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[09/21/11 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 21
Updates include: Victor Garber to voice title role on "Charlie's Angels"; The CW wants "Extreme Musical Chairs"; and "Roseanne's Nuts," "Russian Dolls" out at Lifetime.

[08/23/11 - 11:52 AM]
Exclusive: Lifetime Bumps "Russian Dolls" to Late-Night
The former "Project Runway" lead-out will now air at 11:30/10:30c on Thursday nights.

[07/27/11 - 02:17 PM]
Russian Dolls Come to Life in Lifetime's New Reality Series Premiering August 11
The 12-episode series, set in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach, will air Thursday nights at 10:30/9:30c.

[07/21/11 - 11:17 AM]
Lifetime Television Premieres New Reality Series - "Picker Sisters" and "Russian Dolls"
"Russian Dolls" will premiere Thursday, August 11 while the previously announced Picker Sisters bows Tuesday, August 2.

[06/07/11 - 09:41 AM]
Exclusive: "Project Runway" to Return Wednesday, July 27; Plus More July Premieres on Lifetime
"Runway" will lead into "Russian Dolls" (formerly "Brighton Beach") while "Dance Moms" and "Roseanne's Nuts" will take over Thursday nights next month.

[05/03/11 - 10:20 AM]
Lifetime Announces 2011-12 Programming Slate
The cable channel has renewed "Army Wives" for a sixth season while "Drop Dead Diva" returns Sunday, June 19.

[10/07/10 - 06:15 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 7
Updates include: Wilmer Valderrama to topline ABC comedy; Lifetime orders "Brighton Beach"; and CBS is developing a drama based on "The Locator's" Troy Dunn.







RUSSIAN DOLLS (LIFETIME)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
8/11/11 - 10/7/11
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2010-2011 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (12 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION:
(from Lifetime's press release, July 2011) With unprecedented access to one of the most interesting and mysterious communities in the U.S., Lifetime will premiere Russian Dolls (formerly Brighton Beach), its all-new reality series following the fast-paced comings and goings of eight larger-than-life men and women who live fully, love passionately and work hard as only they can in Brooklyn's historic Russian-American neighborhood, Brighton Beach. Russian Dolls will premiere on Thursday, August 11, at 10:30PM ET/PT. Over the course of 12 half-hour episodes, Russian Dolls will provide a rare and entertaining look at Brighton Beach's colorful multi-generational families whose dramas and dreams contend with their Russian heritage while living in this famous, alluring, vibrant and highly protective community. By going deep inside the daily life of this charismatic group of close-knit friends and family, we'll see that they are anything but wooden dolls.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alina Dizik as CO-EP
· Banks Tarver as EP
· Colleen Conway as EP (Lifetime)
· Edward Simpson as CO-EP
· Elina Miller as CO-EP
· Gena McCarthy as EP (Lifetime)
· Ken Druckerman as EP
· Rob Sharenow as EP (Lifetime)
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Left-Right Films