A&E Network has announced that Tony Danza series Teach: Tony Danza will premiere this fall and four-hour event Beyond Scared Straight! will broadcast in the winter 2011. A&E has also green lit a non-fiction pilot from The Bourne Ultimatum director Doug Liman.
The Unexplained, Liman’s documentary series, will delve into bizarre stories and strange paranormal occurrences. Its pilot features a five-year-old boy who talks about a past life from 1930s Hollywood in vivid detail. The Unexplained is produced for A&E by Air Extreme, with Doug Liman and Russ Stratton on board as executive producers.
Teach: Tony Danza, the reality series following actor Tony Danza as a first-year teacher in a Philadelphia high school, will premiere on October 1. The seven-part, one-hour series is produced by Boutique TV, Inc., with Tony Danza, Leslie Greif and Adam Reed as executive producers and Donny Jackson and Erin Kelly as co-executive producers. Adam Freeman is executive producer for Boutique TV.
Lastly, A&E has ordered Beyond Scared Straight! from Arnold Shapiro Productions. The four-hour event is based on Shapiro’s Academy Award and Emmy award-winning doc Scared Straight!, which profiled inmate-run prison programs for youth offenders in the U.S. The A&E event will focus on new approaches to keeping today’s youth from a life of crime.