Z Living Renews Finding Fido & Altar’d, Greenlights New Shows


Z Living has picked up second seasons of Altar’d and Finding Fido, as well as given the go-ahead for the development of three new original series.

In Finding Fido, canine expert Seth Casteel helps prospective dog owners find the right pup to fit their lifestyles. Altar’d, which has also been renewed for a second season, looks on as six engaged couples separately work to lose weight and adopt healthy lifestyles before they say “I do.”

Additionally, Z Living greenlit three new series. Work It Out features fitness expert Denise Austin and comes from 3 Ball Entertainment. The series looks on as Austin and her daughter Katie work together to keep their fitness empire growing.

Other shows on the development slate are Brooke Peterson’s Celebrity Book Club from Critical Content and I Lied for Love, hosted by actress and comedian Amy Paffrath and produced by T Group. The docuseries Brooke Peterson’s Celebrity Book Club features the titular lifestyle expert, blogger and mom as she delves into a new book from a different celebrity author in each episode. Peterson offers her no-holds-barred take on each book, highlighting fallacies, ironies and disparities between the author and the average reader. I Lied for Love, meanwhile, looks on as Paffrath offers views of cyber-dating through the eyes of people who have fallen in love with someone online, but who have embellished their profiles. The daters have 90 days to either transform themselves into the person they aspire to be or admit that they lied for love.

“We’re incredibly pleased with the breakout performances of Altar’d and Finding Fido, which brought a significant number of new eyeballs to Z Living, and to welcome fresh, noisy talent to our growing development slate,” said Z Living’s CEO and general manager, Rafe Oller. “These shows perfectly capture the intersection of health and entertainment, which is emblematic of our growing and compelling brand.”

Tim Krubsack, the executive VP and head of programming at Z Living, added, “Renewing Altar’d and Finding Fido was a no-brainer for us, with both series generating audience loyalty week to week and meaningful social conversation. We’re excited to be staying in business with our fantastic producing partners, and to be breaking ground with new collaborators on our upcoming development as we expand our roster of production.”