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Blue Ant Media commissions “Hoarders: Canada”

Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Media company, has entered into an agreement with A+E Networks to produce a Canadian version of the format Hoarders, the first-ever commission for the series ...
April 12, 2022

Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Media company, has entered into an agreement with A+E Networks to produce a Canadian version of the format Hoarders, the first-ever commission for the series outside the U.S.

Greenlit by Blue Ant Media for its Canadian programming slate, Hoarders: Canada will follow a team of experts as they tackle some of the country’s most challenging hoards, giving viewers a look at the emotional stories of those dealing with compulsive hoarding behavior. Leading Canadian psychologists will work in tandem with extreme cleanup experts to try to help the families deal with their hoarding crises.

The series will debut on Blue Ant Media’s specialty channel Makeful in late 2022, with nationwide casting set to begin this month.

Hoarders: Canada will be executive produced by Franklin Cumberbatch and Peter Tarshis for A+E Networks, along with Michael Kot, Betty Orr and Pam McNair. Shannon McKinnon serves as series producer, and Deborah MacDonald is supervising producer.

Saloon Media also produces Life Below Zero: Canada for another Blue Ant Media specialty net, Cottage Life.

“Blue Ant Media’s global makeup enables us to work with industry-leading partners to license and localize popular TV formats and give them homegrown voices,” said Sam Linton, VP, head of original content, Canadian media for Blue Ant Media. “We’re proud to be partnering with A+E Networks to bring this hit franchise to Canadians nationwide. Saloon Media’s track record of award-winning TV format series and documentaries makes them the perfect production partner for Hoarders: Canada.”

“We’re delighted to be involved with a franchise series as successful and long-standing as Hoarders,” added Michael Kot, managing director of Saloon Media. “In keeping with A+E Networks’ format, Hoarders: Canada will be shot documentary-style and with the utmost respect for those sharing their emotional stories.”

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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