TNT Greenlights First Reality Competition Series
BROADCASTING & CABLE — TNT has greenlit The Great Escape, its first-ever reality competition series with 10 episodes set to premiere on the network in summer 2012.
The series, hosted by NFL Network’s Rich Eisen, will follow teams of ordinary people as they compete for cash prizes by escaping from locations such a seven-story castle, a deserted island, a sinking ship or a maximum security prison.
The Great Escape is produced by Fox Television Studios, Imagine Entertainment, The Company and Profiles Television Productions. Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Elise Doganieri, Bertram van Munster, Justin Hochberg and Charlie Ebersol serve as executive producers.
Turner’s TBS has also order 10 episodes of buddy comedy Men at Work from Sony Pictures Television and Fanfare. Also slated to premiere in summer 2012, Men at Work was created by Breckin Meyer, who also serves as executive producer alongside Fanfare’s Jamie Tarses and Julia Franz.