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Tricon Sells 100-Plus Hours of Lifestyle Programming

TORONTO: Tricon Films & Television has wrapped up a raft of international sales for nine shows from its lifestyle catalogue, including the food-based Bitchin’ Kitchen. Bitchin’ Kitchen, hosted by Nadia G, was picked up in France by Cuisine+. Also in the way of cooking fare, Fresh with Anna Olson went ...

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TLC Wants More Long Island Medium

SILVER SPRING: A renewal has been given by TLC for a third season of Long Island Medium, which centers on Theresa Caputo, who helps individuals connect with their loved ones on the other side. The network has ordered 16 new half-hour episodes, which will premiere in September. The second season ...

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ABC Slates Big Brother-Style Reality Competition

BURBANK: The Glass House, a real-time reality competition where viewers can control the fate of the participants, is headed to the ABC summer lineup starting June 18. Kenny Rosen (Hell’s Kitchen, Big Brother) is executive producing the show, which sees 14 contestants live together and compete for a quarter of ...

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3net Plans Memorial Day Commemoration

CULVER CITY: The premiere of Sky Soldier: A Vietnam Story in 3D is set to air on May 28 on 3net, commemorating the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S. The hour-long original special, narrated by Bill Paxton, tells the personal war-time journey of Major Joel Glenn. The two-tour soldier left ...

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Naomi Campbell to Front New Oxygen Competition Show

NEW YORK: Supermodel Naomi Campbell has signed on as one of three coaches for Oxygen’s new reality competition series The Face, which features aspiring models vying to become the spokesperson for a nationally recognized brand. The Face will feature three teams of models, each of which will be led by ...

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Discovery to Bring 3D Service to Turkey

LONDON: Discovery Networks Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) has struck an agreement with Digiturk in Turkey to run programming on the operator’s new 3D channel starting this May. Digiturk will offer Turkish viewers a range of 3D programming, including Forgotten Planet, a 3net Studio production about ...

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ALL3MEDIA Sells The Pitch to Sky Atlantic

LONDON: The Pitch, originally commissioned by AMC in the U.S., is making its way to the U.K. on Sky Atlantic HD via a deal with ALL3MEDIA International. The Pitch will launch on Sky Atlantic in the U.K. on May 16 as part of its spring lineup. The 8×1-hour series is a ...

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Animal Planet to Air Trio of Disneynature Titles

SILVER SPRING: Disneynature’s Oceans, African Cats and The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos are set to make their network TV premieres on Animal Planet, having been licensed in a deal with Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Oceans chronicles the mysteries that lie beneath the Earth’s surface. Pierce Brosnan narrates. The Crimson ...

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EBU Selects Dutch Project for Co-Production

COPENHAGEN: Members of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) have selected the Dutch concept Crisis, a game-show/reality-series hybrid, to make into a major international co-production by European public-service broadcasters. Crisis was shortlisted from 30 proposals, as more than 80 EBU professionals voted at the Eurovision TV summit in Copenhagen. EBU members ...

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