Thursday, February 08, 2007

TV Guide Channel Announces Their First Reality Show - MAKING NEWS: TEXAS STYLE

TV Guide Channel Greenlights Production of New Original Series MAKING NEWS: TEXAS STYLE

Continuing an aggressive original series production slate, TV Guide Channel, a leading entertainment network providing original programming to over 80 million homes, has started production on a new original weekly series, MAKING NEWS: TEXAS STYLE which will give viewers an inside look at the inner-workings of a local news station in Midland-Odessa, Texas. The 13 episode series began filming in January entirely on location in Midland-Odessa, and is executive produced by Nick Davis Productions. The announcement was made by Ryan O’Hara, President, TV Guide Channel.

"MAKING NEWS: TEXAS STYLE is TV Guide Channel’s first original reality series and as such, we are looking forward to bringing our viewers inside the world of what it takes to produce and broadcast such an important piece of television on a daily basis."

Executive producer Nick Davis says, "When we watch the local news, we all kind of instinctively know that a lot of hard work and effort went into making it, but I don’t think most of us know how incredibly frantic, funny, and improvised the making of a local news broadcast can be." Davis continues, "With KOSA-TV allowing us to be here with our cameras, now we’ll be able to show viewers that process from start to finish, and get to know a really incredible group of people who devote their lives to this phenomenon of the local newscast"

Centered around CBS affiliate KOSA-TV Channel 7, MAKING NEWS: TEXAS STYLE will go inside the dramatic and fascinating world of local news and follow the daily struggles of a diverse cast, as they will do anything to get their story and produce their nightly newscasts. Taking an in-depth look at what it takes to run a local news station and the drama that ensues behind-the-scenes which sometimes translates on-screen, the series will focus on the people who put the news together including the anchors, reporters, trainees, and producers.