Unscripted

Half Yard, History’s U.S. geography series takes shape

American cable network History has commissioned Half Yard Productions to make How The States Got Their Shape, a series looking at the jagged geography of the United States.
March 31, 2011

American cable network History has commissioned Half Yard Productions to make How The States Got Their Shape, a series looking at the jagged geography of the United States.

The hour-long series will premiere May 3 at 10 p.m. EST, and is presented by journalist and former Daily Show correspondent Brian Unger. It promises to combine “the spirit of a cross-country road trip with lively graphics and the fun of an interactive game show.”

As the title suggests, the show will raise questions such as why Florida has a panhandle and why Chicago isn’t in Wisconsin, while also looking at how the shape of the U.S. has affected its people and culture.

The exec producers for History are David McKillop and Paul Cabana, while the execs for Half Yard are Sean Gallagher, Abby Greensfelder and Ann Carroll.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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