TLC orders up 26 segs of ‘That’ from Telepix

Based on the success of off-CBS reruns of “How’d They Do That?” the Learning Channel has ordered 26 original episodes of the series from Telepictures Prods.

The new episodes will air at 8 p.m. Sundays on TLC, starting Jan. 5. They will be rebroadcast at 11 p.m.

The hour-long reality series, which aired two seasons on CBS, contains multiple segments about the facts behind the headlines. It’s unusual for an off-net series to go back into production with original episodes, but the move was expected (Daily Variety, July 11). A British version is in its fourth year on the BBC.

Sports commentator Pat O’Brien will return as host of the show, and he’ll be joined by Wendy Walsh, a correspondent on “Extra.” Dorothy Lucey was co-host of the original version.

Executive producer on the project is former co-executive producer of “America’s Most Wanted” Paul Sparrow, who signed a three-year production and development deal with Telepictures Prods. in July.

Former “Unsolved Mysteries” supervising producer Ed Horwitz will hold the same title at ‘How’d They Do That?” Amy Chacon, formerly with “CBS Evening News,” will be senior producer and Aaron Kass, former head writer for “Rescue 911,” will be producer and head writer.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Scene News from Variety

Loading