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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.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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