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Civilians to pose as prisoners for new A&E docuseries '60 Days In'

Seven innocent civilians will pose as prisoners in a new docuseries on A&E called 60 Days In that will show what it’s like to be incarcerated at the Clark Couny Jail in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Sheriff Jamey Noel created the program, which enlisted seven civilians who had never been charged with a crime to go to prison for 60 days without the staff or inmates knowing who they were in hopes that their experience would lead to insights about life in prison.

 
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Kids BBQ Championship: The Search for the Next Generation Grill Master

Eight of the country's finest young barbecuers are taking on the first-ever battle to find the best kid grill master. In the new series Kids BBQ Championship, premiering Monday, May 23rd at 8|7c, hosts Camila Alves and Eddie Jackson lead the young chefs through a series of red-hot challenges that will test the barbecue skills as well as their creativity on the grill. Only one young competitor will take home the grand prize of $20,000 and a feature in Food Network Magazine. 

 
 
 
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A&E locks down Lucky 8′s “60 Days In”

Produced by Lucky 8 TV, the 12 x 60-minute series will see participants living among the general population at the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Indiana for 60 days. Those taking part will look to expose any internal issues in light of recent controversies around the facility, without officers, fellow inmates or staff knowing their secret.

 
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’60 Days In’ Finale: Sewage Spills, Drugs and Fights Didn’t Stop Participants From Going ‘Full Inmate’

Two production teams operate on the ground: A control room team, operating robo-cameras 24 hours a day; and an electronic news gathering (ENG) team that actually goes into the jail pods and interacts with the inmates and guards. When a city sewer line outside the jail broke, causing sewage flooding inside the facility, “60 Days In’s” production team was in the middle of filming Season 2 – and still went inside.

 
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Lucky 8 TV Sets Overall Deal With Jason Bolicki, Hires Jessica Winchell Morsa as VP (EXCLUSIVE)

Jason Bolicki, the veteran unscripted TV executive who recently launched production banner Exit Four, has signed an overall deal with his former employer Lucky 8 TVVariety has learned exclusively.

 
 
 
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A&E Orders Docuseries That Embeds Young Adults In High School

A&E Network said today it has ordered a docuseries that will examine the inner workings of life in public high school in a different way: by sending seven young adults back to school. The network plans 12 episodes of the docuseries from Lucky 8 TV arm Learning Tree Productions.

 
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Realscreen’s Trailblazers: Lucky 8 TV on the value of “good, healthy fear”

New York-headquartered Lucky 8 TV has been on something of a roll since its acclaimed docuseries 60 Days In broke ground in March 2016. The social experiment series, which follows individuals as they volunteer to go undercover as inmates in various U.S. jailhouses, had given the prodco its biggest series in the three years since being founded by Kim Woodard (pictured, right), Greg Henry (pictured, left), George Kralovansky and Isaac Holub.

 
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Talking creative inspiration with unscripted production company Lucky 8 TV

A leader in the industry, Lucky 8 TV produces unscripted programs for networks such as Food Network, A&E, OWN, Smithsonian Channel, and Investigation Discovery, among others. Its recent series, 60 Days In, which follows participants who volunteer to infiltrate a dangerous jail for 60 days, became the top-rated program on A&E, and now airs in more than 100 territories.