Z Living, 3 Ball strike up development deal

The U.S. cable health and lifestyle net has entered a deal with the Bar Rescue prodco to develop three series, with topics ranging from weight loss to finding the perfect pet dog. (Pictured left to right: Z Living GM Rafe Oller, EVP Tim Krubsack)
December 16, 2015

American health and lifestyle cable net Z Living has entered a development deal with Bar Rescue prodco 3 Ball Entertainment, with three series currently in development.

The deal marks the first original programming development pact under general manager Rafe Oller (pictured left, with EVP and head of programming Tim Krubsack, right).

Series include The Big Fat Truth, a transformational weight loss series hosted by former 3 Ball principal JD Roth, and exec produced by Roth and 3 Ball Entertainment CEO Todd A. Nelson; Finding Fido, hosted by canine expert and author Seth Casteel and exec produced by Nelson, 3 Ball co-CEO Ross Weintraub, CCO Brant Pinvidic and Z Living’s Krubsack; and Homegrown Wedding, in which experts help budget conscious newlyweds transform their homes into formidable wedding venues, exec produced by Nelson, Weintraub and Pinvidic.

“Since joining the company several months ago, I have focused our development on broadening the creative footprint of Z Living, which includes forging relationships with our industry’s top producers – especially those that embrace our brand,” said Krubsack in a statement. “We’re eager to collaborate with 3 Ball Entertainment to bring viewers new and innovative content focused on health and living well.”

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