U.S. cable network Lifetime will begin airing a hybrid unscripted series inspired by its popular TV movie strand on October 17.
My Life Is a Lifetime Movie (7 x 60-minutes) will mix cinematic re-creations and first-person interviews to recount real-life soap operas told by women from across the United States.
Talking about the show at the Realscreen Summit in January and at the Factual Entertainment Forum in June 2011, History and Lifetime Networks president and general manager Nancy Dubuc described the show as being her “favorite new project” in development.
“It’s the right evolution of the brand to acknowledge to the viewer – ‘Hey, we know that you love these, we love them too, but let’s see what else we can do with the brand,’” she explained.
Among the tales to feature on the series are the story of a teacher whose life is thrown into turmoil by an allegation of sexual misconduct; the story of a couple caught up in a fatal attraction drama with a neighbor; a divorcee that winds up dating a Cuban spy; and a small-town mom who gets drawn into a sexting scandal.
The series will be produced by DiGa, with Liz Gateley, Tony DiSanto, Jordan Roberts and Jessica Antonini serving as executive producers. The exec producers for Lifetime are Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy and Colleen Conway. A+E Networks will handle global sales.