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Lifetime increases unscripted lineup with three new series

Lifetime is expanding its unscripted content offerings with a trio of new series set to premiere next year. The new shows include the plastic surgery transformation series My Killer Body with K. ...
September 23, 2021

Lifetime is expanding its unscripted content offerings with a trio of new series set to premiere next year.

The new shows include the plastic surgery transformation series My Killer Body with K. Michelle, the dating show Five Guys a Week and the family-oriented docuseries Leave it to Geege.

My Killer Body with K. Michelle features the R&B singer, who became one of the first celebrities to come forward and open up about personal health issues she experienced after silicone injections almost killed her. Each episode will find Michelle helping two patients seeking to reverse plastic surgery procedures that are threatening their lives, while also exploring the singer’s own personal story. My Killer Body with K. Michelle is produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment and Kingdom Reign Entertainment and executive produced by Kimberly Pate. Collins and Dionne Harmon executive produce for Jesse Collins Entertainment, while Carlos King and Scott Shatsky executive produce for Kingdom Reign. Patrick McCabe and Brandon Wilson also executive produce, with Brie Miranda Bryant and Kimberly Chessler serving as executive producers for Lifetime.

Five Guys a Week (pictured) is based on Fremantle’s existing hit format, and is billed as an immersive dating series that focuses on a new “leading lady” each week who invites five men she’s selected to move into her home. The show finds her suitors competing for her attention while living in her home, often in cramped arrangements. Men are eliminated one at a time until she finds “The One.” Five Guys a Week is produced by Fremantle’s Original Productions for Lifetime, based on Fremantle’s international format. The show is executive produced by Brian Lovett, Jeff Hasler  and Roy Orecchio for Original Productions, while Amy Winter and Shura Davison executive produce for Lifetime. Casting is currently underway.

Rounding out the new series is Leave it to Geege, from Emmy-winning producers World of Wonder. The show follows Atlanta single mom Geege Taylor, a twice-divorced breast cancer survivor who is also an advocate for autism acceptance as she raises her own non-verbal 19-year-old son. Surrounded by her extended family and friends, Leave it to Geege is a modern look at the chaos that comes with raising a family. The show is produced by World of Wonder and executive produced by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Samantha Hartzband and Lynsey Dufour, with Brie Miranda Bryant and Kimberly Chessler executive producing for Lifetime.

“We are so excited for this addictive new slate of unscripted programming that I know will speak to so many women,” Amy Winter, EVP and head of programming for Lifetime and LMN, said in a release. “We know our audience wants to exhale at the end of a long day and these are three great series that deliver on Lifetime’s legacy of escapist entertainment.”

Lifetime also recently announced a two-night, four-hour documentary event, Janet, marking the 40th anniversary of Janet Jackson’s 1982 debut album. The doc will be simulcast on Lifetime and A&E in January 2022.

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