TVGN Sets Original Programming Slate

TVGN will cruise with New Kids On The Block in one of seven new unscripted original programming projects in development, the network announced Tuesday.

The slate of new projects include Rock The Boat: New Kids On The Block, in which obsessed fans enjoy a week-long cruise with major bands beginning with popular 1990s boy-band; TMI, which talks up the top stories in Hollywood and entertainment through celebrity tweets and posts; Watch! Magazine TV Project, which takes viewers behind the scenes of CBS’ celebrity entertainment/travel publication Watch! Magazine; and Celebrity Celebrity, a game show in which teams of celebrity contestants compete to guess famous celebrities based on their teammates’ clues.

Other shows include Have You Scene My Room, a home makeover series which transforms a superfan’s room into a real-life Hollywood tribute to his or her favorite TV Show or movie; Tour Wars, which focuses on Hollywood’s tour-giving vendors; and The Story Behind (working title) which provides an inside look at some of the most successful shows in television history.  

 “We have commissioned a slate of original projects that capture compelling and exciting stories of Hollywood, fandom and obsession,” said Brad Schwartz, President of Entertainment and Media, TVGN in a statement. “TVGN is committed to doing what CBS and Lionsgate do best – create hit shows that audiences love.”

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.