Exclusive: Buck Productions scores Reelz deal

The Toronto-based prodco has struck a deal with the U.S. cable net to coproduce four 10-part series in its 2017/2018 lineup. (Pictured: Buck CEO Sean Buckley)
June 8, 2016

Toronto-based Buck Productions has struck a deal with U.S. cable net Reelz to coproduce four 10-part series its 2017/2018 lineup.

The deal was secured by Lou Occhicone, factual television consultant for the prodco and Jim Kiriakakis, Buck’s head of television and development.

“We are excited to work with Reelz on these four exciting series,” said Sean Buckley, CEO, Buck Productions, in a statement. “As Buck’s unscripted catalog continues to grow, this deal will help to further diversify our offerings.”

The four 10 x 60-minute series will encompass stories of Hollywood divorces, stalkers, fortunes and other celeb-oriented fare.

“We look forward to working with Buck Productions to utilize their proven storytelling skills to bring our viewers fresh and insightful stories about celebrities and Hollywood,” added Steve Cheskin, SVP of programming for Reelz.

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