The joint venture, called Turn Card Content, will be run by the husband-and-wife producing team, who will serve as co-presidents. The shop has series in development for various networks and digital platforms.
Earlier this year, the Smiths worked as showrunners for Lucky 8′s Food Network series Kids BBQ Championship. They also worked on the Food Network digital series Kitchen Squad and Cooking with Dad.
Audra Smith has also showrun the series Food Network Star and worked on the network side for A+E Networks, where she helped to launch the cable net FYI in 2014. She was a supervising producer on Undercover Boss.
Courtney Smith served as lead editor on the pilot and first season of Undercover Boss, and has also worked on Food Network Star and Spike’s Auction Hunters.
“Their expertise developing and producing family and lifestyle programming, as well as feature documentaries, will help broaden Lucky 8′s scope, and we are confident their unique storytelling abilities will translate to standout television in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace,” Lucky 8 TV co-presidents Kim Woodward and Greg Henry said in a statement.
Woodward, Henry, Isaac Holub and George Kralovansky launched Lucky 8 TV two years ago. In addition to A&E’s break-out hit 60 Days In, the company’s credits include Behind Bars: Rookie Year, The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima and Alaska Aircrash Investigations.