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Greenlit: The Murder Workers, Channel 4

Cutting Edge: The Murder Workers  – A powerful and insightful film exploring a side of murder that most people know very little about. It follows members of Victim Support’s National Homicide team as they work closely with families who have been bereaved by murder or manslaughter. The Murder Workers offer practical and emotional support for […]

Greenlit: The Murder Trial, Channel 4

The Murder Trial (1 x 100′) – For the first time ever, remotely-operated cameras have been placed inside a British criminal court to capture a murder trial in its entirety for this brand new documentary. After three years of negotiation, the Scottish High Court gave permission for this extraordinary and unique access to film the case […]

Greenlit: Happy Families, ITV

Happy Families w/t (4 x 60′) – Docuseries that explores the perennial tensions and problems that crop in families around the UK, focusing on four families. Channel: ITV Producer: Twofour TX: 2013 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Food Fighters, NBC

Food Fighters – It’s the perfect recipe for the ultimate food battle when the best amateur cooks in America put their signature dishes to the test against six professional chefs in “this high-stakes culinary game. Television personality, author and food enthusiast Adam Richman hosts the series that takes culinary sparring to an exciting new level. […]

Greenlit: Bones of the Buddha, National Channels International

Bones of the Buddha (1 x 60′)-  Documentary that uses looks at Buddhist history using the archaeological record. Channel: National Geographic Channels International Producer: Icon Films TX: Summer 2013 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: The Great British Sewing Bee, BBC2

The Great British Sewing Bee (8 x 30′) – Claudia Winkleman launches a competition series in which eight contestants are pitted against each other to see who will be crowned the best dressmaker. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Love Productions TX: 2nd April 2013 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Inside Waco, Investigation Discovery

Inside Waco (1 x 60′) –  A documentary that marks the 20th anniversary of the Waco siege by using audio archive to reveal what happened during the 50-day standoff between cult leader David Koresh and the FBI which ended in a shoot-out and 80 deaths. Channel: Investigation Discovery Producer: Arrow Media TX: 2013 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Pope Francis: Road to the Vatican, Nat Geo

Pope Francis: Road to the Vatican – Fast turnaround documentary that looks at the life – past, present and future – of the new Pope Francis as he adjusts to his new role. Channel: National Geographic Channel Producer: Mentorn Media TX: 29th March 2013 Source: National Geographic

Up: Tanya Qureshi, Development Producer, UKTV

Tanya Qureshi has been promoted to the post of Development Producer at UKTV with responsibility for being the first point of contact for independent producers. Source: C21

In: Hilary Rosen, Commissioning Editor, UKTV

Hilary Rosen has been appointed as commissioning editor at UKTV, responsible for commissioning across all UKTV channels. Source: C21

TLC Launches In UK on 30th April 2013

Discovery Networks International will launch TLC in the UK and Ireland on Tuesday 30 April 2013. TLC, already the world’s biggest female entertainment channel, will be exclusively premiering hit shows from the US, alongside a host of original UK series featuring well-known stars. Filled with exciting, new and enjoyable entertainment shows, and featuring remarkable and […]

In: Iain Coyle, Commissioning Editor, UKTV

Iain Coyle has been appointed as commissioning editor at UKTV, responsible for commissioning across all UKTV channels. Source: C21  

In: Jeff Olde, EVP Program Development, E!

Jeff Olde has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Program Development at E! from summer 2013.  He was previously Executive Vice President, Original Programming, Production & Development at VH1. Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Ultimate Tutankhamun, National Geographic Channels International

Ultimate Tutankhamun (2 x 60′)-  Documentary that uses forensic science, CGI and dramatic reconstruction to explore the events surrounding the death of the Egyptian child king. Channel: National Geographic Channels International Producer: Blink Films TX: Summer 2013 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: The Hit, RTÉ

The Hit (6 x 60′) – Laura Whitmore hosts a real music competition that gives fledgling songwriters a chance to have chart success with an established star. For songwriters, who are selling their songs to established music stars, the pitch is the most important part of this process and for the stars their most significant […]

Greenlit: The Wooden Wonder, Ch4

The Wooden Wonder –  One Second World War aircraft influenced modern air combat more than any other. And yet it doesn’t adorn stamps or take part in Remembrance Day fly-pasts. It wasn’t the Spitfire, the Hurricane, or the Lancaster Bomber. But it was involved in some of the most successful raids of the war, protected […]

Greenlit: Renovation Nation, NBC

Renovation Nation (10 x ) – A home makeover competition event that showcases the talents of the most accomplished designers and home renovators in the country, revealing stunning transformations week after week.  Host Nate Berkus  guides the audience through the process and also serves as judge and advocate, mentoring the contestants week to week. This […]

Greenlit: Off Pitch, VH1

Off Pitch – Comedic reality series that follows a young adult show choir in Wisconsin called the Grand River Singers (GRS) where cliques, glittered jackets, jealousy, show tunes and love all blend together in this quirky musical community. What some may say they lack in talent and execution, no one can deny they make up for […]

Greenlit: Dig Wars, Travel Channel

Dig Wars (6 x 30′) – Follows three teams of America’s best relic hunters, competing head-to-head-to-head to find the most valuable artifacts at different historical locations across the country. Once on site, the teams have from sun-up to sundown to apply all of their knowledge, resources and hustle to ensure a victory. At the end […]

Greenlit: Middle Kingdom Ride, Travel Channel

Middle Kingdom Ride (6 x ) – Docuseries following the adventures of Canadian brothers Ryan and Colin Pyle as they undertake a Guinness World Record breaking 18,000 km motorcycle trip through China, starting in Shanghai. Channel: Travel Channel Producer: G219 Productions TX: 10th April 2013 Source: Broadband TV News

Greenlit: Richard Parks Project, Channel 5

Untitled Richard Parks Project (4 x 60′) –  Former Wales rugby international Richard Parks undertakes a series of extreme adventure challenges including a Welsh double Iron Man race, a jungle marathon along parts of the Ho Chi Ming Trail in Vietnam and the Yak Attack, a mountain bike race through the Himalayas. Channel: Channel 5 […]

Greenlit: Red, White & New, Travel Channel

Red, White & New (8 x 30′) – Celebrates American ingenuity, innovation and the people who push the envelope to create new and exciting ways of doing things. These innovations include a compressed air-powered, high jumping, flipping take on the classic Pogo Stick, a wearable robotic exoskeleton straight out of Aliens that gives you super-human […]

Greenlit: The Detectives, BBC2

The Detectives (3 x 60′) – Documentary series that follows the work of Greater Manchester Police’s Public Protection Division, which focuses on sexual crimes such as rape and child exploitation. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Minnow Films TX: 2014 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: The Gift, BBC1

The Gift  w/t (4 x ) – Series that aims to reverse wrongs and repay good deeds as people go back into their past to put things right. Channel: BBC1 Producer: Wall to Wall TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: The Story of Now, ITV

The Story of Now w/t (1 x 60′) – Documentary that charts the success of the Now That’s What I Call Music compilation album. Channel: ITV Producer: Reef Television TX:  Summer 2013 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Alien Mysteries, Destination America

Alien Mysteries – Docuseries that uses interviews and dramatic reconstructions to explore half a century of UFO sightings in the USA. Channel: Destination America / Discovery Networks Internationa Producer: Exploration Productions / Acme Digital Pictures TX: April 2013 Source: C21

Greenlit: Wild Nepal, Nat Geo WILD

Wild Nepal –  An epic journey to the other side of the world in partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and featuring radio and television personality Billy Bush (Access Hollywood). Bush will set off halfway around the world, first touring the sprawling city of Kathmandu before hopping onto a two-propeller plane, and then driving several hours toward the […]

In Development: Shootout, CMT

Shootout – Features expert gunfighter Scotty Reitz as he challenges less than humble gun enthusiasts to a 24-hour gunfight that tests their skill and stamina. Channel: CMT Producer: Road Games, Inc. TX: TBC Source: CMT press release

In Development: Methbusters, CMT

Methbusters – Gives a firsthand account of the day-to-day efforts of a Southern SWAT team as they fight to protect their community from the dangers of the meth trade Channel: CMT Producer: Ketchum Labs TX: TBC Source: CMT press release

In Development: Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Ranch, CMT

Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Ranch – Tests the intelligence, skill and stamina of six contestants as they battle it out in grueling competitions on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Ranch in Texas. Produced by Cris Abrego and Steve Austin, who is also host. Channel: CMT TX: TBC Source: CMT press release

In Development: Bad Blood, CMT

Bad Blood – Features two parties who are forced to put a new twist on conflict resolution after a physical altercation. Channel: CMT Producer: ITV TX: TBC Source: CMT press release  

Greenlit: The Day Kennedy Died, ITV / Smithsonian Channel

The Day Kennedy Died (1 x 60′) – Documentary that uses eyewitness testimony to explore the events surrounding the assassination of US President John F Kennedy 50 years ago. Channel: ITV (UK) / Smithsonian Channel (USA) Producer:  Finestripe Productions TX: TBC Source: C21

Greenlit: Man Up, FOX UK

Man Up (10 x ) –  Factual entertainment format designed to makeover men, turning the hapless and hopeless in to heroes.  Channel: FOX UK  Producer: Betty  TX: TBC  Source: TV Wise

Greenlit: Russians in the City, FOX UK

Russians in the City (8 x ) Observational documentary following the lives of super-rich and super-glamorous Russians liven and working in London. Channel: FOX UK Producer: Ricochet TX: TBC Source: TV Wise

Greenlit: End of Life Documentary, National Geographic Channel

End of Life w/t – A documentary project that examines a person’s life and legacy. Through documentary footage, home movies, personal testimonials and interviews with friends and family members, this Verité documentary series celebrates the lives of ordinary people, capturing their final struggles and revealing the lives they lived and the legacies they leave behind. […]

Greenlit: Polish Private Crimes, Crime & Investigation Network Polsat (Poland)

Polish Private Crimes (10 x 30′) – Documentary series in which each episode investigates murders committed by people known to the victim, using interviews with the police, legal teams and friends and family. Channel: Crime & Investigation Network Polsat (Poland) Producer: Multimedia Bank TX: 1st April 2013 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Scam City, Science Channel

Scam City  (10 x ) –  Docuseries that dissects the tactics of thieves, con men and scam artists in some of the busiest and most-densely-populated cities across the globe. World-renowned author, economist, and traveler Conor Woodman takes on a risky investigative role as he goes undercover with criminals in this rarely documented but all-too-common world. […]

Greenlit: Pandas 3D, Sky 3D

Pandas 3D w/t (1 x 60′) – Documentary that tells the story of the Wolong National Nature Reserve in China where they are trying to save and return endangered Giant Pandas to the wild. Channel: Sky 3D Producer: Oxford Scientific Films TX: TBC Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: The Dirty South, CMT

The Dirty South – Introduces the South’s most outrageous personalities, as a group of friends converge upon a popular beach for the summer. Channel: CMT Producer: 495 Productions TX: Fall 2013 Source: CMT press release  

Greenlit: Cassadee Pope Project, CMT

Cassadee Pope Project –  Offers a behind-the-scenes look at up-and-coming artist, Cassadee Pope, the winner of Season 3 of The Voice, USA and her journey to become a star. Channel: CMT TX: TBC Source: CMT press release  

Greenlit: RIDE-iculous, Travel Channel

RIDE-iculous (13 x 30′) –  Strap in for the most insane, gut-wrenching rides and adrenaline attractions, as “extreme” is taken to a whole new level.  This series is an action-packed, just-can’t-believe-what-you’re-seeing series that celebrates the craziest thrill rides and adrenaline attractions – from the tallest human slingshot on the planet (400 feet!) and Europe’s highest […]

Greenlit: When Miranda Met Bruce, BBC1

When Miranda Met Bruce (1 x 60′) –  An entertainment show  to celebrate Sir Bruce Forsyth’s 70 years in show business. Filmed in BBC Television Centre’s Studio One, the same studio in which Strictly Come Dancing is filmed, Miranda Hart interviews the legend that is Sir Bruce Forsyth in her inimitable style. Featuring a mixture of […]

Out: Mark Raphael, Commissioning Editor Documentaries, Channel 4

Mark Raphael is leaving his job as commissioning editor for documentaries at Channel 4 documentaries to take up a new role as creative director at Dragonfly Film and Television. Source: Broadcast  

Greenlit: The Gadget Testers, BBC America

The Gadget Testers (1 x ) –  Gizmodo editor Joel Johnson and Nerdist’s Christ Hardwick host an entertaining gadget show (in the mold of Top Gear). Channel: BBC America Producer:  True Entertainment Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Rihanna 777, Fox

Rihanna 777 – Documentary that goes behind the scenes of Rihanna’s controversial concert tour in which she traveled to seven cities in seven days to promote her seventh album. Channel: Producer: Fenty Films / Love Live / Gravité Creative TX: 6th May 2013 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Risky Listing, Esquire Network

Risky Listing  w/t (6 x 60′) – A docuseries that goes behind the velvet rope to meet the high-end listings agents who wheel and deal in the exclusive, intensely competitive world of New York nightlife real estate. The series follows along with the agents as they cut deals for the hottest bar, restaurant and nightclub […]

Greenlit: How I Rock It, Esquire Network

How I Rock It  w/t (6 x 30′) – Host and NBA superstar Baron Davis profiles the athletes, musicians, celebrities, designers, influencers and street-style icons whose careers, lives and lifestyles are setting a stylish new standard for today’s modern man. Every episode features the leading tastemakers at the forefront of a men’s style revolution, from […]

Greenlit: What It Takes to Win the Grand National, Channel 4

What it takes to win the Grand National – Drawing on the testimony of jockeys, and analysis of the anatomy of the horses, presenter Mark Evans will look at the race in forensic detail from its origins in the muddy chaos of Irish cross-country drag hunting, through to laboratories where new research is unlocking the […]

Greenlit: Ramadan Season, Channel 4

Ramadan Season w/t – Every year, Britain’s 2.8 million Muslims take part in Ramadan. For one whole month from dawn to dusk, they forgo food, water, smoking and swearing – in an attempt to focus on what’s important, think about those who have less than them and better appreciate what they have. This year, Channel […]

Greenlit: foreverJONES, Bounce TV

foreverJONES (6 x ) – Reality series following the lives of the seven members of the GRAMMY®-nominated family gospel group foreverJONES. Channel: Bounce TV TX: Summer 2013 Source: Bounce TV press release (via IndieWire)

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