“The Mediator with Ice-T”
FilmRise has acquired the distribution rights to Jetmir Media’s court TV series “The Mediator with Ice-T” with FilmRise representing the show in all media worldwide and Jetmir retaining US broadcast syndication rights. In addition, both FilmRise and Jetmir are co-financing 20 new episodes of the series. The announcement was made today by Danny Fisher, CEO of FilmRise.
FilmRise plans to offer the series to a range of digital platforms including The Roku Channel, Tubi, Pluto TV, Peacock, among others, as well as its own FilmRise streaming channels.
“The Mediator” is a 30-minute conflict resolution show starring Grammy Award-winner Ice-T (Law and Order: SVU) whoseeks resolutions between two feuding civilian parties in a court-like platform.The parties present their sides to Ice-T who will then bring in third party experts to get their perspectives and advice regarding the “case.” Ice-T will then give his recommendation on how they should move forward which will either end in a settlement or move on to court. “The Mediator” originally aired on FOX TV stations.
Max Einhorn, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Co-Productions at FilmRise states, “‘Ice-T’s The Mediator’ is a perfect fit to our expanding slate of celebrity-hosted original series. We look forward to expanding its audience via streaming and creating more original episodes.”
Host and Executive Producer Ice-T comments, “Few if any TV shows can thrive without multiple outlets which FilmRise has and maintains globally. We also look forward to their creative input on new episodes.”
“FilmRise has the platforms and reach for immediate market penetration plus a keen understanding of the AVOD universe needed to make ‘The Mediator’ a hit,” said show creator and Executive Producer Andre Jetmir. “They were the obvious choice.”