Unscripted round-up: Discovery+ orders Clara Amfo show; ‘Family Piggy Bank’ to open in Portugal; C4 commissions Boris doc

Clara Amfo

Discovery+ lands Clara Amfo

Discovery+ has landed BBC DJ Clara Amfo to host its upcoming dating experiment show from STV Studios-owned Barefaced TV.

Written In The Stars will follow 12 unsuspecting singles, each representing each sign of the zodiac, as they attempt to find love after being paired up by three astrologers.

Amfo works on BBC Radio 1, where she hosted the world-famous Live Lounge, as well as her current BBC Radio 1 show Future Sounds.

Family Piggy Bank to open in Portugal

RTP1 in Portugal is remaking Armoza Formats’ CGI-based studio gameshow format, Family Piggy Bank.

The local version will be produced by Fremantle Portugal and is set to air Monday through Friday during primetime, starting later this summer.

The format, originally created by ITV Studios-owned Armoza and Gamechanger, follows a main contestant and his four family members as they try to complete three rounds of trivia.

In round one, the contestants will earn money. In round two, they will try to multiply and in the final round, the family will try to cash out their piggy banks.

C4 commissions Boris doc

Channel 4 in the UK has commissioned Boris (working title) from The Trump Show prodco, 72 Films.

The broadcaster claims the 4 x 60-minute show will be “the definitive documentary series revealing the events that shaped the man and his character, his meteoric rise to power, and the extraordinary events of his premiership.”

It was commissioned by Alf Lawrie, head of factual entertainment and Tim Hancock, commissioning editor of factual entertainment at C4.

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