With the arrival of Discovery-Hasbro entity the Hub in October and the arrival of Disney Junior in 2012, the battle for kids' affections is the most competitive it's ever been.
For syndication, these are the best of times and the worst of times: Off-net sitcoms are selling for record-setting prices, while firstrun programs struggle to find buyers.
Perhaps former Warner Bros.' syndie chief Dick Robertson said it first, but it's become a sort of mantra: "You can't underpay for failure, and you can't overpay for a hit."
If a nonfiction subject exists, chances are that GRB Entertainment has done a show about it.
At GRB, Steven Montgomery is the dealmaker and the lawyer -- two areas where imagination aren't usually considered -- but Montgomery gets to be as creative in his job as the company's producers do.
Key execs at GRB Entertainment include Karen Pinto,
GRB's next big show is taking the company back to its roots.
When A&E asked GRB Entertainment to create a show about interventions, little did the production company know it would be creating not just a television show, but an entire social outreach program.