Sundance Unveils 2012-13 Nonfiction Development Slate
Renews 'Mortified Sessions,' adds five series
By Tim Baysinger -- Broadcasting & Cable, 5/11/2012 10:06:42 AM
Sundance's new series include Dream School, based on the U.K. series where celebrities, athletes and award-winning scholars teach students that have struggled in the educational system. The series is produced by Jamie Oliver and Fresh One.
Dead & Found follows a team of government investigators in Reno, Nev., who seek to decode the lives behind unidentified dead bodies. Another series, Kenya & Carl will see husband & wife marriage counselors, Kenya and Carl, help struggling couples explore the world of open marriage.
The net's two other unscripted series in development are The Trouble With Love and Sex, which takes actual recordings from couples therapy sessions and brings them to life as animated stories, and Wino, about the adventures of self-taught wine sommelier Brian Kalliel.
The five series join the returning Mortified Sessions, which features celebrities sharing embarrassing moments from their past.
The new series join the network's overall slate which includes its first scripted drama, Rectify, and the miniseries Top of the Lake, which will debut in 2013.
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