Granada Announces Pickups

Sep 15, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Granada America revealed pickups for series at MTV and A&E during a meeting Wednesday with reporters. MTV has ordered a fourth season of the matchmaking series “Room Raiders,” with a production order of 30 episodes. A&E has picked up an additional 13 episodes of its reality crime show “First 48,” bringing the total episode order to 26.

“We now find ourselves covering the broad field of broadcasting and cable,” said Granada President Stephen J. Davis, whose company is also producing the upcoming Fox shows “Nanny 911” and “Hell’s Kitchen.”

The company was created in February as a U.S.-based arm of the U.K.’s ITV.

Mr. Davis, however, left open the possibility of eventually forming a permanent partnership with a studio.

“The relationship would depend on the opportunity,” he said. “It’s safe to say we’re in the best position to be a one-stop shop.”