NPACT Members in the News
July 12, 2019 | Deadline: Netflix has issued the second season trailer for Magical Elves' Sugar Rush, the baking competition series where contestants battle each other and the clock. The series will return on July 26. READ MORE AND SEE THE TRAILER.
Jupiter Explores Twisted Love Story
July 9, 2019 | Realscreen: Oxygen will explore the twisted love story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard and Nicholas Godejohn in a two-hour special of its Snapped: Killer Couples series. Gypsy Rose & Nick: A Love To Kill For from Jupiter Entertainment will explore how the couple came to murder Gypsy’s abusive mother with an exclusive first interview with Godejohn since his sentencing. READ MORE.
July 8, 2019 | Deadline: ITV America is “cautiously optimistic” about its remake of Love Island for CBS as ITV CEO David George lifts the lid on the reality dating format as well as how he anticipates the forthcoming “streaming wars” will give unscripted a much-needed boost. READ MORE.
Cash Cab Gets Another Revival
July 2, 2019 | TheWrap: Bravo is reviving Lion TV's Cash Cab, bringing it back on air after Discovery Channel’s own revival of the series ended last year. Ben Bailey will return to host the new version of the game show, in which unsuspecting cab riders have the length of a ride to answer trivia questions for the chance to win big money. READ MORE.
June 26, 2019 | Reality Blurred: Endemol Shine North America's Big Brother is a summer staple for CBS, and for reality TV: a competition that spans three months that can be watched online 24/7, and three times a week on television. Here’s a look behind the scenes on Big Brother, from casting to the house design, the producers’ decisions to the live feeds. READ MORE.
June 25, 2019 | Realscreen: Upon the 20th anniversary of the tragic loss of John F. Kennedy Jr. and wife Carolyn Bessette, TLC is premiering Critical Content's JFK Jr. and Carolyn’s Wedding: The Lost Tapes with never-before-seen footage from the couple’s wedding. The two-hour wedding weekend documentary can be seen on July 13. READ MORE.
June 23, 2019 | Deadline: VH1 is further expanding its Black Ink Crew unscripted franchise with a third series, Black Ink Crew: Compton from Big Fish Entertainment. The new series, which follows Danny “KP” Kilpatrick and his crew at IAM Compton, will debut July 30 with a two-hour premiere. READ MORE.
A&E Goes Live Again This Time With Essential's Daredevils
June 21, 2019 | Realscreen: A&E has partnered with Essential Media Group to produce the live daredevil series The Impossible Live. The show will feature a number of daredevils performing death-defying stunts in real time. READ MORE.
June 18, 2019 | TheWrap: Netflix announced that it has renewed hit show Queer Eye for both a fourth and fifth season, with season 4 coming on July 19. The series is produced by ITV Entertainment and Scout Productions. READ MORE.
July 9, 2019 | Realscreen: Spoke Studios, the content arm of Wheelhouse Entertainment, has penned a talent deal with event producer Andy King, who rose to fame via Chris Smith’s acclaimed Netflix documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened. READ MORE.
Queer Eye Releases S4 Trailer
July 8, 2019 | TheWrap: The trailer for ITV Entertainment's Queer Eye season four shows grooming-guru Jonathan Van Ness returning to his high school to give one of his former teachers a makeover. Aside from a detour to Quincy, Illinois for the first episode, the rest of the season will take place in the Kansas City, Missouri area. READ MORE AND WATCH THE TRAILER.
July 8, 2019: Tom Jennings has been in the news with his commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the historic first manned lunar landing as part of National Geographic's Space Week programming. 1895 Films' two-hour doc, Apollo: Missions to the Moon, will be rerun in the coming weeks. Jennings shared his insights on the doc with Realscreen and Reality Blurred.
June 30, 2019 | Reality Blurred: CBS announced the initial cast of ITV Entertainment's Love Island contestants, the 11 people who will pair up or be sent home. All of them are in their 20s, and nine of them are 25 or younger. The show is hosted by Arielle Vandenberg. READ MORE.
June 28, 2019 | Deadline: Pretty Little Liars alum Shay Mitchell is pregnant with her first child and she plans to document her pregnancy journey in Almost Ready. The biweekly YouTube Original Series is produced by Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation. READ MORE.
June 26, 2019 | Deadline: Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn’s Amazon fashion competition series has gotten a title, timeline and first-look photos. Newly titled Making The Cut, from SKR Productions, brings together 12 entrepreneurs and designers from around the globe who will compete to make their brands the next big global phenomenon. READ MORE.
Live PD Arrests Record Viewership
June 25, 2019 | TheWrap: Live PD had a big night on Friday, when A&E led primetime TV among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.The June 21 episode of the Big Fish Entertainment series drew 2.4 million viewers and 1.2 million viewers among 25 to 54-year-olds, according to Nielsen’s live-plus-same-day metric. Both of those were records for the show. READ MORE.
June 21, 2019 | Deadline: E! has picked up a fifth season of its hit series Total Bellas. The series from Bunim/Murray Productions follows the lives of WWE Superstars Nikki Bella and Brie Bella. READ MORE.