U.S. cable net WE tv has ordered the reality series Dr. Miami from 2C Media.
The 6 x 60-minute series centers on plastic surgeon Michael Salzhauer and his Miami-set practice Bal Harbour Plastic Surgery Associates.
The cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon is known for having a vast social media following, as well as an innovative use of Snapchat, which he uses to “snap” such in-progress surgical procedures as breast augmentations and nose jobs.
In addition, he is the author of the children’s book My Beautiful Mommy and is also the inventor of numerous iPhone and online cosmetic surgery-related applications, including the “iSurgeon” app, which lets users alter images of themselves to see potential post-surgery appearances.
Dr. Miami is expected to premiere next year. Executive producers on the program include Chris Sloan, Carla Kaufman Sloan, Tim Hamilton and Ross Breitenbach. Salzhauer is also a co-executive producer. In-house EPs for WE tv include David Stefanou and Kate Farrell.
2C’s original series include Florida Untamed Croc Coast for Nat Geo Wild and Growing Up Gator for Great American Country.
“Plastic surgery shows have become a staple of unscripted TV, but a surgeon using Snapchat and other social platforms to literally bring fans into the operating room represents a bold and fresh twist that connects old and new media,” said Marc Juris, WE tv president, in a statement.