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Discovery Life Channel acquires Slice’s “The Mistress”

U.S. Discovery Life Channel has acquired Slice Canada series The Mistress, which sees former celebrity mistress Sarah J. Symonds (pictured) attempting to empower "the other woman."
November 26, 2014

U.S. net Discovery Life Channel has acquired Great Pacific Media’s The Mistress.

A little under a week after Discovery Fit & Health rebrands itself as Discovery Life on January 15, the 14 x 30-minute series, starring Sarah J. Symonds (pictured above), the alleged former mistress of a number of high-profile celebrities, bows with a two-episode premiere on January 21, at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. EST (9 and 9:30 p.m. CST).

The series, which is distributed by Beyond Distribution and previously aired on Slice in Canada in 2014, finds host Symonds sporting an agenda.

“I know firsthand how and why people cheat and I’ve made it my life’s mission to try and stop them,” said Symonds in a statement. “I think that airing this series right after the New Year is perfect, as many mistresses will be re-evaluating their relationships having spent the holidays alone. This show will serve as a wake-up call for many women, and may even save some marriages too.”

Julie Meisner Eagle serves as VP of production for Discovery Life Channel, with Jane Latman as general manager and Henry Schleiff as group president.

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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