Swedish pubcaster SVT has ordered a local version of Who Lives Here? a competitive property format out of Canada that is distributed by FremantleMedia.
In the format five strangers tour each other’s homes and attempt to work out who lives where, with the winner the participant that correctly matches the most houses to homeowners.
The original format was devised by Toronto-based prodco 3Bird Media and FremantleMedia International has global rights to the format and the finished show, which will be on W Network and HGTV in Canada.
The Swedish version will debut on Monday, April 6 on SVT1.
Micael Lekberg, head of programming at SVT said: “Who Lives Here immediately caught our interest when FremantleMedia pitched the format. The show depicts people’s vast interest for decorating, design and architecture in a very playful way. We have high hopes in reaching the wider audience with the Swedish version.”
Vasha Wallace, senior VP, global acquisitions & development at FremantleMedia added: “Together the FremantleMedia Sweden and SVT teams have done an excellent job with the production and casting to bring a broad range of bold personalities and interiors to match. We are delighted with this format and since our launch, Who Lives Here? has already garnered a lot of global interest.”