Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Tricon Announces New Series for MIPTV 2015
Tricon Films & Television announces a full slate for MIP 2015 highlighted by new scripted comedies Real Rob! (8x30’), Tainted Dreams (14x30’), Maron Season 3 (36x30’), Erik Rivera - I’m No Expert (1x60’) and Gina Brillon – Pacifically Speaking (1x60’), in addition to documentaries Rock Icons (10x30’) and 20 Moves (1x60’), new factual series Extraordinary Medicine (12x30’) and lifestyle series Off the Map with Shannen & Holly (6x30’), Custom Built (26x30’) and The Expandables (14x30’).
Real Rob! (8x30’) is an exaggerated yet brutally honest depiction of Schneider’s real life. Managing the ups and downs of a Hollywood career and it’s celebrity treatment, having a younger Mexican wife, a new baby, an ever-present stalker, (Max Amini), and his completely incompetent assistant (Jamie Lissow), Real Rob! shows the ‘close to the bone’ real life of the internationally famous comedian.
Maron Season 3 (36x30’) - Marc Maron has been a comedian for 25 years. He’s had his problems. He was an angry, drunk, self-involved, twice-divorced compulsive mess for most of his adult life, but with the popularity of a podcast he does in his garage and a life of sobriety, his life and career are turning around.
Tainted Dreams (14x30’) is a steamy, sexy new dramedy following the lives of the cast and crew of a fictional daily TV soap opera. The cast unique combines Broadway and reality TV stars with fan favorites from top soap operas.
Erik Rivera - I’m No Expert (1x60’) The charming and brutally honest Erik Rivera is the hilarious best friend we all wish we had, riffing on relationships, fatherhood and his eccentric extended family. One of the Top 100 comedians to perform in the re-launch of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Erik also made his debut on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Gina Brillon – Pacifically Speaking (1x60’) Gabriel Iglesias presents a hilarious stand-up comedy special from the brash and beautiful Gina Brillon. She’s one of the country’s hottest young comics with sharp jokes and her trademark Bronx attitude!
Rock Icons (10x30’) showcases the greats from the Rock n’ Roll world, from the award-winning producers of Metal Evolution & Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage. Each comprehensive episode takes viewers on a journey from the beginning to present day of their favorite rock star.
20 Moves (1x60’) explores how the world’s best-selling puzzle toy, the Rubik’s Cube, came to market and its impact on the world around it. The little cube that could has gone on to inspire, entertain and change the world for the better, from the effect it had on free market trading in former communist countries, to group theory mathematics and the phenomenon of speed cubing.
Factual & Lifestyle:
Extraordinary Medicine (12x30’) delves into real-life medical situations and enters the labs where cutting-edge research and scientific breakthroughs could save the lives of millions of people around the world. Following true stories, real diseases and high stakes, this award-winning series follows the inspirational stories of people living with serious illnesses and the incredible biomedical research that is changing the outcomes for people and animals.
Off the Map with Shannen & Holly (6x30’) stars actresses, former co-stars and real-life friends Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs as they travel on an adventure-fueled road trip through the southeastern United States. From tomato fights in Kentucky and moonshine-making in Tennessee, to ghost tours in Georgia and dirt track races in Alabama, Shannen and Holly are game for anything on their six-state tour.
Custom Built (26x30’) Designer/Builder Paul Lafrance (Decked Out, Disaster Decks) is known for his wicked backyard transformations…and now he’s taking his creativity inside. Custom Built is a series that breaks the rules of standard home renovation. Each episode, Paul tackles two projects that he customizes for clients with spectacular results.
The Expandables (14x30’) is a sharp-witted, real world construction show that pits Rob and his innovative crew of renovation experts against the ultimate challenge: design and build new spaces that the homeowners would never have believed possible, without adding one extra square foot!