Lifetime Amps Up Unscripted Slate with Greenlights of Three New Series
The robust slate includes the life-altering plastic surgery transformation series, “My Killer Body with K. Michelle,” new dating series “Five Guys a Week” and family docuseries, “Leave it to Geege,” following a sassy southern mother from Emmy-winning World of Wonder.
[via press release from Lifetime]
LIFETIME AMPS UP UNSCRIPTED SLATE WITH GREENLIGHTS OF THREE NEW SERIES
TRANSFORMATION SERIES MY KILLER BODY WITH K. MICHELLE
SPEED DATING SERIES FIVE GUYS A WEEK
AND FAMILY DOCUSERIES LEAVE IT TO GEEGE
Los Angeles, CA (September 23, 2021) – In addition to the event of a Lifetime with the Janet Jackson documentary, as well as a new season Married at First Sight airing in January 2022, Lifetime expands its unscripted content with the greenlights of three new series to debut next year. The robust slate includes the life-altering plastic surgery transformation series, My Killer Body with K. Michelle, new dating series Five Guys a Week and family docuseries, Leave it to Geege, following a sassy southern mother from Emmy(R)-winning World of Wonder.
“We are so excited for this addictive new slate of unscripted programming that I know will speak to so many women,” said Amy Winter, EVP and Head of Programming, Lifetime and LMN. “We know our audience wants to exhale at the end of a long day and these are three great series that deliver on Lifetime’s legacy of escapist entertainment, whether it’s laughing along with Geege and her unforgettable family, going along for the ride as romance unfolds with Five Guys, or watching someone rebuild their confidence with My Killer Body with K. Michelle.”
My Killer Body with K. Michelle
As one of the very first celebrities to come forward with her personal health struggles after silicone injections nearly took her life, R&B chart topper K. Michelle will help men and women desperate to reverse plastic surgery procedures that now threaten their lives in My Killer Body with K. Michelle. With the number of cosmetic surgeries on the rise and an alarming number of these procedures resulting in post-surgery suffering and trauma, each episode will follow two patients who desperately need help as well as K. Michelle’s ongoing personal story. My Killer Body with K. Michelle is produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment and Kingdom Reign Entertainment and executive produced by Kimberly Pate. Jesse Collins and Dionne Harmon executive produce for Jesse Collins Entertainment. Carlos King and Scott Shatsky executive produce for Kingdom Reign Entertainment. Patrick McCabe and Brandon Wilson also executive produce. Brie Miranda Bryant and Kimberly Chessler serve as executive producers for Lifetime.
Five Guys a Week
A leader in relationship programming with the Married at First Sight franchise, Lifetime orders twenty, one-hour episodes of the newest spin on dating with Five Guys a Week. The immersive dating series centers on a leading lady each week, looking for love by inviting five men she has selected to move into her actual home. The series pressure tests her potential matches as they all live together in her home, while the guys all vie for her attention. Spending 24/7 time together in cramped living arrangements, the guys will also meet her family and friends who will weigh in along the way on who should be the last man standing. As the week goes by, she eliminates them one by one, until she finds The One. Five Guys a Week is produced by Fremantle’s Original Productions for Lifetime, and is based on Fremantle’s hit international format. The series is executive produced by Brian Lovett, Jeff Hasler and Roy Orecchio for Original Productions while Amy Winter and Shura Davison executive produces for Lifetime. Casting for Five Guys a Week is currently underway in the NY Tri-State area (CT, Northern NJ, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester County). For more information, email Singles4TVCasting@gmail.com.
Leave it to Geege
From the Emmy(R)-winning producers from World of Wonder, comes the new family docuseries Leave It to Geege, following Geege Taylor, an Atlanta area single mother of two whose life could be a Lifetime movie. The twice-divorced, breast cancer survivor is also an advocate for autism acceptance, hoping to educate and help others navigate their way through the ups and downs of raising an autistic child following her first-hand experience with her non-verbal 19-year-old son Pootie. Surrounded by her “family” consisting of her southern to the core mother Puddin’, daughter Harper and best friends Nicky, George and Tyler, Leave it to Geege provides a glimpse into the chaos and charm of this authentic modern family filled with love and laughter. Leave it to Geege is produced World of Wonder and is executive produced by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Samantha Hartzband and Lynsey Dufour. Brie Miranda Bryant and Kimberly Chessler executive produce for Lifetime.
Celebrating 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long running Stop Breast Cancer for Life now in its 25th year, Stop Violence Against Women which relaunched in 2018, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.