NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Multimedia entertainment studio Electus, an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) and 5x5 Media, today announced that "Bet on Your Baby" has been renewed by ABC for a second season. The game show, hosted by Melissa Peterman (star of ABC Family's hit show "Baby Daddy"), challenges parents to try to predict their child's next move in an effort to win money for their child's future education. ABC has ordered eight episodes for the new season.
"We are thrilled that ABC has decided to renew 'Bet on Your Baby' for a second season," said Electus CEO Chris Grant. "This show has continued to build momentum both in the U.S. and around the world, proof that Electus is achieving its mission to create engaging television."
During its first season, "Bet on Your Baby" found success as part of the network's spring weekend lineup. In its third season, Melissa Peterson's "Baby Daddy" still stands as ABC Family's #1 comedy of all time, and is currently airing all new episodes Wednesday nights at 8:30pm ET/PT on ABC Family.
"Bet On Your Baby" was created by 5x5 Media's Craig Armstrong, Rick Ringbakk, Charles Wachter and Electus' Ben Silverman and Jimmy Fox. The series is executive produced by Electus (Ben Silverman, Chris Grant, Jimmy Fox) and 5x5 Media (Craig Armstrong and Rick Ringbakk). Electus International, the global distribution arm of Electus, will distribute the series internationally.
Electus International, the global distribution arm of Electus, has sold finished tape of the show to seven territories including: Australia (Network Ten), Hong Kong (TVB), Korea (CJ), Latin America (Discovery), Poland (Discovery), Phillipines (ABS-CBN) and Singapore (MediaCorp). It has also sold the show's format in key countries such as Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands and the Ukraine, and a dozen other territories.
Electus is the first integrated multimedia entertainment studio to unite producers, creators, tadvertisers and distributors under one roof and produce all forms of content for distribution across a variety of platforms around the world, including: broadcast, cable, digital, OTT and various emerging technologies. The company connects advertisers, distributors and content creators early on in the development process, enabling marketers and advertisers to be true partners in campaigns and content creation. Electus International, the global distribution arm of Electus, is responsible for all international sales and distribution for Electus' programming and its studio partners as well as programs and formats from other well-known 3rd party providers. Electus is an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IACI]. For more information on Electus, visit www.electus.com.
About 5X5 Media
Five by Five Media ("5x5") is a full service television and film production company in an overall production and distribution agreement within the Electus studio system. 5x5 Media develops and produces both scripted and unscripted television programming and feature films. Our principals have won multiple primetime Emmy Awards, and have produced such titles as "Survivor," "The Amazing Race," "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution," "Supernanny" and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." 5x5's recent productions include TBS' "King of the Nerds," SPIKE TV's "Car Lot Rescue," CMT's "Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country" and NBC's fashion reality competition show "Fashion Star."
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