RLTV picks “Pickle”

The U.S. cable network will premiere Family Pickle, a docuseries spotlighting New York City's infamous Carnegie Deli, this October, after the show was pitched to the net at The Realscreen Summit.
August 2, 2011

RLTV, the U.S. cable net aimed at the adult 50+ demo, has picked up an original docuseries spotlighting the family behind the world famous Carnegie Deli in New York City.

Elliot Jacobson, senior VP of programming and production for RLTV, confirmed to realscreen that Family Pickle, originally pitched to the network during the Realscreen Summit, will premiere in mid-October.

The docuseries, produced by Kevin Kaufman of Kaufman Films (season one of Real Housewives of Orange County), follows the family behind the 7th Avenue deli, headed by husband-and-wife owners Marian Parker and Sandy Levine. The net describes the show as “deliriously satisfying, furiously funny and overstuffed as one of their signature sandwiches.”

The Carnegie Deli was established in 1937 and served as a favored restaurant for legendary comedian Henny Youngman and also as a filming location for Woody Allen’s Broadway Danny Rose.

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