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TLC enlists Authentic for “High Stakes Sweepers”

TLC has signed on for a one-hour pilot on die-hard sweepstakes participants, who will spend up to 60 hours per week searching for forms, buying products, and entering thousands of contests in the hopes of winning anything, from small items to big trips.
June 8, 2011

TLC has signed on for a one-hour pilot on die-hard sweepstakes participants, who will spend up to 60 hours per week searching for forms, buying products, and entering thousands of contests in the hopes of winning anything, from small items to big trips.

Authentic Entertainment has begun production on High Stakes Sweepers (w/t). The pilot will premiere later this summer, and focuses on five “sweepers.” One man, Ron, is trying to win everything for his daughter’s upcoming wedding, from the honeymoon to the garter. Another person has lost her job and thinks she can win enough through sweepstakes to make a living.

“With High Stakes Sweepers, TLC continues to tap into our viewers’ fascination with and desire for highly entertaining ‘found money’ programming. The special showcases the strategy and surprising winnings of these everyday people who do everything they can to win big,” said Amy Winter, GM, TLC.

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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