TLC specializes in new 'Street Customs'


TLC on Thursday announced a new six-part series titled "Street Customs," starring Ryan Friedlinghaus and his automotive shop, West Coast Customs.

The series will feature the West Coast Customs crew in their new facility in Corona, Calif., as they "tackle some of the most extraordinary car builds ever conceptualized and built on television."

"Street Customs," set to premiere in the fall, will be part of TLC's Thursday night lineup, "Turbo on TLC," which features "motorized"-themed content.

The series "will complement our strong lineup of automotive and motorcycle enthusiast programming like 'American Chopper,' 'American Hot Rod' and 'Wrecks to Riches,'" TLC senior vp programming Christian Drobnyk said. "These 'Turbo on TLC' series explore the drama and artistry of the build process."

Added Friedlinghaus: "TLC is a great home for West Coast Customs to display the one-of-a-kind cars our shop builds on a regular basis and the highly creative and skilled craftsmen we have on our team."

"Street Customs" is executive produced by Craig Piligian and his Pilgrim Films and Television, with Friedlinghaus as an executive producer. Mark Poertner is executive producer for TLC.