Keshet to DIG for MIPCOM victory

DIGIsraeli distributor Keshet International is taking USA Network’s upcoming thriller series DIG to MIPCOM.

The Tim Kring and Gideon Raff-created show will sit alongside other Keshet titles such as culinary format Help! I Can’t Cook, Chinese talent show Not a Star Yet and Comedy Central Israel dating series Babe Magnet.

DIG follows an FBI agent that takes a post in Jerusalem, but soon finds himself embroiled in an international mystery that goes to the heart of the region’s Holy lands.

Keshet has rights in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Scandinavia, Russia and the CIS, Turkey, India, English speaking South Africa and Israel. Keshet Broadcasting developed the show, and Universal Cable Productions is producing along with Gail Berman’s new outfit The Jackal Group and Sonar Entertainment.

Help! I Can’t Cook comes from Keshet Broadcasting and Gil Productions. KI says it scored the second-highest original series launch ratings in Israel on the Keshet channel. It follows cooking-averse celebrities struggling to survive in a huge kitchen.

Not a Star Yet comes from KI’s partnership with Chinese broadcaster Zhejiang TV, and follows celebrities’ children as they perform on stage with the help of a star guest.

Babe Magnet, meanwhile, is from Nutz Productions, and sees four single men vie for a woman by answering her questions on sex, love and attraction while pinned to various surfaces by magnetic devices. It broadcasts on Comedy Central in Israel.