a group of treasure hunting auctioneers scours thousands of barns in search of forgotten heirlooms to sell at auction. But before the gavel falls, these competing auctioneers will have to outsmart each […]

Greenlit: Bakery Go Time, TLC

Bakery Go Time w/t (1 x 60′ pilot) –  Chef Buddy Valastro, aka Cake Boss, visits struggling family-run bakeries to share his baking knowledge and help them turn around their businesses. Channel: TLC Producer: High Noon Entertainment TX: Summer 2013 Source: Realscreen

In: Patrick Agans, VP Development, Magnetic Productions

Patrick Agans has been appointed as Vice President of Development at Magnetic Productions in Los Angeles. Read more: Realscreen

In: Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC Daytime (Interim)

Charlotte Moore has been appointed as interim Controller BBC Daytime until a permanent replacement for the outgoing Liam Keelan has been found. Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Extreme Guide to Parenting, Bravo

Extreme Guide to Parenting w/t –  We’ve all heard of extreme makeovers and extreme diets…but extreme parenting? This series follows parents who practice unique styles of raising their children. Each episode will give a candid inside look at two separate households with very different forms of parenting — and each family strongly believes their methods […]

Greenlit: The Scroll, Evidence of Life Unseen, Aspire

The Scroll: Evidence of Life Unseen (4 x ) Documentary series that tells the life stories of prominent church leaders and ministers such as Bishop T.D. Jakes, Rev. Al Sharpton Jr., Rev. Bernice A. King, Bishop Hezekiah Walker and Dr. Calvin O. Butts III. Channel: Aspire Producer: Pipeline Entertainment TX: 3rd February 2013 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Something Borrowed, Something New, TLC

Something Borrowed, Something Blue (12 x 30′) – Since the Victorian era, brides have followed the good luck tradition of wearing a token of Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue on their wedding day. This series follows a bride’s journey to find the perfect wedding dress, but with a twist.  They have […]

Greenlit: Adam Richman’s Fandemonium, Travel Channel

Adam Richman’s Fandemonium (aka Tailgate Takeover) (13 x 30′) –  Adam Richman is on a mission to find the wildest fan events in America and meet the fanatics of anything worshipped, watched or celebrated.  On his quest to discover the ultimate fans, Richman samples the tastiest foods, discovers the finest tailgate innovations and uncovers the […]

Greenlit: Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall, Investigation Discovery

Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall (13 x 60′) – Investigative journalist Tamron Hall investigates the crime stories behind the murder headlines. Channel: Investigation Discovery Producer: Peacock Productions TX: Late 2013 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Boston’s Finest, TNT

Boston’s Finest –  This gripping new series follows the men and women of the Boston Police Department, encompassing multiple units including the exclusive and highly decorated Gang Unit. Featuring detectives, investigators, beat officers, and others, we get an up close and personal look at what it takes to patrol and secure one of America’s greatest […]

Greenlit: Cold Justice, TNT

Cold Justice  w/t (8 x ) – A new unscripted procedural drama that follows two top-notch female investigators as they dig into murder cases that have lingered for years without answers and closure. In small towns across America, cases involving violent crimes can often go cold because of a lack of funding, resources and state-of-the-art […]

Greenlit: Save Our Business, TNT

Save Our Business w/t (6 x ) – A transformational business-makeover series headlined by British entrepreneur and millionaire Peter Jones. Peter Jones is a titan of entrepreneurship who has created a worldwide empire with more than a hundred businesses, both large and small. In TNT’s Save Our Business, Jones travels across America on a mission […]

Greenlit: Bam’s Bad Ass Game Show, TBS

Bam’s Bad Ass Game Show (6 x 30′) – Jackass star Bam Margera is taking his wild stunt ideas to a whole new level with an over-the-top competition series. Each week, competitors will vie for $10,000 by facing off against each other in incredibly demented, potentially dangerous and occasionally painful challenges, like answering trivia questions while […]

Greenlit: The Big Fix, CNBC

The Big Fix w/t –  Follows Marcus Lemonis, self-made master of business turnarounds with a portfolio of over 100 successful companies. Marcus is doing something no one has ever done before. He’s putting over $2 million of his own money where his big mouth is in order to turn around failing companies all across America. […]

Greenlit: Family Business Project, CNBC

Family Business Project w/t –  Gives owners of small family businesses a chance at a game-changing big money prize. Family businesses may be the backbone of our economy and given these tough times, many of them are struggling to stay afloat. Each week, the show features three family businesses that are desperate for cash. They […]

Greenlit: Feed the Beast, Travel Channel

Feed the Beast (6 x 30′) – They say nothing good happens after 2:00 a.m., but late-night food expert Mikey Roe will show you otherwise! After years of exploring the most extreme and delicious open-all-night food spots, Roe is taking viewers on a tour of America’s best after-hours eateries. In each episode, host Mikey Roe […]

Greenlit: Where the Wild Men Are, Channel 5 / Science

Where The Wild Men Are (4 x 60′) – Adventurer Ben Fogle lives with people who have chosen to inhabit some of the most remote locations on earth and turn their backs on the daily grind.  But who exactly are the people who have the guts to make such a dramatic move? What are the […]

Greenlit: Behind the Mask, Hulu

Behind the Mask (10 x ) –  Takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes adventure into the colorful and never-before-seen world of sports mascots. Through the eyes of four dedicated performers at the high school, college, minor league and NBA pro levels, this series takes an authentic look at the sports world’s most unsung heroes. Funny, entertaining, […]

Up: Dolores Gavin, Executive Vice President, Discovery Channel

Dolores Gavin has been promoted to the post of Executive Vice President, East at Discovery Channel, reporting to Eileen O’Neill, Group President of Discovery Channel and TLC. Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: She’s Having a Baby, Sky Living

She’s Having a Baby (8 x 60′) – Docuseries following the trials and tribulations of two expectant mothers per episode. Channel: Sky Living Producer: Nutopia TX: TBC Source:  Realscreen

Greenlit: Inside the Gangster’s Code, Discovery International

Inside the Gangster’s Code  (5 x 60′) –  Lou Ferrante, a former Mafia boss, presents series that explores the world of organised crime. Channel: Discovery Networks Interntional Producer: Nerd TX: TBC Source: TBI Vision

Greenlit: Family Trade, GSN

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 air balloon, […]

In Development: Propos’d, Oxygen

Propos’d – Marriage obsessed women, who constantly push and nag their boyfriends for an engagement, finally get a taste of their own medicine in this outrageous hidden-camera series. To get back at their ring-obsessed girlfriends, mischievous, but well-meaning guys come up with insane, over-the-top and hilarious proposal stunts. The payback is all in good fun […]

Greenlit: Girl Rising, CNN

Girl Rising –  A documentary film that portrays the inspiring stories of nine girls from around the world, struggling to overcome incredible odds to achieve an education. Channel: CNN Producer: Documentary Group / Vulcan Productions TX: June 2013 Source: CNN press release

Greenlit: History of The Eagles, Showtime

History of The Eagles (1 x 120′ + 1 x 60′) – Documentary that chronicles the careers of the musicians who make up classic band The Eagles. Channel: Showtime Producer: Alex Gibney TX: 15th February 2013 Source: C21 Media

In: Corey Rogers, VP Development, September Films USA

Corey Rogers has been appointed as VP Development at DCD Media-owned September Films USA, the producer of reality television, entertainment and formats, based out of the company’s LA office at Tribeca West. Starting immediately, Corey Rogers will join forces with VP Development Lisa Mao to create new projects for the company reporting to September’s President […]

Greenlit: Playing With Fire, E!

Playing With Fire (6 x 60′) – An exclusive look inside the lives of the driving personalities who are at the forefront of New York’s world-renowned culinary scene.  The series showcases the movers and shakers of New York’s exciting restaurant industry as they work to strike a balance between busy professional and personal lives in […]

Greenlit: What Would Ryan Lochte Do? E!

What Would Ryan Lochte Do? (6 x ) – Whether winning a handful of Olympic medals at the 2012 London Games (including two Golds), setting a new benchmark for partying, or designing his own line of over-the-top sneakers, Ryan Lochte is a lightning rod personality.  In answer to the show’s central question, it turns out […]

Greenlit: The Moaning of Life With Karl Pilkington, Sky 1

The Moaning of Life with Karl Pilkington (5 x 60′) –  Comedy doc series in which the eternally miserable Karl Pilkington travels to the ends of the Earth to find out how other people cope with their misery. Channel: Sky 1 Producer: Me & You Productions TX: 2013 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Life Itself, CNN

Life Itself –  Documentary about the life of Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, film critic and screenwriter, based upon Ebert’s own memoir, Life Itself. Channel: CNN Producer: Kartemquin Films and Film Rites TX: 2014 Source: CNN press release

Greenlit: Battleground: Rhino Wars, Animal Planet

Battleground: Rhino Wars (3 x 60′) – The world renowned Greater Kruger area of South Africa, just north of Johannesburg, is the new ground zero in a war to protect magnificent creatures on the edge of extinction.  Rhinos are being hunted to death by poachers who will stop at nothing to kill them just to […]

Greenlit: The President’s Gatekeepers, Discovery Channel

The Presidents’ Gatekeepers (2 x 120′)- Documentary special that interviews the chiefs-of-staff of nine different US presidents. Channel: Discovery Channel Producer: Peacock Productions / Goldfish Pictures / CCHWHIP Productions TX: Late 2013 Source: C21

Greenlit: High Tech Rednecks, Discovery World (Canada) / MAVTV (USA)

High Tech Rednecks (8 x 60′) – Docuseries following the Bob Woodcock and his team at Critter Gitters, a company that builds custom hunting rigs. Channel: Discovery World (Canada) / MAVTV (USA) Producer: Shark Teeth Films (Toronto) TX: 2013 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Rodeo Girls, A&E

Rodeo Girls  (8 x 60′) –  Docuseries that goes behind the scenes and offers a glimpse into the lavish and glamorous world of the women of the pro rodeo circuit. Proving that these competitions are more than just cowboy boots, chaps and spurs, these prominent and privileged rodeo queens are the exception to the rule. […]

Greenlit: The Governor’s Wife, A&E

The Governor’s Wife (12 x ) – Docuseries that follows former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards and his 34-year-old wife, Trina, as they redefine a “new normal” in the new South. Edwin Edwards, now 85 years old and still dubbed the “King of Louisiana,” shocked the state (and his family) when he married Trina Grimes Scott, […]

Greenlit: Rethink 50+ Town Hall, RLTV

Rethink 50+ Town Hall – Jane Pauley moderates a revealing discussion with a panel of thought leaders and industry experts, who explore the changing landscape of media and marketing as it relates to the generation that literally grew up along with the television industry. For most of their lives, Boomers have been in the sweet […]

Greenlit: Boomers 2.0: A Generation Re-Imagined, RLTV

Boomers 2.0: A Generation Re-Imagined (1 x 60′) – The last of the boomers—the largest, most influential and affluent American demographic in history—will turn 50 in 2014, and the first have already crossed 66. This documentary explores the tremendous impact this demographic has on society, and looks forward to how boomers are changing the rules […]

Greenlit: Fire in the Night, BBC2

Fire in the Night (1 x 90′) –  Documentary to mark the 25th anniversary Piper Alpha oil rig disaster, which killed 167 men. Channel: BBC2 Producer: STV Productions TX: July 2013 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: The Writers’ Room, Sundance Channel

The Writers’ Room (6 x 30′) –  Takes viewers where they have never been before—inside the writers’ rooms of the television shows that are defining pop culture today. The series will spotlight an array of scripted television shows– from today’s pioneering cable dramas to the most critically acclaimed and popular network sitcoms. A magnetic series […]

Greenlit: Dogfellas, OWN

Dogfellas w/t – Follows James “Head” Guiliani, a former street enforcer for the mafia and one of John Gotti’s most trusted men, whose life-changing encounter with a stray pup inspired him to open Brooklyn’s top dog grooming parlor.  In addition to pampering pooches, Head rescues dogs, and his life is as complicated now as it was […]

Greenlit: Raising Whitley, OWN

Raising Whitley w/t – A humorous and poignant new docu-series following actress and comedienne Kym Whitley and her chaotic collective of friends – whom she calls “The Village” – as they attempt to do something none of them have ever done before: raise a baby…together.  When Kym signed up for the Big Sister program to mentor […]

Greenlit: Blackboard Wars, OWN

Blackboard Wars (6 x 60′) – Follows the dramatic transformation of New Orleans’ John McDonogh High School, one of the most dangerous and under-performing high schools in the country, where more than half of its students fail to graduate.  Granted unprecedented access, the docu-series goes behind the scenes following education maverick Steve Barr and no-nonsense principal Dr. Marvin Thompson […]

Greenlit: Jodie Marsh: Can We Beat the Bullies?, Channel 5

Jodie Marsh: Can We Beat The Bullies? (2 x 60′) – Every day, thousands of children are physically and mentally abused by bullies – physically hurt, verbally insulted, at school, in the street, online …  for the victims, there’s no escape.  For Jodie Marsh, it’s an issue that’s personal as bullying profoundly changed her own […]

Greenlit: A Brief History of Mine, PBS / Ch4

A Brief History of Mine w/t -Autobiographical documentary about Professor Stephen Hawking.  The film gives viewers rare insight into Hawking’s life, past and present, aided by a stellar cast of A-list contributors and Hawking fans, including astronaut Edwin Eugene “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr., actors Jim Carrey and Benedict Cumberbatch, mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose and entrepreneur […]

Greenlit: Monster Croc Hunt, Nat Geo Wild

Monster Croc Hunt (1 x 60′)  – A documentary that is a classic tale retold: a group of Filipino villagers hunt down a monster crocodile that has terrorized them for years, only to find that once captured they become enamoured with the monster. Monster Croc Hunt follows a group of villagers terrorized by a monster croc. […]

Greenlit: After Newtown, PBS

After Newtown – A special series of  thoughtful and thought-provoking documentaries and news pieces designed to provide context to the national conversation about gun violence in America. This special programming will kick off each night with a PBS NEWSHOUR report focusing on topics tied to the Newtown tragedy, including violence in the media, gun control […]

Greenlit: Brain Doctors, BBC2

Brain Doctors (3 x 60′) – This documentary series features surgeons working at the very frontiers of their medical expertise and knowledge; their work is high-risk, extremely skilled and breathtakingly complex. Filmed over nine months the series had remarkable access to the work of the neurosurgeons at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital, sharing the daily highs […]

Greenlit: Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners, Channel 4

Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners (6 x 60′) – The average British kitchen has twice as much faecal bacterium as the average toilet and half a million people change their bed linen just three times a year. Yet there is a group of Britons who wage a constant war on dirt and order. This brand new series […]

Greenlit: East Coast Trains, Sky 1

East Coast Trains (10 x 60′) – Documentary that goes behind the scenes of one of Britain’s main rail operators to follow the stories of staff and passengers. Channel: Sky1 Producer: Cineflix Productions TX: Autumn 2013 Source: Realscreen

In Development: The Big Fix, CNBC

The Big Fix  w/t –   Marcus Lemonis, self-made master of business turnarounds with a portfolio of over 100 successful companies, is doing something no one has ever done before. He’s putting over $2 million of his own money where his big mouth is in order to turn around failing companies all across America. Marcus will […]

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