LIFETIME GIVES PEOPLE A SECOND CHANCE TO SMILE WITH NEW MAKEOVER SERIES PREMIERING MAY 28
NEW YORK, NY (APRIL 22, 2015) – Can you imagine having teeth so damaged it hampers leading a normal life? Some individuals have such poor dental conditions that they can’t fathom dating, working or even leaving homes due to the extreme distress, pain and embarrassment they experience daily. Now, Lifetime is offering these people a second chance with Smile, an all-new makeover series documenting the emotional, psychological and physical journey of transformative dental procedures. Smile will premiere Thursday, May 28, at 10pm ET/PT.
Over the span of six hour-long episodes, a team of renowned dentists will work with twelve patients from all over the country. The dentists include New York-based Dr. Amir Ahmadi, Dr. Debra Glassman and Dr. Ramin Tabib, and Dr. Kimberly Knopf and Dr. Bill Dorfman in Los Angeles. Facing some of the most challenging dental conditions they’ll ever see, these specialists apply their expertise to restore their clients’ smiles, giving them the ability to reclaim their confidence and pride.
Smile’s premiere episode features college senior Alyssa, who was born with a disabling genetic disorder that prevented many of her teeth from fully growing in. With the help of Dr. Ahmadi, Alyssa hopes she can finally hold her head high, date and revel in college life. The episode also follows Mark, who had perfect teeth growing up, and always loved to smile until an accident during a high school baseball game left him with a shattered mouth and low self-esteem. Now, Mark hopes that with dental surgery, he can regain the confidence to smile once again.
Smile is produced by 11th Street Productions. Executive producers are Morgan J. Freeman (Teen Mom), Bryn Freedman (Intervention) and Dia Sokol Savage (16 and Pregnant). Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and Colleen Conway Grogan of Lifetime also executive produce.
ABOUT 11TH STREET PRODUCTIONS
Executive Producers Morgan J. Freeman & Dia Sokol Savage are the principal partners of 11th Street Productions, the company behind MTV’s 16 and Pregnant & Teen Mom franchise. Freeman (Laguna Beach, Dawson’s Creek) made a name for himself as the Sundance award-winning writer/director of “Hurricane Streets,” and Savage was an Independent Spirit Award nominee for her work as an indie producer and winner of the Adrienne Shelly Directors Grant for her first feature film “Sorry, Thanks.”
Lifetime is a premier female-focused entertainment destination dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. As a result of the network’s aggressive programming strategy that has doubled the hours of its original programming, in 2014 the network reached its strongest ranking among the key Women 18-49 demo in six years and its youngest median age in 18 years. Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.
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