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Bravo Expands ‘Below Deck’ Franchise With New Luxury Yacht Series

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EXCLUSIVE: Bravo Media is expanding its highly rated Below Deck franchise with Below Deck Sailing Vessel (working title), a new series from Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean producers 51 Minds. Below Deck Sailing Vessel (wt) is described as a new kind of Below Deck, featuring luxury sailing yachts, considered the queens of the yachting world, as the charter of choice. Bravo says the new series is similar to Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean with fit crews… Read

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Rachel Zoe & Mark Burnett Team On International Fashion Competition Series

Rachel Zoe (The Rachel Zoe Project), Mark Burnett and MGM TV are teaming on an international fashion competition series aimed at undiscovered designers. Throughout the series, contestants are challenged to create original designs with a new and unique look, and will compete for the opportunity to have their creations made available immediately following each episode. The original format was created by Sean Kelly and Steve Hughes of Shaggy Entertainment. Burnett, Zoe… Read

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‘The Bachelor’ First Seasons, ‘Wedding’ And ‘Paradise’ Extensions Come To Tubi AVOD Service Under New Deal With Warner Bros

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Tubi and Warner Bros Domestic Television Distribution are taking viewers into the way-back machine in a deal that will land the first seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, as well as more recent franchise extensions, on the streaming service. Initial seasons only of The Bachelor, which premiered in 2002, and The Bachelorette, which followed in 2003, will both stream on Tubi beginning April 1. Also included in the pact are The Bachelorette: Trista & Ryan’s Wedding… Read

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‘Card Sharks’ & ‘Press Your Luck’ Game Show Revivals Ordered By ABC

Two more classic game shows are making a return to TV. ABC has ordered revivals of Card Sharks and Press Your Luck. Produced by Fremantle, the shows will go into production this spring. Hosts and premiere dates will be announced soon. In each game of Press Your Luck, three contestants compete against each other answering questions to earn spins on the Big Board. Contestants then use their spins to win cash and prizes while trying to avoid the Whammy, who could take all of… Read

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NBC Orders Jimmy Fallon’s ‘That’s My Jam’ Music & Variety Game Show Inspired By ‘Tonight Show’ Segments

NBC has given a 10-episode series order to That’s My Jam, an unscripted music and variety game show inspired by Jimmy Fallon’s viral hit Tonight Show segments “Wheel of Musical Impressions.” Fallon will executive produce the hourlong competition series, which “will be infused with Fallon’s one-of-a-kind comedic style, feel-good energy and a carousel of his classic and brand-new music-based games, featuring a new group of celebrities each week,” NBC says. “We love playing… Read

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Tyrese Gibson To Topline ‘Celebrity Grand Prix’ Competition Series In Works From Mark Burnett & MGM TV

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Mark Burnett, Fast & Furious actor Tyrese Gibson and MGM TV are teaming on Celebrity Grand Prix, a new primetime competition series, with Gibson set to host and executive produce. The project is currently in development and will be shopped to broadcast and cable outlets. In Celebrity Grand Prix, celebrities will be trained by professional race car drivers, and then face off on the race track. The star with the slowest time will be eliminated each week. Using state-of-the… Read

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Amazon To “Double Down” On Unscripted In Europe As It Looks To “Reinvent” Factual & Entertainment – INTV

Amazon is "doubling down" on non-scripted programming in Europe and is looking to reinvent certain factual and entertainment genres. This comes after the SVOD announced its first scripted slate since Georgia Brown began leading the company out of London. Brown, speaking at a Deadline-moderated session at INTV in Israel, admitted that non-scripted can be more challenging than scripted for premium platforms. "In the scripted space, it’s sometimes a bit more obvious in terms… Read

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HGTV Greenlights New Home Renovation Series ‘Rock The Block’

HGTV is adding a new home renovation series to its lineup with Rock The Block, in which four of the network’s top reno experts will go head-to-head in competition. It’s slated to premiere this fall. With a time limit of four weeks and budget of $150,000 each, Leanne Ford (Restored by the Fords), Jasmine Roth (Hidden Potential), Mina Starsiak (Good Bones) and Alison Victoria (Windy City Rehab) will take identical suburban properties—located side-by-side in the Greater Los… Read

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Chip & Joanna Gaines Eye Direct-To-Consumer Streaming Network Along With Linear Programming Via Discovery Deal

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Chip and Joanna Gaines, the Waco, TX-based duo known for hosting HGTV’s Fixer Upper, will front a new direct-to-consumer streaming service, Discovery CEO David Zaslav indicated this morning on the company’s quarterly earnings call. The offering will accompany the new linear TV partnership with Discovery that the couple announced last November. Discovery has run HGTV since acquiring Scripps Networks Interactive last year. “We have a real vision for that in terms of going di… Read

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Lifetime Orders ‘Cheerleader Generation’, ‘Marrying Millions’ & ‘Temmoraland’ As Network Is Expanding Unscripted Slate

For years, Lifetime’s unscripted brand had been associated primarily with Project Runway. Then in 2011, Dance Moms came along, followed by the Little Women franchise. In 2017, the breakout relationship series Married at First Sight moved to Lifetime from A+E Networks sibling FYI. A year later, the network launched a Justice For Women programming block. That theme was punctuated by this year’s Surviving R. Kelly six-part documentary detailing sexual abuse allegations… Read

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‘The Masked Singer’ Renewed For Season 2 By Fox

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No surprise here. Fox has renewed breakout celebrity competition series The Masked Singer for a second season. The Masked Singer is this season’s No. 1 new series and top unscripted show, which drew more than 17 million multi-platform viewers for its debut episode. "The response to The Masked Singer has been fantastic and we are thrilled to bring it back for another season," said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, Fox Broadcasting Company. "I am… Read

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CNBC Moves Into Real Estate With Three New Originals In Primetime – TCA

CNBC is focusing on real estate as a programming growth area, with three new original series on that theme joining the primetime lineup in May. The business network made the announcement during NBCUniversal’s day of cable network presentations at TCA winter press tour. Listing Impossible follows superstar real estate agent Aaron Kirman and his team as they work to sell multi-million dollar estates that have languished on the market. Cash Pad (working title) is a home… Read