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[03/03/21 - 01:04 PM]
The History(R) Channel Announces Slate of Premium Historical Programming Extending Its Hit "That Built" Franchise Exploring the Fascinating History Behind America's Biggest Entrepreneurial Titans and Rivalries
The announcement comes off the heels of the successful premiere of season two of "The Food That Built America," which chronicles the origin stories behind the titans who fought their way to the top of the food chain and tells the fascinating history of the rivalries between some of food's most beloved brands.

[03/03/21 - 01:01 PM]
A+E Networks(R) First to Announce 2021 Upfront Slate, More Than 2500 Hours of New Programming, Including 70 Hours of Premium Docs, More Than 200 Movies
The company is touting more than 2500 hours of new programming in the pipeline for 2021/2022, including 70 hours of premium documentaries and 221 movies.







TOYS THAT BUILT AMERICA, THE (HISTORY)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
3/3/21 - 3/3/21
STATUS:
currently in development (2021-2022 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
four one-hour episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from A+E Networks' press release, March 2021) Against the backdrop of major events in American history like the Civil War and the Great Depression, "The Toys that Built America" shares a different story - one that brings new products and nostalgic toys to the forefront as driving forces behind untold cultural and economic shifts. The four-part docuseries showcases visionaries such as the Parker Brothers, Milton Bradley and Ruth Handler who transformed a small toy company into the billion-dollar empire now known as Mattel(R). It reveals the little-known stories behind ground-breaking innovations like the Frisbee(R), and accidental discoveries like how the Slinky(R) was created. Additionally, the docuseries unveils competitive rivalries between iconic brands that changed the fabric of our nation forever. Blending dramatic reenactments and archival footage with interviews from experts, biographers, and others, "The Toys That Built America" brings to life the surprising tales of the men and women who created some of America's most beloved and enduring toys including Silly Putty(R), Monopoly(R), Barbie(R), G.I. Joe(R), and other famous classics.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Jim Pasquarella as EP (History)
· Kristy Sabat as EP
· Mary E. Donahue as EP (History)
· Matthew Pearl as EP
· Steve Ascher as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Six West Media Group