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  • WE tv preps hip hop spin-off for “Marriage Boot Camp”
    Realscreen / by Frederick Blichert

    U.S. cable network WE tv is putting a hip hop spin on its latest installment of Marriage Boot Camp. Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition will feature famous couples selected from hip hop royalty, including cast members of VH1′s Love & Hip Hop. The series follows five couples as they undergo counselling and decide whether it’s all worth […]

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  • ITV America Boss David George On ‘Queer Eye’, ‘Love Island’ & Finding The Next “Diamond In The Rough”
    Deadline / by Peter White

    ITV America CEO David George has lifted the lid on his company’s recently streamlined strategy, discussing how the production group is keeping Netflix’s Queer Eye fresh, working with CBS to make Love Island a hit in the U.S. and finding his next non-scripted hit. George was promoted to the top job in January following the departure of Brent Montgomery and has spent […]

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  • ‘Queer Eye’ Wins Three Emmys, Including Best Structured Reality Program
    Billboard / by Joshua Bote

    Following a stratospheric, star-rising year of positive affirmations, French tucks and lots of guac, the Fab Five can finally rest on their laurels. Queer Eye — the wildly endearing, wildly fun Netflix reboot of the groundbreaking mid-2000s cable show — has nabbed itself a hat trick of Emmys this weekend at the 70th Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.  In […]

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  • Finding the Fab Five: How Netflix’s Queer Eye Came to Be
    E! / by Tierney Bricker

    Leave it to Mindy Kaling to tweet the truth. “I’m gonna say what we’re all thinking: whoever cast the @netflix #queereye did an incredible job,” she wrote on June 24. And we couldn’t agree more, along with the rest of the world as it seems everyone is obsessed with Netflix’s Queer Eye, the revival of the iconic series that has introduced an […]

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  • CBS Bringing ‘Love Island’ to U.S. With Series Order
    The Hollywood Reporter / by Rick Porter

    The reality show has drawn record ratings for ITV2, particularly among younger viewers. CBS is setting sail to Love Island: The network has secured rights for an American version of the dating show, which has become a big hit in the United Kingdom. The show wrapped its fifth season on ITV2 last week with series-high ratings, […]

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  • How Alone’s all-star contestants and location were chosen, and more behind-the-scenes details
    Reality Blurred / by Andy Dehnart

    History’s Alone returns tonight for season five, which brings back people who’ve previously participated in the survival challenge. They’ll compete to outlast each other in Mongolia, a new location for the series. To learn more about this season, and about some behind-the-scenes details, I again talked to Shawn Witt, Leftfield Pictures’ co-president and an Alone executive producer. […]

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  • Five Things Viewers Don’t Know About History Survival Hit Alone
    Cynopsis / by Lynn Leahey

    Season 5 of History survival hit Alone premieres Thursday June 14 at 10p, and will once again feature intrepid competitors braving harsh conditions, documenting the experience themselves – no camera crews allowed. Shawn Witt, executive producer of the series and co-president at Leftfield Pictures, offers behind-the-scenes intel.  1) Thousands of potential participants are narrowed down to 20 for boot camp: Prior to […]

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  • ITV America Launches Crime Label in Move to Specialize Its Many Shingles (Exclusive)
    The Hollywood Reporter / by Mikey O'Connell

    Good Caper Content (run by Kathryn Vaughan) will cater to the growing number of buyers for crime programming, as CEO David George looks to give his company’s many acquisitions better brand identity in a busy market. ITV America wants to give buyers two things they’re anxious for: crime shows, and clarity in a crowded and […]

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  • Animal Planet Orders ‘Wolves & Warriors,’ Which Pairs Combat Vets With, Well, Wolves (Exclusive)
    TheWrap / by Tony Maglio

    Awoooooooo! Animal Planet has ordered new series “Wolves & Warriors,” which will pair combat vets suffering from PTSD with rescued wolves, TheWrap has learned exclusively. Premiering later this year, “Wolves & Warriors” features U.S. Navy veteran Matt Simmons and Dr. Lorin Lindner, a clinical psychologist, the husband and wife team behind the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC). LARC […]

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  • ‘Queer Eye’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix, Along With Four Other Unscripted Series
    Variety / by Joe Otterson

    “Queer Eye” has been renewed for Season 2 at Netflix, Variety has confirmed. Along with “Queer Eye,” fellow unscripted series “Dope,” “Drug Lords,” “Nailed It!” and “The Toys That Made Us” have also scored second season orders at the streaming giant. “These series are indicative of what we’re trying to accomplish for Netflix unscripted: working with world-class producers […]

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  • Marcia Clark Signs Overall Deal With ITV America (Exclusive)
    The Hollywood Reporter / by Mikey O'Connell

    The prosecutor-turned-producer will launch an ITV-backed A&E series on March 29. The Marcia Clark renaissance continues. Ahead of A&E premiering her new true-crime vehicle, Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48, the famous former prosecutor has signed an overall deal with Investigates producers ITV America to develop additional TV projects. Newly minted ITV America chief creative officer David Eilenberg on Tuesday […]

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  • Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh Named President Of ITV America’s Sirens Media
    Deadline / by Denise Petski

    Real Housewives of New Jersey producer Sirens Media has tapped veteran TV executive and producer Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh as president. In addition, company founders Rebecca Toth Diefenbach and Valerie Haselton will transition to creative directors of Sirens Media, part of ITV America production group. In her new role as president, Sebastian-Dayeh will have responsibility for all content […]

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  • Adam Sher Named President Of ITV America; David Eilenberg Upped To Chief Creative Officer
    Deadline / by Nellie Andreeva, Denise Petski

    Newly appointed ITV America CEO David George has set his senior executive team, naming Adam Sher president and David Eilenberg Chief Creative Officer. Both report to George. Additionally, Heath Banks and Danielle Bibbo have been elevated to EVPs. Sher, who previously was Chief Creative Officer at ITV America, will now have responsibility for all development, production and operations across the company’s production labels that include […]

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  • Fox Renews ‘The Four’ for Season 2
    Variety / by Daniel Holloway

    Fox has renewed music competition series “The Four: Battle for Stardom.” Season 2 is set to premiere on the broadcast network this summer. “‘The Four’ is truly a next-generation show,” said Rob Wade, president, alternative series and specials, Fox Broadcasting Company. “It has pushed past the boundaries of traditional music competition series by focusing on […]

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  • ‘Queer Eye’ Producers on How the Netflix Update Shifts Its Focus to Red State America
    The Hollywood Reporter / by Mikey O'Connell

    “Something that works so well here is showing that communication across cultural lines is still possible,” says David Eilenberg. Queer Eye, né for the Straight Guy, returned to Netflix Wednesday after little more than a decade off the air. The former Bravo series, updated for a Trump-era America, starts with five new gay men — each from their […]

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  • David George Named CEO of ITV America, Brent Montgomery to Launch Entertainment Banner
    Variety / by Cynthia Littleton

    David George has been promoted to CEO of ITV America as Brent Montgomery exits the company to launch a new entertainment venture. Montgomery was named CEO of ITV’s U.S. production outpost in 2015, after the U.K. TV giant acquired his Leftfield Pictures for a whopping $360 million. Leftfield was part of an acquisition spree of U.S. and U.K.-based independent production […]

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  • Pawn Stars gets revolutionary for its 500th episode with a suit worn by George Washington
    Entertainment Weekly / by Breanne L. Heldman

    If you thought hitting 500 episodes might make a show old, wait until you see what Pawn Stars is unearthing in its milestone episode. One of the show’s stars, Rick Harrison, heads to Washington, D.C., and, as you can see in the exclusive clip above, finds a suit worn by George Washington — yes, that George Washington — up […]

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  • Pawn Stars gets revolutionary for its 500th episode with a suit worn by George Washington
    Entertainment Weekly / by Breanne L. Heldman

    If you thought hitting 500 episodes might make a show old, wait until you see what Pawn Stars is unearthing in its milestone episode. One of the show’s stars, Rick Harrison, heads to Washington, D.C., and, as you can see in the exclusive clip above, finds a suit worn by George Washington — yes, that George Washington — up […]

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  • Marcia Clark and Nancy Grace Toplining New A&E Series
    The Hollywood Reporter / by Mikey O'Connell

    ‘Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48’ and ‘Grace vs. Abrams,’ which will both examine legal cases, are set to premiere in March. A&E is beefing up its unscripted slate with three of TV’s biggest legal personalities. Marcia Clark, Nancy Grace and Dan Abrams have nabbed new series at the network, both of them examining famous […]

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  • Fox’s ‘The Four’ Isn’t Searching for a New Kelly Clarkson
    The Hollywood Reporter / by Jean Bentley

    Executive producers, including judge Diddy, tell THR their new series has evolved with the music industry, and opens the door to artists in more than just the pop genre. Is there still an appetite for talent competitions on TV? And even if there is, can a TV series launch a new artist in 2018? That’s […]

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  • ‘The Four’: Fergie Cued Up To Host Fox’s Singing Competition Series
    Deadline / by Erik Pedersen

    Fox has a host for its new primetime singing competition show. Black Eyed Peas singer and solo act Fergie will be out front of The Four: Battle for Stardom, the six-episode series that will air at 8 PM Thursdays beginning January 4. “This is a unique and modern show format that I believe will set the standard for the […]

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  • ‘The Four’ Fox Reality Competition Sets Sean Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor & Charlie Walk As Stars, Gets Premiere Date
    Deadline / by Nellie Andreeva, Erik Pedersen

    After a lengthy search and deal-making process, Fox has locked in the four-person panel of experts for its new singing competition reality series The Four: Battle for Stardom. Sean “Diddy” Combs, producer DJ Khaled, singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor and record label exec Charlie Walk have sign on to headline the series, which will premiere on January 4 and air Thursdays at 8 PM. As […]

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  • DMX Sets Deal With Kingdom Reign Entertainment for Docu-Series (EXCLUSIVE)
    Variety / by Joe Otterson

    Rapper and actor DMX will collaborate with Kingdom Reign Entertainment on a new docu-series, Variety has learned exclusively. Currently titled “In the Dog House,” the series will feature DMX, who has sold more than 74 million albums worldwide, as he allows viewers an intimate look inside his life, following his recent release from drug rehab, while he works on his new […]

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  • ITV America Names Jordana Hochman, Jason Carey New Production Heads (EXCLUSIVE)
    Variety / by Daniel Holloway

    ITV America has tapped Jason Carey and Jordana Hochman to lead its in-house production division. Hochman has been named executive VP and head of East Coast programming for ITV Creative, which oversees production for ITV America companies including ITV Entertainment, Leftfield Pictures, Loud TV, Sirens Media and Outpost Entertainment. Carey has been named EVP and head […]

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  • ‘The Voice’ Creator John de Mol to Produce U.S. Shows Through ITV America (Exclusive)
    The Hollywood Reporter / by Scott Roxborough

    Talpa Media USA, the American arm of the Dutch reality TV group set up by The Voice and Big Brother creator John de Mol, has signed a production partnership to produce its U.S. shows with ITV America. Under the deal, unveiled Wednesday by De Mol and ITV America CEO Brent Montgomery, Talpa Media USA will […]

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  • TCA: Fox picks up singing competition series “The Four”
    Real Screen / by Selina Chignall

    As part of Fox’s TCA press tour held Tuesday (Aug.8), the network announced it has ordered the new singing competition series The Four from Armoza Formats.

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  • Exclusive: ITV Entertainment options Armoza’s “The Bubble”
    Realscreen / by Selina Chignall

    Israeli-based producer and distributor Armoza Formats’ current affairs game show format, The Bubble, has been optioned by U.S. prodco ITV Entertainment.

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  • ITV America signs Scout Productions to exclusive development deal
    Realscreen / by Selina Chignall

    ITV America has signed film and television prodco Scout Productions to an exclusive production deal that will see a range of content created under the ITV America banner.

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  • Palek, Witt upped to co-presidents of Leftfield Pictures
    Realscreen / by Meagan Kashty

    Longtime Leftfield staffers, Witt (pictured, left), formerly SVP of programming, and Palek (right), formerly SVP, talent and casting, assume their roles as co-presidents after having led current programming, and casting and talent, respectively, for the prodco.

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  • Gucci Mane & Keyshia Ka’oir Docuseries Headed to BET
    Billboard / by Adelle Platon

    The Wopsters are headed to the small screen. On Monday (June 5), Gucci Mane and fiancé Keyshia Ka’oir announced their yet-to-be-titled docuseries slated for BET.

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  • Exclusive: ITV America forges deal with Lost Arts
    Realscreen / by Daniele Alcinii

    Grant Cross and his Lost Arts Entertainment have secured an exclusive production deal with ITV America to develop both scripted and unscripted content under the ITV America banner.

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  • Jared Hoffman & Chris Pollack Launch Production Co., Ink Deal With ITV America
    Deadline / by Nellie Andreeva

    Jared Hoffman and Chris Pollack have exited as co-presidents of DEFY Media’s Generate to launch a new production company, Forge Media. The duo and their banner have signed an exclusive deal with ITV America to create and produce scripted and unscripted content for network, cable and streaming platforms under the ITVA banner.

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  • ITV, NFL star Strahan ink overall deal
    C21 Media / by Ed Waller

    TV America has signed an overall deal with former NFL star and Emmy-winning TV personality Michael Strahan to produce shows for TV and digital platforms.

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  • ITV America, Michael Strahan ink production deal
    Realscreen / by Danielle Alcinii

    ITV America has secured an exclusive overall production deal with SMAC Entertainment, the Los Angeles-based prodco owned by NFL Hall of Famer and television personality Michael Strahan and his business partner Constance Schwartz-Morini.

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  • Michael Strahan and ITV Ink Deal for Reality Projects
    The Hollywood Reporter / by Michael O'Connell

    The TV personality and former NFL player, alongside producing partner Constance Schwartz-Morini, will develop projects with the company.

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  • ITV America, Smith Entertainment ink development deal
    Realscreen / by Daniele Alcinii

    ITV America has secured a development deal with Smith Entertainment, the production company run by former two-time NBA champion and current basketball analyst Kenny Smith.

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  • ITV America Inks Development Deal With Emmy-Winning NBA Star Kenny Smith
    Deadline / by Dominic Patten

    With tonight’s NBA Playoffs Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals about to begin between the reigning champions Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics, Kenny Smith is part of the team fronting TNT’s coverage of the match-up. But today the two-time NBA champ and his wife and producing partner, Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith dunked a new deal – this one with ITV America.

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  • David George elveated to president, ITV America
    Realscreen / by Daniele Alcinii

    Veteran TV producer David George has been promoted to president of ITV America, Variety has learned.

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  • Gordon Ramsay Is Finally Opening A Hell’s Kitchen-Themed Restaurant
    Delish / by Megan Friedman

    Gordon Ramsay has filmed 19 seasons of Hell’s Kitchen, all while teams of chefs face off to feed people inside a TV studio. So it’s about time he actually set up a real-life restaurant.

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  • Gordon Ramsay to Open ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Restaurant in Las Vegas
    Variety / by Joe Otterson

    Gordon Ramsay is set to open a “Hell’s Kitchen” restaurant in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace, Ramsay announced Friday.

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  • David George Upped to ITV America President
    The Hollywood Reporter / by Michael O'Connell

    The former CEO of Leftfield Entertainment segues into the parent company full-time.

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  • La La Anthony Goes Behind The Scenes In New Partnership With ITV America
    Vibe / by Shanice Davis

    On the heels of starring in BET’s The New Edition Story, La La Anthony has sealed an exclusive production partnership with ITV America.

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  • La La Anthony Inks Production Partnership With ITV America
    Deadline / by Denise Petski

    La La Anthony is expanding her relationship with reality producer ITV America. The actress, author and producer has signed an exclusive production partnership with ITVA to create and produce projects in the urban, music and pop culture space via her LaLaLand label, under the ITV America banner.

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  • Netflix rebooting Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
    Entertainment Weekly / by James Hibberd

    Netflix is rebooting the groundbreaking series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, EW has learned exclusively.

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  • Reality TV Producer Carlos King Inks Deal With ITV America
    Deadline / by Nellie Andrea

    The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Hollywood Divas executive producer Carlos King has signed a pod deal with ITV America for his company Kingdom Reign Entertainment.

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  • John Cena’s ‘American Grit’ Renewed for Season 2 by Fox
    Variety / by Daniel Holloway

    Fox has renewed WWE star John Cena’s competition series “American Grit” for a second season, the network announced Friday.

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  • John Cena Inks Development Deal With Leftfield Entertainment
    The Hollywood Reporter / by Kate Stanhope

    Cena, who will host the ESPYs on Wednesday, will co-create and produce unscripted projects for TV and digital platforms

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  • ITV America and Helga Eike Team on Production Company Red Bandit Media
    The Hollywood Reporter / by Bryn Elise Sandberg

    The ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ producer will develop unscripted programming under the new banner.

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  • Timbaland & La La Anthony Developing Hip Hop Docuseries
    Variety / by Elizabeth Wagmeister

    Leftfield Pictures is teaming up with Timbaland and La La Anthony to develop a hip hop docuseries, Variety has learned.

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  • ITV America Unveils New CEO, Structure and Titles
    The Hollywood Reporter / by Lacey Rose

    Brent Montgomery will oversee the newly titled ITV America, which will include the in-house studio as well as ‘Duck Dynasty’ producers Gurney Productions.

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  • Brent Montgomery Named CEO of ITV America
    Deadline / by Nellie Andreeva

    ITV this morning officially announced that Brent Montgomery, founder and CEO of ITV-owned Leftfield Entertainment, has been appointed CEO of ITV Studios U.S. Group, which is being renamed ITV America. ITV Studios acquired a controlling stake in Leftfield last year. As part of today’s restructuring, ITV has acquired the remaining 20% of the Leftfield Entertainment group.

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