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Greenlit: Handsome Devils, Investigation Discovery / Slice

Handsome Devils (10 x 60′) – Docu-drama series that explores relationships that go badly wrong when the man becomes so overcome with passion he becomes violent against his partner. Channel: Investigation Discovery (USA) / Slice (Canada) Producer: BrightSpark / Saloon TX: TBC Source: C21 Media

Up: Edwina Waddy, Commissioning Editor, ABC (Australia)

Edwina Waddy has been promoted to the role of commissioning editor at ABC in Australia. Read more: C21 Media  

Greenlit: Futurescape with James Wood, Science Channel

Futurescape with James Woods (6 x 60) – What if you could read minds using a Bluetooth device, or have your own personal superhuman Iron Man-style suit?  How about curing cancer by inserting a “super chip” into the human body?  What was once considered science fiction is more of a reality than you may think.  […]

Greenlit: Terror on a Train, Investigation Discovery

Terror on a Train (1 x 60′) – In the 20 years since the Long Island Railroad Massacre, an entire generation has lived in the era of mass murder — Columbine, Virginia Tech, and Sandy Hook. This documentary brings viewers into the aisles of the LIRR train where gunman Colin Ferguson opened fire upon the […]

Greenlit: Blood, Sweat and Heels, Bravo

Blood, Sweat and Heels –  Follows a group of up-and-coming movers and shakers in New York’s elite circles of real estate, fashion, and media. The women featured on the show include former “video vixen” turned realtor Melyssa Ford, real estate partner Brie Bythewood, modeling agency owner Mica Hughes, affordable-style expert Daisy Lewellyn, A Belle in […]

Greenlit: Megastorm: World’s Biggest Typhoon, Discovery Channels International

Megastorm: World’s Biggest Typhoon (1 x 60′) – Documentary that uses news archive and interviews with scientists to explain the events surrounding the powerful and destructive Typhoon Haiyann, which hit the Philippines in November 2013. Channel: Discovery Networks International / Discovery Science Producer: ITN Productions TX: December 2013 Source: TBI Vision

Greenlit: Huesos Que Hablan (Talking Bones), Discovery en Español

Huesos Que Hablan (Talking Bones) –  Documentary that goes behind the scenes at a forensic crime lab in Mexico to investigate crimes related to women. Channel: Discovery en Español Producer:  Pacha Films (Mexico) TX: December 2013 Source: TBI Vision

Greenlit: Trata de Mujeres: De Tenancingo a Nueva York (Trafficking in Women: Tenancingo to New York), Discovery en Español

Trata de Mujeres: De Tenancingo a Nueva York (Trafficking in Women: Tenancingo to New York) –  Documentary that looks at the Mexican women who end  up in New York after being people trafficked into the sex trade. Channel: Discovery en Español Producer:  Pacha Films (Mexico) TX: December 2013 Source: TBI Vision

Greenlit: Walking the Nile, Channel 4 / Animal Planet

Walking the Nile (4 x 60′) – Expedition leader, writer and photographer Levison Wood sets out on a year-long challenge to become the first person to successfully walk the entire length of the River Nile. Between the start of the expedition on 1st December 2013 and the end, people can follow every step of Levison’s […]

In: Bec Milligan, Editor, Education, Channel 4

Bec Milligan has been appointed to the role of Editor, Education –overseeing the commissioning of educational programming for a core audience of 14-19 year olds across the schedule on television and online for Channel 4. Bec is a former series producer of BBC ONE’s The Apprentice, and has had a long and varied career as […]

Greenlit: The Story Behind, TVGN

The Story Behind w/t –  Viewers get an inside look at some of the most successful shows in television history; it will reveal stories straight from the set and feature exclusive interviews with cast, producers and television executives such as Steven Spielberg, Warren Littlefield, John Wells and Neal Baer. Channel: TVGN Producer: TV Guide Productions TX: TBC […]

Greenlit: Get Folked: The Great Folk Revival, More 4

Get Folked: The Great Folk Revival –  Ade Edmondson, Bob Geldof, Frank Turner, Jake Bugg and Billy Bragg explain the enduring appeal of this music genre and why it’s recent resurgence is so perfectly timed. There’ll be outstanding acoustic performances from The Unthanks, Jake Bugg and Newton Faulkner. Channel: More 4 TX: December 2013 Source: […]

Greenlit: Queer as Pop, Channel 4

Queer as Pop w/t – Documentary that details how the gay clubs and scene have inspired and influenced the music mainstream over the last 40 years. This fascinating documentary shows how music has been influenced by the political and social liberation of gay men. From the repealing of laws banning homosexuality leading to disco through […]

Greenlit: 50 Years of Rock Excess: Amps, Whips and Rebel Riffs, Channel 4

50 Years of Rock Excess: Amps, Whips and Rebel Riffs – A documentary which tells the story of how The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath spawned the rock genre and the the excessive lifestyle that went with it. Also featured will be musical talents Josh Homme, Andrew W.K. and Black Sabbath […]

In: John Hay, Commissioning Editor, Arts, Channel 4

John Hay has been appointed as Commissioning Editor, Arts at Channel 4, reporting to the Head of Factual, Ralph Lee. John joined Channel 4 in August 2012 to cover Julia Harrington’s maternity leave as history commissioner and stayed on to commission projects across Specialist Factual. Since arriving, he’s looked after Richard III: King in the […]

Greenlit: Harold Shipman: 10 Years On, Channel 5

Harold Shipman: 10 Years On (2 x 60′) – Documentary that tells the story of the killer doctor and his victims. Channel: Channel 5 Producer: Crackit / Group M Entertainment TX: Late 2013 Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Fred and Rose: The Untold Story, Channel 5

Fred and Rose: The Untold Story (3 x 60′) – Documentary series that uses interviews with friends and family to explore the lives of two of Britain’s most notorious serial killers. Channel: Channel 5 Producer: Nine Lives Media TX: Late 2013 Source: Broadcast

Out/In: Mariana Flynn, VP Development, TLC to VP Non-Fiction Programming, Lifetime

Mariana Flynn has been appointed as Vice President of non-fiction programming at Lifetime, based in Los Angeles and  reporting to Eli Lehrer. She was previously Vice President Development at TLC’s Los Angeles office. Read more: Realscreen

Greenlit: Tour Wars, TVGN

Tours Wars –  Underneath the perceived glitz and glamour of Hollywood Boulevard is an underbelly of competitive and hungry tour-giving vendors who are willing to go to extremes in order to cash in on excitable tourists. Channel: TVGN Producer: Rogue Atlas Productions and Four Henrys Productions in association with Lionsgate Television. TX: TBC Source: TVGN press release

Greenlit: Paul O’Grady’s Animal Orphans, ITV

Paul O’Grady’s Animal Orphans (3 x 60′) –  Paul O’Grady travels to Africa to meet animals orphaned in the wild and help hand rear them ready to be released back into nature. In each programme, Paul helps to care for and rehabilitate a variety of wild animals including hippos, baboons, rhinos, lions and elephants. He also helps […]

Greenlit: Rising Star, ITV

Rising Star – An innovative, interactive, musical talent format, where viewers at home vote in real-time during performances, via an app, which is fully integrated in the show. Prior to any performance beginning, there is a period in which people at home can ‘enter the vote’ through a free app. Then when the performance starts, […]

Greenlit: The Secrets of Branding, CCTV2

The Secrets of Branding (8 x 50′) – Documentary series that uses interviews with the CEOs of top global brands to reveal how they grow and survive in difficult times. Channel: CCTV2 (China) Producer: Blakeway Productions TX: TBC Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Have You Scene My Room, TVGN

Have You Scene My Room –  Hosted by Joe Maddalena, the industry’s leading authority on Hollywood memorabilia, and Tanya McQueen this home makeover series transforms a superfan’s entire room into a real-life Hollywood tribute to his or her favorite movie or television show. Channel: TVGN Producer: Trium Entertainment TX: TBC Source: TVGN press release

Greenlit: Celebrity Celebrity, TVGN

Celebrity Celebrity –  Based on the popular parlor game, this lively show will feature two teams of celebrity contestants as they compete to guess famous names based on their teammates’ clues, and rack up money for their favorite charities. Channel: TVGN Producer: Avalon Television TX: TBC Source: TVGN press release

Greenlit: Watch! Magazine TV Project, TVGN

Watch! Magazine TV Project –  Part travel show, part celebrity biography, part high fashion, this original series goes behind the scenes of CBS’s Watch! Magazine as it takes TV’s biggest stars to the world’s most exotic destinations for shoots with the world’s best photographers. Channel: TVGN Producer:  TV Guide Productions TX: TBC Source: TVGN press release

Greenlit: TMI, TVGN

TMI –  This quick-witted and fun show will deliver the top stories in Hollywood and entertainment through the lens of celebrity tweets and posts. Channel: TVGN Producer:  Rogue Atlas Productions in association with Lionsgate Television TX: TBC Source: TVGN press release

Greenlit: Rock the Boat: New Kids on the Block, TVGN

Rock the Boat: New Kids on the Block – Obsessed fans take the vacation of a lifetime when they board a cruise for a week-long party on the high-seas with America’s favorite bands. The first group to headline this all-new series franchise is New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), one of the hottest bands in music […]

Greenlit: Under the Gunn, Lifetime

Under the Gunn (13 x )  – Tim Gunn takes the reigns of this fashion competition series, as Project Runway alumni Mondo Guerra, Anya Ayoung-Chee and Nick Verreos, who have shown their prowess on the runway as contestants, but now must prove they have the vision and business savvy to mentor and manage a fashion […]

Greenlit: I Am Britney Jean, E!

I Am Britney Jean (1 x 90′) –  The buzz about Britney Spears’ upcoming two-year performance residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas has already reached a fever pitch with ticket sales through the roof and rumors abounding as to what the star will perform, what she’ll wear, and what the show […]

Greenlit: Comet of the Century, Nat Geo

Comet of the Century (1 x 60′) – Documentary special that uses CGI and breathtaking images captured by cutting-edge technology to show why Comet ISON is considered by many astronomers to be a once-in-a-lifetime cosmic event. Comet ISON is bigger than Australia, its head measuring an impressive 4,900km across and dust trail extending more than […]

Greenlit: Wahlburgers, A&E

Wahlburgers – Docuseries following the fortunes of Mark and Donnie Wahlberg as they launch a burger restaurant with their brother Paul. Channel: A&E Producer: 44 Blue Productions / Closest to the Hole Productions  / Leverage Entertainment / Donnie D Productions TX: 22nd January 2014 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: All Access: Broner Vs. Maidana, Showtime

All Access: Broner Vs. Maidana   –  Documentary that tells the story of boxers Adrien Broner and Marcos Maidan in the run up to the WBA Welterweight World Championship bout.   Channel: Showtime Producer:  Joel and Ethan Coen / T Bone Burnett /Scott Rudin. TX: 7th December 2013 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Go Decorate!, ADM

Go Decorate! (13 x 60′) – Competition series that pits people against each other to see who can decorate their cars  in the most creative way. Channel: ADM (Abu Dhabi Media) Producer: Twofour TX: Late 2013 / 2014 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: The Goodness of Our Land, ADM

The Goodness of Our Land (6 x 60′) – Documentary series that explores farming in Abu Dhabi. Channel: ADM (Abu Dhabi Media) Producer: Twofour TX: Late 2013 / 2014 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Comedy Warriors, Showtime

Comedy Warriors  (1 x 93′)  –  Established comedians such as Lewis Black, Bob Saget and B.J. Novak help five military veterans to create and perform stand up comedy routines.   Channel: Showtime Producer:  Joel and Ethan Coen / T Bone Burnett /Scott Rudin. TX: 5th December 2013 Source: Realscreen

Greenlti: Top Ten: Abu Dhabi, ADM

Top Ten: Abu Dhabi (13 x 60′) – Documentary series that uncovers the  best places to visit in Abu Dhabi. Channel: ADM (Abu Dhabi Media) Producer: Twofour TX: Late 2013 / 2014 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: D-Day Sacrifice, TF1 (France) / Nat Geo International

D-Day Sacrifice ( 1 x 120′) – The day is June 6, 1944, and World War II has entered its fifth year of combat. Thousands of allied paratroopers storm the northern coast of France in what became the largest military invasion fleet in history, striking the unsuspecting German defenses by land, sea and air. In […]

Greenlit: Rising Star, ABC

Rising Star (10 x  60′) – US version of Israeli format that completely reinvents the traditional singing competition as–for the first time ever–the audience has the final say in real time. The show follows a group of aspiring singers as they audition in live performances. During the performances, viewers vote via an App in real time […]

Greenlit: Dude, You’re Screwed, Discovery Channel / Animal Planet

Dude, You’re Screwed (7 x ) – Adventure competition series in which five contestants have to each escape from a remote location and find their way back within a set time limit. Channel: Discovery Channel / Animal Planet Producer: High Noon Entertainment TX: 8th December 2013 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Joanna Lumley Meets will.i.am, BBC1

Joanna Lumley Meets will.i.am  (1 x 60′) – Joanna Lumley spends time with a man who has intrigued her since she saw him carrying the flame on the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay across Britain. Joanna travels to Los Angeles, California to meet will.i.am on his home turf – spending time with him at his mansion in […]

Greenlit: The Story of Abu Dhabi, ADM

The Story of Abu Dhabi (13 x 60′) – Documentary series that explores the history of Abu Dhabi with the help of historical and cultural experts. Channel: ADM (Abu Dhabi Media) Producer: Twofour TX: Late 2013 / 2014 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Hot Tub Britain, ITV

Hot Tub Britain (1 x 60′) – Documentary that goes behind the scenes of a major hot tub retailer to explore Britain’s new found love of hot tubs. Channel: ITV Producer: Shiver TX: 2014 Source: TBI Vision

Greenlit: Chef Needed, Abu Dhabi Media

Chef Needed (13 x 60′) – Docuseries following the fortunes of aspiring chefs across some of the UAE’s most sought after restaurants. Channel: Abu Dhabi Media Producer: Twofour TX: TBC Source: Twofour

Greenlit: Beyond Borders, MBC1

Beyond Borders (6 x ) – Observational documentary series that follows six Emirati young people over 15 days as they give up their comforts to live and work alongside local people in the Philipinnes. Channel: MBC1 Producer: Image Nation (Abu Dhabi) TX: 15th November 2013 Source: C21

Greenlit: Michael Grade’s Stars of the Musical Theatre, BBC4

Michael Grade’s Stars of the Musical Theatre (1 x 60′) –  Michael Grade explores the appeal of musical theatre productions such asOklahoma! and West Side Story and talks to some of the biggest names in musical theatre, such as Michael Ball, Elaine Paige and Trevor Nunn. Channel: BBC4 Producer: Finestripe Productions TX: Late 2013 Source: […]

Greenlit: Another Day/Another Time: The Music of Inside Llewyn Davis, Showtime

Another Day/Another Time: The Music of Inside Llewyn Davis  –  Documentary that ties into the feature film Inside Llewyn Davis, featuring muscial performances from Joan Baez, Patti Smith, Jack White, Marcus Mumford, Rhiannon Giddens and Oscar Isaac. Channel: Showtime Producer:  Joel and Ethan Coen / T Bone Burnett /Scott Rudin. TX: 13th December 2013 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Wild Burma: Nature’s Lost Kingdom, BBC2 / Smithsonian Channel

Nature’s Lost Kingdom (3 x 60′) – Scientists from the world-renowned Smithsonian Institute, along with wildlife filmmakers Gordon Buchanan and Justine Evans, explore Burma’s dense forests, searching for hard evidence of just how rich and globally important Burma’s treasure trove of intact forest really is. Their aim is to present a compelling list of rare […]

Greenlit: Kodiak, Discovery Channel

Kodiak (4 x 60′) –  Kodiak Island is one of the most remote places on Earth. Home to some of the best fishing and deadliest hunting on the planet, Kodiak Island is a land of natural treasures. Brown bears, elk, deer and salmon are some of the many attractions that lure sportsmen from all around […]

Greenlit: $ellebrity, Showtime

$ellebrity (1 x 93′)  –  Documentary that explore celebrity culture past, present and future. Channel: Showtime Producer:  Joel and Ethan Coen / T Bone Burnett /Scott Rudin. TX: 27th December 2013 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Alex Polizzi’s Perfect Christmas, BBC2

Alex Polizzi’s Perfect Christmas w/t  (1  x 60′) – Alex Polizzi presents a Christmas-themed craft show to help viewers decorate their homes and create a festive spirit. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Twofour TX: Christmas 2013 Source: TBI Vision

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