Sportsman Channel, Pilgrim Studios seal series deal

The deal will see the Dirty Jobs prodco, founded by Craig Piligian (pictured), produce three as-yet-unnamed outdoor lifestyle series for the U.S. cable net.
October 21, 2013

North Hollywood-based prodco Pilgrim Studios and U.S. cable net Sportsman Channel have sealed a three-series deal.

The pact will see the Dirty Jobs and Ultimate Fighter shop produce three as-yet-unnamed outdoor lifestyle series for the net over the course of 2014.

“With hit series like The Ultimate Fighter, Ghost Hunters, Top Shot and Fast N’ Loud – not to mention the pioneering Dirty Jobs and American Chopper – Pilgrim Studios has set the standard for the type of programming that most appeals to Sportsman’s devoted audience,” said Marc Fein, executive VP of programming and production for Sportsman Channel.

“Working with Pilgrim on our new original programming slate will raise the bar yet again for us, and will deliver top-quality programming to our red, wild, and blue audience.”

“Marc Fein and I have been friends and colleagues for many years,” added Pilgrim Studios founder Craig Piligian (pictured above).  “I am thrilled Pilgrim is working with Sportsman Channel on shows that will entertain and excite the network’s loyal fans.”

More details about the upcoming series are to be announced soon, the partners said.

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