Formats


Crystal Maze prodco partners with Ireland’s Nice One

RDF-owned prodco Fizz, the producer of the UK’s Crystal Maze (pictured) format, has partnered with Belfast-based Nice One Productions to create localised formats. The partnership, which received funding from Northern Ireland Screen, will see Fizz work with Nice One to co-develop and co-produce a range of formats for local and national broadcasters. The tie-up responds to […]

Federation takes majority stake in unscripted venture WeMake

Federation Entertainment is to take a majority stake in WeMake, the Paris-based unscripted outfit it launched with Shine France COO Bouchra Réjani (pictured) in 2017. The move sees Federation taking a further step into the unscripted business, after operating as a major player in kids’ entertainment for many years. One year after launching, WeMake has […]

Endemol Shine India to adapt The Farm

Endemol Shine India has signed a deal with DRG to remake international format The Farm locally. While The Farm has been sold to over 50 territories, this would be the first adaptation in Asia. The format is a daily competitive reality show that sees six men and six women living together as farmers, growing their own food […]

UK indies: ITV backs new indie, Endemol expands Zeppotron

Men Behaving Badly scribe Simon Nye and Tiger Aspect MD Sophie Clarke-Jervoise (pictured) have teamed to launch Genial Productions, with minority investment from ITV. Genial will focus on returning comedy and comedy drama series. Both Clarke-Jervoise and Nye have defined comedy backgrounds, with the former having previously served as head of comedy at BBC, while the […]

Ovation to relaunch Inside The Actors Studio

US arts network Ovation TV is the new home of Bravo’s long-running interview programme Inside The Actors Studio. The channel holds exclusive linear and digital rights in the US to new episodes of the show, which is presented as an acting seminar to students at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University’s […]

C4 commissions The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes

The UK’s Channel 4 (C4) has commissioned a format that follows a restaurant staffed entirely by people living with dementia. The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes is from Red Arrow’s CPL Productions, the makers of BAFTA-nominated Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds and Motion Content Group, co-producers of C4’s Dementiaville. It is supported by The Alzheimer’s […]

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire set for 2019 return

ITV is set to bring back the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? reprisal fronted by Jeremy Clarkson in 2019. Following the success of the Millionaire anniversary specials this May, ITV is set to air a new season as a stripped event that will run for ten episodes. The return of the classic format launched […]

Amazon taps Project Runway duo for reality fashion series

Amazon Prime is set to develop a reality fashion series from Project Runway duo Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, which will launch globally. The Project Runway pair have led the series through 16 seasons with ratings success. While Bravo signed up for a new season of the title in May, the duo will not return […]

E! UK commissions British bisexual+ dating show

E! UK & Ireland is set to premiere The Bi Life, a bisexual dating show, this October. In a UK TV first, the show will see a group of bisexual+ (bi, pansexual, fluid, etc.) or questioning British singletons sent on the ultimate adventure to find love. Fronted by entertainer and advocate Shane Jenek, better known under the stage name Courtney Act, The Bi Life will be set against the […]

MTV brings back The Hills for new beginnings

MTV is bringing back its hit reality series The Hills after a near decade gap since its last episode. The Hills: New Beginnings will reunite original cast members, alongside their children and friends, and follow their personal and professional lives in Los Angeles. There will also be new faces joining the cast, with the new season set to […]