A+E unveils factual slate, incl Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman & Workerbee’s Janet Jackson shows

A+E Networks has commissioned a swathe of new unscripted programming for Lifetime, History Channel and A&E, including titles from Hollywood stars Morgan Freeman, Kevin Costner and Bradley Cooper. Headed to History Channel is a new eight-part docuseries, Keven Costner’s The West (working title), hosted and executive produced by the Yellowstone star, alongside historian Doris Kearns […]

Lifetime recruits History exec to co-head unscripted content

History exec Amy Savitsky is moving to fellow A&E Networks brand Lifetime to co-head unscripted programming. Previously serving as SVP of development and programming for History, Savitsky will now be SVP of unscripted development and programming for Lifetime. She will report to Lifetime’s EVP and head of programming, Amy Winter, and work alongside Brie Amanda […]

Lifetime unscripted head Gena McCarthy exits A+E cablenet

Lifetime’s EVP & head of programming for unscripted Gena McCarthy is leaving the A+E Networks-owned network after more than a decade with the company. McCarthy, who was also head of programming for A+E stablemate FYI, joined Lifetime as SVP of reality & alternative in 2010 and been behind shows including Dance Moms and Project Runway […]

‘Real Housewives’ prodco Sirens Media names Lifetime exec Mioshi Hill president

ITV America-owned production house Sirens Media has appointed Lifetime exec Mioshi Hill as its new president. She will take up her new appointment next month, following predecessor Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh’s exit from the The Real Housewives of New Jersey prodco to pursue a new independent venture. In her new role, Hill will take oversight of the […]

Lifetime commits to huge ‘Married At First Sight’ deal in US

US cablenet Lifetime has made one of its largest ever commitments by ordering six further seasons of Red Arrow Studios’ format Married At First Sight (MAFS), as well as two spin-offs from the show. The six-season run of Married At First Sight will again be produced by Love Is Blind prodco Kinetic Content and will […]

Lifetime orders ‘MAFS’ self-shot spin-off from ‘Love Is Blind’ prodco

The US producer behind Netflix hit Love Is Blind has turned to innovative techniques to produce a spin-off from reality show Married At First Sight (MAFS) for A+E Networks’ American cabler Lifetime. Married At First Sight: Couples’ Cam is from Red Arrow Studios-backed Kinetic Content and is a self-shot version of the reality dating format, […]

Lifetime hires Winter as head of programming

Cable channel Lifetime has named Amy Winter as its new EVP and head of programming. Based in New York, the former UPtv EVP and general manager will oversee all programming for the network inclusive of movies, scripted and unscripted for Lifetime and LMN. Winter will report to Rob Sharenow, president of programming at A+E Networks, […]

Lifetime super-sizes orders of Kinetic’s ‘Married At First Sight’

Lifetime has signed up for two super-sized seasons of Married At First Sight from Kinetic Content. The Red Arrow Studios-owned business will produce two new 17 x 120-minute seasons of the hit format, set to begin airing next year. The new season, which marks the 10th season of the programme, will be set in Washington […]

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