Formats


C4 picks up Armoza’s Sex Tape

Channel 4 has commissioned Armoza Formats’ social experiment Sex Tape for broadcast later this year. The local adaptation will be produced by STV Productions and will be aired as a four-part series. Sex Tape will feature three couples each week who try and fix their relationships through sex therapy. They’ll film their love life for […]

Jersey Shore comeback hits ratings high

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation is the latest show bringing back the Shore franchise, and it opened with strong ratings for its premier last Thursday. After a five-year break, the latest edition brought in an average of 2.5 million viewers for MTV. This pulled a 1.5 rating among the 18-49 demographic. While this is not unprecedented […]

SBT Brazil to revive Endemol Shine’s Deal or No Deal

Endemol Shine gameshow Deal or No Deal is returning to Brazil after a seven-year absence. The show, which last aired in Brazil between 2006 and 2011, will be on SBT later this year. SBT also aired the show last time round (four seasons, 250 episodes). Overall, Deal or No Deal is set to return to […]

BBC to launch dance format with Simon Cowell’s Syco

The BBC has commissioned Simon Cowell’s (pictured) Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia UK’s Thames to produce a new Saturday night dance talent show. The Greatest Dancer, an 8×60 entertainment series, will feature a host of talent from across the world of dance give the performances of their lives in the hopes to become the UK’s Greatest […]

Keshet is on The Search with Youngest Media

Keshet International has teamed with indie entertainment studio Youngest Media to produce a brand new shiny-floor game show, The Search. The Search transforms the common word search puzzle into a physical game, which sees contestants attempt the game across a studio floor. But first, they must guess the correct answer to a range of questions […]

MTV brings Ex on the Beach to the US

MTV has greenlit a new US version of reality format Ex on the Beach, its first international format adapted for the states. Multi-platform rapper and actor Romeo is set to host the social experiment that features ten romantically embattled reality stars from series such as The Bachelorette, Big Brother, Bachelor in Paradise and The Challenge […]

Exclusive: The Wall heads to the Middle East

Game show The Wall, a US format created and produced by Glassman Media, SpringHill Entertainment and Universal Television Alternative Studio, will be heading to the Middle East. MBC has acquired the rights to broadcast local versions of the format in Arabic. The news arrives after the format has already aired in 16 territories worldwide. The […]

Shiver hires De Moraes after TwoFour exit

Shiver has hired the creator of The Choir and First Dates Ana De Moraes as group creative director, after her departure at TwoFour earlier this month. De Moraes left her role as head of formats at TwoFour, which is now restructuring its development team. She will work together in the newly created role with Shiver […]

Fox Asia & Tencent team for celebrity foodie original

Fox Networks Group Asia (FNGA) is set to launch its first season of original production Celebrity Chef: East vs West, which will be shown on Fox brands such as Nat Geo People, as well as Chinese VOD service Tencent. In the first half of 2018, the five-part series will see renowned celebrity chefs Nicholas Tse (pictured) […]

De Mol helps creators find ‘The Fastest Way to Screen’

John de Mol and his Talpa Network are introducing ‘The Fastest Way to the Screen’ – a format ‘accelerator’ that gives international creators a chance to gain straight-to-series orders, and has hired former Sony exec Lisette van Diepen to lead it. The Fastest Way to the Screen will accept pitches for non-released, new original paper […]