You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Entertainment One Inks Multi-Year Deal with Unscripted Shingle Purveyors of Pop (EXCLUSIVE)

Entertainment One has secured a multi-year unscripted programming deal with production company Purveyors of Pop, Variety has learned exclusively.

Purveyors of Pop (also known simply as Pop) specializes in programming that hits on the pop culture zeitgeist. The company is behind Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Miami” and “Married to Medicine” franchise, plus the Fox series “Lucky Ladies” in Latin America and Europe.

Under the new pact, eOne’s alternative programming division will collaborate with Pop principals Matt Anderson and Nate Green to develop and co-produce unscripted content across multiple platforms. With the deal, the duo will still continue to serve as exec producers on “Lucky Ladies” and “Married to Medicine,” which they partnered on with FremantleMedia.

“Matt and Nate are incredibly gifted in their ability to develop and produce shows that grow to become established, successful franchises which influence the direction and conversation of celebrity pop culture,” said Tara Long, executive vice president of U.S. alternative programming, eOne Television. “We are delighted to collaborate with them and tap into our mutual love for creating engaging and provoking star driven content.”

Green commented, “As we continue to grow Pop both domestically and abroad, we are excited to partner with eOne, given their proven track record of success and profound global reach.”

Before launching Pop, Anderson and Green were showrunners and exec producers on “The Real Housewives of New York,” “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and Bethenny Frankel’s Bravo spinoff “Bethenny Getting Married.” The duo’s other former producing credits including MTV’s “The Ashlee Simpson Show,” “Project Runway” and “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica,” which followed then-married couple Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson.

The deal marks a continued effort in eOne’s alternative division, which has rapidly expanded since its 2012 launch, currently housing BET’s No.1 unscripted series “Nellyville,” TruTV’s David Spade prank show “Fameless” WEtv’s “Mary Mary,” “Growing Up Hip Hop” and FYI’s “Nicole & Jionni’s Shore Flip.”

Purveyors of Pop is repped by Kimberly Carver at 3Arts and Mark Wetzstein at Sloane, Offer, Weber, and Dern.

More TV

  • Supergirl -- "Elseworlds, Part 3" --

    'Elseworlds, Part 3' Recap: 2019 ‘Arrowverse’ Crossover Theme Revealed

    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Elseworlds, Part 2,” the final part of the 2018 “Arrowverse” crossover, which aired Dec. 11. After John Deegan (Jeremy Davies) got another go at using the Book of Destiny to rewrite reality, the “Elseworlds” finale saw Barry (Grant Gustin) and Oliver (Stephan Amell) facing [...]

  • The Netflix logo is displayed at

    TV Roundup: Netflix Orders Ted Bundy Docu-Series

    In today’s TV roundup, Netflix has ordered a docu-series on serial killer Ted Bundy and “Love, Gilda” sets a premiere date on CNN FIRST LOOKS Variety has obtained an exclusive clip of “Into the Okavango,” the upcoming National Geographic film. Premiering Dec. 14 on Nat Geo, the film, six years in the making, follows a [...]

  • Amy Poehler Is Ready for a

    Amy Poehler Is Ready for a 'Parks and Rec' Reunion

    Is Amy Poehler just getting our hopes up? We hope not, because the funny lady tells Variety that she’s ready for a “Parks and Recreation” reunion. “I am technically available,” Poehler said on Monday at Smart Girls’ 10th anniversary celebration dinner. “I have like six of Leslie’s blazers in my closet, so anytime.” “Parks and Recreation” [...]

  • Liz Meriwether Lake Bell

    Lake Bell, Liz Meriwether Comedy 'Bless This Mess' Moves From Fox to ABC With Series Order

    “Bless This Mess,” the single-camera comedy co-created by Lake Bell and Elizabeth Meriwether, has been ordered to series at ABC, Variety has learned. The series had previously been in contention at Fox and is a co-production between 20th Century Fox Television and ABC Studios. Bell also stars in the series alongside Dax Shepard. In the series, a [...]

  • 'Get Shorty' Renewed for Season 3

    'Get Shorty' Renewed for Season 3 at Epix

    Epix has renewed “Get Shorty” for Season 3. The loose adaptation of the 1990 Elmore Leonard novel and subsequent film stars Chris O’Dowd, Ray Romano, Lidio Porto, Megan Stevenson, Sean Bridgers, and Carolyn Dodd. In the series, O’Dowd plays a hitman from Nevada who struggles to shed his criminal past after he moves to Hollywood to [...]

  • Goliath Season 2 Amazon

    Amazon Renews 'Goliath' for Season 3

    Amazon has renewed legal drama “Goliath” for a third season. “Goliath” centers on washed-up lawyer Billy McBride, played by Billy Bob Thornton, who has one shot at redemption after a client he successfully defended from a murder charge went on to slaughter a family. Thornton won a Golden Globe for his performance in 2017. “Our [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content