[10/18/04 - 12:00 AM]
TBS Signs Development Deal with Courteney Cox and David Arquette's Coquette Productions for New Comedic Reality Series

[via press release from TBS]

TBS Signs Development Deal with Courteney Cox and David Arquette�s Coquette Productions for New Comedic Reality Series

TBS has inked a deal with comedy stars Courteney Cox and David Arquette�s Coquette Productions to create several comedic reality show concepts for the network, announced Steve Koonin, executive vice president and chief operating officer for TBS and TNT. These show concepts will be targeted for development into pilots or full series in 2005.

�This deal with Coquette Productions demonstrates TBS�s strong commitment to working with the best talent in the industry in developing our programming slate,� said Koonin. �The ideas Coquette brings to the table will be invaluable as TBS continues to build upon its �very funny� branding with innovative and comedic reality show concepts.�

�Over the past year, TBS has established its credentials as a major destination for innovative reality television,� said Thea Mann, Coquette�s head of development. �We are thrilled to have the chance to add our own unique concepts to TBS�s terrific slate.�

Coquette Productions is the Los Angeles-based production company formed by Courteney Cox and David Arquette in 2004. Coquette is currently under a first look agreement for scripted programming with Warner Bros. Focusing on a variety of genres, Coquette�s recent projects in development include The Fall and Rise of Taylor Kennedy for HBO; Dirt for F/X; Midnightly News and Daisy, the All-American Girl both for FOX.

TBS is television�s �very funny� network, serving as home to such hot contemporary comedies as Sex and the City, Everybody Loves Raymond, Family Guy, Seinfeld and Friends; high-profile original reality series, such as the upcoming The Real Gilligan�s Island, He�s a Lady and The Mansion; blockbuster movies; and hosted movie showcases.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.

  [october 2004]  


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