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MGM promotes Barry Poznick to lead expanded non-scripted drive

MGM’s Barry Poznick has been promoted to lead unscripted and alternative television for the business as it expands from its foundations in reality. The former president of unscripted has been promoted to president of MGM/Orion unscripted and alternative television, after extending his contract with the business. While overseeing unscripted programmes for MGM, Poznick will now […]

Quibi greenlights dance competition series ‘The Sauce’

Quibi has greenlit traveling dance competition series The Sauce. Produced by The Front, the series follows dancers Ayo and Teo, who are brothers. Travelling to 10 US cities in a cross-country road trip, the pair will spotlight the diversity of dance culture and find the best new talent across all styles. Ultimately, 22 teams from […]

HBO Max sets out non-fiction originals team

HBO Max has bolstered its original non-fiction team with execs from CNN, Karga Seven and Pulse Creative.  The service has hired Lizzie Fox as SVP of non-fiction programming, while Rebecca Quinn has been made VP of non-fiction original programming. Both execs will report into former Lionsgate exec Jennifer O’Connell, who joined as EVP of original […]

‘Big Brother’ returns to Sweden on TV4

Endemol Shine’s Big Brother has landed its fourth European comeback territory, with TV4 commissioning a new run of the format. The free-to-air channel has commissioned Endemol Shine’s Swedish prodco Meter for a fresh adaptation of the show, which last aired in Sweden in 2015 on Kanal 11. The new show will debut next year. The […]

Lifetime super-sizes orders of Kinetic’s ‘Married At First Sight’

Lifetime has signed up for two super-sized seasons of Married At First Sight from Kinetic Content. The Red Arrow Studios-owned business will produce two new 17 x 120-minute seasons of the hit format, set to begin airing next year. The new season, which marks the 10th season of the programme, will be set in Washington […]

‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ heads to Brazil

Brazil’s Globosat has commissioned the first local adaptation of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Globosat’s pay-TV channel GNT has ordered a primetime run of the home reno format from Endemol Shine Brazil. The order comes just weeks after US cable channel HGTV ordered an Endemol Shine North America-produced reboot of the format with Modern Family star […]

Exclusive: ‘Hollywood Game Night’ producer developing ‘Come To Bed’ for Quibi

Hollywood Game Night producer Mission Control Media is developing a US adaptation of Israeli format Come To Bed for Quibi, TBI understands. The project is believed to be in the works for Jeffrey Katzenberg’s premium short-form platform, which is to launch on 6 April and counts Disney, Viacom, WarnerMedia and BBC Studios as investors. It […]

ITV commissioner Ben Kelly joins Netflix’s unscripted team

ITV commissioner Ben Kelly is joining Netflix’s non-scripted team out of London. The exec, who previously served as an entertainment commissioner for the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? broadcaster, is to serve as manager of non-fiction series for Netflix, looking after global entertainment formats out of the UK. Kelly’s credits include the rebooted Who […]

Industrial Media taps ‘Wahlburgers’ producer to head East Coast division

UTA-backed Industrial Media has named Wahlburgers EP Devon Hammonds as SVP of development and current programming for its East Coast operations. Hammonds will lead Industrial Media’s New York and Atlanta production hubs, providing day-to-day support for the firm’s various production partners, including Matthew Galkin’s Fairhaven Films and Christina Douglas’s Momentum Content. Hammonds will report into […]

HBO Max orders zany competition series, promises more unscripted originals

HBO Max has made its first unscripted orders, picking up a pair of eccentric competition series. WarnerMedia’s forthcoming streamer has handed 10-part straight-to-series orders to Legendary and The Greatest Space. Legendary is a fun take on voguing, which is a style of modern dance accompanied by outrageous fashion get-ups, all inspired by the hit Madonna […]

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