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Joan Rivers knows best in UK, Australia

Off The Fence has sold Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, a lifestyle series following comedian Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa, to broadcasters across multiple territories.
July 25, 2011

Off The Fence has sold Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, a lifestyle series following comedian Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa, to broadcasters across multiple territories.

 

NBCUniversal and E! in the UK, Australia and New Zealand have picked up series one and two, while E! in Canada has picked up season one and a pre-sale of season two.

Fox Life in Holland and Belgium has also acquired both series.

The eight-part, one-hour series highlights the relationship between the outspoken Rivers and her daughter.

Off the Fence’s director of sales, Bo Stehmeier, said of the deals, “OTF is moving further into the lifestyle and reality genre of programming and this series is exactly the kind of content we’re looking to include in our slate.

“We are thrilled with the current sales we have achieved and look forward to securing further deals for this exciting property.”

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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