Discovery Studios has signed an overall term deal with Art Lyons (pictured), which will see the producer and TV veteran exclusively produce series and specials for Discovery’s in-house production arm.
Lyons has been producing unscripted series for broadcast and cable networks for more than a decade, helping launch titles such as Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for ABC and Auction Hunters for Spike.
“I’ve worked a lot with Discovery over the years and have always been impressed by the strength of the brand and their commitment to developing high quality, breakthrough programming,” said Lyons in a statement.
“I look forward to partnering with the team at Discovery Studios and bringing some of my new ideas to life, by unearthing great characters in interesting worlds and working hard to create innovative and compelling TV.”
Discovery Studios president Lee Bartlett added: “Art is an industry visionary who understands Discovery’s brand promise and sensibilities.
“The addition of his expertise to our already strong roster will ensure Discovery Studios continues to deliver high quality and compelling content.”