Starting in the spring of 2015, I began keeping a regularly updated page listing all active TV productions in metro Atlanta. You can go here for that. This entry below is out of date.
By RODNEY HO/ firstname.lastname@example.org, originally filed November, 2014
The last time I did a status check on TV shows shot in metro Atlanta in March, 2014, there were 49 productions that aired recently or were in production.
Nine months later, the area has about 47 active productions, about the same. Eight are brand new shows debuting in upcoming months. A few more such as Lifetime's "Kim of Queens" and Bravo's "Don't Be Tardy" could potentially be included but are currently in limbo.
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The number of non-scripted shows continues to shrink, dipping to 20, a 38% drop from 33 in August, 2013. On the bright side, the number of scripted shows is up to 27 from 19 earlier last year and those are generally higher budget affairs with bigger employment numbers.
This compilation does not include news (e.g. HLN/CNN/The Weather Channel) and sports-related programming (e.g. Fox Sports, NBA on TNT). It also doesn’t feature shows that merely shoot audition episodes here on occasion (”American Idol,” “America’s Got Talent,” “So You Think You Can Dance”) or pop in for a relatively brief visit (e.g. Food Network's "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives" or HBO's "Hard Knocks" this past summer with the Falcons). I also excluded a few shows that only shoot occasionally here because part of the cast lives here e.g. WE-TV's "SWV Revisited" and "Braxton Family Values" and ID's "Inside Homicide")
I am also excluding pilots that have not been committed to series. There's an animated show called "Bigfoot" for FX being produced here in Atlanta but it has not been given a full season order so I'm not including it. Ditto with "Dance Crash," a reality TV series pilot for OWN about a choreographer who "crashes" a high school team and leads them into success. An HBO scripted show tentatively titled "Brothers in Atlanta" is set to tape in March.
"Being Mary Jane" on BET is leaving Atlanta for Los Angeles assuming it gets a third seasion, but the second season, shot here, has not aired yet, so it stays on the active list for now. HGTV's "Property Virgins" on HGTV is shooting the next two seasons elsewhere but plans to return to Atlanta for its 18th season so I'm keeping it on the "live" list as well.
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UPCOMING NEW SHOWS
"PTO Moms" Bravo [working title] This sounds like a reality show but I have zero details from Bravo, who say it's too early to say much of anything since it's "in development" and hasn't been officially greenlit. I know PTO stands for Parent Teacher Organizations and that True Entertainment (the production company that makes "The Real Housewives of Atlanta") is involved.
"2 Fat 2 Fly" OWN Although this show features two Columbia, S.C. truck food owners, the Georgia film office schedule shows they are spending three months in Atlanta through mid-December.
"Powers" PlayStation Sony TV (set to debut in December): “Powers” is an edgy dramatic series that follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities.
"Hindsight" VH1 This one-hour drama features a woman who gets to re-live the past - in 1995. Can she do it better the second time around? The show debuts January 7, 2015.
"Sorority Sisters" VH1 This show is about nine local women who have been in sororities and debuts Dec. 15, 2014.
"Get Swank’d" [working title] FYI A new makeover reality show. A spokeswoman for the network wrote that the show is still "in development" and does not have an air date set.
"Complications" USA Network . From "Burn Notice" creator Matt Nix and Fox TV Studios, this new series stars Jason O’Mara as an ER doctor.
"Lost in Transmission" History Channel The show hasn't been officially announced, I'm told, but a History Channel publicist did provide me this descriptive: "An insider’s journey across America – seeking out classic cars in desperate need of restoration to get back on the road." The person involved is from Georgia and some of it will be shot here. I will leave this as a Georgia show for now, though the person will be traveling nationwide.
EXISTING SHOWS THAT ARE ALIVE AND KICKING
"Archer" FX (sixth season forthcoming January 8, 2015)
"Satisfaction" USA (second season airing in 2015)
"Chrisley Knows Best" USA (second season airing now with a third season already guaranteed)
"Fake Off" TV One (first season airing now)
"The Carbonaro Effect" TruTV (first season airing now)
"Finding Carter" MTV (second season set to air in 2015)
"Dish Nation" syndicated talk show seen on Fox 5 at 7 p.m. and midnight. (fourth season airing now)
"Family Feud" syndicated game show, shown locally on the CW at 7 and 7:30 p.m. weekdays (fourth shot in Atlanta airing now)
"Lauren Lake's Paternity Court," syndicated judge show, on the CW at 1 p.m. weekdays (first season shot in Atlanta airing now, second season total)
"T.I. and Tiny" VH1 (season four airing now)
"Love & Hip Hop Atlanta VH1. (fourth season taping now for 2015 return)
"Married To Medicine" Bravo (third season taping now for 2015 return)
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Bravo (seventh season airing now)
"Off the Chain" Bounce TV (third season airing now)
"Resurrection" ABC (second season airing now)
"Survivor's Remorse" Starz (second season set for 2015)
"The Game" BET (ninth and final season taping now, air date not set)
"Sunday Best" BET (seven seasons completed, eighth set for 2015)
"The Red Road" Sundance (second season coming in 2015)
"Rectify" Sundance (third season coming in 2015)
"The Originals" the CW (second season airing now)
"Vampire Diaries" the CW (sixth season airing now)
"The Walking Dead" AMC (fifth season airing now, sixth already guaranteed)
"Halt and Catch Fire" AMC (second season to air in 2015)
"Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta" TLC (eighth season set to debut in early January 2015)
"Your Pretty Face" Adult Swim (second season taping now for 2015 return)
"Squidbillies" Adult Swim (ninth season airing now)
"Aqua Teen" Adult Swim (11th season set to debut in 2015 under the new name "Aqua Tivo Avoidance Plan")
"Devious Maids" Lifetime (third season forthcoming for 2015)
"Elbow Room" HGTV (fourth season set for June 2015)
"Property Virgins" HGTV (season 12 to 15 were shot here. It is shooting elsewhere for season 16 and 17. Season 18 is scheduled to return to Atlanta so I'm going to keep it on the active list for now.)
"For Better or Worse" OWN (fifth season airing now. Original home was TBS)
"The Haves and the Have Nots" OWN (third season set to debut January 6, 2015)
"If Loving You Is Wrong" OWN (first season airing now)
"Love Thy Neighbor" OWN (third season set to debut January 7, 2015)
"The Rickey Smiley Show" TV One (season two aired earlier this year, a third is supposedly starting production in March, I'm told, though TV One has not confirmed anything. The source was strong enough that I'm putting this in the "live" pile for now.)
SHOWS UP IN THE AIR (which means not officially cancelled but might be)
"R&B Divas" TV One (season three aired earlier this year. For now, the show is in limbo)
"BET ComicView" BET (comeback season aired earlier this year but BET has not made a decision yet to bring it back for another round.)
"Atlanta Exes" VH1 (first season aired but after so-so ratings, a second season is a serious question mark.)
"Don't Be Tardy" Bravo (three seasons are finished, no word on a fourth)
"Kim of Queens' Lifetime (second season concluded, a third season has not been decided yet. I'm told it's too early.)
"Let's Stay Together" BET (lasted four seasons, 55 episodes)
"Chozen" FX (nixed after one season)
"Drop Dead Diva" Lifetime (lasted six seasons)
"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" TLC (lasted four seasons and would have lasted longer if Mama June hadn't gotten back together with a man who had molested her oldest daughter. )
"Prepper Hillbillies" Destination America (the lead character died earlier this year so the network decided to respectfully conclude the show after one season)
"Property Brothers" HGTV The brothers shot a part of its last season in Atlanta but has since moved on to other cities.
"Megadens' DIY .The first couple of seasons were shot here but it has since moved on.
"Single Ladies" Centric (fourth season set to debut in 2015 after moving from VH1. Surprisingly, the show is
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