×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

NBCU’s Syfy Developing Two Unscripted Series About Survival

NBCUniversal’s SyFy unveiled an unscripted development slate that relies heavily on game shows, docuseries and two odd concepts about people trying to survive  a fictional wreckage in a remote location or in an isolated place with only a strange member of the opposite sex for comfort.

The network announced the docket as part of its positioning in advance of the opening of TV’s “upfront” market, when the major U.S. TV networks try to sell the bulk of their ad inventory for the coming season.

The two survival series are:

Alive and Alone: In each episode, the “lone survivor” of a remote disaster must use wits, along with whatever can be carried from the wreckage, to make it out alive over the course of nine days. The survivor will self-document the journey while also wearing the latest in biofeedback technology which will capture how the mind and body cope. Production Company: BASE Productions. Executive Producers: John Brenkus, Mickey Stern.

 Adam + Eve: Three  couples — all meeting one another for the first time —  experience isolation in separate remote locations over the course of 90 days without any other human contact. Production Company: Studio Lambert/All3Media America. Executive producers: Stephen Lambert, Greg Goldman, Eli Holzman.

Other unscripted shows in development include:

Geeks Who Drink:  Three quizmasters challenge teams in a live geek trivia battle. Production Company: Condé Nast Entertainment , Kinetic Content. Executive Producers: Chris Coelen, Dawn Ostroff, Joe LaBracio, Emma Conway. Supervising Producer: John Dicker.

Billion Dollar Club:  Series follows two of the world’s most aggressive accelerator programs: the software concentrated, 500 Startups, led by the relentless drill sergeant Dave McClure; and the hardware focused, Highway 1, headed by quirky genius Brady Forrest. Produced by Zero Point Zero Production, Inc. Executive producers: Lydia Tenaglia, Christopher Collins.

 The End is Near: Anthology docuseries profiles fascinating men and women who  believe humanity is on the verge of a sci-fi-like apocalyptic scenario.  Production Company: Hot Snakes Media. Executive Producers: Eric Evangelista, Shannon Evangelista.

Fantasy Makers :  Docuseries following the loud, energetic and colorful cast of characters who own and operate one of New York City’s premiere haunted attractions, Blood ManorProduction Company: Vidiots. Executive Producers: Michael Amoia, Anthony Amoia.

More TV

  • FIRMA-ACUERDO-AMERICA-TV-THE-MEDIAPRO-STUDIO-PHOTO

    The Mediapro Studio, America TV Strike Three Series Co-production Alliance

    Spanish TV giant The Mediapro Studio has inked a three-year collaboration deal with Argentine broadcaster America TV, aimed at developing, producing and distributing original content. The agreement will see the production of three series to be distributed in the global market, the companies said Thursday in a statement. No details of the projects were revealed. [...]

  • Trentino Leads By Example With Eco-Friendly

    Trentino Film Commission Leads By Example With Eco-Friendly Program T-Green

    In 2015, Luca Ferrario set out to lead by example. Though many European commissions already offered sustainability programs, none, he felt, did so in ways that could flourish in his own back yard. “Most of my colleagues offered guidelines to follow, only those were not enough, at least not in Italy,” says Ferrario, who is [...]

  • American Son review

    TV News Roundup: Netflix Releases 'American Son' Trailer

    In today’s TV news roundup, Netflix released the trailer for “American Son” starring Kerry Washington and first looks at Dolly Parton’s new anthology series, “Heartstrings.” FIRST LOOKS Netflix has released the trailer for “American Son,” which premieres Nov. 1 on the streaming service. Directed by Tony award-winner Kenny Leon, the film is based on the [...]

  • BBC's Little Mix Talent Show to

    BBC's Little Mix Talent Show to Be Produced by Management Firm's New Shingle, ModestTV

    The BBC has confirmed its Little Mix talent show, which the pop band’s management firm, Modest!, will produce through a new banner, ModestTV. “Little Mix The Search” will be exec produced by Andrea Hamilton, who has partnered with the management outfit to launch the new operation. Her entertainment show credits include “The Voice” and “Strictly [...]

  • Monica Beletsky Apple TV Plus

    Apple Sets Overall Deal With Monica Beletsky

    Monica Beletsky is the latest of a small group of content creators to set an overall deal with Apple and their streaming platform, Apple TV Plus. Under the multi-year deal, Beletsky will develop and produce television series exclusively for the streamer. This is the first overall of Beletsky’s career. Her previous credits include “Fargo,” “Friday [...]

  • Saladin Patterson

    Saladin Patterson Inks Overall Deal at 20th Century Fox Television

    Saladin Patterson has signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television. Under the multi-year deal, Patterson will develop, write and produce comedy series for network, cable and streaming platforms. He was previously under a development deal at the studio earlier in his career. Patterson is currently an executive producer on the upcoming FX series [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content