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DNI unveiling “My Naked Secret”

Discovery Networks International has ordered a 12-episode series from the makers of Embarrassing Bodies for TLC International. (Pictured: My Naked Secret)
September 13, 2011

Discovery Networks International has ordered a 12-episode series from the makers of Embarrassing Bodies, for TLC International.

Maverick TV’s My Naked Secret (pictured) looks at people hiding an embarrassing secret about their bodies who, with the help of a psychotherapist, reveal what they’ve been living with for years to family and friends.

Each 30-minute episode is part medical observational documentary and part transformational program, says DNI, with TV psychotherapist Anjula Mutanda  (Big Brother, BBC Breakfast) working with each individual.

The series premieres first in Poland on TLC on September 15, and will roll out around the world on TLC and other DNI lifestyle networks.   In the U.S., My Naked Secret will air on Discovery Fit & Health on October 7.

For Discovery Networks International, Jon Sechrist (Cake Boss, Sister Wives) is executive producer and for Maverick TV, Claire Cadman and Charlotte Reid are executive producers.

“As a global entertainment and lifestyle brand for women, TLC aims to combine the unique stories of extraordinary, real life characters with raw and compelling storytelling,” said Luis Silberwasser, executive vice president and chief content officer, Discovery Networks International.

“We’ve struck that balance with My Naked Secret, profiling the relatable journeys and struggles of people facing the emotional complexities that come with physical abnormalities.”

About The Author
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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