Zodiak New York

Zodiak New York Zodiak New York produces critically aclaimed reality programming for Zodiak USA - the North, Central and South American operation for Zodiak Media

Based in New York and led by Chief Creative Officer Mike Gamson, Zodiak New York focuses on character-based reality programming for east coast networks. Zodiak New York’s credits include over 100 episodes of the critically acclaimed series Wife Swap for ABC as well as truTV’s two highest rated series, Hardcore Pawn and Lizard Lick Towing. Zodiak New York is part of Zodiak Americas, the North, Central and South American operation for Zodiak Media. Zodiak Media is one of the world’s leading creators, producers and distributors of content for TV, radio, new media and cinema. The company is active in multiple genres including Factual, Entertainment, Reality, Game-show, Lifestyle, Documentary, Talk-show, Drama, Animation, Comedy, Children’s and Film. Majority owned by the De Agostini Group, Zodiak Media consists of over 45 production companies with presence in 20 territories including the US, the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia and Russia. The company also incorporates an international distribution business based in London and Paris whose catalogue boasts over 15,000 hours of content. Zodiak Media was created in June 2010 following the acquisition of the RDF Media Group, one of the UK’s largest independent production and distribution companies with operations in the UK and the US. Combined with former acquisitions Magnolia, the Marathon Group and Zodiak Television, the acquisition of RDF consolidated the company's position as a global force in the production and distribution of content for multi-media platforms, the most significant of which is television. The company has annual revenues of approximately €600 million. Some of Zodiak Media's most successful programmes worldwide include The Secret Millionaire, Don’t Forget the Lyrics, Le Grand Journal, Location Location Location, Beyond Boundaries, Wife Swap and Fort Boyard (Non-fiction); Wallander, Traces, Being Human, Saint Tropez and the Millennium trilogy (Fiction) and Waybuloo, Gormiti, Totally Spies and Redakai (Kids). The Group also produces a number of other popular formats including The X Factor, Survivor, Peking Express, Paradise Hotel, So You Think You Can Dance and Strictly Come Dancing in a number of different territories.

Don't forget to tune in to an all new episode of UNEARTHED, tonight at 10pm | 9c, only on Discovery!
05/15/2015

Don't forget to tune in to an all new episode of UNEARTHED, tonight at 10pm | 9c, only on Discovery!

It's almost time!  Set your DVRs for the series premiere of UNEARTHED - Friday, May 1st at 10pm | 9c, only on Discovery!
04/30/2015

It's almost time! Set your DVRs for the series premiere of UNEARTHED - Friday, May 1st at 10pm | 9c, only on Discovery!

We're heading back to paradise. Set your DVRs! #buildinghawaii
04/15/2015

We're heading back to paradise. Set your DVRs! #buildinghawaii

03/08/2015
Hardcore Pawn

Hardcore Pawn

Les decided to use a "secret shopper" cam to see how his employees really performed on the job. Make sure you're sitting down because the results will SHOCK you! Here's a SNEAK PEEK from TOMORROW's All-New #HardcorePawn at 10/9C!

02/04/2015

Starting February 9th, Hardcore Pawn switches to Mondays! Make sure to tune in for all new pawns on an all new night! Only on truTV.

*Check your local listings

Cold? Warm up with some beautiful sunsets on the two-part series premiere of "Building Hawaii," tonight on HGTV! Check y...
01/01/2015

Cold? Warm up with some beautiful sunsets on the two-part series premiere of "Building Hawaii," tonight on HGTV! Check your local listings.

It's almost time for more Hardcore Pawn!
12/28/2014

It's almost time for more Hardcore Pawn!

We're just ONE little day away from the SEASON PREMIERE of #HardcorePawn, TOMORROW at 9:30/8:30C!

Don't forget to tune in for the two-part series premiere of "Building Hawaii" on January 1st, only on HGTV! Check your l...
12/22/2014
Kona couple star in HGTV show

Don't forget to tune in for the two-part series premiere of "Building Hawaii" on January 1st, only on HGTV! Check your local listings.

From an early age, Tyler Dickinson has loved working with his hands.

Add a little paradise to your winter season! Tune in for the two-part series premiere of "Building Hawaii" - Thursday, J...
12/19/2014

Add a little paradise to your winter season! Tune in for the two-part series premiere of "Building Hawaii" - Thursday, January 1st at 11pm|10c only on HGTV

#aloha #melekalikimaka

They're back! Tune in for a special sneak peak of the new season of Hardcore Pawn on December 29th, followed by the SEAS...
12/19/2014

They're back! Tune in for a special sneak peak of the new season of Hardcore Pawn on December 29th, followed by the SEASON PREMIERE on January 7th at 9:30|8:30c!

09/17/2014

It's almost time... #SmokyMountainMoney time! Don't miss the series premiere tonight, only on the National Geographic Channel!

*Check your local listings

Today's the day you've all been waiting for!  Yes, that’s right!  "Smoky Mountain Money" premieres TONIGHT on the Nation...
09/17/2014

Today's the day you've all been waiting for! Yes, that’s right! "Smoky Mountain Money" premieres TONIGHT on the National Geographic Channel at 10|9c! Tune in, tell your friends, set your DVRs, program your TiVos (does anyone still have TiVo?) and don’t miss it!

Set your DVRs! We're heading to the Smokies!  Tune in to "Smoky Mountain Money," premiering Wednesday, September 17th at...
09/04/2014

Set your DVRs! We're heading to the Smokies! Tune in to "Smoky Mountain Money," premiering Wednesday, September 17th at 10|9c on NAT GEO.

"Be careful what you take from the mountains... or the mountains will take you."

08/20/2014
Ashley Gold Takes the #ALSIceBucketChallenge!

Ashley From Hardcore Pawn takes the #ALSIceBucketChallenge. Check it out, and make sure to tune into Hardcore Pawn on truTV!

The #PawnChick has taken the #ALSIceBucketChallenge and nominated Seth Gold, Erin Cummings, and Josh Elliott! Check it out!

Les Gold, one of the stars of the reality show 'Hardcore Pawn' on truTV, bought the Volkswagen minivan during a taping o...
07/08/2014
Jack Kevorkian's Deathmobile vehicle sells at 'Hardcore Pawn' store in Detroit

Les Gold, one of the stars of the reality show 'Hardcore Pawn' on truTV, bought the Volkswagen minivan during a taping of the show. The vehicle used by the controversial doctor when conducting assisted suicides is an important piece of the city's history, he said.

The famed 1968 Volkswagen Minibus used by controversial Dr. Jack Kevorkian on assisted suicides with his patients is currently on a layaway plan at the American Jewelry & Loan in Southfield, Mich.

Bobby Brantley and "Big Juicy" from the show "Lizard Lick Towing" came out to the Beverly Fire Department to sign autogr...
06/19/2014
Stars of 'Lizard Lick Towing' Meet Fans in Randolph County

Bobby Brantley and "Big Juicy" from the show "Lizard Lick Towing" came out to the Beverly Fire Department to sign autographs and take pictures. The show's stars repossess cars, trucks, boats and more in North Carolina. Brantley and Big Juicy say West Virginia reminds them of home.

"West Virginia is loaded up with our fans," said Brantley.

"Yes, and we love you so much for coming out here to see Bobby and the Juice. I've enjoyed being in West Virginia, I'm coming back," said Big Juicy.

Lizard Lick Towing airs on truTV Monday nights at 9:30 pm.

Bobby Brantley and "Big Juicy" from the show "Lizard Lick Towing" came out to the Beverly Fire Department to sign autographs and take pictures.

"Meet Ashley Gold Broad (Ashley From Hardcore Pawn), the wild woman in the even wilder world of “Hardcore Pawn,” the cra...
06/17/2014
Q+A: ‘Hardcore Pawn’ star Ashley Gold Broad: ‘I have to have thick skin to work in this industry’

"Meet Ashley Gold Broad (Ashley From Hardcore Pawn), the wild woman in the even wilder world of “Hardcore Pawn,” the crazy 50,000-square-foot American Jewelry and Loan business that is the top reality TV show on truTV. Over eight TV seasons, the colorful customers, unpredictable employees, family drama with father Les Gold (Les of Hardcore Pawn) and brother Seth Gold (Seth from Hardcore Pawn) and downright dangerous items for sale have grown into a mini-empire."

She’s no 9-to-5 lady. Meet Ashley Gold Broad, the wild woman in the even wilder world of “Hardcore Pawn,” the crazy 50,000-square-foot American Jewelry and Loan business in Detroit that is the top reality TV series on TruTV.

You may think you know pawning, but you have no idea! Reality stars Ashley Broad and Les Gold stopped by Big Morning Buz...
06/05/2014
Hardcore Pawn Stars Ashley Broad and Les Gold stopped by VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live

You may think you know pawning, but you have no idea! Reality stars Ashley Broad and Les Gold stopped by Big Morning Buzz Live to give us the 411 on their money making hobby and gave their opinion on the reality competition show, Dancing With The Stars. Do you think they’ll be hitting the ballroom anytime soon?

Charlie Sheen's fiancee gives his ex-wife the boot and Gwyneth Paltrow compares internet comments to war.

“Together, Dave and I have been able to work with some bona fide industry legends. We are thrilled to now add to that li...
05/30/2014
Zodiak Americas ups Gamson, teams with Keller/Noll

“Together, Dave and I have been able to work with some bona fide industry legends. We are thrilled to now add to that list people like Grant Ross, Zodiak Media’s newly appointed EVP of creative development and format acquisition and Mike Gamson, who was instrumental in our decision to partner with Zodiak.”

- Cleve Keller

Zodiak Americas is partnering with game and competition format creators Cleve Keller (pictured, right) and Dave Noll (left), and has promoted chief creative officer Mike Gamson to CEO of Zodiak New York.

05/30/2014
C21Media

"Zodiak Americas has gone into partnerhsip with game and competition format creators Cleve Keller and Dave Noll, and has promoted Mike Gamson to CEO of its New York office. The duo’s company, Keller/Noll, will create unscripted formats to be coproduced with Zodiak in the US and distributed internationally by Zodiak Rights, international sales arm of Zodiak Media. They will relocate to Zodiak’s New York office and work with Gamson, who has been upped from chief creative officer. Gamson previously headed the office but it was without an official CEO until now."

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"Gameshow and format producers Cleve Keller and Dave Noll, who form prodco Keller/Noll (Chopped), have signed a partners...
05/30/2014
Ardaban pair join Zodiak New York, Gamson upped - TBI Vision

"Gameshow and format producers Cleve Keller and Dave Noll, who form prodco Keller/Noll (Chopped), have signed a partnership with Zodiak to create coproduced unscripted formats for the US. This comes simultaneously as Zodiak New York chief creative officer Mike Gamson is promoted to a CEO position – the first time Zodiak’s East Coast division has had someone in that role."

A pair of top creative executives from Shine America-owned producer Ardaban are setting up shop with Zodiak Americas. Gameshow and format producers Cleve Keller (left) and Dave Noll (below, right), who form prodco Keller/Noll (Chopped), have signed a partnership with Zodiak to create coproduced unsc…

“We are delighted to be building the next phase of Zodiak New York with Cleve and Dave onboard and to be announcing Mike...
05/30/2014
Zodiak Americas Links With Keller/Noll, Ups Mike Gamson to CEO

“We are delighted to be building the next phase of Zodiak New York with Cleve and Dave onboard and to be announcing Mike as CEO of our production business on the east coast. We are very excited about the possibilities in the years ahead for Zodiak’s unscripted business in the U.S., which now incorporates five development teams built over the last 18 months in New York and Los Angeles.”

- Jonny Slow, CEO Zodiak Americas

Zodiak Americas has formed a partnership with Cleve Keller and Dave Noll of Keller/Noll, the format creators behind such shows as HGTV's Beat the House a

"Zodiak Americas is getting into business with unscripted producers Cleve Keller and Dave Noll through a new deal with K...
05/30/2014
Zodiak Americas Inks First-Look Deal With 'Chopped' Creator

"Zodiak Americas is getting into business with unscripted producers Cleve Keller and Dave Noll through a new deal with Keller/Noll, the company behind Chopped. Additionally, Mike Gamson has been promoted to CEO of Zodiak New York. Under the pact, Keller and Noll will create new formats to be co-produced with Zodiak in the U.S. and internationally by Zodiak Rights, and move to Zodiak's New York office."

Zodiak Americas is getting into business with unscripted producers Cleve Keller and Dave Noll through a new deal with Keller/Noll, the company behind Chopped. Additionally, Mark Gamson has been promoted to CEO of Zodiak New York. Under the pact, Keller and Noll will create new formats to be co-produ…

"Zodiak Americas have partnered with game and content format creators Cleve Keller and Dave Noll and their company Kelle...
05/30/2014
Zodiak Americas Partner With Unscripted Format Creators Keller/Noll

"Zodiak Americas have partnered with game and content format creators Cleve Keller and Dave Noll and their company Keller/Noll. Zodiak’s former Chief Creative Officer Mike Gamson has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer, Zodiak New York. Keller/Noll will relocate to Zodiak’s New York office and work closely with Gamson."

Zodiak Americas have partnered with game and content format creators Cleve Keller and Dave Noll and their company Keller/Noll. Under the deal, Keller and Noll will focus on creating new, unscripted...

Don't forget to tune in tomorrow for an all new season of Hardcore Pawn on truTV! Check your local listings!
05/27/2014

Don't forget to tune in tomorrow for an all new season of Hardcore Pawn on truTV! Check your local listings!

"Zodiak Americas has further expanded its creative team with the appointment of Swedish producers and format developers ...
05/15/2014
Zodiak Americas Expands Creative Team With New Hires

"Zodiak Americas has further expanded its creative team with the appointment of Swedish producers and format developers Joel Karsberg and Cem Yeter as joint chief creative officers. Both will report directly to Jonny Slow, CEO of Zodiak Americas and will relocate in July to Santa Monica. The two will work closely with Tony Yates, chief executive officer of Zodiak Los Angeles, and Mike Gamson, chief creative officer of Zodiak New York."

Zodiak Americas has further expanded its creative team with the appointment of Swedish producers and format developers Joel Karsberg and Cem Yeter as joint chief creative officers. Both will report...

Les of Hardcore Pawn tells Kathie Lee and Hoda that nothing surprises him anymore! Ashley From Hardcore Pawn and Seth fr...
04/08/2014
‘Hardcore Pawn’ star: ‘Nothing surprises us’ - TODAY.com

Les of Hardcore Pawn tells Kathie Lee and Hoda that nothing surprises him anymore! Ashley From Hardcore Pawn and Seth from Hardcore Pawn give some pointers on telling the real merchandise from the counterfeit stuff!

Les Gold and his children Ashley and Seth are stars of the truTV show “Hardcore Pawn,” where they reveal how you can cash in on items...

Tune in to NBC's Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda to see Les of Hardcore Pawn, Seth from Hardcore Pawn and Ashley Fro...
04/03/2014

Tune in to NBC's Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda to see Les of Hardcore Pawn, Seth from Hardcore Pawn and Ashley From Hardcore Pawn! Friday, April 4th at 10AM!

Kudos to the Zodiak LA office for replacing everyone's pens with crayons. Happy April Fools' Day! #aprilfoolsday
04/01/2014

Kudos to the Zodiak LA office for replacing everyone's pens with crayons. Happy April Fools' Day! #aprilfoolsday

Happy Birthday to our Zodiak staff members born in March! Mike Gamson, Lara Barros, Stephen Bono, Garrett Imagawa and Br...
03/22/2014

Happy Birthday to our Zodiak staff members born in March! Mike Gamson, Lara Barros, Stephen Bono, Garrett Imagawa and Bree Frank!

"Nathan Norman, the Rustburg boy fighting cancer, got a special surprise on Friday or rather a special visitor.  Bobby B...
03/19/2014
Nathan Norman Gets Surprise Visit from "Lizard Lick Towing" Star

"Nathan Norman, the Rustburg boy fighting cancer, got a special surprise on Friday or rather a special visitor. Bobby Brantley, from the truTV hit show Lizard Lick Towing, came to Norman's house to surprise Nathan. He spent time with the family and thanked Nathan for his courage in his fight against a very aggressive brain tumor."

Rustburg, VA - Nathan Norman, the Rustburg boy fighting cancer, got a special surprise on Friday or rather a special visitor.

Les of Hardcore Pawn, Ashley From Hardcore Pawn and Seth from Hardcore Pawn sit down with Arsenio Hall and explain the i...
02/12/2014
Why Do We Need Pawn Stores?

Les of Hardcore Pawn, Ashley From Hardcore Pawn and Seth from Hardcore Pawn sit down with Arsenio Hall and explain the important role pawn shops play for many families across the country. Check it out!

Arsenio gets right down the point with the Golds from "Hardcore Pawn," as he asks, "what is a pawn store and why do we need them?"

"The Stars of truTV's hit show, Hardcore Pawn are hosting a special, private evening of auction to help Michigan familie...
02/05/2014
Hardcore Pawn Stars Host Hardcore Thaw

"The Stars of truTV's hit show, Hardcore Pawn are hosting a special, private evening of auction to help Michigan families stay safe and warm this winter. American Jewelry and Loan on 20450 Greenfield Road in Detroit is presenting "Hardcore Thaw".
It's an event that will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014. VIP tickets are $125 for advanced entry at 7:00pm. General admission tickets are $60, with entry starting from 8:00pm for ages 21 and over. Portions of everything bought and sold that day will benefit THAW - The Heat and Warmth Fund."

The Stars of Tru-TV's hit show, Hardcore Pawn are hosting a special, private evening of auction to help Michigan families stay safe and warm this winter. American Jewelry & Loan on 20450 Greenfield Road in Detroit is presenting "Hardcore Thaw".

"Hardcore Pawn is in it eighth season on truTV. Be sure to watch the antics of the Gold family at 9:00 p.m. central time...
02/05/2014
Ashley Broad, 'Hardcore Pawn,' eats and cooks only gluten-free foods

"Hardcore Pawn is in it eighth season on truTV. Be sure to watch the antics of the Gold family at 9:00 p.m. central time. Viewers never know what can come through their doors, or what fight Seth and Ashley will have this week. Good thing they have their dad, Les, to break the two siblings apart and set them straight. Mix that with the crazy antics of their customers and you have a show that draws you back every week."

Ashley Broad from “Hardcore Pawn” loves to cook. Whenever a cooking item enters the store, Ashley is the one who likes to wheel and deal on obtaining the item f

01/18/2014

Thanks for the write-ups on Brent Burnette & Neil Regan, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline Hollywood Daily, World Screen!

"Zodiak New York has expanded its creative division with the addition of Brent Burnette and the promotion of Neil Regan....
01/18/2014
Zodiak New York Builds Out Creative Team

"Zodiak New York has expanded its creative division with the addition of Brent Burnette and the promotion of Neil Regan.

Burnette has been tapped senior veep of development and is tasked with managing the reality shingle’s development slate on the Gotham side. Regan has been upped to a senior v.p. role at Zodiak from his previous position of vice prez of development and current. Shows in Regan’s stable at Zodiak NY include Esquire Network's "Risky Listing” and truTV’s “Hardcore Pawn” and “Lizard Lick Towing.”

Zodiak New York has expanded its creative division with the addition of Brent Burnette and the promotion of Neil Regan. Burnette has been tapped senior veep of development and is tasked with managi...

"Zodiak New York celebrates its one year anniversary.  In 2013 alone, the company reached a milestone of 100 episodes of...
01/17/2014
Press Release - Zodiak Media

"Zodiak New York celebrates its one year anniversary. In 2013 alone, the company reached a milestone of 100 episodes of truTV’s highest-rated series Hardcore Pawn, launched the first season of Risky Listing for Esquire Network and produced a fourth season of Lizard Lick Towing"

Zodiak Media is a multi-national, independent group of companies and a leader in the global market for entertainment, factual, drama and kids audio-visual content. With annual revenues of €600m and a library of more than 15,000 hours, Zodiak uniquely combines the local creative flair of producers in...

"Burnette will be managing Zodiak New York's development slate, generating new character-driven docuseries, creating ori...
01/17/2014
Zodiak Bolsters New York Creative Team

"Burnette will be managing Zodiak New York's development slate, generating new character-driven docuseries, creating original formats and adapting Zodiak formats from the company's international catalogue.

Regan moves up from the role of VP of development and current to the senior VP role. He will continue to develop and manage new projects, with a slate that inlcudes Risky Listing for Esquire and Hardcore Pawn and Lizard Lick Towing for truTV."

Zodiak Bolsters New York Creative Team . NEW YORK, January 17: Zodiak New York has hired Brent Burnette as senior VP of development and promoted Neil Regan to senior VP of development and current. . Author: Kristin Brzoznowski

"Both Neil and Brent are experienced producers and fantastic developers – they have a keen eye for talent, deep relation...
01/17/2014
Zodiak New York Expands Creative Team

"Both Neil and Brent are experienced producers and fantastic developers – they have a keen eye for talent, deep relationships in the community and over two decades of production experience combined," said Gamson in a statement.

Zodiak New York is expanding its creative team with a hire and a promotion. Brent Burnette has been appointed senior vp development, while Neil Regan has been promoted to senior vp development and current, the company announced Friday. Both report to Mike Gamson, chief creative officer, and Sheila C...

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