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Extra: BET preps “The Grand Hustle;” Discovery readies “Mars Home Planet”

T.I. competition series lands at BET  Viacom-owned BET Networks has commissioned 51 Minds Entertainment to produce reality competition series from The Grand Hustle. Created and executive produced by rapper, actor and entrepreneur Clifford ...
April 17, 2018

T.I. competition series lands at BET 

Viacom-owned BET Networks has commissioned 51 Minds Entertainment to produce reality competition series from The Grand Hustle.

Created and executive produced by rapper, actor and entrepreneur Clifford “T.I.” Harris (pictured), the 12 x 60-minute reality competition series sees 16 men and women will compete in business challenges, serving up big deals, as they vie to be named the Grand Hustler, which comes with a six-figure salary and a job with T.I.’s Grand Hustle business empire.

The Atlanta-set series is slated to air on July 19 at 10 p.m. ET on BET.

Executive producers are T.I. and Brian Sher, Christian Sarabia, Johnny Petillo, Vinnie Kaufman.

Discovery, HP Australia partner on Mars Home Planet

Discovery Channel has teamed with technology company HP Australia to develop Mars Home Planet.

The six-part series follows Australian university students over six months as they compete in the global HP Mars Home Planet project, aiming to create and map out a Virtual Reality (VR) experience of life on Mars.

Teams from Western Australia’s Curtain University and RMIT University in Melbourne pool their design, architecture, engineering and VR skills to create an urban area for one million people on Mars.

The series will be rolled out online and on-air from now until September, and is available across the Discovery Channel and Discovery Science digital platforms, as well as on the HP Mars website.

Channel 4 readies Sex Tape format

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned social experiment series Sex Tape from Israeli producer-distributor Armoza Formats.

STV Productions is producing the four-part series, which will broadcast later this year on the British network.

The social experiment puts three couples in front of the camera as they film their love life for a week, and then, with a top sex therapist, they share their tapes with the others.

The series is an adaptation of the Armoza Format.

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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