A&E seeks help from therapist

Unscripted series to feature Brit TV personality McKenna

A&E has ordered an unscripted pilot from Ryan Seacrest’s production shingle featuring British self-help personality Paul McKenna.

The hourlong skein, tentatively titled “The Incurables,” will revolve around McKenna’s efforts to help people with severe psychological or physical problems.

A staple of British TV, Mc-Kenna is known for his unusual approach to therapy, from tapping to hypnosis to visualization techniques. Each seg will feature McKenna going to the homes of two different people on the verge of a breakdown.

Seacrest will exec produce through his Ryan Seacrest Prods. banner and McKenna Media. McKenna and Sam Mettler, an exec producer of A&E’s “Intervention,” also exec produce.

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