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Greenlit: Everest Avalanche Tragedy, Discovery

Everest Avalanche Tragedy (1 x 90′) – Documentary that includes unprecedented access and eyewitness accounts from the rescue and recovery efforts that took place after the avalanche struck the Khumbu Icefall, the area just above Mt. Everest base camp, during the morning of Friday, April 18th, 2014, killing 13 and leaving three missing. The film […]

Greenlit: Match Made in Heaven, WE tv

Match Made in Heaven (8 x 60′) – When looking for a wife, who better to turn to than the perfect matchmaker: the person with the power to marry you?  One wealthy bachelor will put his faith in a dynamic preacher to help him find “the one.”  With 22 diverse bachelorettes all vying for his […]

Greenlit: Charlie Sheen’s Bad Influence, WE tv

Charlie Sheen’s Bad Influence (1 x pilot) – Before they can become newlyweds, couples need to try their hand at “Charlie Sheen’s Bad Influence.”  America’s favorite bad boy puts engaged couples to the ultimate test by challenging how well they think they know their intended. Channel: WE tv Producer: Escape Reality / Estevez Sheen Productions […]

Greenlit: The Jesus Code, CNN

The Jesus Code –  How could the most famous man in history have left almost no trace behind? Bringing the most compelling artifacts together for the first time, this series takes viewers on a thrilling high-stakes journey through forensics, biblical archeology and forgery in history, exploring the evidence of Jesus’ existence by questioning the authenticity […]

Greenlit: The Hunt With John Walsh, CNN

The Hunt with John Walsh –  A documentary-style, non-fiction program takes advantage of Walsh’s unique statue and perspective in television journalism tol tell stories of ongoing international criminal investigations in which the suspect is a fugitive at large. Through interviews with victims, loved ones and law enforcement and the exploration of new leads, it provides […]

Greenlit: Somebody’s Gotta Do It, CNN

Somebody’s Gotta Do It –  Mike Rowe brings viewers face-to-face with men and women who march to the beat of a different drum. In each episode, Rowe visits unique individuals and joins them in their respective undertakings, paying tribute to innovators, do-gooders, entrepreneurs, collectors, fanatics–people who simply have to do it. This show is about […]

Greenlit: Lorraine Pascale: How to Be a Better Cook, BBC2

Lorraine Pascale: How To Be A Better Cook (6 x ) – Chef and TV presenter Lorraine Pascale helps unconfident cooks to find their feet in the kitchen. The series sees Lorraine create delicious and deceptively easy recipes for six kitchen novices to wow their friends and family at a surprise dinner party. From a […]

Greenlit: Kew on a Plate, BBC2

Kew on a Plate (4 x 60′) – Michelin Starred chef Raymond Blanc will transform an area of Kew Gardens into a sumptuous fruit and vegetable garden, which will be created on the site of what was once Queen Victoria’s royal kitchen garden. Raymond will be joined by co-presenter Kate Humble, and together they will […]

Up: Matt Califano, Vice-President, Spike TV

Matt Califano has been appointed as Vice-President, Programme Scheduling at Spike TV based in Santa Monica, CA and reporting to Tom Zappala, Executive Vice President, Programming and Scheduling. They will be responsible for the planning and execution of the programme scheduling and acquisitions strategy for Spike TV along with supervising of the day-to-day operations, supporting […]

Up: SeanBaker Carter, President, Powderhouse

SeanBaker Carter has been appointed as President at Powderhouse based in Somerville, MA and reporting to Joel Olicker, CEO and founder. They will be responsible for all of the company’s television and digital development, programming and operations. Source: realscreen

Greenlit: Taco Trip, Cooking Channel

Taco Trip – Chef Aarón Sánchez is on the hunt to find the best tacos in the nation! From Miami to L.A., Aarón cranks up the mariachi and visits the hottest taco joints in the United States. Along the way, Aarón will find inspiration for his own recipes, and just might do some cooking. After all, to Aarón, finding […]

In Development: My Favorite Things, Pivot

My Favorite Things ( x 30′)  – This series celebrates the things we love by looking at the life they have before – and after – we own them. Each episode explores two of our most nationally coveted items, including blue jeans, smart phones, and fast food. Told through first hand exploration, animation and with […]

Greenlit: Foster Parents, BBC2

Foster Parents w/t (4 x 60′) – Observational series that turns the spotlight on the dramatic and complex world of fostering. With access to Dorset social services and foster carers, we follow the amazing human stories of foster carers and their charges alongside the real-life dilemmas of social workers and decision makers. Across the series […]

Greenlit: Beyond Human, BBC2

Beyond Human – Presented by physicist Helen Czerski and biologist Patrick Aryee, this series explores how animals sense their world in ways far beyond our human capabilities. Each episode will focuses on a different sense – sight, sound and scent. Helen and Patrick get up close to some amazing creatures as they travel to five […]

Greenlit: Real Calendar Girls, BBC2

Real Calendar Girls –  Lucy Worsley explores the Women’s Institute. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Silver River TX: TBC Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: Women in Power, BBC2

Women in Power (3 x 60′) –  Amanda Vickery presents a series  looking back at the suffragettes. Channel: BBC2 Producer: Matchlight TX: TBC Source: BBC press release

Greenlit: The World Made by Women, BBC2

The World Made By Women (4 x 60′) –  Amanda Foreman presents a new landmark history series that explores 20,000 years of women’s history. From Empress Wu Zeitan to Margaret Thatcher and Alexandra Kollentai, this epic series traverses the globe to explore the role played by women from the Palaeolithic era to Britain today. Exploring […]

Greenlit: Dark Horse, Channel 4

Dark Horse – An uplifting feature documentary telling the rags-to-riches true story of race-horse Dream Alliance and the unlikely Welsh syndicate who bred her. The film tells the larger than life true story of how a barmaid in a former mining village in South Wales bred a racehorse on her allotment that went on to […]

Greenlit: Sarah Beeny’s Sell Your Home, Channel 4

Sarah Beeny’s Sell Your Home w/t (1 x 30′ pilot)  – Show that investigates the new phenomenon of people selling their own house via an online website, choosing not to use a traditional estate agent. The show follows two families as they take the “online plunge”. They’ll have to value their own property and show […]

Greenlit: Britain’s Youngest Carers, Channel 4

Britain’s Youngest Carers (1 x 60′) –  Oritsé Williams, founding member of boyband JLS, meets young carers from across the UK who take care of their parents on a daily basis, as well as experts who work with these young people to help them cope in a situation that can be a huge strain. When […]

Greenlit: Rewrapped, Food Network / Cooking Channel

Rewrapped –  New series that challenges three chefs to recreate, as closely as possible, some of America’s favorite guilty pleasures, and then invent an entirely new dish using the original treat as an ingredient. Hosted by Joey Fatone and led by head judge, Marc Summers, an expert panel of judges determines the winner based on taste, texture, and likeness to […]

Greenlit: How the Other Half Eat, Channel 4

How the Other Half Eat ( x 30′) – The show follows two families, who while living within striking distance of each other are worlds apart in terms of the contents of their trolleys and the amount they spend on their weekly food shop. Their shopping and eating habits are put under the microscope as […]

Greenlit: The Wil Wheaton Project, Syfy

The Wil Wheaton Project (12 x 30′) – A weekly topical comedy show hosted by actor, blogger and champion of geek culture Wil Wheaton. The show will offer a fast-paced, lighthearted exploration and celebration of all things within the realm of science fiction and genre entertainment. Each week, Wil provides his insider point-of-view, sense of humor […]

Greenlit: Korean Food Made Simple, Cooking Channel

Korean Food Made Simple – Celebrates the phenomenal Korean food wave that is currently sweeping the globe. Leading international Chef Judy Joo takes viewers on a spectacular and very personal journey to her homeland where she not only introduces them to the seasonal foods at the heart of Korean culture, but also shows them how to really enjoy […]

Out: Debbie Adler Myers, General Manager and Executive VP, Science Channel

Debbie Adler Myers, has let her role as General Manager and Executive Vice President at Science Channel. Read more: Realscreen

Out/In: Rita Mullin, EVP Programming & Development, OWN to General Manager, Science Channel

Rita Mullin has been appointed as General Manager of Science Channel from 2nd June 2014. She was previously EVP Programming and Development at OWN.   Read more: Realscreen

Up: Bill Gardner, VP Programming and Development, PBS

Bill Gardner has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Programming and Development at PBS, reporting to Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager.   Read more: Realscreen

In Development: After Party, E!

After Party ( x 30′) –   A live daily show that celebrates and recaps the best of the past 24 hours in television and pop culture news, including the good, the bad, and the ugly. Stunted with guests, games, debate, insider info and more! Hosted by a panel of television and pop culture experts, […]

Greenlit: Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose, Channel 4

Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose (12 x 60′) –  A live Saturday morning lifestyle and cookery programme presented by Lisa Snowdon and Steve Jones. The series reflects the style of the quality British supermarket’s free weekly newspaper Waitrose Weekend, with content including entertainment, lifestyle, culture and most importantly food. The show will feature some of the […]

Greenlit: Bad Teachers, Investigation Discovery

Bad Teachers – Exposes educators that have been beloved by students, looked up to by faculty peers, and trusted by parents. But little does anyone know that their extra-curricular activities cross the line into twisted chemistry, secret lust, shocking exploitation, and felony seduction. Channel: Investigation Discovery TX: 22nd April 2014 Source: Investigation Discovery press release […]

Greenlit: Cell Block Psychic, Investigation Discovery

Cell Block Psychic – Crime psychic medium Vicki Monroe has closed cold cases and helped solve high profile investigations. Now she’s meeting with the most notorious murderers on death row, and delivering messages from the victims they killed. Channel: Investigation Discovery TX: 21st April 2014 Source: Investigation Discovery press release  

Greenlit: The Perfect Murder, Investigation Discovery

The Perfect Murder – It’s the perfect murder for the killer whose crime scene throws suspicion in another direction. But just when a murderer thinks he has successfully gotten away with it, one small clue reveals the trail to his undoing. This show follows the twists and turns of a cold case and the clue […]

Out/In: Zai Bennett, Controller, BBC3 to Director, Sky Atlantic

Zai Bennett is leaving his role as Controller, BBC Three Controller for a new role as Director of Sky Atlantic. Having joined the BBC in 2011, Zai Bennett has been responsible for both critical and audience successes, including seeing the channel record its all-time highest 16–34 share and for stand out shows including the BAFTA […]

Greenlit: Too Tough to Teach? Channel 5

Too Tough to Teach? (2 x 60′) – When kids arrive at Ian Mikardo School, they are aggressive, disaffected and at risk of ending up in custody. The school is the very end of the line for children with severe and complex behavioural problems. Home to the toughest kids in East London and beyond, the […]

Greenlit: When Corden Met Barlow, BBC1

When Corden Met Barlow w/t  (1 x 60′) – James Corden and Gary Barlow head out on a UK road trip, as James gets up close and personal with the man behind the music of his youth and discusses Gary’s meteoric pop comeback. Gary Barlow has one of the most incredible stories in pop history. […]

Greenlit: You’re the One, FYI

You’re the One w/t (1 x 60′ pilot) – From the high-school sweetheart that relocated to the holiday romance that fizzled, this show follows men and women as they embark on an emotionally charged mission that spans the globe, in search of a lost love. Through social and mass media, communities around the world are […]

Greenlit: Eye of the Tyger, BBC3

Eye Of The Tyger  w/t (3 x 60′) – Cuckoo and Outnumbered star Tyger Drew Honey turns detective as he tours the UK, reporting on issues affecting young people in Britain today. Across three shows, Tyger explores the issues of pornography; relationships and dating; and body image. As one of the first generation to have […]

Greenlit: Bangkok Airport, BBC3

Bangkok Airport (6 x 60′) – Bangkok airport, the gateway to South-East Asia, is a thriving, bustling hub of excitement and anticipation, of pale arrivals to tanned departures and everything in between. BBC Three has gained unparalleled access to all aspects of the airport in this thrilling six-part series which sees young Brits passing through to […]

In Development: New Money, E!

New Money – Money can’t buy you taste, and that’s really fun to watch and judge!   In this self-contained format, each episode will give us a sneak peek inside two millionaires’ outrageous homes, cars, & closets. We’ll see how people with more money than God (but probably less taste than you!) have chosen to spend […]

Greenlit: The Unit, BBC3

The Unit (4 x 60′) – The Bridge AP Academy in West London is one of the UK’s biggest Pupil Referral Units, taking in pupils who’ve been permanently excluded or moved from schools from across West London. For many, this is a chance to get their lives back on track. If they can still get […]

Greenlit: Inside Fame, CMT

Inside Fame ( x 60′) – Takes us deep inside fame with today’s hottest country music stars. episode will feature a different artist and will include all-new in-depth interviews with the artists themselves, their families, fellow artists, producers and journalists, as well as personal photos, never-before-seen home videos and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage along with current […]

In Development: Love Live, E!

Love Live – A weekly live event where the audience at home gets to play matchmaker in real-time with real people’s dates. Live each week from our studio, one hopeful single will have three potential suitors to choose from…but the catch is that only the audience can see them!  All of America can weigh in with their opinions […]

Greenlit: Johnny Cash – American Rebel, CMT

Johnny Cash – American Rebel (1 x feature-length) – A celebration of the larger-than-life Johnny Cash from the unique perspective of the Man in Black’s 10 greatest songs. This documentary explores the life, music and artist expression of one of music’s most notorious rebels, from his first No. 1 hit, “I Walk the Line,” in […]

Greenlit: Urban Legend: When a Nation Went Country, CMT

Urban Legend: When a Nation Went Country (1 x feature-length) – Documentary that delves into the phenomenon sparked by the 1980 film Urban Cowboy – when country music found itself in vogue nationally for the first time in history. At the center of the new country movement was Gilley’s, the largest bar in the world located […]

Greenlit: Dash Dolls, E!

Dash Dolls (8 x 60′) – Kourtney, Kim and Khloé Kardashian made a mark on the fashion industry with the opening of their upscale DASH boutiques. We’ll see how the Dash Dolls – the girls entrusted to manage the DASH storefront and overall franchise –  juggle the glamorous lifestyle that comes with representing one of […]

Greenlit: Freedom: The Documentary, CMT

Freedom: The Documentary (1 x 90′) – Takes an in-depth look at the idea of independence and whether we’re all still truly liberated in today’s America. Equal parts comedic and irreverent, we will traverse the country, meeting the outlaws, the outlandish and the outspoken freedom fighters who are fighting the good fight every step of […]

Greenlit: They Called Us Outlaws: Cosmic Cowboys, Honky Tonk Heroes and the Rise of Redneck Rock, CMT

They Called Us Outlaws: Cosmic Cowboys, Honky Tonk Heroes and the Rise of Redneck Rock (4 x 120′) – What happened in Nashville and in Austin in the late 1960s and early 1970s was nothing less than a tectonic shift in country music. From Tennessee to Texas, musicians were breaking all the rules, pushing aside long […]

In Development: Pretty Young Things, E!

Pretty Young Things – Trying to make it in New York City isn’t always pretty.  And being beautiful doesn’t always help…but it doesn’t hurt, either.  In fact, it is the good looks and sex appeal of these young models that give them a shot at the good life most people only dream of – fame, […]

Greenlit: Promiseland, CMT

Promiseland (4 x 60′) – An epic new documentary miniseries celebrating the unsung hero of the USA: the American farmer. This groundbreaking series highlights the captivating true stories of farming families with agricultural roots that trace back for generations. Featuring innovative storytelling and sweeping cinematic visuals, it reveals how these hard working men and women […]

Greenlit: Survival Live, Discovery Channel

Survival Live w/t – Forty two days. Eight survivalists. One winner. Discovery is about to take “survival of the fittest” to the next level in this new, never been done before reality event. Eight survivalists who think they have what it takes will compete in this 42-day live event…but they’re not surviving solely on their own. […]