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ITV orders Gary Lineker-fronted quiz show pilot

ITV has ordered a quiz show pilot featuring BBC Match Of The Day presenter Gary Lineker. The former footballer and broadcaster is fronting quiz show Sitting On A Fortune, where a contestant can win a life-changing amount of money in each episode. The show is produced by ITV Studios-owned 5 Gold Rings and Catchpoint producer […]

ITV’s ‘Masked Singer’ shapes up with host and judges confirmed

UK broadcaster ITV’s adaptation of The Masked Singer is shaping up, with a host and star-studded judging panel confirmed for the 2020 show. Comedian and presenter Joel Dommett – a known stand-up who has presented the likes of ITV2’s I’m A Celebrity…, Hey Tracey! and Singletown – will take on hosting duties for the talent […]

CBS to adapt German procedural ‘Einstein’

US broadcaster CBS is adapting the Red Arrow Studios International-distributed German procedural Einstein. The scripted format is in development with Monk creator and executive producer Andy Breckman, who is re-teaming with Monk’s director and executive producer Randy Zisk for the procedural drama about a brilliant detective. Written by Breckman, Einstein is based on the Zeitsprung Pictures-produced series for German […]

Plimsoll Productions appoints Electus alum to head LA office

Plimsoll Productions has hired former Electus and Covert Media exec Saul Goldberg to head its Los Angeles office. The business – in which private equity firm Lloyds Development Capital took a minority stake last month – has appointed Goldberg as VP of development and production. He will oversee Plimsoll’s US slate across fact ent and […]

Fred Media hires TCB’s Mem Bakar as European sales boss

TCB Media Rights exec Mem Bakar has landed at Australian distributor Fred Media. Bakar is to head the European sales office for Fred – the commercial arm of Australian Bondi Vet and Vet On The Hill prodco WTFN Entertainment – out of London. She replaces long-time Fred and WTFN exec Sally Cronin, who first joined […]

Industrial Media strikes overall deal with unscripted vet Todd Hurvitz

Industrial Media has struck an overall deal with Ghosts In The Hood creator Todd Hurvitz. The exec producer and creator of unscripted series such as Town Of The Living Dead and Hack My Life is to collaborate with Industrial Media boss Eli Holzman and president Aaron Saidman to develop series and produce various formats. Hurvitz […]

Channel 4 orders Christmas-themed ‘Buy It Now’

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a Christmas-themed series of Buy It Now from Studio Lambert North.  Hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal, the studio entertainment show returns to give sellers and inventors the chance to sell innovations to an audience of real shoppers. C4 has handed the format a new peak-time slot for a four-part series. […]

CJ ENM’s ‘Produce X 101’ scandal deepens as police extend investigation

CJ ENM-owned broadcaster Mnet continues to court controversy around its alleged vote manipulation of talent show Produce X 101, as Seoul police expand its investigation to all seasons of the show.   The broadcaster came under fire earlier this summer when Seoul-based legal firm MAST Law & Consulting, representing a group of 272 viewers, filed […]

Keshet International scores first sale for celeb dating format ’12 Steps To Love’

Keshet International has sold Israeli dating format 12 Steps To Love into Holland’s NET5, marking its first international sale.  The Talpa-owned commercial channel, which airs the likes of My Kitchen Rules and MasterChef, has commissioned a local adaptation of the format from Vincent TV Productions. Based on Koda Communications and Keshet Broadcasting’s original series, the […]

Nickelodeon expands unscripted slate with ‘Top Elf’, ‘Substitute’

Nickelodeon has bolstered its unscripted slate with a holiday-themed competition series and a full series pick-up for The Substitute. The Viacom-owned channel has commissioned Ugly Brother Studios and Main Event Media for 5 x 60-minute series Top Elf, which features seven kids with top building and design skills facing off in a number of holiday-themed […]

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