Pilgrim Studios

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Pilgrim Studios (also known as Pilgrim Media Group) is a television production company based in North Hollywood, California. It was founded in 1997 by Craig Piligian. It is best known for producing reality television shows for the Discovery Channel. They also own a digital studio, 1620 Media.[1]

Acquisition by Lionsgate[edit]

On November 12, 2015, Lions Gate Entertainment created a partnership with Piligian when the studio acquired more than 50% of Pilgrim Studios worth $200 million. Piligian retained his position as CEO of the company while Pilgrim will continue to operate independently under Piligian.[2][3][4] The deal made Lionsgate a major unscripted player.[2]

Television series[edit]


  1. ^ Denise Petski "Deadline" Barry Bostwick Comedy Among Six Original Series To Debut On Pilgrim Studios’ New Digital Arm deadline.com, Retrieved on July 15, 2016
  2. ^ a b Lionsgate Buys Major Stake In Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Studios For $200 Million Nellie Andreeva deadline.com, Retrieved on April 14, 2016
  3. ^ Lionsgate Buys Stake in Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Studios Cynthia Littleton variety.com, Retrieved on April 14, 2016
  4. ^ Lionsgate Acquires Stake in Reality Producer Pilgrim Studios Reid Nakamura, thewrap.com, Retrieved on April 14, 2016

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