TNN Shooting for Lineup thats 50% More Original
By BroadCasting & Cable Staff -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/21/2001 7:00:00 PM
Shooting for 50% originals by 2005, TNN will roll out two original series this summer, with Small Shots, where ordinary people act out great events, and Lifegame, where actors play out the lives of ordinary people. Pilots in development for future series include: a panel of experts debating speculative circumstances, such as Elvis' death, in Conspiracy; a look at momentarily famous people, 15 Minutes of Fame; Survivor Susan Hawk driving comic Steve Marmel around the country on a flatbed in Pop Across America; wilderness meets cooking in Adventure Chef; and a contest of celebrity trivia in Stinkin' Rich. Beginning Monday, Jan. 22, TNN will revamp its weekday daytime, fringe and late night programming schedule. New off-net series include The Rockford Files, Miami Vice, WKRP in Cincinnati, Taxi and The Wonder Years. TNN is also picking up 43 movies from Viacom cousin Paramount for its first daytime movie franchise at 4 p.m.
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