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Fiver adds raft of US reality shows

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Fiver adds raft of US reality shows
A raft of new shows - mainly American factual entertainment - are coming to Five Life successor Fiver.

The new series will be introduced at the end of the month along with the name change, a redesign and marketing push.

US newcomers include Intervention, about people "whose lives are in crisis due to a dependency on drugs, alcohol or other addictive issues". Five said: "The central characters are forced to confront their darkest demons through an unsolicited intervention from their friends and family."

Twelve-part series Ocean Force follows US lifeguards and coast police as they "handle everything from drunken brawls to dangerous open water rescues, traffic violations to life-threatening injuries".

Reality competition The Shot sees ten amateur photographers compete to be given a professional contract.

Five's human interest documentary Hidden Lives will also be moved from the flagship channel to Fiver for its upcoming fourth series.

A spinoff of Hotel Inspector has also been commissioned for Fiver. Hotel Inspector Unseen will "delve deeper into the failing hotels" seen in its cousin on Five.

Already lined up for Fiver are the second series of US drama Dirt, reality series Celebrity Rehab and repeats of Sex And The City.

Hannah Barnes, director of programmes for Fiver and Five US, said: "I’m delighted to be able to announce this exciting new lineup of commissions and acquisitions for Fiver. Each one is a brilliant addition to the refreshed Fiver schedule."

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