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A&E greenlights ‘Live Rescue’ from Big Fish

A&E is heading back into the live arena with doc series Live Rescue from the producers of Live PD. MGM-owned Big Fish Entertainment is to produce the event series following first responders and parademics in action across the US. It will be hosted by journalist Ashleigh Banfield, who most recently hosted Primetime Justice on CNN sister […]

Ex-MTV exec joins A+E as Sharenow rises

Former MTV development chief Eli Lehrer has joined A+E Networks, as A&E channel chief Rob Sharenow rises to a programming president position. Lehrer will return to A+E as executive VP of programming at History, with Sharenow overseeing the US cable network as president of programming of the wider group. Sharenow is now control of all […]

Prison sells

Prisons have long been a source of fascination for TV producers – as illustrated by series such as British sitcom Porridge, Australian soap Prisoner Cell Block H and HBO limited series Oz. Right now, though, there are more outstanding prison-themed shows than ever, across both scripted and factual television, reports Andy Fry. Prison might not […]

Rapper 50 Cent plots sketch-reality show with A&E

Gangster rap star 50 Cent is developing a sketch comedy and music variety series with US cable channel A&E. 50 Cent Presents (WT) will star and be executive produced by the hip hop artist and entrepreneur, whose real name is Curtis Jackson. The series will see host Jackson showcasing comedic, musical and performance acts, including […]

Rapper 50 Cent plots sketch-reality show with A&E

Gangster rap star 50 Cent is developing a sketch comedy and music variety series with US cable channel A&E. 50 Cent Presents (WT) will star and be executive produced by the hip hop artist and entrepreneur, whose real name is Curtis Jackson. The series will see host Jackson showcasing comedic, musical and performance acts, including […]

A&E locks in jail docu-series format

A+E Networks plans to launch a docu-series in which innocent civilians spend time in jail, in more than 100 territories. 60 Days In debuts on A&E in US cable on March 17 in a weekly 10pm slot, launching internationally in the same month. The twelve-part series will see seven people give up their freedom and […]

A&E locks in jail docu-series format

A+E Networks plans to launch a docu-series in which innocent civilians spend time in jail, in more than 100 territories. 60 Days In debuts on A&E in US cable on March 17 in a weekly 10pm slot, launching internationally in the same month. The twelve-part series will see seven people give up their freedom and […]

Discovery development VP joins A&E

Long-time Discovery Communications development exec Amy Savitsky is joining rival A&E Network. Savitsky (pictured) will be senior VP, development and programming at the A+E Networks-owned cable channel. This comes after Elaine Frontain Bryant was named executive VP and head of programming earlier this following the departure of David McKillop and promotion of Rob Sharenow to […]

Discovery development VP joins A&E

Long-time Discovery Communications development exec Amy Savitsky is joining rival A&E Network. Savitsky (pictured) will be senior VP, development and programming at the A+E Networks-owned cable channel. This comes after Elaine Frontain Bryant was named executive VP and head of programming earlier this following the departure of David McKillop and promotion of Rob Sharenow to […]

Bennett upped, Hoogstra exits History

Dirk Hoogstra’s time with History is over, with Jana Bennett taking over the general manager post at the US cable channel. Hoogstra is credited with some of History’s biggest recent hits including scripted miniseries Hatfields & McCoys, but the channel has suffered significant dips over the past two years. Hoogstra becomes the latest high-ranking executive to […]