Television Business International

Japan to make over CBS’s Good Wife

thegoodwife1CBS Studios International has closed format agreements for a range of shows, with one noteable deal seeing The Good Wife remade in Japan.

The Good Wife (pictured) has been acquired as a scripted format by Tokya Broadcasting Systems (TBS). Production is set to begin next year.

The Charisma Group in the Middle East has acquired the format rights to entertainment news magazine The Insider. The series will be broadcast across Arabic speaking territories on Dubai TV and will covers the day’s entertainment breaking news, as well as the latest in fashion, music, television, film and world events.

Carpool Karaoke will also have a local production rolled out across the Middle East. M for Media FZ will be producing the series for Dubai TV and digital platform, Awaan.ae.

The format for popular medical talk show The Doctors has been licensed for the first time to GMG Production in Moldova for broadcast on Canal 2 and will also premiere on Astro TV in Malaysia.

Wheel of Fortune will be produced locally in Sri Lanka and Iraqi Kurdistan. It is the first time a game show has been purchased by an Iraqi Kurdistani broadcaster.

The show has also been acquired by Poland’s TVP and Discovery Network in Finalnd.

“CBS continues to supply broadcasters across the globe with engaging and exciting formats,” said Paul Gilbert, senior vice president for international formats at CBS Studios International.

“These new series are terrific examples of how formats can be adapted and re-imagined for any international audiences.”