7 Wonder

7 Wonder poaches Betty programming chief

Seven Network-backed producer 7 Wonder has poached the director of programming at Discovery Communications-owned Betty. Duncan Coates joins Betty as creative director, a newly-created role, to help the company accelerate its production output. At Betty, Coates has overseen development and production of shows such as The Undateables, Ugly House to Lovely House with George Clark, […]

BBC order for Seven’s 7 Wonder

Seven Network-backed UK prodco 7 Wonder has won a BBC commission for Back to the Land, a new factual entertainment series about rural Britain. Fronted by presenter Kate Humble (pictured), the 3x60mins series will go out on BBC Two. It will follow modern rural businesses and entrepreneurs that are invigorating the UK’s rural economy. Humble […]

Red Arrow, TwoFour execs jump to 7 Wonder

Fledgling UK indie 7 Wonder has hired executives from prodcos within the Red Arrow Entertainment and TwoFour Group companies. Jeremy Lee has joined from Red Arrow-owned UK prodco Nerd to become executive producer, while Patrick McMahon comes across from TwoFour-owned Boomerang to become head of development. McMahon indirectly replaces Chris Wilson, who was head of […]

My Kitchen Rules drawn up for UK network

British terrestrial broadcaster Channel 4 is brining Australian cooking competition format My Kitchen Rules back to the UK. The network has commissioned a 30x60mins version of the show, My Kitchen Rules UK, which Network Seven-backed prodco 7 Wonder Productions will produce. Sky Living ran the show, which has been a huge hit for Seven in […]

Banijay Tracks Billy Connolly

Banijay International has taken the international rights to Billy Connolly’s Tracks Across America, a three-part travel series following the popular comedian as he journeys across the US. The 3x60mins show is produced by 7 Wonder, the UK-based prodco set up by Australian broadcaster Seven Network last year. In the series, Connolly travels around the 28 […]

CBeebies hands 7Wonder debut kids commission

UK-Australian prodco 7 Wonder has landed its first children’s television commission, a 25-part series for British preschool channel CBeebies. Do You Know? will see technology vlogger Maddie Moate exploring and explaining how everyday things such as pasta shapes and dishwashers work and are made. 7 Wonder, a joint venture between Australia’s Network Seven and a […]

BBC Two taps 7 Wonder for consumer format

UK pubcaster BBC Two has commissioned a multi-strand, family-friendly consumer-focused series from Seven Network venture 7 Wonder. Don’t Buy That, Buy This? (WT) marks the first time 7 Wonder has secured a series with BBC Two. Presenter Cherry Healey will front the 6x30mins show, which will combine “rigorous journalism with a healthy sense of mischief”. […]

Seven’s UK JV prodco staffs up

Recently-launched producer 7 Wonder has made its first hires, recruiting a factual boss from BSkyB and a head of development. It has hired Chris Wilson as head of popular factual and Mish Mayer for the development role. The London-based prodco is a joint venture between Australian free-to-air broadcaster Seven Network and former Maverick TV execs […]