Better Late Than Never


Television can help the aged

Red Arrow International’s head of non-scripted, Harry Gamsu, discusses TV’s role in the health and well-being of an ageing population. Social experiment formats always seem to garner the headlines. In taking a subject that is relevant and resonant, and digging deep to explore it from the inside, these shows can reveal much about the current […]

NBC hires ex-Endemol Shine unscripted exec

US broadcaster NBC has hired former Endemol Shine North America unscripted production chief Linda Giambrone. She has been named executive VP of production for NBC Entertainment and Universal Television Alternative Studio (UTAS), which launched earlier this year. She was most recently EVP and head of unscripted production at Endemol Shine North America (ESNA), but left […]

Grandpas Over Flowers set for Turkey remake

South Korean format Grandpas Over Flowers is being remade in Turkey for Show TV. The series, which NBC has rebooted as Better Late Than Never in the US, has completed shooting in Turkey ahead of its debut on Show. Bloom Media has overseen production after Show closed a deal with Sera Film, which represents programmes […]

Grandpas Over Flowers blooms in Italy

Hit Korean format Grandpas Over Flowers is set for an Italian remake after Rai ordered a local version. The format, which went to NBC in the US as Better Late than Never, is repped internationally by Small World IFT. It has sealed a deal with Italian pubcaster Rai and the Italian version will go out […]

Korea’s Grandpas format heading for Europe

Hit Korean format Grandpas Over Flowers has been optioned in France, Germany and the UK. The show comes from South Korean channel operator and programmer CJ E&M, which runs it domestically on its tvN channel. Tim Crescenti’s Small World IFT sells it internationally. Small World has done deals for the show in the UK with […]

K-content: head on

The first South Korean content wave broke the country’s shows into China, Japan and across Asia. Now, a second wave is seeing the country’s drama and entertainment reaching western shores. South Korea is already a drama producing territory of note and is now aiming to build its formats and factual production markets, with western buyers […]

NBC to remake Korea’s Grandpas

US broadcast network NBC has ordered an American remake of Korean entertainment travel format Grandpas Over Flowers. The deal with distributor Small World IFT is thought to mark the first time a Korean format has been taken to a broadcast network in the US. Known locally as Better Late Than Never, the US show will […]