About Us

About us

A. Smith & Co. Productions is home to trendsetting, innovative, and larger-than-life programming. Producing more than 200 series for over 50 different networks, A. Smith & Co. Productions has created some of the longest-running, culture-shaping series in television history since it was founded in 2000. A pioneer in nonfiction television, the company’s productions have been nominated for several Emmys and received dozens of additional awards including NAACP Image Awards, Realscreen Awards, and Critics Choice Awards. In 2011, A. Smith & Co. joined forces with the Tinopolis Group to create a transatlantic television powerhouse.

A. Smith & Co. launched the modern food competition television genre in the U.S. with “Hell’s Kitchen,” FOX’s longest-running reality show now in its 21st season and counting. A. Smith & Co.’s flagship summer primetime show, the 7-time Emmy-nominated “American Ninja Warrior,” is currently airing its 15th season on NBC and has hatched multiple new formats in addition to the burgeoning “ninja sports'' lifestyle industry. 

Also among the eclectic array of current A. Smith & Co. series are “Floor is Lava” (Netflix), the NFL's annual "Pro Bowl Games" event (ABC & ESPN), “Welcome to Plathville” (TLC), “American Ninja Warrior Junior” (Peacock), “Unsung” and "Unsung Presents: Best In Black" (TV One), and “American Gangster: Trap Queens” (BET+). Additional A. Smith & Co. projects with marquee talent include “The Titan Games” (NBC) with megastar Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, “Mental Samurai” (FOX) with Hollywood icon Rob Lowe, “Ellen’s Next Great Designer'' in collaboration with Ellen DeGeneres for Max and “Voices of Fire” with 13-time Grammy Award-winner Pharrell Williams for Netflix. The company's credits also include “Kitchen Nightmares” (FOX), “Trading Spaces” (TLC), “Pros vs. Joes” (Spike TV), “I Survived a Japanese Game Show” (ABC), “Paradise Hotel” (FOX), “The Swan” (FOX) and many more. 

A. Smith & Co. ensures that every production is one that the audience doesn’t just see, but one that they feel on an emotional level. As visionaries in unscripted entertainment across every sub-genre of the category, A. Smith and Co. has forever altered the landscape of nonfiction TV and positively impacted the lives of hundreds of millions of viewers across generations, through the decades, and around the world.