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The WorkShop hitting the green with fourth season of “Haney Project”

Sugar Ray Leonard, Adam Levine, Angie Everhart and Mario Batali are among the celebs lined up to improve their golf game under the tutelage of Tiger Woods' former swing coach Hank Haney.
January 30, 2012

Pennsylvania-based prodco The WorkShop is taking to the green with a fourth season of its Golf Channel hit, The Haney Project.

Recently renewed and slated to premiere in mid-February on the NBC Sports channel, the fourth season of the series, in which celebrity guests try to improve their golf games under the guidance of Tiger Woods’ former swing coach Hank Haney, will feature a creative revamp, according to WorkShop principal Steve Rotfeld (pictured, right).

“Instead of one celebrity trying to improve under Hank Haney’s tutelage, we have four,” says Rotfeld, who co-founded the prodco with Tom Farrell (left). “There will be a competitive aspect and Hank is going to oversee it.”

Sugar Ray Leonard, Adam Levine, Angie Everhart and Mario Batali have signed on to take part.

While all four celebs won’t necessarily compete against each other in each episode, Rotfeld says viewers can expect to follow the progress of at least two of the guests per episode.

Other projects on The WorkShop’s slate include a reality series on the online-only Glenn Beck Network. Independence U.S.A., which premiered in mid-January, follows the exploits of a family preparing to live off the grid in the event of a potential catastrophe. The series will run for 16 half-hours with two hour episodes.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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