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Michael Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker series highlight TNT programming slate

Turner Broadcasting System-owned networks TBS and TNT’s upfront slate includes new series from Sarah Jessica Parker and Michael Moore. TNT has greenlit Who Run the World? (w/t), a docuseries that will ...
May 17, 2017

Turner Broadcasting System-owned networks TBS and TNT’s upfront slate includes new series from Sarah Jessica Parker and Michael Moore.

TNT has greenlit Who Run the World? (w/t), a docuseries that will focus on the issues women face in the world today. The new series is executive-produced by Emmy-winner Sarah Jessica Parker, Oscar nominee Morgan Spurlock and Refinery29. Who Run the World? is produced by Spurlock’s Warrior Poets and Parker’s Pretty Matches Productions, in partnership with Refinery29 and in association with Turner’s Studio T.

Also greenlit, is the new series, Michael Moore Live from the Apocalypse (w/t) featuring Michael Moore. In the program, Moore (pictured), will explore everything from Washington politics to Wall Street shenanigans. Slated to premiere in the late fall, Moore will direct and star in the series, as well as executive-produce with Meghan O’Hara. Nick McKinney will produce.

According to a statement from TNT, Who Run the World? and Michael Moore Live from the Apocalypse are part of TNT’s ongoing shift to more premium scripted dramas and high-profile documentary programming.

Meanwhile, Turner’s TBS is reviving and updating the classic game show The Joker’s Wild with new host Snoop Dogg. Slated to launch later this year, the half-hour game show with a comedic edge is being produced by Sony Pictures Television, in association with Turner’s Studio T.

Snoop Dogg will executive produce along with Super Bowl champion Michael Strahan. Constance Schwartz-Morini for Snoopadelic Films, and Vincent Rubino will also serve as executive producers on the series.

 

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