UPDATE – 5/13/2015: Production company information for Friday Night Tykes was incomplete in the original article, and has been updated.
Produced by Magical Elves, Winner’s Circle (working title) follows two celebrity friends-turned-hosts as they go behind the scenes to suss out the parties and fan culture behind major sporting events such as the Super Bowl and the Kentucky Derby.
The NBCUniversal-owned cable net is also working on a Friday Night Tykes spin-off, Friday Night Tykes: Western, PA (working title) with 441 Productions and Texas Crew Productions. The series will head to Pennsylvania to film the youth football league in Beaver County.
A. Smith & Co. is producing an American Ninja Warrior spin-off for Esquire called Team Ninja Warrior (working title). In the series, the ninjas will form teams to compete in obstacle course relay races. Arthur Smith and Kent Weed are exec producing.
Lastly, TwoFour America is producing a U.S. version of its Educating Britain documentary format called Educating America and (working title). The series will take viewers inside American schools and cover all aspects of student life, from the cafeteria to the classroom and detention. David Clews and Andrew Mackenzie are executive producing.