UK TV channels Sky 1 and Channel 5 have commissioned a pair of reality shows from NBCUniversal-owned indie Chocolate Media.
For Channel 5, factual commissioning editor Emma Westcott has ordered The Midland, a 4 x 60-minute series that will take a look behind the scenes of the 111-year-old Manchester hotel.
Meanwhile, Sky1 has commissioned the 8 x 30-minute Braking Badly (working title), which will follow a novice driver’s challenge of passing their driving test after a week of driving lessons from one of their parents. Sky1 factual and features commissioning editor Siobhan Mulholland ordered the series.
Chocolate Media’s Alan Brown will exec produce both The Midland and Braking Badly, with Chocolate’s Patricia O’Leary serving as series producer.