Sundance announces new series

Cable net unveils 'Johnny Weir,' 'Day Before'

New series featuring U.S. figure skating Olympian Johnny Weir as well as the behind-the-scenes lifestyle choices of fashion models highlighted Sundance Channel’s upfront presentation to advertisers Monday.

The half-hour “Be Good Johnny Weir” will follow its subject, his coach, choreographers and hangers-on as they ready for the 2010 Winter Games. Sundance has ordered eight episodes of the series, which is produced by Endemol’s Original Media.

Meanwhile, “The Day Before” will examine the lives of models in the 36 hours before they hit the runway for a show. Series is produced by Deralf and Story Box Press.

In addition to announcing the new series, Sundance also reupped interview show “Spectacle: Elvis Costello With …” for a second season.