TNT Greenlights Investigation Series APB WITH TROY DUNN
TNT has greenlit APB with Troy Dunn (working title), a new investigation series featuring Troy Dunn (The Locator), the nation's foremost expert in locating and reuniting long-lost persons. TNT has ordered six episodes of the unscripted program, which will incorporate a new social media app designed to help bring loved ones back together. APB with Troy Dunn comes to TNT from Shed Media US (Who Do You Think You Are?, The Real Housewives of New York City), with Troy Dunn, Pamela Healey, Dan Peirson and Ted Haimes (The Locator, Aftermath with William Shatner) serving as executive producers. The show is slated to premiere Friday, Jan. 17, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), following the season-two premiere of TNT's real-life investigation series Cold Justice.
In each hour-long episode of APB with Troy Dunn, Troy will use his expertise and experience in answering the pleas of those who are desperate to bring home long-lost loved ones from around the nation. He's also going to call upon America to get involved in the search. With a new social media app powered by technology exclusive to the show, viewers at home will be able to contribute to Troy's mission of bringing families and loved ones back together.
People who wish to have Troy investigate their cases in the hopes of finding their loved ones can submit their information through The Following URL: http://on.tnt.tv/eK2ze
In 1990, Troy Dunn helped his mother (who was adopted as a baby) locate her own biological family. That single event caused him and his then-partner to build an organization that did one thing - help people reunite with long lost friends and family members. Over the past 24 years, Troy and his team have assisted thousands of people worldwide in doing just that. He launched his own website, TroyTheLocator.com, to help even more people in their pursuit of a long lost friend and family member. From 2008 to 2010, Troy starred in the series The Locator. He is also the author of the book It's Never Too Late: Lessons for Life from The Locator.
Shed Media US launched in February 2009, bringing together four successful television production companies: Ricochet, Wall to Wall Media, Twenty Twenty Productions and Shed Productions in the US. The company is part of The Shed Media Group, which comprises Twenty Twenty Productions, Wall to Wall Media, Ricochet, Shed Media Scotland, Watershed Television, Yalli Productions and Renegade Pictures. In October 2010, Warner Bros. International Television Production became a majority shareholder in the business.
Noted for its strong characters, memorable casting and broad range of programming, Shed Media US productions include such hit programs as Supernanny, The Real Housewives of New York City, Who Do You Think You Are?, Bethenny Ever After, Hollywood Exes, All American Muslim, Styled to Rock and Basketball Wives. Based in Los Angeles with more than 200 employees, Shed Media US is a significant supplier of TV programming to many networks. In 2013, the company will produce more than 150 hours of television in the United States.
TNT is television's destination for drama. Seen in 101 million households and ranking among cable's top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes, Falling Skies, Perception, Dallas and Franklin & Bash, as well as the upcoming Mob City, Legends, The Last Ship and Murder in the First. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like Cold Justice, Boston's Finest and the upcoming Marshal Law: Texas, Private Lives of Nashville Wives, APB with Troy Dunn (working title), Save Our Business, Inside Job, Life Flight, On the Menu (working title) and Wake Up Call (working title). In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Hawaii Five-0, Castle, The Mentalist, Bones and Supernatural; Primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R); blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
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