A&E Announces Unscripted Series, Picks Up Ridley & Tony Scott's 'Coma' Miniseries

A&E today unveiled its programming slate, which includes four new unscripted series, including a Dallas-based spinoff of its hit Storage Wars, as part of its plan to launch 10 new non-fiction series this year. Its development slate includes more than 40 concepts, including a project about models produced by Ryan Murphy and a docu-series about FBI profilers from Mark Burnett. Meanwhile, the Ridley and Tony Scott-produced four-hour miniseries Coma, announced at A&E’s upferont last year as in development, has now been greenlighted for production to premiere on Memorial Day next year. The modern-day retelling of the bestselling novel by Robin Cook and film by Michael Crichton, Coma is a medical thriller about a doctor who discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table. John J. McLaughlin (Black Swan) wrote the script. Scott Free is producing, with Ridley Scott, Tony Scott and David W. Zucker exec producing. Here is a list of A&E’s newly ordered reality series and non-fiction series in development: (more…)

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