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Roku partners with Reese Witherspoon & Charlie Puth for unscripted originals expansion

Roku has commissioned and returned a slew of new original unscripted series, including projects from Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine. New titles announced at the 2023 IAB NewFronts include Charlie Makes A Record (working title), a six-episode unscripted comedy starring US singer-songwriter Charlie Puth, which takes stories from his real life and turns them into borderline-surreal […]

Roku orders ‘Honest Renovations’ with Jessica Alba & Lizzy Mathis to EP and host

The Roku Channel has commissioned a new unscripted original series, hosted and executive produced by Jessica Alba and Lizzy Mathis, that is part home renovation/part parental advice show. The 8 x 60-minute Honest Renovations is set to begin production later this year and is produced by High Noon Entertainment (Fixer Upper, Good Bones), Mexican Spitfire […]

Lifetime hires new unscripted VP

US cable channel Lifetime has hired a new VP, non-fiction programming. Mioshi Hill joins the A+E Networks-owned channel from indie Hudsun Media, where she was senior VP, development and creative affairs. She has executive produced unscripted US cable shows such as I’m Having Their Baby, The Doc Club and Pregnant in Heels, and also delivered […]

GSN walks The Line

US cable channel GSN has ordered a “travelling” game show from ITV Studios-owned High Noon Entertainment. Five episodes of The Line will shoot in Nashville this month. The series is billed as a “unique traveling game that invites hundreds of people to line up each day for a chance to win cash and prizes”. Contestants will […]

Buccieri upped at ITV Studios US, Kyriacou adds new role

Paul Buccieri has been promoted to chairman of ITV Studios US Group, ITV’s umbrella division that includes all of its acquired Stateside production companies. In a further change, ITV Studios Global Entertainment’s MD Maria Kyriacou is taking on responsibility for production outside of the US and the UK. Buccieri (left) has been instrumental in UK […]

Ob docs: obsolete or of the moment?

Rumblings that the ob doc trend is stifling creativity on both sides of the Atlantic have divided the factual programming industry. Is the genre coming to the end of its cycle, or is it simply evolving, asks Jesse Whittock The commissions of History’s Pawn Stars and American Pickers in 2009 and 2010 respectively ushered in […]

ITV’s High Noon floats Butterfly deal

High Noon Entertainment has inked a first-look deal with US indie Lucky Butterfly Productions. High Noon, the US Cake Boss prodco that ITV Studios acquired a majority stake in last year, has worked with Lucky Butterfly before on the GSN gameshow The Line. Under the terms of the deal, Lucky Butterfly and its founder Michael […]

Cake Boss prodco ups two

High Noon Entertainment has promoted two of its programming execs. Patrick Jager (pictured) has been upped to senior VP, development and production and Scott Feeley to senior VP, current programming. High Noon is the production company behind Cake Boss and Guinness World Records Unleashed. ITV Studios bought a majority stake in the business in 2013. […]

ITV Studios buying spree to continue, US drama push planned

Kevin Lygo has told TBI that ITV Studio’s aggressive indie buying spree will continue and that the next phase will see it move into the US scripted TV market. “We’re growing significantly and, internationally, the content acquisition strategy will continue for a while,” Lygo said in an exclusive interview. Buoyed by the recent strong performance […]

ITV Studios forms US umbrella group

Paul Buccieri will lead a new ITV Studios US group that will reflect UK broadcaster ITV’s expanded stateside business. The formation of the ITV Studios US Group, which will house ITV Studios America, comes after the acquisition of US producers Thinkfactory Media, High Noon Entertainment and Gurney Productions and ITV CEO Adam Crozier’s claim that […]