MTV Picks Up UK Rights To Reality Series ‘Washington Heights’

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Washington HeightsMTV UK & Ireland has picked up the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to Washington Heights – the reality series which just recently started airing on the US MTV channel, it has been announced. The show’s 11 episode first season is set to receive its UK premiere on MTV later this Spring.

Washington Heights follows nine best friends from the vibrant and diverse New York neighborhood of Washington Heights. Together, this compelling group of friends attempts to navigate the obstacles that stand in the way of their individual pursuits, which include fashion, music, baseball and poetry. Although they’re not all blood related, they still consider each other family, as every setback, celebration and next step on the road to success brings them closer together. The series is produced by Gigantic! Productions with Cheryl Horner Sirulnick, George McTeague, Patrick Reardon, Chris Linn, Shannon Fitzgerald and Christy Spitzer serving as executive producers.

This is the latest in a line of shows that MTV UK & Ireland has acquired to compliment their Spring 2013 schedule. The broadcaster has previously picked up the rights to Catfish: The TV Show, scripted dramedy series Underemployed and both seasons of Canadian drama series The L.A. Complex, which was recently cancelled by MuchMusic and The CW.