About us

A. Smith & Co. Productions creates some of the most innovative, highly rated and high-quality programming for the domestic and international television marketplace. The company has produced over 5,000 hours of award-winning programming, more than 180 shows, for more than 50 networks and platforms, 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.

For two decades, A. Smith & Co. has been a global leader in non-fiction television. Responsible for kicking off the reality food competition genre in the United States with “Hell’s Kitchen” (FOX) starring celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, A. Smith & Co. also broke new ground in athletic competition with the multiple Emmy-nominated phenomenon “American Ninja Warrior,” which grew from a small niche show on G4, to its role today, as the centerpiece of broadcast network NBC’s summer primetime programming.

A. Smith’s other iconic shows include athletic Olympic-size event series “The Titan Games” (NBC) with global superstar Dwayne Johnson, the technological advanced game show “Mental Samurai” (FOX) with Rob Lowe, family docu-series “Welcome to Plathville” (TLC), award-winning documentary series “American Gangster” (BET), multiple NAACP Award-winning series “Unsung” (TV One), and “American Ninja Warrior” spin-off “American Ninja Warrior Junior” (Universal Kids).

In addition, A. Smith produced unforgettable reality programs that carved a place in pop culture history, including “Kitchen Nightmares” with Gordon Ramsey (FOX), “Trading Spaces” (TLC), “Ellen’s Design Challenge” (HGTV) with Ellen DeGeneres, “I Survived A Japanese Game Show”  (ABC), “Paradise Hotel” (FOX), and “The Swan” (FOX).