Cable Upfronts 2010: A&E Plans Unscripted Projects With Hasselhoff, Saget, Snider

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A&E unveiled a 2010-11 programming slate heavy on original non-scripted series, including an Intervention spin-off and unscripted projects with Tony Danza, David Hasselhoff, Bob Saget and Dee Snider.

Intervention In Depth: One Man Rehab follows a team of "sober companions" as they counsel addicts at risk of relapsing. A&E has ordered five hour-long episodes of the series which is set to bow third quarter this year.

The network has also ordered six one-hour installments of Strange Days with Bob Saget featuring the comedian traveling the country to looking for various subcultures on which to riff. It's set to debut later this year.

The untitled Hasselhoff project is scheduled to premeire in the fourth quarter, following "The Hoff" as a single stage dad to two daughters who are aspiring singers.

A&E has ordered seven half-hour episodes of Snider's Growing Up Twisted, a docu-soap set for the third quarter about the Twisted Sister front-man and his family.

Teach: Tony Danza premieres later this year and shadows the actor/talk show host/boxer/cookbook author as he embarks on a new dream: to be a teacher. A&E has ordered seven one-hour episodes of Teach, which will have Danza teaching English at Northeast High School in Philadelphia.

A&E is coming off a record ratings quarter, capping six consecutive years of growth and has renewed a record 12 series: Intervention; ObsessedHoarders; The First 48; Billy the Exterminator; Criss Angel Mindfreak; Dog the Bounty Hunter; Gene Simmons Family Jewels; Parking Wars; Manhunters;and Paranormal State.

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