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US cable net AMC pushes further into reality with two new series

US cable network AMC is launching two new reality series as it further expands its push in non-fiction programming.

The broadcaster has commissioned Kevin Smith’s Secret Stash and JJK Security.

Secret Stash, which is exec produced by Clerks and Mallrats director Smith alongside Charlie Corwin’s Original Media, is set in Smith’s New Jersey comic book store Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. The six episode run will launch in the first quarter of next year.

JJK Security, which is produced by This American Life producer Left/Right, follows a group of off-kilter characters who work at a small family-owned private security company in rural Georgia. It will launch in 3Q12.

Joel Stillerman, senior VP, original programming, production and digital content, told TBIvision: “We have a real commitment to try and build out the unscripted aspect of programming. The unscripted initiative is a little experimental and in classic AMC fashion we went out with the battle cry of ‘let’s take some chances’ and wanted to see if we can bring something fresh that’s representative of the network.”

This follows the announcement of the network’s first reality series The Pitch, which is produced by All3Media-backed Studio Lambert, which will air  early next year.