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Exclusive Interview: Michael Palin

PREMIUM: The Monty Python star turned documentary filmmaker and author Michael Palin tells TV Real about his newest series for the BBC, Brazil, and about his approach to making television that offers up insight into cultures and countries around the world. TV REAL: Why did you select Brazil for your latest ...

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Universal Television Names Senior VP of Alternative Development

UNIVERSAL CITY: Fernando J. Hernandez has been hired as the senior VP of alternative development for Universal Television. In the newly created position, Hernandez will be in charge of the company’s reality productions. He will be responsible for managing new development and supervising ongoing talent deals and in-house producers. Since ...

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ZDFE to Distribute Second Season of History Series

MAINZ: ZDF Enterprises is managing the international distribution of Secrets of the 3rd Reich‘s second season. The 5×50-minute high-def episodes will take a close look at historical topics such as the assassination of Mussolini, the Nazi gold legend and the invasion of Dieppe, to name a few. The show’s second season ...

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Discovery Channel Canada Gets Car Competition Series

TORONTO: Production has begun on Last Car Standing, a new car competition series for Discovery Channel Canada. Last Car Standing features a race course competition between the owners of dilapidated vehicles to see which can last the longest. The winner gets $10,000 worth of car repairs. An original format, Last ...

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AMC Orders Two New Unscripted Series

NEW YORK: AMC has greenlit a pair of new original unscripted shows, Venice Beach Freakshow and Untitled Taxidermy Series, both are working titles. Venice Beach Freakshow is a drama that follows former music producer Todd Ray as he works towards establishing a "freakshow" act on the Venice Beach, Calif., boardwalk. ...

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Ovation Readies Launch of New Dance Competition

LOS ANGELES: Ovation’s new dance competition series A Chance to Dance, executive produced by Simon and Nigel Lythgoe (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance), premieres tomorrow. A Chance to Dance will follow U.K. choreographers Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt as they audition dancers from around the country in an ...

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Exclusive Interview: Christiane Amanpour

PREMIUM: Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent and anchor of Amanpour, talks to TV Real about her new show and her commitment to impartial and accurate reporting.  TV REAL: In your new show, Amanpour, what topics do you want to address? Do you see a hole in what is currently being ...

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Hardcore Pawn Spinoff Coming to truTV

NEW YORK: Hardcore Pawn: Chicago, an extension of the Hardcore Pawn franchise, is slated to debut on truTV later this year. The 9×30-minute series, produced by Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment, will focus on a popular pawn shop owned by two brothers—Randy and Wayne Cohen—in the Windy City. Hardcore Pawn, the original show, takes ...

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VH1 Gets Another Season of La La’s Full Court Life

NEW YORK: The recently ordered third season of the VH1 reality show La La’s Full Court Life will include La La visiting London to support her husband in the Olympics. La La’s Full Court Life revolves around La La Anthony, an actress, television host and businesswoman. Among other things in ...

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Channel Profile: Veria Living

PREMIUM: Veria Living has been stepping up its original-content-creation efforts as it looks to corner the health and wellness programming market in the U.S. Elizabeth Browde, the head of programming at Veria Living, offers up insight into what’s working for the channel, where some 98 percent of the schedule is produced ...

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