Relativity TV Heads into Kids Programming with ‘Power Rangers’ Producer (Exclusive)

2008 - MARCH: Relativity sets up

Shingle has been primarily known for reality and lifestyle programming in the cable sector

Relativity Television has inked a first-look production deal with “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” alum Shuki Levy, signaling that the shingle is moving into the children’s television space.

Under the pact, Relativity TV will oversee worldwide distribution, finance and production for Levy’s content in the tyke realm. “Tribe of the Wild,” an action-adventure series that centers on five high school students and blends live-action with CGI animation, is Levy’s first project to fall under the deal.

“Relativity Television is committed to building a home for some of the most talented, creative and successful producers in the industry,” said Relativity TV CEO Tom Forman. “We are thrilled to be expanding our scripted business by forging this relationship with the renowned Shuki Levy, who has an unparalleled sense of how to create high-quality children’s content. ”

Levy co-founded Saban Entertainment with Haim Saban in the ’90s, and served as producer and scribe on the Stateside version of “Power Rangers,” which hailed from Saban Entertainment. The producer is also a prolific composer, having penned the music for kid’s shows since the 1980s including “Digimon: Digital Monsters,” “X-Men,” “Inspector Gadget” and “Power Rangers in Space.”

First-look deal with Levy joins a host of other scripted pacts at Relativity TV, which recently re-branded from RelativityREAL as it forges beyond unscripted fare. Other producers with deals at the “Catfish” shingle include Jay Blumenfield and Tony Marsh, Bogner Entertainment, This is Just a Test Prods. and Ashley Tisdale’s BlondieGirl Prods.

Relativity TV also recently launched a lifestyle arm headed by Scripps vet Brian Lando.

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  1. Caesi Bevis says:

    This may be great for Producers and we union types to have more work — but at what price?

    Hopefull not our kids?

    I would like to see “standards” met to improve quality of life, encouragement toward arts, math and sciences, life “stress management skill building”, teaching “logical decision making”, and other useful and / or inspiring programming.

    Adult reality shows seems to mostly want to sell drama and conflict, and how to poorly interact with others.

    Our kids deserve better. I hope this show is going for quality vs just chasing the buck.

    • Roberto Marigold says:

      Shuki makes scripted content using adult actors. And his audience is VERY young kids. I don’t think you have anything to worry about here.

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