Jerry Bruckheimer Television to Co-Produce SPORTS ILLUSTRATED True Crime Series
Late Night Series Based on ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’S “The Bullseye”
(NEW YORK, NY, October 30, 2017)—Paramount Network has joined forces with Emmy®-winning Time Inc. Productions for a multi-project deal for unique and immersive non-scripted series, which are currently in pilot production. The partnership with Paramount Network, launching January 18, 2018, will feature series linked to Time Inc.’s SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY.
From SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and Jerry Bruckheimer TV, “Sports Illustrated: True Crime” (working title) investigates the complicated truths and realities of athletes involved in criminal activity and misdeeds. The one-hour television series is based on SPORTS ILLUSTRATED’S multiplatform “SI True Crime” franchise. Each television episode will be accompanied by a piece on SI.com and in the print magazine, offering an unprecedented multiplatform experience.
Also ordered to pilot with Time Inc. Productions is “Entertainment Weekly: The Bullseye,” a late-night, comedy panel/talk show based on the magazine’s wildly popular, signature column “The Bullseye.” The half-hour series will have a celebrity host and panelists who square off and debate which of the week’s pop culture stories are right on target and which ones miss the mark. Time Inc. Productions and Conveyor Media are producing with “The Bullseye” ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY writer Marc Snetiker consulting on the project.
Chachi Senior, Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming, Paramount Network, will oversee the projects for the network along with Tori Socha Vice President, Development and Dana Tuinier, Vice President, Development and Original Programming. Time Inc. Productions is led by Bruce Gersh, SVP Strategy and Business Development, and Ian Orefice, Head of Programming.
ABOUT PARAMOUNT NETWORK
Paramount Network is a premium entertainment destination that pushes the limits of story-telling with bold original scripted and non-scripted series. Inspired by over a century of cinema, Paramount Network is where today’s brightest stars bring the experience of the big screen to every screen with stories that are immersive, inclusive, and deeply personal.
ABOUT TIME INC. PRODUCTIONS
Time Inc. Productions, the television division of Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME), is a full-service production company creating premium long-form content distributed on all platforms globally. Formed in 2016, the division touts an in-house award-winning creative team, state-of-the-art studios and post-production facilities in New York and Los Angeles. The content and spirit of Time Inc.’s powerful and trusted iconic brands provide unlimited inspiration for Time Inc. Productions shows. Time Inc. Productions won an Emmy in 2017 for “A Year in Space” on PBS, and its shows have aired on or are in development with ABC, Netflix, Paramount Network, FOX, A&E, Investigation Discovery and other major networks. Creative collaborators have included Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets, Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Matt Weaver (“Chef’s Table.”)
ABOUT TIME INC.
Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is a leading multi-platform consumer media company that engages over 230 million consumers globally every month. The company's influential brands include PEOPLE, TIME, FORTUNE, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, INSTYLE, REAL SIMPLE, SOUTHERN LIVING and TRAVEL + LEISURE, as well as approximately 60 diverse international brands. Time Inc. offers marketers a differentiated proposition in the marketplace by combining its powerful brands, trusted content, audience scale, direct relationships with consumers and unique first-party data. The company is home to growing media and platforms, including digital video, OTT, television, licensing, paid products and services and celebrated live events, such as the TIME 100, FORTUNE Most Powerful Women, PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED’s Sportsperson of the Year, the ESSENCE Festival and the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen.
ABOUT JERRY BRUCKHEIMER TELEVISION
Jerry Bruckheimer Television is one of the most successful production companies in the history of the medium, with innovative and powerful storytelling establishing new benchmarks in programming excellence. Of the 1,700 plus episodes of Jerry Bruckheimer Television’s series have included C.S.I.: Crime SceneInvestigation, C.S.I.: Miami, C.S.I.: NY, Cold Case, Without A Trace, Lucifer, and the ten-time Emmy Award winner The Amazing Race. In the 2005-6 season Jerry Bruckheimer Television had a record-breaking 10 series on network television, a feat unprecedented in nearly 60 years of television history. Jerry Bruckheimer Television shows have garnered 130 Emmy Award nominations and 23 wins.
ABOUT CONVEYOR MEDIA
Conveyor Media is a content production company focusing on reality television. Founded by Jay James and Colin Whelan, Conveyor Media’s credits include "The Soup" and "Fashion Police: for E!, and "Justin Bieber Roast Red Carpet Special" for Comedy Central.
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