Unscripted

Paramount Network, Time team on unscripted series

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 ...
October 31, 2017

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.

Production is led by Bruce Gersh, SVP strategy and business development, and Ian Orefice, head of programming.

The launch coincides with Viacom’s rebrand of the Spike channel to The Paramount Network, which is also set for Jan. 18.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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