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TV Guide makes ‘News’

Network picks station pair for reality series

TV Guide Network has chosen a pair of linked TV stations in Savannah, Ga., as the next 13-episode focus of its “Making News” reality series.

Nick Davis, executive producer of “Making News: Savannah Style,” will deploy camera crews early next month to start taping the day-to-day newsroom activities of WJCL, the ABC affiliate in Savannah, and its sibling WTGS, the local Fox affil.

Kristin Peace, VP of development and acquisitions for TV Guide Network, said the goal of the series is “to be lighthearted and funny, to create a real-life version of ‘The Office.'”

“The key is relatable characters,” Peace continued. “We’re not seeking to do an expose or provide a tutorial in how local TV stations do the news.”

A second-season renewal of “Making News” was an easy decision for TVG because the first 13-hour batch, which followed the exploits of the news operation at KOSA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Midland-Odessa, Texas, doubled the network’s average primetime household rating when the series ran over the summer.

What Peach calls “the overarching arc” of the Savannah story is that a whole new management team at WJCL and WTGS are under pressure to “help the stations make a comeback in the news ratings.”

The Savannah episodes premiere as a weekly series on the TVG net June 2.

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