Bunim/Murray Productions


US, UK and Nordic prodcos strike deals for Media Ranch format ‘Watch!’

Producers in the US, the UK and the Nordics are among those to have picked up format rights to memory-based gameshow Watch! from Canada’s Media Ranch. The format, created by producer duo John Kirhoffer and Dan Munday, requires contestants to watch a variety show before being tested on what they saw. Banijay Group’s Bunim/Murray Productions […]

Bunim/Murray reshuffles senior roles after Jenkins exit

Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP) is elevating the role of senior programming and development staff after the exit of its co-president last year. BMP’s Julie Pizzi (pictured) will be elevated from co-president to president of entertainment and development. That comes after Pizzi’s co-president partner Jeff Jenkins departed in November 2017. Farnaz Farjam Chazan will also be promoted […]

Bunim/Murray develops high-tech martial arts series

Reality TV producer Bunim/Murray Productions has joined forces with Australia-based company Chiron Global to develop a high-tech Martial Arts Experience docu-competition series – Unified Weapons Master:  Calling All Contenders. Chiron Global is the founder of combat sport Unified Weapons Master (UWM) and a leader in wearable technologies. Bunim/Murray Productions (Keeping up with the Kardashians, Project Runway) […]

Real World prodco pacts with Korea’s Signal

Bunim/Murray Productions has signed a joint development deal with South Korea’s Signal Entertainment Group. This will see The Real World producer BMP expanding into Asia by developing new formats with Signal, which has produced more than 60 programmes since 2005. BMP is also behind shows such as E!’s The Simple Life, Lifetime’s Project Runway, Netflix’s […]

Netflix orders trio of originals, Stranger Things II

Streaming service Netflix has ordered a pair of tween-skewed scripted series, on of which comes from CBBC, a Bill Nye talk show and a second season of summer hit Stranger Things. The tween series are an untitled Horse Mystery project and one based on Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch novels, both of which are billed […]

Bunim/Murray rejigs with promotions, hires

US reality producer Bunim/Murray has promoted a pair of executive to top entertainment posts, upped another to a new current programming role and hired another pair. The Banijay Group-owned firm has upped executive VPs of development and programming Jeff Jenkins (below, right) and Julie Pizzi (left) to co-presidents of entertainment and development, with executive producer […]

E! cancels I Am Cait

US cable channel E! has cancelled its ground-breaking reality series I Am Cait, with its transgender star Caitlyn Jenner remaining on the network on the long-running Keeping Up with the Kardashians. I Am Cait sparked debate, featuring Jenner as she transitioned from a man, then Bruce Jenner, to a woman. After debuting last summer, it […]

Bunim/Murray signs celeb reality prodco pact

US reality producer Bunim/Murray Productions has signed an exclusive production deal with compatriot WikkedCat Entertainment. The deal gives The Real World producer Bunim/Murray access to WikkedCat’s unscripted programming, with a focus on celeb-reality franchises. Bunim/Murray is part of the Banijay Group, while WikkedCat is behind series including VH1’s I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle and […]

E!’s Caitlyn Jenner series named

New details of the much-anticipated E! Entertainment doc series featuring Caitlyn Jenner have emerged. The show has been named I Am Cait, and will launch in the US next month and 120 international E! territories following that. Local territories will announce their own scheduling plans, but in the UK the eight-part series from Bunim/Murray Productions […]

E! to document Bruce Jenner transition

Comcast’s channel E! Entertainment will document American celebrity Bruce Jenner’s transition to a transgender woman. The currently untitled 8x60mins series was announced on Friday during an ABC interview with Jenner, the patriarch of the Kardashian reality TV family. On US cable the show debuts on Sunday, July 26 at 9pm, and will also go out […]