About us

Since launching in 2000, A. Smith & Co. Productions has become one of the largest production companies in North America, creating over 3,500 hours of programming with budgets totaling well over a billion dollars. A. Smith & Co. has produced over 175 television shows for more than 45 networks and is well known for its high production standards across numerous genres.

Outside its success in the domestic content marketplace, A. Smith & Co. has been very successful in exporting its programming internationally, with formats sold to well over 120 territories. In 2011, A. Smith & Co. joined forces with the Tinopolis Group to create a transatlantic television powerhouse, becoming the leading North American television production entity within the Tinopolis organization while gaining the ability to tap into the worldwide resources of the parent company. 

In 2016, A. Smith & Co. Productions launched two divisions: A. Smith & Co. Dox, the company’s documentary and factual programming arm; and A. Smith & Co. Entertainment, which houses the company’s wide variety of entertainment programming.

The vast lineup of A. Smith & Co. programming includes some of the most innovative, well known, and highly rated series in the reality, documentary, and non-fiction spaces. Current programming includes “Hell's Kitchen” (Fox) -- currently in its 18th season of production – “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC, Esquire), “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” (NBC), “Unsung,” “Unsung Hollywood” and “The Game of Dating” (TV One), “Team Ninja Warrior” (Esquire), “The Dunk King” (TNT), “Inside the Label” (BET), “That Awkward Game Show” (Spike), “24/B4,” “Crashing the Course” (NBC Digital), and “Oh My Josh!” (Freeform).

The company is not only responsible for kicking off the reality food competition genre in the United States, but is known for its other areas of reality programming – such as “Kitchen Nightmares,” which completed seven seasons; the groundbreaking home makeover series “Trading Spaces” (TLC), the innovative sports series “Pros vs. Joes” (Spike), the award-winning documentary series “American Gangster” (BET). A leader of the reality craze since its inception, A. Smith & Co. also created the landmark relationship show, “Paradise Hotel” (Fox); captured the nation’s attention with the wildly popular makeover series “The Swan” (Fox), and both created and produced the award-winning “I Survived a Japanese Game Show” (ABC) as well as “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC, Esquire), which is currently in its eighth season.

In 2016, the company's highly rated documentary series “Unsung” won its fifth NAACP Image Award for Outstanding News/Information Series. The programming and executive team at A. Smith & Co. have been nominated for several other awards, including multiple Emmy® and NAACP Image awards, DGA Awards, and People's Choice Awards.  In May of 2009, the company's “I Survived a Japanese Game Show” was awarded the prestigious Best of 2009 Award and the Golden Rose in the category of Reality Programming at the 49th annual Rose d'Or Festival. 

The company's library includes popular programming such as “Kitchen Nightmares” and “Beat The Champions” (FOX), “Teenage Newlyweds” (FYI), “Acting Out” (MTV), “Ellen’s Design Challenge” and “Container Homes” (HGTV), “Wizard Wars” (Syfy), “Celebrity Crime Files” (TV One), “America Unplugged” (Sportsman Channel), “UFC Countdown” (Fox Sports 1), “Full Throttle Saloon” (Destination America, Tru TV), “Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura” (Tru TV), “Save Our Business” (TNT), “Too Young To Marry?” (Oxygen), “Joe Rogan Questions Everything” (Syfy), “Chainsaw Gang” (CMT), “Hollywood Housecalls with Cat Deeley” (Style), “The Choice” (FOX), “Pros vs. Joes” (Spike), “America's Worst Driver” (Travel), “Skating With Celebrities” (FOX), “Paradise Hotel” (FOX), “Celebrity Duets” (FOX), “I Survived A Japanese Game Show”(ABC), “Crash Course” (ABC), “Come Home Alive” (History), “You Gotta See This” (FOX Sports), and “Mad House” (SyFy).