Artisans Quarterly Review #7: Press Release by Acrylic Tank Manufacturing on "Tanked" - Artisans will be on air soon!

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Blog entry by Eric M. Saperstein posted 07-07-2011 10:02 PM 1690 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Artisans Quarterly Review Volume 4 Issue 2 - July 2011 Part 7 of Artisans Quarterly Review series Part 8: First Promo Video for Animal Planet's Tanked! » – More details pending soon – the info below is from this link. – Artisans of the Valley will be featured on one of th epending episodes we’ll let everyone know which one as soon as we’re informed!


U.S. cable net Animal Planet has set an air date for Tanked, the aquarium family business show unveiled as part of its Upfront in April.

The six-part reality series (pictured above) will premiere August 19 at 10 p.m. EST, focusing on Las Vegas-based firm Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM), whose owners Wayde King and Brett Raymer build tanks and aquariums for “celebrities, luxury hotels, Fortune 500 businesses, private homes and millionaire homeowners.”

Marjorie Kaplan, president and general manager of Animal Planet, said the series ticked multiple reality boxes, describing it as “a build show, it’s a family business show, it’s a pet show and it’s a flashy show with big reveals.”

The show is produced for Animal Planet by Nancy Glass Productions, with Nancy Glass and Eric Neuhaus the executive producers and Katie Sullivan the co-executive producer. For Animal Planet, Melinda Toporoff is the exec producer.

Tanked was developed by Animal Planet’s Charlie Foley and Sara Helman.

In related news, Animal Planet has commissioned 3 Ball Productions to make a second season of My Cat From Hell, which follows the efforts of cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy. Six hour-long episodes will air in the first half of 2012, following up the original three-part miniseries which aired on the network earlier this year.

Tags: Animal Planet, Marjorie Kaplan, Nancy Glass Productions, Tanked

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#1 posted 07-07-2011 10:09 PM

I like fish!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 07-07-2011 10:19 PM

^ Especially with lemon and a dill sauce!

So is it the cool aquariums or your gf kittens from hell?

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#3 posted 07-07-2011 11:18 PM

Yeah we mix it up – girls, kittens, wood, fish … you’ll see when we can reveal this. We made a piece of furniture custom fit to match one of their fish tanks. It’s an interesting story behind the whole concept. The tank came out amazingly interesting – there’s a child involved with heart problems, the whole tank and furniture follows a theme. It was a unique commission and an experience to be involved.

We just have to hype it up now – and play the PR game without revealing any details – don’t worry – there’s woodworking involved at the heart of this project!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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