Posted: 11:04 am Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
By Rodney Ho
The last time I did a status check on TV shows shot in Atlanta in August, 2013, there were 52 productions that aired last year or were in production.
The number six months months later?
It’s a little smaller at 49 but still much higher than two or three years ago. Eight are brand new shows debuting in upcoming months.
The number of non-scripted shows has fallen off, from 33 to 24. The number of scripted shows are up to 25 from 19.
This compilation does not include news (e.g. HLN/CNN/The Weather Channel) and sports programming (e.g. Fox Sports South, 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 on occasion (AMC’s “The Pitch” shot footage for an episode here.) I also excluded shows outside of metro Atlanta, including AMC’s “Small Town Security” in Ringgold and TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” in McIntyre. I also excluded a few shows that shoot occasionally here because they have some cast members who live here e.g. WE-TV’s “SWV Revisited” and “Braxton Family Values” and TLC’s upcoming “Women of Homicide” debuting April 9.
Two TV pilots for the 2014-15 are being shot here as well: Fox’s “Red Band Society” and NBC’s “Constantine.” I will add them to the list only if they get cleared to become series, which we typically learn in May.
If you see anything I missed or any mistakes, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPCOMING NEW SHOWS
MTV’s “Finding Carter” (a scripted drama in first season production in Atlanta)
TruTV “The Carbonaro Effect” (a comedic magic reality show in production for first season)
USA’s “Satisfaction” starring Matthew Passmore and led by a creator of “Nip/Tuck,” will air July 17
Starz’ “Survivor’s Remorse” produced partly by LeBron James (half-hour comedy set to debut later this year, production starting soon)
AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire” (new drama debuting June 1)
VH1’s “Atlanta Exes” (reality show with first season to debut sometime this summer)
OWN’s “Single Mom Club” (scripted new dramedy series forthcoming later this year)
Destination America “Hillbilly Preppers” (first season shooting April 5)
ABC’s “Resurrection” (first season airing now)
The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” (fifth season airing)
The CW’s “The Originals,” a spinoff of “The Vampire Diaries.” (first season airing)
Bounce TV’s “Off the Chain” (second season airing check)
VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” (third season set to debut this summer)
VH1’s “Single Ladies” (third season airing now)
VH1’s “T.I. and Tiny” (fourth season starts March 31)
TV One’s “R&B Divas Atlanta” (third season forthcoming)
TV One’s “Rickey Smiley Show’ (third season still pending but not solidified)
BET’s “Comic View” (produced, spring launch set)
BET’s “The Game” (seventh season airing)
BET’s “Let’s Stay Together” (fourth season airing)
BET’s “Being Mary Jane” (second season forthcoming)
BET’s “Sunday Best” (seventh season forthcoming)
USA’s “Chrisley Knows Best” (first seaon debuted March 11)
OWN’s “The Haves and the Have Nots” (first season airing)
OWN”s “Love Thy Neighbor” (first season airing)
OWN’s “For Better or Worse” (third season airing now
OWN’s “Tyler Perry Talk Show” (recently debuted as a weekly program)
Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva” (final sixth season taping now, will return March 23).
Lifetime’s “Devious Maids” (second season taping now for summer return)
Lifetime’s “Kim of Queens” (first season airing now)
AMC’s “The Walking Dead” (fourth season in production, will begin airing in October 19 at 9 p.m.)
Syndicated “Family Feud” (fifth season with Steve Harvey just wrapped taping, with new episodes returning next month on CW 69 and 7 and 11:30 p.m. weekdays)
Syndicated “Dish Nation,” which includes Rickey Smiley (third season airing)
Sundance’s “Rectify” (second season returning June 19)
Sundance’s “The Red Road” (first season airing now)
Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (sixth season airing now)
Bravo’s “Married to Medicine” (second season returning April 6)
Bravo’s “Don’t Be Tardy” (word is a new season is being planned though nothing has been confirmed by Bravo)
FX’s “Archer” (fifth season airing now, sixth and seventh seasons assured)
FXX’s “Chozen” (some of the production is done here in Atlanta, first season airing)
Adult Swim’s “Aqua TV Show Show” (tenth season concluded)
Adult Swim’s “Squidbillies” (eighth season concluded)
Adult Swim’s “Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell.” (first season aired last year. Second season renewal announced March 20, 2014.)
TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” (almost finished taping season 7 with a start date in June. Season 8 assured)
HGTV’s “Elbow Room” (second season set to go for airing in April, 2014)
HGTV’s “Property Virgins” (third season shot in Atlanta hosted by Egypt Sherrod airing with a debut set for August.)
HGTV’s “Property Brothers” (sixth season debuting March 12, the first one done in Atlanta)
HGTV’s “Buying and Selling” (first season to be shot in Atlanta also featuring the Scott brothers like “Property Brothers,” no date set yet)
DIY’s “Mega Dens” (fifth season set for debut April 27)
Shows definitely not coming back
Bravo’s “The Kandi Factory.” Ratings didn’t make the grade.
Lifetime’s “Double Divas.” One season, in two parts last year, and out. Again, ratings lagged.
USA’s ‘Necessary Roughness.” It was cancelled after three seasons.
Lifetime’s “Catering Wars Atlanta.” Not moving on after a four-episode test run last year.
Discovery’s “Auction Kings.” I mentioned this last August but decided to include it again. It aired for four seasons and ended its run last year.
Possibly or probably dead
Bravo’s “The New Atlanta.” Ratings were less than impressive. Bravo says no decision has been made yet but I’d be surprised if they kept it around.
TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids.” On “hiatus.” Given that the original show is still going in the same location, this could actually mean a break, rather than permanent cancellation. We shall see.
Discovery Fit & Health “Secret Sex Lives: Swingers.” It’s probably dead but I’ll give it a little time before I officially declare it dead.
CBS’s “The American Baking Competition” One season aired last summer. No sign it’s coming back..
Bravo’s “I Dream of NeNe.” This was meant to be a one-off spinoff about her getting remarried but I’m sure Bravo is open to other spinoff ideas with NeNe so this is merely a formality