Chrisley Knows Best
London – Independent distributor all3media International is bringing Atlanta’s first family of fabulous to the UK as part of a host of new global deals for Maverick TV and all3media America’s factual entertainment reality series Chrisley Knows Best.
The UK’s ITV has acquired both seasons one and two (20×30’) for primetime broadcast on its lifestyle and entertainment channel ITVBe. Chrisley Knows Best, which originally aired on USA Network and follows the lives of multi-millionaire real estate developer and entrepreneur Todd Chrisley and his picture-perfect Southern clan, will make its UK debut in the first quarter of 2015.
Sasha Breslau, Head of Acquired Series at ITV, noted, “Todd Chrisley and his clan are a fantastic fit for ITVBe, bringing our audience the best reality programmes featuring larger than life characters. I’m delighted we will have USA’s latest hit series on our network.”
Seasons one and two have also been secured by Foxtel in Australia, Viasat for Denmark, VTM for Flemish Belgium and Zonemedia in a pan territory deal covering Africa, the Middle East, and Central and Eastern Europe. In addition, deals have been signed with Kanal 5 (Sweden), NBC Universal (Russia and CIS) and RTL CBS Asia (pan Asia) whilst deals have been done in Canada to W Network and Corus Entertainment.
Since launching at the beginning of 2014, Chrisley Knows Best has proved a hit in the U.S., consistently achieving ratings in excess of one million for USA Network. The second season is currently airing, with a half-hour special A Very Chrisley Christmas – also available through all3media International – airing over the holiday period.
Liza Thompson, SVP Sales at all3media International, added, “We’re delighted to see Chrisley Knows Best making its UK debut on ITVBe – and to such a range of other territories from Canada to Russia and Asia. ITVBe, which has seen great success with all3media/Lime Picture’s other reality hit The Only Way is Essex, is the perfect fit for this entertaining and hilarious new series and we’re looking forward to the Chrisley clan winning a legion of new fans in the UK in 2015.”
In Chrisley Knows Best, Todd Chrisley and his unorthodox Southern family have everything money can buy. Whether he’s launching a new fashion empire, moving to a brand new home or tackling a boy trying to date his teenage daughter – Todd, the ‘Patriarch of Perfection,’ must face his life with a good dose of humour and just enough patience to make it through the day. For ‘together’ Chrisley-style is quite something – with an iron fist of micromanagement, parental control and heaps of love – these folks are truly real, truly hilarious, and truly adorable.