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Archive for October, 2013

Greenlit: Quest, Smithsonian Canada

 Quest – Today, scientists, engineers and inventors are searching for answers to some of the greatest questions of our times. From renewable energies, cures for diseases and searching for a planet that can sustain life, viewers go deep into subject matter that is often inaccessible to the public, to satisfy your curiosity and to illuminate the […]

Greenlit: Kennedy Suicide Bomber, Smithsonian Canada

Kennedy Suicide Bomber –  Rare manuscripts, court documents and key eyewitnesses reveal the chilling and largely untold story of Richard Pavlick, who tried to kill President-Elect John F. Kennedy in Palm Beach, Florida on Sunday, December 11th 1960, a month before Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th President of the United States. Channel: Smithsonian Canada TX: 17th […]

Greenlit: The Incredible Bionic Man, Smithsonian Canada

The Incredible Bionic Man – Using today’s best technology scientists build the world’s first bionic man – a talking, breathing, walking man, made of the best prosthetic body parts and robotic technology available. Channel: Smithsonian Canada TX: 13th November 2013 Source: Blue Ant Media press release

Greenlit: American Jungle, History

American Jungle (8 x ) – Follows several tight-knit clans as they hunt the old way – with knives and spears – and battle for control of their territory. On the island paradise of Hawaii, thousands of acres of untamed jungle are home to wild beasts and the men who live off the land in the […]

Greenlit: The Machine Gun And Skye’s Band Of Brothers, BBC2

The Machine Gun And Skye’s Band Of Brothers – What awaited everyone who fought in WWI were weapons of devastatingly destructive power – none more so than the machine gun. Neil Oliver  examines the devastating effect of a weapon capable of firing 600 rounds a minute, by focusing on a group of recruits. Channel: BBC2 Producer: […]

Greenlit: Fixer Upper, HGTV

Fixer Upper –  Pairs struggling buyers with real estate and remodeling experts to buy and restore dilapidated homes located in neighborhoods too perfect to resist. Channel: HGTV Producer: High Noon Entertainment TX: TBC Source: Scripps Networks press release

Greenlit: Rent or Buy, HGTV

Rent or Buy –  Follows first-time homeowners as they weigh pros and cons, and decide whether to rent or buy. Channel: HGTV Producer: Breakfast Anytime Inc. TX: TBC Source: Scripps Networks press release

Greenlit: Flip it to Win It, HGTV

Flip It to Win It –  The stakes are high in as expert flippers outbid each other for abandoned houses and battle to renovate and resell each one for top dollar. Channel: HGTV Producer: Johlt Productions TX: 4th March 2014 Source: Scripps Networks press release

Greenlit: Canada Over the Edge, Smithsonian Canada

Canada Over the Edge – This aerial-documentary series explores the features that define Canada: the most-expansive coastline on Earth, and the world’s longest, undefended border. Our award-winning team of documentary directors and cinematographers will bring the landscape and history to life in crystal-clear close-up focus. From the urban centers of Halifax and St. John’s, to the […]

In: Riley Robbins, Vice President US Development, JV Productions

Riley Robbins has been appointed as Vice President of U.S. Development at JV Productions in Toronto. He will be based in Los Angeles. Read more: Realscreen

Greenlit: Dear Neighbours, Help Our Daughters Find Love, RTL4

Dear Neighbours, Help Our Daughters Find Love – Format in which parents enlist their friends and neighbours to help them find the perfect love match for their unsuspecting single daughter who is due to visit them after moving away to enjoy city life. Channel: RTL4 (Netherlands) Producer: Endemol Netherlands (originally Fuchsia Productionsfor Keshet Broadcasting) TX: TBC […]

Greenlit: Teenage Tommies, BBC2

Teenage Tommies (1 x 60′) –  Fergal Keane unearths the most powerful stories of Britain’s boy soldiers and follow what happened to soldiers who were little more than children when plunged into the nightmare of the trenches. Channel: BBC2 Producer: BBC Productions, Northern Ireland TX: 2014 Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: Meet the Sloths, Discovery Networks International

Meet The Sloths (8 x 30′) – Docuseries that uses ‘sloth cams’ to uncover the lives of sloths living in Atlanta Zoo. Channel: Discovery Networks International Producer: Blink Films TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

In: Sandy Varo Jarrell, SVP Production and Development West Coast, TLC

Sandy Varo Jarrell has been appointed as Senior Vice President Development and Production West Coast at TLC, reporting to Nancy Daniels, General Manager. Sandy was previously Head of Unscripted Programming and Development at ABC Family. Read more: Realscreen

Greenlit: Married at First Sight, ProSiebenSat.1 (Germany) / FYI (USA) / Channel 4 (FYI)

Married at First Sight – Reality format in which two strangers marry for six weeks before deciding whether to divorce or make a go of the relationship. Local remake of a Danish format produced by Snowman Productions and broadcast on DR3 in Denmark. Channel: ProSiebenSat.1 (Germany) / FYI (USA) / Channel 4 (UK) Producer: Red […]

Greenlit: Capturing Oswald, Military Channel

Capturing Oswald – Documentary that uses interviews with police and detectives who investigated the assassination of  JF Kennedy. Channel: Military Channel TX: 12th November 2013 Source: Cynopsis

Greenlit: 10 Things You Don’t Know About, H2

10 Things You Don’t Know About –  Punk rock icon, author and actor Henry Rollins  uncovers crazy new twists and tidbits behind the historical tales, figures, and places you only thought you knew. Over the course of the series Rollins encounters wild personalities, national treasures, and provocative details about some of America’s most fascinating subjects. […]

Greenlit: Long Shadow, BBC2

Long Shadow (3 x 60′) – Historian David Reynolds will explore the conflict’s impact on politics, identity and national memory, building a new and powerful argument about the shadow cast by the Great War. Channel: BBC2 Producer: ClearStory TX: 2014 Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: Gallipolli, BBC2

Gallipoli (1 x 60′) – Presents a fresh look at the British Empire’s most humiliating episode of the First World War, featuring an exclusive interview with Rupert Murdoch about his father’s role as the whistle-blower who told the world the truth about the botched campaign Channel: BBC2 Producer: Blakeway Productions TX: 2014 Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: Bringing Sexy Back, Seven Network

Bringing Sexy Back  – Makeover format. Channel: Seven Network (Australia) Producer: Seven Network TX: 2014 Source: C21

Greenlit: New Secrets of the Terracotta Warriors, Channel 4

New Secrets of the Terracotta Warriors (1 x 60′) –  Documentary that explores a new theory about how the Terracotta Army came about. Channel: Channel 4 Producer: Lion Television TX: November 2013 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: No Good Reason, Sky Atlantic

No Good Reason – Documentary in which Johnny Depp explore the world of illustrator Ralph Steadman. Channel: Sky Atlantic Producer: Itch Film TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: The Wake Up Call, TNT

Wake Up Call w/t  (8 x ) – Dwayne ‘The Rock” Johnson lends a helping hand to everyday people who are facing enormous challenges in their lives. Few people are better at creating their own success than The Rock, who grew up with next to nothing before finding victory in the wrestling ring. Having built on […]

Greenlit: Stacey Dooley in the USA, BBC3

Stacey Dooley In The USA w/t  (3 x 60′) –  (w/t) – Stacey Dooley is in the United States exploring some of the biggest and most extreme social issues and trends affecting young Americans. In Gangs, Guns And Innocent Victims, Stacey travels to Chicago, which has the highest level of gun related murders in the […]

Greenlit: The Real South Africa With Reggie Yates, BBC3

The Real South Africa with Reggie Yates w/t  (3 x 60′) –  (w/t) – Reggie Yates gets up close and personal with three very different communities in contemporary Africa. In 2011, Reggie spent time in the slums of Kibera in Kenya for Comic Relief. Now, for seven challenging days, he’ll live and work within three very […]

Greenlit: The Holiday Park, BBC3

The Holiday Park  w/t  (3 x 60′) –  Woolacombe, in north Devon, is a sedate seaside resort that prides itself as the place people come to for a quiet family holiday. It’s also the unlikely home to Europa, an 18-30s campsite, proudly flying the flag for Britain by striving to supply Balearic fun on a […]

Greenlit: The Human Tissue Team, BBC3

The Human Tissue Team  w/t  (2 x 60′) –  With unprecedented access to the UK’s largest human tissue facility, this series lifts reveals the world of tissue donation. Following the extraordinary work of the young donor retrieval team and staff at Liverpool’s Tissue Bank, which supplies 350 NHS hospitals around the country, it will show […]

Greenlit: Slum Survivors, BBC3

Slum Survivors  w/t  (3 x 60′) – A group of young people are put through their paces as they embark on a crash course in urban survival in some of the world’s biggest slums in Lagos, Mumbai and Jakarta. With jobs in mind they want to do back in the UK, working as a plumber, […]

Greenlit: The Met, BBC1

The Met (6 x 60′) – This series shows the scale and complexity of policing London on a day-to-day basis, shining a light on how the Met works from root to branch – from Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe himself down to the bobby on the beat. Closely examining the challenges of protecting Londoners and fighting 21st […]

Greenlit: Quitting the English Defence League: When Tommy Met Mo, BBC1

Quitting The English Defence League: When Tommy Met Mo (1 x 60′) – On Tuesday 8 October 2013, Tommy Robinson, co-founder of the English Defence League (EDL) announced that he was leaving the organisation and would join the counter-extremism think tank Quilliam. This unexpected move and what led Tommy to make this decision has been […]

Greenlit: Secrets of the Tower of London, PBS

Secrets of the Tower of London (1 x  60′)  – Standing guard over the city of London for nearly 1,000 years, the formidable Tower of London has been a royal castle, a prison, a place of execution and torture, an armory and the Royal Mint. This program unlocks the doors to secret rooms, talks to […]

Greenlit: The Pity of War, BBC2

The Pity of War (1 x 90′) – Documentary about WWI presented by Niall Ferguson. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Chimera Media TX: 28th February 2014 Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: The Necessary War, BBC2

The Necessary War (1 x 60′) – Documentary about WWI presented by Sir Max Hastings. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Blakeway Productions TX: 2014 Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: My Great War, BBC2

My Great War (1 x 60′) – Documentary that draws on the archives that reveal never-seen-before interview testimonies from people involved in WWI. Channel: BBC2 Producer: BBC TX: 2014 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: On the Menu, TNT

On the Menu w/t (10 x )  – What’s the one thing missing in every cooking show on television? Viewers don’t get to taste the food… until now. This is the first cooking competition show ever to give viewers at home the chance to taste the dishes they see on screen. Each episode of On the […]

Greenlit: Reno Vs Relocate, Fit & Health

Reno Vs Renovate (  x 30′) –  Pitting property against renovation, homeowners must tackle the expensive and nerve-wracking question of whether to remodel their existing houses or sell. Interior designer Robin Lewis attempts to persuade homeowners to stay in the current spaces by using state-of-the-art graphics to simulate their dream renovation, while expert realtor Vanessa Roman […]

Greenlit: Urban Suburban, Fit & Health

Urban Suburban (13 x 30′) –  Follows families as they make the stressful decision of where they want to ultimately settle down: the city or the suburbs. Determined to find families not just the perfect home, but also the perfect neighborhood, brother and sister realtors Phil DuMoulin and Sarah Daniels have very different ideas about what that means. Sarah proves that […]

Greenlit: The Capones, Reelz Channel

The Capones –  The spirit of the infamous gangster Al Capone still lives on in Chicago in the form of his drama-filled, lasagna-loving dysfunctional family, the Capones. Direct descendants of Al Capone himself are living a true mashup of the American Dream. With a notorious bloodline and larger-than-life personalities, this workplace docuseries follows the goodfellas […]

Greenlit: Beat My Build, Channel 4

Beat My Build (20 x 60′) –  Across the UK, home-owners continue to struggle in the midst of a fluctuating property market – but some have decided to take matters into their own hands. Following those who work around the clock on home renovation projects, this series offers an insight into this tough, unforgiving and extremely […]

Greenlit: Pothole Britain, Channel 5

Pothole Britain (1 x 60′) – Pay-outs from local authorities to pothole victims totalled £50million in 2012 and it’s going to take a further £12.93 billion to clear the clogged-up road maintenance backlog in the UK. This is a story about the frustration surrounding the country’s ever-expanding pothole problem: meet the pothole victims, councils and […]

Greenlit: Island of Lost Blokes, Channel 4

Island of Lost Blokes – Documentary series in which Bear Grylls undertakes the ultimate survival experiment to discover what it means to be a man in 2014. Twelve male volunteers are stripped of all the comforts of civilisation, and cast away on a remote deserted island for four weeks – completely alone. Basic rations of […]

Greenlit: RV Rampage, Travel Channel

RV Rampage (10 x ) – Henry Cole and Amanda Byram host this series in which five couples face numerous challenges as they drive from one end of New Zealand to the other in RVs. Channel: Travel Channel Producer: Tuesday’s Child TX: TBC Source: Yahoo!

Greenlit: Best Bars in America, Esquire Network

Best Bars in America w/t  (1 x 60′) – Two friends and comedians, Jay Larson and Sean Patton, explore bars featured in Esquire magazine’s annual rundown of the best in the country. With stops in Milwaukee, Chicago and San Francisco, Jay and Sean drink their way through neighborhood dives and swanky bars alike, sharing the rich history […]

Greenlit: Women We Love, Esquire Network

Women We Love ( x 60′) – A  celebration of some of the most captivating, impressive and alluring women from entertainment, sports, pop culture and more. Based on the popular monthly feature in Esquire magazine and coinciding with the annual “Sexiest Woman Alive” issue in November, the special will feature fascinating women who inspire us […]

Greenlit: Your Home in Their Hands, BBC1

Your Home in Their Hands  – A new prime-time transformational makeover series, where home owners hand over their front door keys for the ultimate makeover – the only catch being the people doing the makeover are not professionals; the only homes they’ve decorated before are their own. In each programme, four passionate home decorators who think […]

Greenlit: Let’s Get Ready to Tumble, BBC1

Let’s Get Ready To Tumble w/t – A live, Saturday night competition featuring some of the nation’s best-loved celebrities vaulting, tumbling and flipping head-over-heels to try and win the public’s votes. The complete amateurs will be given a crash course in the basics of gymnastics before teaming up with the highest-flying, gravity-defying gymnasts from across […]

Greenlit: Pilgrimage with Simon Reeve, BBC2

Pilgrimage With Simon Reeve (3 x 60′) – For centuries, pilgrimage was one of the greatest adventures on Earth, involving epic journeys across the country and around the world, and this series  sees Simon Reeve retrace the exciting adventures of our ancestors. Medieval Britons were told that journeys of endurance, suffering and sacrifice to a holy site […]

Greenlit: David Blaine: Real or Magic, ABC

David Blaine: Real or Magic (1 x ) –  David Blaine’s signature brand of street magic mystifies the most recognizable celebrities in the world, including Jamie Foxx, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Ricky Gervais, Katy Perry, Woody Allen, and Robert DeNiro, to name a few. He goes into the homes of Kanye West and Harrison Ford, […]

Greenlit: Chow Masters, Travel Channel

Chow Masters (13 x 30′) – Chef Sammy DeMarco and best friend/Hollywood director Frank Coraci hit the road to find the tastiest and most creative comfort food in America. City by city, their quest takes them “off the map” searching for the three most innovative and delicious twists on comfort food classics. The chow buddies […]

Greenlit: The Silk Road, BBC4

The Silk Road (1 x 60′) – Documentary that explores the events that led to the arrest of Ross Ulbricht who founded a  website where people could buy drugs and guns. Channel: BBC4 Producer: Vice / Raw TV TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

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