NPACT Members in the News
Truly Original Series to Focus On Indians Looking for American Life
May 21, 2019 | Realscreen: Bravo has commissioned the new docuseries Indian-ish from Truly Original. The show follows several multi-generational families originally from India and now living in Miami, featuring the first-ever all-Indian cast in an American docuseries.The series will focus on family, success and tradition, looking at cultural practices like young adults often living at home until marriage, and wanting to move towards the “American way” of life. READ MORE.
May 20, 2019 | Deadline: CBS has slotted a two-night premiere on June 25 for the Julie Chen Moonves-hosted Big Brother. Last summer, all three editions of the franchise ranked in the summer’s top 10 in viewers and key demos. Big Brother is produced by Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol Shine North America. READ MORE.
May 15, 2019 | Realscreen: National Geographic has tapped comedian and actor Keegan-Michael Key to host the reboot of Brain Games. The series, produced by Magical Elves and Alfred Street Industries, adds a Hollywood twist to its classic format by challenging celebrities to realize their special brain power via interactive games, illusions and social experiments. READ MORE.
May 15, 2019 | Realscreen: TNT will offer audiences a behind-the-scenes look at the life of four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal in a forthcoming docuseries. Shaq Life, produced by The Content Group, chronicles O’Neal’s post-NBA summer season and how he spends his time. READ MORE.
May 13, 2019 | Realscreen: World of Wonder, YouTube and StoryCorps are collaborating on a documentary commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots: Stonewall Outloud. The doc combines StoryCorps’ 1989 audio documentary Remembering Stonewall with contemporary voices in the LGBTQ community.
Jupiter Delves Into Family's Murder
May 13, 2019 | Realscreen: Investigation Discovery will delve into the psyche of a man who became a family annihilator in its Murder Mystery franchise. Produced by Jupiter Entertainment and American Media, the hour-long Family Man, Family Murderer: An ID Murder Mystery will look into the investigation of Chris Watts, whose pregnant wife and two daughters went missing from their family home in Colorado in August 2018. READ MORE.
May 13, 2019 | TheWrap: USA Network is rebooting Endemol Shine North America's The Biggest Loser. The updated weight-loss competition series will feature a new team of experts. READ MORE.
May 9, 2019 | Realscreen: Discovery Channel is set to follow snake hunter Dusty “The Wildman” Crum and his team as they attempt to tackle the snake problem in the Everglades. From Parabolic Films in association with 3 Ball Entertainment, Guardians of the Glades heads to the largest subtropical wilderness in the U.S., at the southern tip of Florida, where the Burmese Python has decimated 90% of certain mammal and bird species. READ MORE.
Oxygen Stuffs Sched with Shows From Member Companies
May 7, 2019 | Deadline: As the true-crime genre continues to assault the airwaves, Oxygen announced nearly a dozen series projects that embrace the genre. Among them are shows from Bunim-Murray Productions, IPC, The Content Group and MY Entertainment. READ MORE.
May 7, 2019 | Deadline: USA Network has ordered a second season of Growing Up Chrisley for premiere in August. The unscripted spinoff series, produced by Maverick TV and All3Media America, follows siblings Savannah and Chase Chrisley as they embark on a cross-country move to Los Angeles to pursue their dreams. READ MORE.
E! Looks to Member ProdCos to Shore up Reality Slate
May 3, 2019 | Deadline: Picked up for season three is Critical Content's Very Cavallari, which gives fans an exclusive look inside the life of celebrity entrepreneur, reality superstar, and lifestyle tastemaker, Kristin Cavallari. Going into season two is Dating #NoFilter. This Lime Pictures and All3Media America production features three pairs of outspoken comedians who serve up play-by-plays as they follow real singles on the most outrageous, intimate, and surprising first dates. READ MORE.
April 30, 2019 | Realscreen: Stephen David Entertainment and Marabella Productions have secured a production and development pod deal to produce true crime formats. Under terms of the strategic partnership, Stephen David Entertainment will have access to Marabella’s pipeline of global development and crime contacts. READ MORE.
April 25, 2019 | Realscreen: Sydel Curry-Lee, sister to NBA stars Stephen Curry and Seth Curry , is launching a new series centered on the siblings of celebrities on Facebook Watch. Produced by Authentic Entertainment, the nine-episode Sydel Takes On follows Curry-Lee as she explores the world of her fellow younger siblings and family members of famous people. READ MORE.
April 23, 2019 | Deadline: WE tv is expanding its breakout Love After Lockup franchise, giving a green light to spinoff Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup from Sharp Entertainment. The new series builds on the stories from seasons one and two of the original docuseries that chronicles couples making the complicated transition to love on the "outside" when one partner is released from prison. READ MORE.
May 20, 2019 | Deadline: Facebook Watch has set June 13 for the premiere of MTV’s The Real World revival. The new iteration of Bunim-Murray Productions' iconic reality show will launch with three versions, in Atlanta in the U.S. and internationally in Mexico and Thailand. READ MORE.
Big Fish and All3Media Get Sophomore Season Returners
May 17, 2019 | Realscreen: The second season of Big Fish Entertainment’s How Far Is Tattoo Far? on MTV will test relationships by asking pairs of friends, family members and loved ones to design tattoos for one another that are only revealed once they are inked. And the All3Media America co-pro series Breaking Homicide returns to Investigation Discovery to solve more of the nation’s most confounding cold cases. READ MORE.
May 15, 2019 | Deadline: “If this show and these doctors help me find what’s wrong, then what else is there?” That line comes from Charlie, a woman who recounts her multiple diagnoses in the first trailer for Chasing the Cure. The live series is a multi-pro with B17 Entertainment. WATCH CLIP.
May 14, 2019 | Realscreen: All3Media’s Optomen Productions takes a close look at job hunting in its new show for A&E, The Employables. Adapted from the UK series Employable Me, each hour-long episode of The Employables follows job hunters with autism or Tourette syndrome as they seek out meaningful employment in a sometimes hostile job market. WATCH CLIP.
May 13, 2019 | Realscreen: Cineflix Media has expanded its partnership with Scott Brothers Entertainment through a new IP deal. Under terms of the deal, Scott Brothers will obtain the production rights for all future projects under the Property Brothers franchise moniker, while Cineflix will have continuing financial and distribution participation in future productions under the franchise banner. READ MORE.
May 10, 2019 | Deadline: HBO plans a fall premiere for Liberty: Mother of Exiles, a documentary produced and directed by World of Wonder's Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato that explores the Statue of Liberty through the perspective of fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg. READ MORE.
May 9, 2019 | Deadline: Universal Kids has ordered a piece of Magical Elves' Top Chef franchise. Said EP and Magical Elves COO Casey Kriley: "Top Chef Junior: Remix gives young people with a passion for cooking a fun chance to compete while learning from some of our amazingly talented Top Chef and Top Chef Junior mentors and judges.” READ MORE.
May 7, 2019 | The Wrap: “The popularity of tattoo culture is at an all-time high, so I am thrilled to expand the incredibly successful Ink Master franchise across multiple platforms and touchpoints for our fans,” said Keith Cox, president, Development and Production for Paramount Network and TV Land. Both Ink Master and the new Ink Master: Grudge Match are produced by Truly Original, a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America. READ MORE.
Tori Socha Gives Tour of Paramount Unscripted
May 7, 2019 | Realscreen: “I’m trying to be as aggressive as I can. Bring me something bold and original and let me take my swing,” says Tori Socha when Joe Livecchi of Noble Savages asks what’s going on in the unscripted group at the Paramount Network. READ MORE.
May 6, 2019 | Deadline: Emmy-winning docuseries Who Do You Think You Are? is returning to NBC for a second go-round. Shed Media is one of the producers of the show that has celebrities tracking their family trees. READ MORE.
YouTube Deepens Venture into Unscripted Content
May 3, 2019 | Realscreen: YouTube is making a further push into unscripted content alongside a move to make all new YouTube Originals available for free through an ad-supported model. The upcoming slate includes a doc special featuring Paris Hilton, who co-produces with with Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman via Industrial Media’s IPC. READ MORE.
May 2, 2019 | Deadline: Paramount Network orders a seventh season of Bar Rescue and is expanding the Jon Taffer-led franchise with Marriage Rescue. The new unscripted original series from 3 Ball Entertainment follows Taffer as he helps couples whose relationships are on the brink of failure.
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MY Acquires US Rights to Dance-for-Date Format
April 29, 2019 | Realscreen: MY Entertainment has acquired the format rights to Dancefloor Date from Newen Distribution. Producer, director and former dancer Nigel Lythgoe has signed on as showrunner and executive producer of the dance competition-cum-dating series. READ MORE.
April 22, 2019 | Realscreen: A&E Network is gearing up to chart the perilous situations that various emergency services teams across America find themselves in on a daily basis in Big Fish Entertainment’s live event series Live Rescue. Big Fish Founder and President Dan Cesareo takes you behind the scenes of the eight-part series. READ MORE.