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Netflix has announced several new programming initiatives at its virtual portion of the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour. The first is a series pickup of non-scripted “Ex-Rated” with Andy Cohen (“Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen”) as host and executive producer.” Ex-Rated” explores the growing trend of adult singles who send standardized “exit surveys” to all of their previous romantic partners – from long-term relationships to casual hook-ups – to learn why their relationships never materialized or simply didn’t last.
Next is a series order for an untitled Craig Robinson project, which is described as a comedy about class, capitalism and one man’s quest to achieve the American dream. And the streamer has ordered six episodes of ensemble “Bust Down”, which features four casino employees in a dead-end job in middle America who attempt to find self-worth in their bad ideas. “Bust Down” is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Broadway Video.
In development at Peacock is “The Real Housewives of Miami”, which is produced by Purveyors of Pop with Matt Anderson, Nate Green and Cooper Green serving as executive producers. Andy Cohen will also executive produce.
Additionally, Peacock has ordered six-part documentary series “John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise”, which tells the story of one of the world’s most notorious serial killers told through the words of Gacy himself, those who were forever changed by his unspeakable deeds and those who believe that the full truth about the case remains concealed to this day.