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Z Living bolsters original programming development with three new series

Health-focused entertainment network Z Living’s development slate features three new original series and renewed second seasons of Altar’d and Finding Fido. The networks’s development slate includes Work It Out, featuring fitness guru Denise Austin; Brooke Peterson’s Celebrity ...
May 9, 2017

Health-focused entertainment network Z Living’s development slate features three new original series and renewed second seasons of Altar’d and Finding Fido.

The networks’s development slate includes Work It Out, featuring fitness guru Denise Austin; Brooke Peterson’s Celebrity Book Club and I Lied for Love, hosted by actress and comedian Amy Paffrath.

“We’re incredibly pleased with the breakout performances of Altar’d and Finding Fido (pictured), which brought a significant number of new eyeballs to Z Living, and to welcome fresh, noisy talent to our growing development slate,” said Z Living CEO and general manager Rafe Oller, in a statement. “These shows perfectly capture the intersection of health and entertainment, which is emblematic of our growing and compelling brand.”

Altar’d captures the journeys of six engaged couples determined to lose weight and adopt healthy lifestyles before saying “I do” while  Finding Fido features Seth Casteel, who plays canine matchmaker, pairing pups with their perfect owners. The series are produced by Bodega Pictures and 3 Ball Entertainment, respectively.

Below are descriptions of Z Living’s development slate (courtesy of the network).

“Work It Out”

Fitness legend Denise Austin has built one of the world’s most successful workout businesses, and now her millennial daughter Katie is poised to follow in her footsteps. However, Katie has her own ideas and perspective about how to build a health-centric brand. As old school and new school dynamics collide, this fun-loving fitness family will have to learn to work it out together to keep the empire growing. Work It Out is produced by 3 Ball Entertainment with Todd Nelson, Ross Weintraub and Eric Ustian serving as executive producers. Tim Krubsack serves as executive producer for Z Living.

“Brooke Peterson’s Celebrity Book Club”

Featuring lifestyles expert, blogger and mom Brooke Peterson, Brooke Peterson’s Celebrity Book Club is a witty docu-series chronicling her critical and comedic take on celebrity “self-help” books. Each episode delves into a new book from a different celebrity author, with Peterson providing her unapologetic, no-holds-barred examination of the tenets they promote and pointing out the occasional fallacies, ironies and disparity of resources available to the author vs. the average reader. Peterson also searches for her own real-life solutions on the quest to offer viewers useful and fun tips for self-improvement. Brooke Peterson’s Celebrity Book Club is produced by Critical Content with Tom Forman serving as executive producer. Krubsack serves as executive producer for Z Living.

“I Lied For Love”

Hosted by actress and comedian Amy Paffrath, I Lied for Love offers an unbiased and unflinching view of cyber-dating through the eyes of the men and women who have fallen in love with someone online, but who have embellished or exaggerated their profiles. Whether using an outdated photo or claiming to be an adventurous world traveler, the daters have just 90 days to either transform themselves into the person they aspire to be or admit that they lied for love. I Lied For Love is produced by T Group with Jenny Daly serving as executive producer. Krubsack serves as executive producer for Z Living.

 

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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