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MTV Int’l orders “Sleeping With the Family”

MTV has commissioned London-based Pulse Films to produce a docuseries about young couples living with their parents, entitled Sleeping With the Family, to premiere next spring on its international channels.
November 4, 2013

MTV has commissioned London-based Pulse Films to produce a docuseries about young couples living with their parents, entitled Sleeping With the Family, to premiere next spring on its international channels.

The 8 x 60-minute series sees a new couple each week moving in with one set of parents to prove that the significant other is a worthy addition to the family.

The series has recently gone into production in the U.S., but will air exclusively on MTV’s international channels, excluding the U.S. The docuseries will aim to capture the drama, emotions and the potential strains on the young relationships that occur when parents get involved.

Sleeping With The Family will be exec produced by Andrea Speziale-Bagliacca and Ilya Colak-Antic for MTV and Thomas Benski and Misbah Alvi at Pulse.

“With a compelling blend of drama, humor and heart, Sleeping With the Family is a perfect vehicle to explore one of the great dilemmas facing the financially challenged millennial generation – how to carry on a successful relationship while being forced to carry on living under your parents’ roof,” said Kerry Taylor, senior VP and general manager for youth and music at Viacom International Media Networks.

About The Author
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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