The Paramount Network has teamed with Time Inc. Productions on a multi-project deal for non-scripted series.
The partnership, which launches on Jan. 18, 2018, features series linked to Time’s Sports Illustrated and Entertainment Weekly properties.
The series currently in pilot production include Sports Illustrated: True Crime (w/t) and Entertainment Weekly: The Bullseye.
Sports Illustrated: True Crime (w/t) from SI and Jerry Bruckheimer TV investigates athletes involved in criminal activity and misdeeds, and will have editorial components on the SI website as well as the print edition.
Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly: The Bullseye from Time Inc. Productions and Conveyor Media is a late-night, comedy panel talk show based on the magazine’s popular column. The half-hour series will have a celebrity host and will feature panelists squaring off and debating which of the week’s pop culture stories are on target, and which are missing the mark.
Chachi Senior (pictured), SVP, alternative programming, Paramount Network, will oversee the projects for the network along with Tori Socha VP, development and Dana Tuinier, VP, development and original programming, Time Inc.
The launch coincides with Viacom’s rebrand of the Spike channel to The Paramount Network, which is also set for Jan. 18.