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Pivot announced its new slate at an Upfront presentation this morning, covered widely by the media including The Hollywood Reporter

Pivot Announces New Slate, Including Stanley Tucci Drama, Andrew Jenks Docuseries

“Pivot’s programming is meant to spark conversation among the very people most likely to create that change,” said president Evan Shapiro as he unveiled a slate featuring four new series and 11 more in development.

By Lacey Rose

The Hollywood Reporter  – April 16, 2014 –

Pivot is getting that much more serious about its programming commitment.


The younger-skewing network from Participant Media announced at its Upfront Wednesday that it will add four new original series and 11 projects in development as part of its push for more than 300 hours of original programming his year. Included in the mix is Fortitude, a 12-episode Sky original series collaboration, previously set up at Starz, which stars Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Sienna Guillory and Luke Treadaway. As it looks to grow its portfolio of series, talent and producers, millennial-focused Pivot has tapped Embassy Row (Watch What Happens Live) to produce a new season of Meghan McCain and Jacob Soboroff’s TakePart Live. The pair will be joined by co-host Eddie Huang when the new season returns May 12. Pivot’s other development efforts hail from production companies including Electus, Funny or Die, Universal Cable Productions and FremantleMedia North America.

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