Lifetime to debut new unscripted series


Lifetime Television will launch three all-new reality programs next month, including One Born Every Minute, Quad Squad (working title) and Glamour Belles.

Based on the popular U.K. format, One Born Every Minute (a hospital docu-series) will debut 10pm ET/PT on 2/1 in eight, hour-long episodes. The series takes an in-depth look at life inside the maternity ward at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, as expectant mothers enter their final stage of pregnancy.  40 cameras roll 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to capture the high drama, humor and overwhelming emotion of child birth from the delivery room to the operating room; to the front desk, to the nurses’ station. 

The family reality series Quad Squad (working title), following a set of identical quadruplet sisters as they juggle their last year of high school in Minnesota. It premieres 2/9, at 9pm ET/PT.  The program will feature vivacious 17-year old sisters Calli, Kendra, Megan and Sarah Durst as they endure the everyday trials, tribulations and emotions of being middle-America teenagers during one of the most pivotal times in their lives – senior year of high school. Eight one-hour episodes are ordered.

Immediately following, Lifetime will premiere the workplace docu-series Glamour Belles on 2/9, at 10pm ET/PT.  Over the course of six half-hour episodes, Glamour Belles will shine the spotlight on the colorful employees and customers of Joann’s Gowns, a small town, yet nationally renowned, pageant gown shop in Union City, Tennessee. 

Previously announced Seriously Funny Kids (half hour), which follows Klum as she interacts with children and brings out the hilarious and often insightful things they say, will debut on Tuesday, 2/1 at 9pm ET/PT with back-to-back episodes.  Lifetime has ordered 20 episodes. 

The three new shows follow the recently announced unscripted series Seriously Funny Kids, hosted by supermodel and supermom Heidi Klum (Project Runway).