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CJ ENM under fire in ‘Produce X 101’ voting scandal

CJ ENM-owned broadcaster Mnet is facing legal action as its talent show Produce X 101 comes under fire for alleged vote manipulation. Seoul-based legal firm MAST Law & Consulting is representing a group of 272 viewers who have filed a legal complaint against the South Korean music channel, accusing Mnet of fraud and obstruction of […]

Facebook’s ‘Red Table Talk’ format to be localised internationally

Facebook’s hit talk show format Red Table Talk is to be reversioned outside of the US, according to creator Jada Pinkett Smith. Smith, who hosts the show with her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones and daughter Willow, has said Red Table Talk “is going to start expanding internationally” following a successful year-long run on the social media platform, where […]

Comedy Central UK greenlights ‘Gods Of The Games’

Comedy Central UK has greenlit an unscripted entertainment series featuring a range of British sports stars, including Sir Mo Farah (pictured). Produced by Mad Monk, Gods Of The Game (5 x 30 minutes) will be hosted by British Olympian Sir Bradley Wiggins, and feature the likes of Farah, Sir Chris Hoy, Rebecca Adlington and Nicola […]

CBS recouples with ‘Love Island’

Love Island is returning Stateside for a second season. US broadcaster CBS has renewed the ITV Entertainment-produced format one week out from its season one finale. Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, and Thom Sherman, SVP of programming for CBS Entertainment, announced the renewal at the Television Critics Association press tour this week. News of […]

Exclusive: Red Arrow’s Harry Gamsu joins Fremantle

Red Arrow Studios International (RASI) exec Harry Gamsu has boarded Fremantle. After five years with RASI, Gamsu has joined the X Factor and Punk distributor as VP of non-scripted, based out of Los Angeles, where he relocated last year as part of an expanded role with RASI. The exec joins Fremantle’s growing non-scripted team, headed […]

ITV boss defends ‘Love Island’ as half-year results unveiled

ITV boss Carolyn McCall has defended Love Island’s duty of care as the broadcaster prepares to roll out a winter series of the format just months after facing calls for its cancellation.  Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme this morning, McCall was grilled about the future of the show rather than ITV’s half-year results, unveiled […]

Germany’s RTL II goes out with ‘Celebs Go Dating’

Germany’s RTL II has greenlit a local series of the format Celebs Go Dating.  The original show, produced by Lime Pictures, airs on E4 and is currently in its seventh season. Stripped across five nights over four consecutive weeks, the show follows the nightly dates of some of the nation’s well-known single stars as they try […]

‘Love Island’ to get two-series run on ITV2 in 2020

Love Island will get its first winter series on UK broadcaster ITV2 next year. The hit format will return in early 2020 with a South Africa-set instalment of the programme. A winter-time series of the show, in line with programmes such as Big Brother which previously aired spin-off show Celebrity Big Brother in the same year, […]

Telefe’s ‘100 Days To Fall In Love’ scores Showtime adaptation

Telefe comedy 100 Days To Fall In Love has scored an English-language remake with Showtime.  The Spanish-language comedy, which is being developed by Viacom International Studios and Paramount TV, tells the story of best friends Laura and Antonia who, after almost 20 years of marriage, decide to take a 100-day break from their respective spouses. […]

TBI opens submissions for MIPCOM Hot Picks

It’s that time of year again. TBI is now accepting submissions for our upcoming MIPCOM Hot Picks coverage, which will sit within our October/November issue. Our editorial team will review all materials submitted and select the best new shows across scripted, formats, factual and kids content. We encourage you to send the top content across your slates, and be prepared to […]