A+E Networks announces new programs 'Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit,' 'Shotgun,' 'Sing It!,' more
A+E Networks unveiled the rest of the new additions to their family of channels on Thursday during the company’s upfronts. We already knew about Damien, Critics’ Choice, the Roots reboot, War and Peace, Fall Into Me, and Food Porn, but there’s more on the plate for A&E, History, Lifetime, and FYI.
Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit is A&E’s new reality show that will trace four personal trainers consuming a standard diet eaten by overweight Americans, pressing pause on their exercise regimen, and getting bigger. Then, they work with an overweight contestant and attempt to both cut the pounds.
Moving to the History channel: Alone will be “the country’s boldest and longest survival experiment ever captured for television.” What’s going to happen? Scheduled for this summer, 10 people will be stuck in the wilderness without a camera crew, teams, and producers to fight it out the longest. Last person standing wins $500,000.
In development is Boys of ’67, a drama following the First Platoon of Charlie Company, 9th Infantry Division, “the only division raised, trained and deployed en masse to service in Vietnam.”
Shotgun is a game show that’ll live online, as people attempt to answer questions while flying around in racecar on a track at top speeds.
On to Lifetime: UnREAL stars Shiri Appleby (Girls) and Constance Zimmer (House of Cards, Entourage) and lives in the fictitious off-camera realm of a dating show. It arrives June 1.
Sing It! seeks to capitalize on the a cappella craze. Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect) and Diana Preisler (SingStrong’s Acaldol) coach up two crosstown New Jersey rivals for weekly showdowns and a culminating final competition.
FYI’s new show What The Fung?! follows around the two comedian brothers, Andrew and David, as they pursue top-notch local eats from all over the States.
Married at First Sight: The First Year is a spinoff docu-series to catch up on the two couples who are still together after season 1.
Tiny House: The First 24 is a digital pairing to the parent show, highlighting the best, oddest, wildest moments for families during the first 24 hours in their new—you guessed it—tiny home.