ITV Studios Germany

Scripted round-up: ZDFneo orders German ‘Irresponsable’; Lighthouse adapting ‘Savage Town’; Constantin & Big Light team for Nuremberg Trials drama

ZDFneo orders German ‘Irresponsable’ ZDFneo has ordered a German adaptation of French comedy series Irresponsable from ITV Studios Germany. Created by Frédéric Rosset, produced by Antoine Szymalka for La Pépiniére and co-produced by Emmanuel Daucé for Tetra Media Fiction, a subsidiary of Tetra Media Studio (part of ITV Studios), the eight-episode German version will be […]

ITVS & ProSieben joins period dating trend with ‘Love Is King’

German broadcast giant ProSieben has picked remake rights to an ITV Studios period dating format. Love Is King (working title) follows 16 singles as they look for a partner as they once did at the beginning of the 19th century. Millenials have to take part in extravagant balls and deal with limited communication options, as […]

ITV shops Meet the Parents format

Finnish broadcaster MTV has ordered a local version of ITV Studios’ Meet the Parents format. The show originally went out on ITV in the UK and the broadcaster’s content arm, ITV Studios, launched it at MIPCOM. MTV has now greenlit a local version for its Sub channel. ITV Studios Finland will produce the 10-episode series, […]

RTL to Meet the Parents with ITVS Germany

ITV Studios Germany is producing a six-episode version of British format Meet the Parents for local broadcaster RTL. In the dating format, which was originally from ITV Studios and for ITV in the UK, a single girl questions the parents of five men about subjects such as their school reports, teenage antics and love lives. […]

RTL, TV2 remaking Twofour format

Germany’s RTL and Denmark’s TV2 are to remake Twofour primetime ‘time-travel’ format This Time Next Year. Both version go into production immediately, with ITV Studios-owned United Production making a 6x60mins version in Denmark and ITV Studios Germany creating a 4x60mins show in Germany. Twofour parent ITV originally ordered This Time Next Year for its UK […]

News brief: NRK wonders How to Be

NRK in Norway has licensed a local remake of Israeli celebrity interview format How to Be from Armoza Formats. Nice Entertainment Group-owned prodcos Monster has gone into production on the series ahead of a launch later this year. Meanwhile, German pubcaster ZDFneo has commissioned a second season of the format, which is known locally as […]

Ruff named as new ITVS Germany MD

Christiane Ruff has been named ITV Studios Germany’s new managing director, with incumbent Jan Kromschröder stepping down to launch his own business. She will take up her new role on July 16. Kromschröder resigned before MIPTV this year to launch his own venture, though details of this are yet be disclosed. Ruff has been working […]

Hell’s Kitchen opens in Germany, Italy

Hell’s Kitchen, the cooking format chef Gordon Ramsay made famous in the US, is being remade by broadcasters in Germany and Italy, TBI has learned. German commercial channel Sat.1 and Italian pay TV channel Sky Uno HD have commissioned local versions of the ITV Studios Global Entertainment-distributed format. The show follows a high-profile perfectionist chefs […]

German channels to remake Best House, Coach Trip

A pair of German channels has commissioned daytime formats from ITV Studios. Kabel Eins has ordered a 20x33mins remake of May the Best House Win, which will be known locally as Mein Zuhause, Dein Zuhause – Wer Wohnt am Schönsten. It will air in a striped weekday slot from August 19. The 6x60mins Coach Trip […]

German net returns to The Chase

German regional broadcaster NDR has commissioned a second season of an ITV Studios gameshow format. ITVS Germany will produce a new 8x60mins run of The Chase (known locally as Gefragt Gejagt), including six episodes featuring local celebrities and two with members of the public. The first 6x60mins season aired last summer and scored a regional […]