Warner Bros. Discovery commissions 149 hours of content in the UK

Warner Bros. Discovery has commissioned a slate of 149 hours of new and returning lifestyle shows in the UK that the company plans to air in both its local channels and its streaming platform discovery+.

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"Charlotte Church’s Dream Build"

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Warner Bros. Discovery has commissioned a slate of 149 hours of new and returning lifestyle shows in the UK that the company plans to air in both its local channels and its streaming platform, discovery+. In total, the group ordered ten shows, with four brand new commissions and six returning series.

Among its new shows is “The Big Body Clinic,” an 8x60’ series from Full Fat TV, which will launch on Quest Red next spring. In the series, weight inclusive experts help treat patients in larger bodies who are often scared to seek help because of the weight stigma they have faced. Also from Full Fat TV come two new seasons of “The Bad Skin Clinic” (20x60’), which will return to Quest Red in the first quarter of 2023. The medical series follow people whose lives have been blighted by uncontrollable and often agonizing skin conditions.

Meanwhile, two brand new home renovation shows have also been ordered, with the 16x60’ True North-produced “My Dream Derelict Home In The Sun” heading to HGTV later this year and the 10x60’ “Derelict Rescue” heading to Air TV next year. At the same time, “The Edinburgh Auction House” will debut on Really in 2023. This title follows fifth generation auctioneer Sybelle Thomson working from her three different auction houses, helping people clear out their homes. Other returning shows for WBD channel Really include third and fourth seasons for “The Yorkshire Auction House,” and a second and third season of its celebrity spin-off, as well as a second season of “Charlotte Church’s Dream Build,” a second run for “Cornwall Air 999,” and two further seasons of “Helicopter ER.”

Clare Laycock, SVP Planning & Insights, Head of Entertainment at Warner Bros. Discovery UK, commented: “We’re really excited to expand our lifestyle portfolio with this bumper 149-hour order bringing a host of new commissions including ‘The Big Body Clinic,’ ‘Derelict Rescue,’ ‘The Edinburgh Auction House,’ as well as recommissions for some of our most popular shows with more seasons of ‘The Yorkshire Auction House’ and ‘The Bad Skin Clinic.’ Lifestyle entertainment is one of our key genres, with highly engaged, passionate audiences, and we are delighted to commission more linear shows for this loyal fanbase.”