Discovery Networks International (DNI) has renewed five of the series that emerged from its production and development unit in 2011.
The five series are Last Chance Salon (10 x 60 minutes) from Maverick Television; One Car Too Far (pictured, 10 x 60 minutes) from Dragonfly; Ultimate Shopper (10 x 60 minutes) from betty; World’s Top 5 (10 x 60 minutes) from Blink Films; and You Have Been Warned (14 x 60 minutes) from October Films. They will all return with second seasons this year to DNI’s global portfolio of 26 channels across 217 countries and territories.
“We recommissioned five terrific series and it’s proof-positive that we’re continuing to grow Discovery’s reputation as a creative powerhouse of international original programming,” said Luis Silberwasser, EVP & chief content officer for Discovery Networks International in a statement. “With a diverse array of entertainment and fresh talent, our development slate has struck a chord with a global audience.”
“With solid production partners and a strong in-house creative team, DNI has succeeded in creating programming with global appeal,” added Julian Bellamy, creative director and head of production & development for DNI. “From a twist on the survival genre in One Car Too Far to the spoils of shopping in Ultimate Shopper, we’re pleased to enable viewers to follow their favorite shows into the next season and watch as new storylines unfold.”
Bellamy will be speaking at the 2013 Realscreen Summit in Washington DC on Tuesday, January 29, during a panel session concerning global production.