The Jeremy Kyle Show

UK government launches inquiry into reality TV’s duty of care

Reality TV is facing unprecedented scrutiny in the UK this week following the death of a man who appeared on ITV’s The Jeremy Kyle Show. ITV cancelled its long-running daytime show on Wednesday (15 May) after the suspected suicide of Steve Dymond, who had appeared on an edition of the programme. Now MPs have announced an […]

ITV cancels ‘The Jeremy Kyle Show’ after death of guest

ITV has cancelled its tabloid talkshow The Jeremy Kyle Show after a guest was found dead after taking part in an episode. Steve Dymond died from an overdose last week, 10 days after failing a lie-detector test on the long-running ITV daytime programme. Dymond had appeared on the show to try to prove his innocence […]

ITV inks first-look deal with US indie

ITV Studios America has cut a first-look deal with US production company Bishop-Lyons. The producer, which was founded in 2010 by Andrew Bishop and David Lyons, makes reality and fat-ent series including Bitches of South Beach, The Visionaries and Dirty Girls. Bruce Robertson, senior VP, creative strategy, ITV Studios America said: “Bishop-Lyons’ high quality slate […]