WE TV SERVING UP MORE DELICIOUS DRAMA WITH
THIRD SEASON RENEWAL OF THURSDAY NIGHT HIT SERIES
"HUSTLE & SOUL"
Docuseries from Big Fish Entertainment Set In the famed Pink Teacup Restaurant
Grew Viewership Across Key Demos From Season One to Recently Concluded Season Two
NEW YORK, NY - September 18, 2018 - WE tv announced today that its hit Thursday night series, "Hustle & Soul" has been renewed for a third season, coming off of a highly successful season two that grew viewership compared to the first season of the series. "Hustle & Soul," produced by Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company, set in and around the famed Pink Teacup soul food restaurant, wrapped up its second season with rare season-over-season growth, increasing its audience by 10% among adults 25-54, 9% among women 25-54 and 7% in total viewers, compared to season one. Additionally, the season two finale episode delivered series highs among women and adults 25-54 in Nielsen Live+3 ratings and made WE tv the #1 cable network among African American women 25-54 for the majority of the season two run.
"'Hustle & Soul' burst onto the scene and quickly established itself as a staple of WE tv's Thursday night lineup," said Marc Juris, president of WE tv. "Our audience cannot get enough of Chef Lawrence and his over-the-top staff. There is a lot more story to tell and we are thrilled to continue follow this unpredictable and thoroughly entertaining group."
Season three of "Hustle & Soul," which recently started production, is expected to return in 2019 with 10 episodes. The series follows Chef Lawrence Page, proprietor of The Pink Teacup, who has big plans to expand the Pink Tea Cup Soul Food brand, among love triangles and staff drama that threaten to destroy his dreams.
"Hustle & Soul" is executive produced by Dan Cesareo, Lucilla D'Agostino, Shelley Sinha, Oji Singletary and co-executive produced by Tracey Baker-Simmons for Big Fish Entertainment. Executive producers for WE tv are Lauren Lazin, David Stefanou and Lauren P. Gellert.
About WE tv
With compelling, can't miss unscripted shows, WE tv's programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today's digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.
About Big Fish Entertainment
Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company, is a full service production company that creates multi-platform, visually driven content that compels and entertains audiences with the "unexpected." Founded in 2006 by President Dan Cesareo, Big Fish has since produced more than 750 hours of award-winning and top-rated programming in the live, unscripted reality, lifestyle and documentary space. Current Big Fish series include culinary docu-series Hustle & Soul for WE tv; #1 unscripted crime series Live PD and Live PD Presents: PD Cam for A&E; Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol for Lifetime; mega-hit franchise Black Ink Crew New York and Chicago for VH1; Chris Paul's Chapter 3 for ESPN; Tattoo Girls for TLC as well as the upcoming Just Tattoo of Us for MTV. With other credits including Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan and the Gates Foundation Reality PD public schools project, Big Fish captures and relates extraordinary worlds, characters and stories for such networks as WE tv, Lifetime, A&E, VH1, Discovery, TLC, MTV, E!, National Geographic, Oxygen, Travel Channel and Paramount Network. For more information, visit bigfishusa.com.