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Pilgrim Media inks deal with game show duo

Pilgrim Media Group has inked a production deal with Michael Canter (left) and Jeff Krask (right), the executive producers behind iconic game shows such as Family Feud, The Newlywed Game, Deal or No Deal and ABC’s Child Support. Operating from Pilgrim’s offices in North Hollywood, Canter and Krask will work closely with Pilgrim’s chief creative […]

Banijay’s Temptation Island heads to Germany

Reality format Temptation Island is set to launch in Germany on RTL and TV Now. The adapted reality series is produced by Banijay Productions Germany and is set to air in 2019. The ultimate endurance test, Temptation Island – Temptation in Paradise, will see four couples at a crossroads in their relationships travel to a […]

Network Ten greenlights Endemol Shine’s Ambulance

Network Ten has commissioned a season of Dragonfly’s (part of Endemol Shine UK) Ambulance for an Australian iteration. Network Ten’s Ambulance will be produced by Endemol Shine Australia (ESA). The fly-on-the-wall series will take an unprecedented look at the New South Wales Ambulance frontline. Each episode will provide an honest look at the everyday demands […]

Jeopardy! to make streaming debut on Hulu

Hulu has acquired the syndicated game show Jeopardy!, which made its debut on the streamer this week. For the premiere, Hulu curated some of Jeopardy’s flagship special events, which featured some of the show’s fan-favourite contestants from its 35-year history. The game show holds the Guinness World Records title for the most Emmy Awards won […]

CBS buys US format rights to Love Island

The cultural phenomenon that is Love Island is set to get a US makeover after CBS secured the US format rights for the reality series. The deal comes after Love Island became ITV2’s most popular ever programme this summer, breaking out into the mainstream as interest in the show ballooned. The season four finale aired this summer to a record […]

CBS orders competition format Million Dollar Mile

CBS has ordered Million Dollar Mile, a new 10-episode competition series that challenges everyday athlete’s physical and mental toughness for an opportunity to change their lives forever. The series comes from Big Brother executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan with Fly on the Wall Entertainment and LeBron James and Maverick Carter with SpringHill Entertainment, as well […]

TBI Weekly: Are physical game shows the current format favourites?

There seems to be an abundance of physical game show formats this year, trumping the ever-popular dating titles that dominated the majority of 2017. Will they be leading the way for international sales at this year’s MIPCOM? Since the glory days of Gladiators, watching regular human beings attempt superhuman feats in some form of inflatable […]

NBCU formats division sells Hollywood Game Night to SVT Sweden

NBCUniversal International Formats has unveiled a deal with Swedish public broadcaster SVT for the format to Hollywood Game Night. The deal means that the show has now been adapted for several markets including France, Spain, Russia, Turkey and French Canada. Produced in-house by SVT Göteborg, the 10×60’ Swedish version (Alla för en) will air on SVT1 in September and […]

NBCU licences Real Housewives format to M-Net South Africa

NBCUniversal International Formats has licensed its Real Housewives format to leading South African broadcaster M-Net. The partnership is the thirteenth international format deal for the reality franchise. Produced by independent production company RHOSA, the 12 x 60 minute series will mark the first official version of the show across South Africa and will premiere on […]

Mark Burnett becomes MGM chairman

MGM has promoted Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Burnett to chairman of its Worldwide Television Group. Burnett was formerly president of MGM Television and Digital Group, a role he has held since 2015. He will now take global responsibility for television creative and production and he has extended his contract through to 2022. The exec joined […]

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