Former NBC Chief Working With Premium Cable Channel to Find Unscripted Programming

May 30, 2012  •  Post A Comment

The former co-chairman of NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios has entered into a deal with premium cable channel Starz to find unscripted programming for the channel, Deadline.com reports.

Ben Silverman’s Electus will look for shows that would be suited to complement the channel’s original slate, the story reports.

"Electus sought the partnership with Starz after taking a look at the TV landscape and seeing a void in the unscripted space on premium cable, Electus CEO Chris Grant said," according to the story.

The two companies are looking for "tentpole ideas with strong dynamic characters, a little bit of danger and unprecedented access; we want to tell stories that couldn’t be told elsewhere,” Grant said.

So far, unscripted shows on premium TV have focused on sports documentaries such as HBO’s "24/7" or erotic shows such as HBO’s "Real Sex," the piece notes.

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  1. There is no void in unscripted TV on premium cable channels. We get these channels to get away from that crap on broadcast TV.

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