− From Canadian-based 11 Television, PANIC BUTTON is set to premiere on
SPACE in 2013 -
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TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - SPACE and 11 Television Canada announced
today that production is underway on the new groundbreaking original
reality series, PANIC BUTTON. The innovative new format developed by Kevin Healey (DESTINATION FEAR,
BETTY WHITE'S OFF THEIR ROCKERS, SCARE TACTICS) and Jonathan Dueck
(DESTINATION FEAR, PAWNATHON) follows real people as they face their
innermost fears. Filming runs until Oct. 19 in Toronto, with 10
episodes of the one-hour reality series set to air in 2013 on SPACE.
PANIC BUTTON is a high-impact, bone-chilling, reality series where a group of select
participants become brave subjects in an elaborate and daunting maze.
Each week, six people are confronted by the thing that terrifies them
most, including: confinement, fear of the unknown, germs, snakes,
spiders, or swarming. The Panic Button maze presents them with four
ever-escalating and ever-changing levels of fear. Only the most
courageous will get to the end without hitting their panic button.
"The PANIC BUTTON arena is a multi-phased, ever-changing labyrinth of fear that is
customized for each person," said series Co-Creator and Executive
Producer Kevin Healey. "PANIC BUTTON is different from every other reality show because it's not a contest
against other people - subjects are playing only against themselves."
"PANIC BUTTON is both gripping and frightening," said Corrie Coe, Senior
Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. "As the
participants work their way through increasingly scary and eerie
situations, the audience experiences the fear and bravery of the
participants through their eyes."
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PANIC BUTTON is produced by 11 Television Canada in association with Bell Media.
Entertainment One (eOne) is selling the series in all media as well as
format rights. Directed by Leo Scherman (SCREWED OVER), editing by Aren
Hansen (CANADA'S GOT TALENT, SCARE TACTICS), and production design by
Andy Barry, Joel Klein (FEAR FACTOR) serves as a creative consultant,
and Dr. Steven J. Stein, Ph.D, provides consultation. Jonathan Dueck is
Producer. Kevin Healey and Jesse Fawcett are Executive Producers. Robin
Johnston is Director, Independent Production, Factual and Reality, Bell
Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production,
Bell Media. Catherine MacLeod is Vice-President, Specialty Channels,
Bell Media. Rick Brace is President, Specialty Channels and CTV
Production. Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.
About 11 Television Canada
11 Television Canada is a Toronto-based production company headed by
Executive Producers Kevin Healey and Jesse Fawcett. The production
company is part of Essential 11 Media, an international partnership
that also includes 11 Television USA and leading Australian production
company Essential Media and Entertainment. The group develops and
produces entertainment content across a range of genres and represents
a strategic production footprint in three key English speaking markets:
the US, Australia and Canada.
About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has produced some of Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed
original programming in partnership with Canadian independent
producers, including, most recently, ratings success stories
FLASHPOINT, SAVING HOPE, and THE LISTENER, Emmy® Award-winning period drama THE BORGIAS, two-time Emmy nominated hit
DEGRASSI, and the critically acclaimed original drama series THE L.A.
COMPLEX. Bell Media has also ordered 13 hours of JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL
ACCESS, the television feature THE HORSES OF MCBRIDE, 60 episodes of
the classic game show MATCH GAME, and new original scripted series
BITTEN, ORPHAN BLACK and MOTIVE for 2013.
SPACE is Canada's national science fiction, horror and fantasy channel.
SPACE is truly the station for all those who dare to challenge their
imagination. SPACE is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE
Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. For
more information about SPACE, visit spacecast.com.
For further information:
Natalie Cole, SPACE, 416.384.2140 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cynthia Amsden, Unit Publicist, 416.910.7740 or email@example.com