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Netflix visits ‘Roaring Twenties’ as streamer supercharges reality push

Netflix is ramping up its reality TV output, with a new series commission, several renewals and its “largest reality casting call ever.” The new series on the streamer’s reality slate is Roaring Twenties, which is produced by Eureka Productions, with Chris Culvenor, Paul Franklin, David Tibballs, Wes Dening, and Ian Gelfand serving as executive producers. […]

TBI Weekly: Embracing autism & disability representation

To mark World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April, TBI deputy editor Mark Layton talks to producers from around the world, and across a range of genres, about their neurodiversity and disability-focused shows and what best practices can be learned from how they brought them to the screen. Authentic on-screen representations of disability and neurodiversity are, […]

UK doc ‘My Big Family Farm’ travels in slew of global deals

Broadcasters in Canada, Australia, and across Europe, Asia, CIS and the Baltics have acquired UK documentary series Our Yorkshire Farm, following a slew of deals with distributor Cineflix Rights. The series, which is selling internationally under the title My Big Family Farm, was originally produced by Renegade Pictures and Motion Content Group for Channel 5 […]

Passion to shop Stone Age fact-ent series and format

UK-based Passion Distribution has acquired the format and series rights to factual entertainment show Surviving The Stone Age: Adventure To The Wild. The 3 x 60-minute series, which is produced by Renegade Pictures and Motion Content Group for UK broadcaster Channel 4, is set to premiere on 7 November. It follows a group of leading […]

Discovery Italy sets sail for local ‘Love Island’

Discovery Italy has commissioned a local adaptation of ITV Studios reality dating format Love Island. Fremantle will produce the series, with the first season due to be released in 2021 across all Discovery’s platforms. The order makes Italy the 18th territory to pick up a local version of the show, which sees single men and […]

UK’s Drive ‘Chops’ into expanded factual formats slate

UK-based funding and sales company Drive has acquired global distribution rights to three new factual series. New 9 x 60-minute competition format The Chop follows 10 of the UK’s best carpenters as they gather in Epping Forest to whittle, carve and chop their way to see who will be crowned ‘Britain’s Top Woodworker’, and awarded […]

UK’s Channel 4 extends ‘The Circle’, orders celebrity edition

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a third season of Studio Lambert’s reality format The Circle, alongside a celebrity edition of the show, to air next year. The Celebrity Circle will be aired as part of the channel’s Stand Up To Cancer campaign. The UK version of The Circle is hosted by Emma Willis and […]

UK’s ITV cancels winter version of reality juggernaut ‘Love Island’

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has cancelled the winter version of its hit format Love Island, just over a month after axing its summer’s series. The reality ratings juggernaut launched a winter version in South Africa last year but was forced to cancel its next iteration this summer after producers were unable to come up with […]

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