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Greenlit: Nigel Slater’s Biscuit Break, BBC4

Nigel Slater’s Biscuit Break (1 x 60′) –  Chef Nigel Slater fronts this documentary that delves into the history of the biscuit. Channel: BBC4 Producer: Doghouse Media TX: November 2013 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: The Lazy Workout, Yahoo!

The Lazy Workout (10 x 3-5′) – Fitness instructor Jane Wake show people how to get fitter without changing their daily routine. Producer: Doghouse Media TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Paul Hollywood’s Pies and Puds, BBC1

Paul Hollywood’s Pies And Puds (20 x 45′) – A cookery series fronted by popular television baker Paul Hollywood. Each of the shows  sees Paul cook three mouth-watering recipes. He’ll produce a signature pie and a signature pudding but in between, he’ll create something a little bit different, inspired by a guest expert. Paul and his […]

Greenlit: My Five Wives, TLC

My Five Wives (1 x 60′) –  Features Brady Williams, his five spouses and their brood of 24 children, who live near Salt Lake City, Utah. Channel: TLC Producer: Relativity Television / Bogner Productions TX: 9th March 2014 Source: Yahoo

Greenlit: Make My Dream, BBC1

Make My Dream – Show in which people hope their wishes can come true. Channel: BBC1 Producer: iCreate TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Untitled 495 Series, CMT

Untitled 495 Series (8 x ) – Reality series that follows a group of all-American guys and gals for a summer of fun on the coast of South Carolina. Cameras will follow as this group of fun-loving, Southern belles and beaus live it up together. Though they hail from different parts of the South, they […]

Greenlit: The Untitled Cassadee Pope Project, CMT

The Untitled Cassadee Pope Project – Offers a behind-the-scenes look at up-and-coming artist, Cassadee Pope, the winner of Season 3 of The Voice, and her journey to become a star. Channel: CMT Producer:  Good Clean Fun TX: 4th October 2013 Source: CMT press release

Greenlit: Food Fanatics With Eden Grinshpan, Cooking Channel

Food Fanatics With Eden Grinshpan  (6 x 30′) –  Food enthusiast Eden Grinshpan dives headfirst into the world of outrageous and original food bloggers and social media stars. From a crazy, costume-wearing blogger who cooks up caramelized striped bass to the infamous online sensation Vegan Black Metal Chef who shows her his favorite meat-free hangout, […]

Greenlit: Spain’s Worst Rail Disaster, Discovery Networks International

Spain’s Worst Rail Disaster (1 x 60′) – Documentary looks at the events surrounding the derailment of a train in Santiago de Compostella, Spain in which 79 people were killed. Channel: Discovery Networks International Producer: ITN Productions TX: 29th September 2013 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Crazy.Sexy.Life, OWN

Crazy.Sexy.Life –  Docuseries about the fast-paced lives of four fabulous friends living in New York City. Kiyah, Bershan, Chenoa and Tiffany have known each other for more than ten years, and are constant sources of inspiration, support, competition and companionship to one another.  Kiyah, an ambitious and successful celebrity hair stylist, is the link that […]

Up: Sean Boyle, VP Development, Discovery Channel

Sean Boyle has been promoted to the position of Vice President Development at Discovery Channel, reporting to Nancy Daniels, Executive ice President of Programming & Production. Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: Junior Paramedics: Your Life In Their Hands, BBC3

Junior Paramedics: Your Life In Their Hands (7 x 60′) –  They are the first on the scene in an emergency and their speed and expertise save thousands of lives every single year. But with government cuts and huge competition for jobs, it has never been tougher to become a paramedic. Following a group of Paramedic […]

Greenlit: Snake Salvation, National Geographic Channel

Snake Salvation (16 x 30′ ) –  Docuseries that focuses on pastors Jamie Coots and Andrew Hamblin who use poisonous snakes as part of their tradition and worship at their church in Appalachia. Channel: National Geographic Channel TX: 10th September 2013 Source: National Geographic Channel

Greenlit: Secret Sex Lives: Swingers, Discovery Fit & Health

Secret Sex Lives: Swingers (4 x ) – Docuseries that delves into a mysterious and daring world as it follows five all-American couples as they juggle marriage, family commitments and careers. But behind closed doors, these husbands and wives share one surprising thing in common: they all lead double lives as swingers. The series is […]

Greenlit: The Wonder of Dogs, BBC2 / Nat Geo WILD

The Wonder of Dogs (3 x 60′) – Presenters Kate Humble and Steve Leonard will be joined by some of the UK’s top canine experts to examine just how varied dogs can be, how their extreme differences came about, whether this variety is just skin deep or extends to senses, abilities and instincts, and whether, having […]

In: Tom Huffman, SVP Unscripted Programming, WGN America

Tom Huffman has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Unscripted Programming at WGN America in Los Angeles, reporting to Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager WGN America and Tribune Studios. Tom previously worked as Vice President, Development and Production at VH1. Read more: Realscreen

Greenlit: No Country for Young Men, BBC3

No Country for Young Men w/t  (6 x 60′) –  In Christchurch, Dorset, over a third of the population is over 65. The region is crying out for new blood to breathe life into the town and those new arrivals can benefit from the elderly residents’ years of experience and know how. In a huge social […]

Greenlit: Digby Jones’ New Industrial Revolution, BBC2

Digby Jones’ New Industrial Revolution (3 x 60′) – Lord Digby Jones is one of the kings of British business. A very successful lawyer and businessman, he later became the Director General of the CBI from 2000-2006, was ennobled and became Minister of State for Trade and Investment 2007-2008 and is widely known as an Ambassador […]

Greenlit: How We Got to Now, PBS / BBC

How We Got to Now (6 x 60′) – Steven Johnson, the popular American science author and media theorist, explores the power and the legacy of great ideas. Topics explored in the series include why and how ideas happen, and their sometimes unintended results, including how the search for clean water opened the way to invention of […]

Greenlit: Asteroids: Doomsday or Payday? PBS NOVA

Asteroids: Doomsday or Payday (1 x 60′) – The asteroid that exploded in the skies over Siberia injuring more than 1,000 and damaging buildings in six cities was a shocking reminder that Earth is a target in a cosmic shooting range. From the width of a football field to the size of a small city, these space rocks […]

Up: Robert Scanlon, General Manager, Velocity

Robert Scanlon has been promoted to the post of General Manager of Velocity (part of Discovery); he was previously Senior Vice President at the network. He reports to Marjorie Kaplan, group president of Animal Planet, Science Channel and Velocity. Read more: Realscreen

In: Noah Pollack, SVP Programming and Development, E!

Noah Pollack has been  appointed as Senior Vice President of Programming and Development at E! Entertainment, reporting Head of Programming Jeff Olde. He was previously Vice President of Reality Programming at Lifetime. Source: C21 Media

WealthTV Rebrands as AWE

WealthTV is being rebranded as AWE  (A Wealth of Entertainment) from 1st October 2013. Source: Broadcasting & Cable

Greenlit: At the Edge of Space, PBS NOVA

At the Edge of Space  (1 x 60′) – Between the blue sky above us and the infinite blackness of space lies a frontier full of enigmas that scientists have only just begun to investigate.   This film takes viewers on a spectacular exploration to probe the earth-space boundary zone, which is home to some of nature’s most […]

Greenlit: Cold Case JFK, PBS NOVA

Cold Case JFK  (1 x 60′) – Fifty years later, what can science tell us about the Kennedy assassination — and the investigations that followed? The 1963 murder, in broad daylight in front of hundreds of witnesses, was a homicide investigator’s best-case scenario. Yet somehow the JFK assassination became a forensic nightmare, plagued by mishandled evidence, a […]

Greenlit: Guy’s Grocery Games, Food Network

Guy’s Grocery Games (13 x ) – Chef Guy Fieri heads to the supermarket aisles to host a cook-off between four competing chefs tackling a series of challenge rounds in an effort to avoid being eliminated. Channel: Food Network TX: 20th October 2013 Source: The Wrap

Greenlit: Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans, Velocity

Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans (4 x ) – The list of legendary actors-turned-racers is as short as it is iconic: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen and James Garner. Patrick Dempsey as he joins this elite group when he tackles the world’s oldest – and most grueling – automotive endurance race, France’s 24 Hours of Le […]

Greenlit: Making Stuff With David Pogue, PBS NOVA

Making Stuff With David Pogue  (4 x 60′) –  New York Times technology correspondent and best-selling author David Pogue takes a wild ride through the cutting-edge science that is powering a next wave of technological innovation. With his zany humor and zest for discovery, Pogue meets the scientists and engineers who are plunging to the bottom of the […]

Greenlit: Megastorm Aftermath, PBS NOVA

Megastorm Aftermath  (1 x 60′) –  In October 2012, superstorm Sandy cut a path of devastation across the Caribbean and the East Coast, killing hundreds and doing tens of billions of dollars in damage. To many, it was a wake-up call. Now, one year after Sandy’s deadly strike, correspondent Miles O’Brien follows up on the 2012 […]

Greenlit: Health Freaks, Channel 4

Health Freaks w/t (6 x 30′) –  Puts a variety of popular home remedies to the test to see if they have any medicinal value. Each week a series of DIY remedy pitchers who swear by a particular treatment or “cure” will present their favoured remedy to a panel of three GPs – Dr Pixie McKenna, […]

Discovery Channel U.S. and Discovery Networks International Launch New Global $500,000 Landmark Development Fund

Discovery Channel U.S. and Discovery Networks International (DNI)  have announced the launch of a new Global Landmark Development Fund in the amount of $500,000 to fuel the next generation of groundbreaking epic series and landmark events. Discovery Channel and DNI are working in partnership to kickstart the creation of the next big breakthrough programs in […]

Greenlit: Ground Zero Supertower, PBS NOVA

Ground Zero Supertower (1 x 60′) – A return to Ground Zero to witness the final chapter in an epic story of engineering, innovation, and the perseverance of the human spirit: the completion of One World Trade Center. This documentary  examines the new skyscraper rising up 104 stories and 1,776 feet from the site where the […]

Greenlit: We’re The Fugawis, History

We’re the Fugawis (10 x 30′) – Docuseries that follows the hilarious misadventures of The Fugawis, an Upstate New York motorcycle club comprised of life-long best friends. Viewers will go along for the ride as buddies “Mudflap,” “Medicine Man, ” “Wise One,” “Tommy Gunz,” “Holeshot,” “Old Timer” and the rest of the Fugawi motorcycle club live […]

Out: Amy Winter, General Manager, TLC

Amy Winter is leaving her role as general manager of TLC – moving instead into the role of Executive Vice President Brand Marketing. Read more: Realscreen

Greenlit: Killer Islands, Animal Planet / Discovery Networks International

Killer Islands (6 x 60′) –  Taking a unique approach that blends all the splendor of a natural history documentary series with an incredible investigative twist, this series sees world-renowned wildlife expert Dave Salmoni turn predator-detective as he sets out to solve some of the last big mysteries surrounding the world’s most successful natural-born killers. […]

Greenlit: Alaskan Steel Men, Discovery Channel

Alaskan Steel Men (3 x ) – Set in one of the harshest environments in Alaska, master welder Dennis Butts and his crew have one of the most dangerous welding jobs anywhere. The series follows the emergency response welders of Quality Marine of Alaska who work around the clock to prepare Kodiak’s fleet for a […]

Greenlit: Idris Elba: King of Speed, BBC2

Idris Elba: King Of Speed (2 x 60′) – Idris Elba (Luther) takes pole position as he lines up to take the drive of his life in a revelatory, adrenaline-fuelled journey. Charting the colourful origins and secret history of the car racing scene, he travels far and wide in search of the real story. Channel: […]

Greenlit: DIY Dummies, Channel 5

DIY Dummies –  This series uncovers Britain’s most eye-watering and absurd DIY disaster sto-ries from the plucky Brits who tried- and utterly failed- at DIY. Throughout the country, Britain’s have a go handymen have tried it all- leaving a trail of holes in floors, walls stripped back to brick- and live electrical wires hanging from […]

Greenlit: Evil Kin, Investigation Discovery

Evil Kin (6 x ) – From fiery red hair to long, lean legs, it’s amazing to witness unique traits handed down the family line. But when a relative exhibits characteristics of a more malevolent manner, it raises an age-old debate with an unsettling twist: could nature have produced an evil mutation or has nurture […]

Greenlit: Undercover Store Detectives, Channel 5

Undercover Store Detectives –   In this series serving police officer Will Davies and an undercover reformed ex-shop lifter team up to become The Store Detectives. Together they will expose how exactly professional shop lifters get away with what they do. At the same time they’ll visit stores that have suffered at the hands of thieves, […]

Greenlit: Caught on Camera, Channel 5

Caught on Camera (1 x 60′) –  Intrepid journalist Nick Wallis joins police forces across the country to reveal how CCTV and technological advances are recording more and more criminal activity. From petty street-crime to gangland murder we reveal the shocking footage and the real crimes that are Caught on Camera in the UK – […]

Greenlit: The Spy Who Brought Down Mary Queen of Scots, Channel 5

The Spy Who Brought Down Mary Queen of Scots  (1 x 60′) –   This one off programme examines how England’s greatest spy, Sir Francis Walshingham, pioneered covert espionage techniques to foil a terror plot to murder Elizabeth I, leading to the execution of Mary Queen of Scots. Summer 1586 is England’s darkest hour. Elizabeth is […]

Greenlit: Can’t Stop, Channel 5

Can’t Stop (3 x 60′) –   This series will lift the lid on Britain’s most obsessive compulsive behaviour – the people who just Can’t Stop … This is a nation where shop assistants have 200 pairs of unworn high heels in their wardrobes, respectable businessmen are addicted to stealing and full grown men have houses […]

Greenlit: Baby Faced Brides, Channel 5

Baby Faced Brides  –  We may be getting married later in life but this film follows three teenage brides-to-be bucking the trend. We’ll meet 17-year-old teen mum Rebecca, so desperate to wed she’s moved her whole brood into the in-laws to save for her big day, 17-year-old Emmie who first said yes when proposed to […]

Greenlit: The Last Huntsmen, Discovery Channel

The Last Huntsmen (1 x 60′) – Chronicles the elite group of men who protect people living on the edge of the wilderness. This job requires the best of survivalist skills as these men face and dangerous animals and the most extreme weather ranging from the icy Alaskan frontier to Peru’s dangerous jungles. Huntsmen and […]

Greenlit: The Ex and the Why, MTV

The Ex and the Why  ( x 30′ stripped) –  All too often relationships end with unanswered questions and hurt feelings. In every episode of this half hour strip, someone gets the opportunity to finally get closure and just maybe a second chance at happiness and love. Each brokenhearted participant will walk us through the ups […]

Greenlit: Snackdown, MTV

Snackdown  ( x 30′ stripped) –  A new cooking competition show, where a group of amateur chefs battle it out in an array of “snack” inspired challenges. Host Eddie Huang brings his culinary skills and snack-expertise to help guide our contestants through these unique challenges.  Then it’s up to our three judges to decide each […]

Greenlit: The Maudsley, Channel 4

The Maudsley w/t (4 x 60′) – With one in 4 of us now suffering from a mental health problem, this series explores and demystifies the most profound decisions involved in treating the mentally ill. It takes an in-depth and unprecedented look at mental health in Britain today, with exclusive access to a wide range […]

Greenlit: Dining With the Enemy, Travel Channel, TV5 (Quebec), TV2 (Norway)

Dining With the Enemy (6 x 50′) – A chef and a journalist host an unusual meal in which two people from different sides of a conflict zone meet over the dinner table to discuss their differences. Channel: Travel Channel, TV5 (Quebec) / TV2 (Norway – series two) Producer: Media Ranch / My Tupelo Entertainment […]

Greenlit: Making Liberty, Channel 4

Making Liberty  (3 x 60′) – Docuseries about one of the last great emporiums for innovative fashion, beauty and eclectic design, as the retail team gear up for the store’s busiest time of year: the Christmas season. From its history as a trailblazer offering discerning Victorian customers the most exciting goods from the colonies, Liberty’s buying […]

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