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RTL to launch German version of Comedians At Work

German broadcaster RTL is launching a local version of hit Israeli comedy series Comedians At Work after striking a deal with formats house Armoza Formats.

The broadcaster has commissioned Endemol to produce the series – known in Germany as Stars bei der Arbeit (Stars At Work) – which will air in primetime from November.

The show takes a group of comedians and forces them to perform real jobs for a day before performing a stand up routine based on their experiences. It originally aired on Reshet Channel 2 and is currently in its sixth season. The show has also aired in France on France 4.

This comes after Armoza has also struck deals for the show in Norway with a commercial broadcaster and has optioned the series in the US and UK. Endemol holds the rights Belgium and Turkey.