SHARP Entertainment is a Manhattan-based television production house that has garnered a reputation for pioneering a fresh perspective on pop-culture television. Founded by veteran television producer Matt Sharp in late 2003, the company has quickly flourished into one of New York’s largest and busiest television production enterprises and currently holds record ratings for multiple networks. Since its creation 11 years ago, Sharp Entertainment has produced hundreds of hours of television, tripled in size and now boasts a full-time staff of over 100 employees, which includes some of the New York’s most imaginative writers, editors and producers, who collaborate to deliver smart, exciting television with major ratings impact and serious staying power.
Currently they have hit shows airing across the cable landscape that have garnered record ratings and critical acclaim. For TLC they are delivering hits with 90-DAY FIANCE, EXTREME CHEAPSKATES, MY CRAZY OBSESSION and EXTREME COUPONERS. For A&E, the hilariously addictive BAD INK is premiering its second season while for NAT GEO the network defining hit DOOMSDAY PREPPERS holds record ratings and sparked the spin-off series, DOOMSDAY CASTLE. For DISCOVERY ID they produce the visually stunning and twisted series DATES FROM HELL and SECRET LIVES OF STEPFORD WIVES. They are producing seasons 2 and 3 respectively of ANIMAL PLANET’s CALL OF THE WILDMAN and RATTLESNAKE REPUBLIC. Sharp creation, VH1’s THE FABULOUS LIFE, ran for over 100 episodes and will be returning with all new episodes in 2014. The series is now being aired in over 30 different countries around the world and has spawned numerous imitators.
Their supersized hit for TRAVEL CHANNEL, MAN V. FOOD, still stands alone as the highest rated show in the network’s history and has led to multiple spin-offs with Richman, including the recent series ADAM RICHMAN’S FANDEMONIUM and ADAM RICHMAN’S BEST SANDWICH IN AMERICA. Also for TRAVEL, the third season of TOY HUNTER is now in production. Recently they also made BERT THE CONQUEROR, FOOD WARS, MOST TERRIFYING PLACES IN AMERICA and the EXTREME series among other series and specials.
DISCOVERY’s PROPERTY WARS took viewers into the high stakes world of Phoenix area real estate buyers who bid on houses sight unseen. Simulcast on DISCOVERY and SCI is the annual event, PUNKIN CHUNKIN, which launched as SCI’s highest rated show in the channel’s history. The show’s success spawned the Science Sports franchise with LARGE, DANGEROUS, ROCKET SHIPS, MEMORY GAMES, and KILLER ROBOTS.
TRAVEL CHANNEL is also home to the EXTREME series, FOOD WARS, 101 TASTIEST PLACES TO CHOWDOWN. Additionally, we created two seasons of the thrilling BERT THE CONQUEROR for TRAVEL. Past series for ANIMAL PLANET include PET PSYCHIC ENCOUNTERS and OUTRAGEOUS ANIMALS. Beyond these current series, Sharp is also presently producing additional pilots and specials for TLC, A&E, SCIENCE CHANNEL, TRAVEL CHANNEL, ANIMAL PLANET, FOOD NETWORK, and BIOGRAPHY among others.
New series in production include the insane cooking show FRANKENFOOD for SPIKE, WORLD FOOD CHAMPIONSHIPS for FYI, EAT SECRETS for TRAVEL, and SOLD ON THE SPOT for HGTV. Additionally, they have new projects in development with the UK’s CH 4, LIFETIME, TRUTV, ESQUIRE, DISCOVERY and more.
Over the past 11 years, Sharp Entertainment has become the go-to production company for fun, original programming, invigorating each unique project with their signature smart and energetic stamp. They’re the leading company to dig up unique subcultures around the world and transform them into ratings gold. From reality series to recreation based shows and from fact-based programming to live events, Sharp Entertainment’s creativity and adaptability has positioned the company as a lasting leader in the ever-evolving new age of media. Sharp Entertainment became a division of CORE Media Group in July of 2012 and launched its international arm in London in 2013.