EOne Buys Controlling Stake in Reality
Courtesy of Discovery

LONDON — Canadian studio eOne has acquired a 65% stake in David Garfinkle and Jay Renfroe’s reality show production company Renegade 83. Garfinkle and Renfroe will continue to lead the company as co-presidents and CEOs.

California-based Renegade 83, which launched in 1994, is behind such shows as Discovery’s “Naked & Afraid,” Discovery’s Emmy-nominated documentary special “The Kennedy Detail,” CMT’s “Gone Country,” ABC’s “Miracle Workers,” NBC’s “The Law Firm,” and USA’s Emmy-nominated scripted series “The 4400.”

“Renegade is truly best-in-class with a winning formula and a strong track record of success in unscripted television. We are looking forward to collaborating as they continue to do what they do best now powered by eOne,” said John Morayniss, CEO, eOne Television. “Renegade complements our expansive reality slate and augments our ever-growing creative pipeline with authentic stories for audiences both at home and around the world.”

Garfinkle and Renfroe said in a statement: “As an indie studio, eOne’s vast distribution network and deep international relationships will support us in our growth and open the door to exciting new partnerships that will enable us to make standout programming with greater reach.”

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