TCA: Lifetime to Debut Three Reality Series in February

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Lifetime announced Friday it will roll out three new reality series in
February as part of its 2011 programming lineup during the network's
Television Critics Association winter tour presentation.

The female-targeted network will debut on Feb. 1 a one-hour series dubbed One Born Every Minute,
which looks at expectant mothers in their final stage of pregnancy
inside the maternity ward at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus,
Ohio. The series will follow the premiere of the previously announced Seriously Funny Kids, hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum (Project Runway).

On Feb. 9 the network will debut the family reality series Quad Squad
(working title), which follows a set of identical quadruplet sisters as
they juggle their last year of high school in Minnesota. That same
night the network will premiere a workplace docu-series Glamour Belles, which shines a spotlight on the employees and customers of a small town pageant gown shop in Union City, Tenn.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.