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ID, New York Post team on crime series; Discovery UK brands unveil commissions

Discovery Inc.’s true crime and mystery network Investigation Discovery has partnered with daily newspaper The New York Post to launch two investigative crime series. Produced by New York Post Entertainment and ...
February 19, 2020

Discovery Inc.’s true crime and mystery network Investigation Discovery has partnered with daily newspaper The New York Post to launch two investigative crime series.

Produced by New York Post Entertainment and Radley Studios, Torn from the Headlines: New York Post Reports will provide audiences with an inside look at of some the darkest crimes in New York’s history.

Torn from the Headlines: New York Post Reports premieres on Investigation Discovery on March 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Executive producers on the series include the Post’s Troy Searer and Michelle Gotthelf alongside Radley Studios’ Brandon Hill, Christian Thompson and showrunner Diana Nolan. Christie McConnell is co-exec producer.

In addition, New York Post Reports: Off the Record will serve as a digital series for Investigation Discovery GO. Hosted by Page Six’s Carlos Greer, each eight-minute episode will offer a closer look at recent scandals and murders that have gripped the attention of the New York Post newsroom. The series will also see Greer diving deep into each scandal to provide “exclusive perspective” on the cover-ups and confessions of each crime.

The series, which debuts on IDGO on March 30, is also produced by Radley Productions, in association with New York Post Entertainment.

Off the Record is executive produced by ID’s Keila Woodard. Ami Angelowicz is VP of digital.

In related news, Discovery in the UK has greenlit a number of lifestyle and entertainment commissions for its Quest Red, HGTV and Really brands.

Anchoring the slate is the Friel Kean Films-produced Cash in the Spare Room for HGTV. The 10 x 60-minute series will trace Sarah Moore (Money for Nothing) and Max McMurdo (George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces) as the pair traverse the UK countryside to transform unused spaces — spare rooms, garages and caravans — into lucrative holiday rentals.

Elsewhere, the tentatively titled The Nolans in the Mood for Cruising (8 x 60 minutes) from media and entertainment company Koska will follow performing sisters Coleen, Linda, Maureen and Anne Nolan as they enjoy a global cruise trip to commemorate their first singing reunion in decades. The series, which will debut on Quest Red, will explore themes around loss, finding love in middle age, the strength of female friendships and battling illness.

Finally, Clear Out Cash In (working title; 10 x 60 minutes) from STV Productions for Really will follow a Yorkshire auctioneer and his team as they transform former family homes by clearing out trinkets, treasure and junk to get each home ready for purchase. Items of value go to auction, with profits going to the homeowner, and the rest recycled.

Discovery has also recommissioned Helicopter ER (30 x 60 minutes; Air Television) for seasons five and six on Really, while The Bad Skin Clinic (12 x 60 minutes; Full Fat TV) returns for a new season on Quest Red.

Clare Laycock ordered the programs. Charlotte Reid is head of commissioning for Discovery’s lifestyle and entertainment channels. Deirdre Dowling, Romy Page and Matt Reid are commissioning executives for TLC, Quest Red and Really.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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