9:00am PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
T Group Productions and Osbourne Media Ink Co-Production Deal
T Group Productions is continuing its expansion.
The reality production company, led by president Jenny Daly, has signed a co-production deal with Jack Osbourne's Osbourne Media. The news comes on the heels of T Group’s co-production partnership with British producers Natalka Znak (I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Hell’s Kitchen) and Simon Jones (American Idol) and their company Znak & Jones.
Under the agreement, Osbourne will focus on creating new unscripted formats and docu-series to be co-produced with T Group in both the U.S. and the U.K. He and Daly will serve as executive producers on all the series. Osbourne and his team will relocate to T Group’s Santa Monica office, and work closely with Daly and Rob Lobl, T Group's executive vice president of development and current programming.
Since its launch in 2010, T Group has created reality shows for both broadcast and cable networks, including truTV's Storage Hunters and Container Wars, History's Invention USA, Food Network's Mystery Diners and Private Chefs of Beverly Hills, MTV's House of Food (MTV), Oxygen's Celebrities Undercover and H2's Museum Men.
Osbourne, best known from MTV's reality show The Osbournes, also appeared in ITV2's Jack Osbourne: Adrenaline Junkie and and SyFy's Haunted Highway. More recently, he served as a co-anchor and West Coast correspondent for the daily live news show Fuse News. In 2011, he produced a documentary about his father, Showtime's God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The same year, Osbourne launched Schweet Entertainment, where he produced original unscripted content, including NatGeo Wild's Alpha Dogs, NatGeo's Surviving the Apocolypse, along with various pilots and development projects for Bravo, CBS, A&E, MTV and Style. Schweet Entertainment shut down in 2014, and soon after Osbourne Media was born.
"I feel genuinely excited and inspired by this overall co-production deal between T Group and Osbourne Media," said Osbourne. "Jenny and her team are not only creative but constant professionals. I finally found a home where I can continue to grow as a producer and TV host."
Daly added: "Jack brings an incredibly strong creative background across all unscripted genres as well as innovative branded projects and relationships to the table. He is a great extension of T Group and our combined talents make for a powerful team!”