via press release:
“LIGHTS, CAMERA, CHRISTMAS!” BEGINS PRODUCTION FOR ABC
First Reality-Competition Program of its Kind is Produced by FremantleMedia North America
“Lights, Camera, Christmas!” is a new competition series in which 16 families from across America will decorate their homes to the extreme for Christmas – in ways that would certainly make even Clark Griswold envious – for a $50,000 Grand Prize. The series will air this December on ABC.
In the first nationwide Christmas lights competition of its kind for television, four families will compete each week to transform their homes for the holidays in just 21 days. These 16 families were chosen through an extensive nationwide search, based on their previous elaborate Christmas light displays, incredible choreography and over-the-top designs. The four finalists will be flown to a surprise finale city to compete for the $50,000 Grand Prize.
“LIGHTS, CAMERA, CHRISTMAS!” comes from FremantleMedia North America (“American Idol,” “America’s Got Talent”). Brady Connell and Max Swedlow (both “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) are Executive Producers for the series. Executive Producers for FremantleMedia North America are Thom Beers and Jennifer Mullin.
About FremantleMedia North America:
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. arm of global media giant FremantleMedia, which includes a distribution arm, FremantleMedia International, a digital and branded entertainment division and a kids & family entertainment business. As the world’s largest independent studio, FremantleMedia’s comprehensive global network has operations in 25 countries, creating over 9100 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 400 individual titles. FMNA and its portfolio of companies produce entertaining and innovative scripted and alternative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms. Their slate includes a diverse range of both critically-acclaimed and award-winning successes including “American Idol” (FOX), “The X Factor” (FOX), “America’s Got Talent” (NBC), “Family Feud” (SYN), “Let’s Make A Deal” (CBS), “The Price Is Right” (CBS), “The Tomorrow People” (The CW), “Deadliest Catch” (Discovery), “Married to Medicine” (Bravo), “Ice Road Truckers” (HISTORY), “Storage Wars” (A&E) and “The Pet Collective” (blip.tv), among others.