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A&E has Tony Danza, Doug Liman unscripted, ‘Scared Straight’ event set for fall

A&E Network has announced that the Tony Danza series Teach: Tony Danza will premiere this fall and four-hour event Beyond Scared Straight! will broadcast in the winter 2011. A&E has also greenlit a non-fiction pilot from The Bourne Ultimatum director Doug Liman.
August 9, 2010

A&E Network has announced that Tony Danza series Teach: Tony Danza will premiere this fall and four-hour event Beyond Scared Straight! will broadcast in the winter 2011. A&E has also green lit a non-fiction pilot from The Bourne Ultimatum director Doug Liman.

The Unexplained, Liman’s documentary series, will delve into bizarre stories and strange paranormal occurrences. Its pilot features a five-year-old boy who talks about a past life from 1930s Hollywood in vivid detail. The Unexplained is produced for A&E by Air Extreme, with Doug Liman and Russ Stratton on board as executive producers.

Teach: Tony Danza, the reality series following actor Tony Danza as a first-year teacher in a Philadelphia high school, will premiere on October 1. The seven-part, one-hour series is produced by Boutique TV, Inc., with Tony Danza, Leslie Greif and Adam Reed as executive producers and Donny Jackson and Erin Kelly as co-executive producers. Adam Freeman is executive producer for Boutique TV.

Lastly, A&E has ordered Beyond Scared Straight! from Arnold Shapiro Productions. The four-hour event is based on Shapiro’s Academy Award and Emmy award-winning doc Scared Straight!, which profiled inmate-run prison programs for youth offenders in the U.S. The A&E event will focus on new approaches to keeping today’s youth from a life of crime.

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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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