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New Spike TV Show to Help Failing Restaurants

NEW YORK: Eyeworks USA is producing Hungry Investors, a reality series focused on saving financially struggling food establishments, for Spike TV. Hungry Investors stars bar and nightlife expert Jon Taffer (Bar Rescue), celebrity chef and author John Besh and Top Chef "All-Star" Tiffany Derry. The 10×1-hour program will begin production ...

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Lifetime Adds Three MarVista Films to Lineup

LOS ANGELES: MarVista Entertainment has sold three movies, Escape from Polygamy, Killer Reality and Murder in a Small Town, to Lifetime, where they are scheduled to premiere in August and September in the U.S. Escape from Polygamy zeroes in on a religious sect that encourages the taboo practice. The movie ...

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BBC Two, BBC Four Make Several New Commissions

LONDON: BBC Two and BBC Four have ordered a number of tentatively titled series spanning such genres as drama, factual and comedy. Titles headed to BBC Two include 37 Days, a factual drama starring Ian McDiarmid, Sinead Cusack, Tim Pigott-Smith, Bill Paterson and Kenneth Cranham; Idris Elba: King of Speed, a ...

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Tricon Licenses Lifestyle Programming Worldwide

TORONTO: Tricon Films & Television has placed more than 160 hours of lifestyle content, including Restaurant Takeover and Decked Out, with broadcasters around the globe. Season one of Restaurant Takeover was snapped up by Cooking Channel in the U.S. The show’s first two seasons are headed to Ananey in Israel, Puls ...

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New Original Drama for Channel 5

LONDON: For the first time in nearly a decade, Channel 5 in the U.K. has ordered an original drama series, Evidence, which is due to debut early next year. Evidence is a procedural crime drama that uses filming techniques typically reserved for unscripted programming. Each episode investigates ten different criminal ...

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Disney XD to Devote Weekend to PAC-MAN Series

GREENWICH: Disney XD in the U.S. is set to broadcast a marathon of the animated show PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures during the upcoming Labor Day weekend. The programming event, titled Back-to-Back PAC Attack, will air on Saturday, August 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will continue on Sunday, ...

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New Ben 10 Game Now Available for iOS

ATLANTA: Cartoon Network has released Ben 10 Slammers, a strategic card game based on the popular Ben 10 series, for download on iOS devices. In Ben 10 Slammers, Ben Tennyson competes against humans and aliens to become the Galactic Champion of a new card game. The multiplayer gaming experience allows players ...

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Omari Hardwick Joins Cast of Starz’s Drama Power

BEVERLY HILLS: Omari Hardwick is taking on the lead role in Power, an original drama for Starz that is executive produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. The hour-long series is created by Courtney Kemp Agboh (The Good Wife), who will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Hardwick will play James ...

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Oxygen Spotlights Competitive Nail Design

NEW YORK: Oxygen has added to its development slate Nailed It! (working title), a competition series for nail designers. The series is produced by Matador, with Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin as executive producers. Each episode will see contestants competing in two nail-inspired challenges, designed to test their ability to ...

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HISTORY UK Orders New Docudrama

EDINBURGH: HISTORY UK has commissioned the one-off docudrama Bannockburn (working title), produced by Sky Vision and Canada’s Arcadia Content. The two-hour project will be done using fast-paced, graphic novel-style dramatic reconstruction and historical analysis. It will look at the greatest battlefield mystery of the Middle Ages, when the Scottish force ...

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