GRANADA AMERICA TO PRODUCE EIGHT NEW EPISODES OF ‘NANNY 911’ FOR CMT
Original Nannies Set to Return to New Series
LOS ANGELES, January 21, 2009 -- Granada America will produce eight new episodes of its popular reality series “Nanny 911” in an exclusive arrangement for CMT, it was announced by Paul Buccieri, President and Chief Executive Officer, Granada America and Mary Beth Cunin, Senior Vice President, Programming Strategy, CMT. Off-net episodes of “Nanny 911,” which ran for three successful seasons on FOX, have been airing on CMT since March of last year. The new episodes are set to premiere on CMT in April 2009.
“We’re delighted to enter into this agreement with CMT to produce new episodes of our proven family-oriented series,” said Mr. Buccieri. “’Nanny 911’ has gained great traction at the network level and off-net, as well, and we are confident that the show will find a long-standing home with CMT and its viewers.”
‘“Nanny 911’ is one of CMT’s most successful acquisitions to date, and has helped the channel grow some 20 percent in daytime over last year,” said Cunin. “We’re thrilled to add new original episodes of ‘Nanny 911’ in primetime this year.”
With casting already underway, the new episodes will reunite two of the original nannies Deborah Carroll and Stella Reid.
“Nanny 911” follows a team of nannies armed with the do’s and don’ts of child-rearing. Each nanny has a specific area of expertise, ranging from proper etiquette to controlling temper tantrums. All are ready to help exhausted parents tackle the issues creating chaos in their home and whip their families into tip-top shape.
The “Nanny 911” series and format continues to be successful internationally as well. Territory deals include Canada, Estonia, Taiwan, Borneo, Lithuania, Kenya, Korea, Thailand, Mexico, Israel, Australia and New Zealand, the Caribbean, South Africa, Italy, Singapore, Japan, throughout the Middle East, Sweden, Malta, Indonesia, Finland, Russia, Netherlands, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Philippines, Bulgaria, Ireland, Poland and Slovakia.
“Nanny 911” is produced by Granada America. Bob Kusbit, Melanie Moreau and Nicole Zien serve as executive producers for CMT.
About Granada America
Granada America is one of the largest international producers for the US market and a major force in acquiring, developing and producing scripted and non-scripted programming for US networks.
Since launching in 2004, Granada America has become a leading producer of non-scripted and scripted programming in the US producing a slate of successful formats with major US networks, including “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares” for Fox, “Celebrity Fit Club” for VH1, “Phenomenon” and “Hit Me Baby One More Time” for NBC, “Sensing Murder” for Discovery as well as “First 48” and the “S.W.A.T” series for A&E.
Granada is a world leader in television production and distribution, with international production centers in the UK, Germany and Australia as well as America and programs distributed to over 155 territories worldwide. Our US hit TV show, Nanny 911, has been sold to more than 60 countries.
CMT, a unit of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 88 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website, CMT.com, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.
For Granada America:
Paul Nichols/Les Eisner
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