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Netflix Expands Its Unscripted Slate, Orders Three New Series

Jun 12, 2018  •  Post A Comment

Netflix announced orders today for three new series as the streaming service focuses on expanding its offerings in unscripted programming.

The programs are “The Fix,” “Westside” and “Sugar Rush.”

Netflix describes “The Fix” as “the first comedy show in the world with the stated ambition to solve the world’s biggest problems. Through comedy. And experts. But mainly through comedy. In each episode Jimmy Carr, along with two permanent team captains — Katherine Ryan and D.L. Hughley — host guest comics and experts in taking one massive issue facing the world and attempting to solve it.”

Produced by Embassy Row, the series has an order for 10 episodes. Executive producers are Michael Davies and Andrew Westwell.

“Westside” “follows a group of ambitious and deeply talented young musicians spanning multiple genres, coming together to create an original performance series at a Los Angeles nightclub,” Netflix says. “Following the artists in their complicated lives as they pursue their dreams to make it in the music business, the format weaves gritty and cinematic docu-series scenes with artistic music videos featuring original songs that underscore the storylines of the series.”

Produced by Love Productions and Madwood Studios, the series has an order for eight episodes. James Carroll directs, and executive producers are Kevin Bartel, Richard McKerrow, Michael Flutie, Sun DeGraff and Lara Spotts.

Netflix calls “Sugar Rush” “the new, relentlessly fast-paced baking competition that challenges brilliant bakers to create sweet treats that look beautiful and taste amazing — all against the clock. The competition is judged by two world class pastry chefs: Candace Nelson (co-founder and executive pastry chef behind Sprinkles cupcakes and Pizzana in Los Angeles) and Adriano Zumbo, with Hunter March hosting.”

The series is produced by Magical Elves and has an order for eight episodes. Executive producers are Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Doneen Arquines, Casey Kriley, Candace Nelson and Andrew Wallace.

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