The Specials – Creators of OWN Network’s Groundbreaking New Reality Show

Jack talks with Katy Lock and Daniel May, creators of “The Specials”, a groundbreaking new reality show premiering on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network. You might describe this heartwarming series as Friends meets The Real World… sort of.

This is not your typical reality show which some might call  contrived or perhaps even scripted situations and conflicts. This series captures the very real experiences of five young adults with intellectual disabilities living together as housemates in Brighton, England.

Katy and Daniel share their roller coaster journey that began when the original pilot that Katy was working on failed to get picked up by a UK Broadcaster. They discuss how they plowed through that disappointment, with the help of the housemates, by creating their own Web Show that went on to earn two Webby Awards in the “People’s Choice” and “Reality” categories.

They go on to unfold the series of events that let them to landing a deal with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network and share the excitement of the Thirteen Episode Marathon that will premier September 7th 2014, just 10 days from when this interview was recorded.

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Watch the 13 Episode Marathon September 7th at 2:30pm eastern 1:30 central time on The OWN Network.

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Jack Mize

Jack Mize is the host of Influencers Radio, Best Selling Author and contributor to and Huffington Post, covering Influencers and Innovators in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Personal Growth.