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ZDFE, Jonathan M. Shiff team up for Reef Doctors

Australian kids producer Jonathan M. Shiff Productions has once again teamed up with ZDF Enterprises to launch new series Reef Doctors.

This follows the success of kids series H20: Just Add Water, which was produced by Jonathan Shiff and sold internationally by the commercial arm of the German public broadcaster.

Reef Doctors is a 13x1hour family adventure series commissioned by Australian commercial broadcaster Network Ten. It is coproduced by ZDF and will launch in Australia later this year and in Germany in 2013. It stars Sea Patrol’s Lisa McCune, who is also coproducing the series, as an accomplished doctor who is in charge of the residents of a number of beautiful islands as well as the holidaymakers and thrill seekers that visit the area.

“With Australia’s picturesque Great Barrier Reef providing the backdrop Reef Doctors is great family entertainment, and marks an exciting move for our company into primetime viewing,” said Jonathan M. Shiff.

“We are proud to continue our rewarding collaboration with Jonathan M. Shiff, and we look forward to further promising access primetime or primetime series aimed at families as opposed to programs targeting exclusively young audiences,” added ZDF Enterprises’ president and CEO Alexander Coridass