Fightin' 'Coreys' in rematch
A&E contracts for 10 more roundsCORRECTED 7:40 p.m. PT Jan. 14, 2008
UPDATED 11:25 a.m. PT Jan. 9
A&E Network is bringing back "The Two Coreys" to air out their grievances, giving a second-season pickup to the unscripted series starring Corey Haim and Corey Feldman.
A&E has ordered 10 new half-hour episodes of the show from producers RDF USA (ABC's "Wife Swap") and Tijuana Entertainment and is tentatively targeting a spring premiere.
Haim and Feldman, longtime friends who starred together in such 1980s films as "The Lost Boys" and "License to Drive," were last seen feuding at the end of Season 1, and execs say the two have not seen each other since. In the second season, Haim and Feldman will pick up in Los Angeles where they left off and decide whether to work through their differences or part ways.
"The first season of the show exposed some deep-seated issues between the Coreys, which really only started coming to the surface in the final episodes," said Robert Sharenow, senior vp nonfiction and alternative programming at A&E. "This season promises more drama, tension and laughs as they struggle to make their relationship and careers work."
Season 1 delivered 28% and 40% increases above A&E's primetime average in the key adult demos of 25-54 and 18-49, respectively.
"The first season was a whirlwind," said Greg Goldman, executive vp development and current at RDF USA. "I think we're all looking forward to see what happens this next time around."
Goldman, Chris Coelen, Tony Yates, Feldman and Haim executive produce "Coreys" for RDF USA; Troy Searer and John Foy exec produce for Tijuana. Scott Carlson of Carlson Entertainment also is an executive producer. A&E exec producers are Sharenow, Michael Morrison and Scott Lonker.
RDF USA also produces Fox's "Don't Forget the Lyrics" and Lifetime's "How to Look Good Naked," while Tijuana's credits include VH1's "Shooting Sizemore" and "Mission: Man Band."