"UNTOLD STORIES OF THE ER" RENEWED FOR 12TH SEASON TO AIR ON TLC AND DISCOVERY LIFE
Long-Running Series Hails from GRB Entertainment
LOS ANGELES - (March 13, 2017) - GRB Entertainment's hit series Untold Stories of the ER has been renewed for season 12, with 10 brand new one-hour episodes slated to air on TLC and Discovery Life in fourth quarter 2017. Production is currently underway.
Untold Stories of the ER chronicles real emergency room cases - featuring some of the most extreme situations ever encountered by ER physicians - as reenacted and recounted by the patients who experienced them and the doctors who treated them. The show opens the door to emergency rooms across the country to expose some of medicine's most harrowing and unbelievable health emergencies. The stories are unusual, emotional and often life changing, and showcase the bizarre situations faced routinely by medical professionals.
Said GRB Entertainment President Gary R. Benz, "After 120 episodes of Untold Stories of the ER, there is still no shortage of shocking medical marvels that serve to educate and entertain viewers, while conveying just how critical quality health care is - no matter how extraordinary the situation."
Documented with full medical accuracy, each episode depicts three different scenarios in which doctors must choose the correct treatment for their patients in a variety of remarkable circumstances. Among the peculiar stories featured in season 12 are a man bitten by a shark who arrives at the hospital with the live shark still clamped to his leg, a man suffering from a snake bite on his wrist with the guilty boa constrictor wrapped around his arm, and a man with a maggot-filled infection on his back.
Untold Stories of the ER is produced by GRB Entertainment for Discovery Life and TLC. Executive producers for GRB Entertainment are Gary R. Benz and Bob Niemack.
About GRB Entertainment
GRB Entertainment, founded by Emmy-winning producer Gary R. Benz, is a veteran producer of groundbreaking unscripted and alternative programming. Current series include Emmy-winningIntervention for A&E and Untold Stories of the ER for Discovery Communications. In the scripted space, GRB's first feature, Bad Night, a teen comedy starring top social influencers Lauren Elizabeth Luthringshausen (aka LoveLaurenElizabeth) and Jenn McAllister (aka JennXPenn) premiered on Netflix and Vimeo On Demand in 2015. In addition, GRB has cultivated an extremely successful worldwide distribution division with 2,000 hours of programming airing in primetime in more than 190 countries. International distribution partners include Discovery Communications, National Geographic, OWN, VH1, Spike, WE tv, MTV, CNBC, Live Nation, Fox, dick clark productions, and more who distribute over a variety of platforms including linear, digital, mobile, and VOD. For more, visit grbtv.com.
About Discovery Life
Discovery Life brings viewers a kaleidoscope of human emotions and experiences through the true stories of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. From critical turning points to unexpected moments, Discovery Life tackles life's surprising twists and turns. The network is under the purview of Nancy Daniels, Executive Vice President and General Manager of TLC, and Howard Lee as General Manager. Discovery Life Channel is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 pay-TV provider reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.
Offering remarkable real-life stories without judgment, TLC shares everyday heart, humor, hope, and human connection with programming genres that include fascinating families, heartwarming transformations, and life's milestone moments. In 2017 to-date, TLC ranks as the #7 ad-supported cable network in Prime among W25-54.
TLC is a global brand available in more than 89 million homes in the US and 325 million households in 220 countries and territories. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere through TLCgo - the network's TVE offering featuring live and on demand access to complete seasons. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites and exclusive original video content. Fans can also interact with TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in 220 countries and territories to satisfy curiosity and engage superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, sports and kids programming brands.