Rossiya 1

First int’l remake of NBCU’s House

House M.D., the US medical procedural about a grumpy but brilliant doctor, is being remade internationally for the first time. Russia Television and Radio has commissioned a 40x44mins version after a deal with distributor NBCUniversal International Formats. The deal is particularly notable as popular American procedurals are seldom remade elsewhere. Production commences in April, with […]

Russian net says I Can Do That!

Russian channel Rossiya 1 has commissioned a local version of Armoza Formats’ studio entertainment show I Can Do That!. Endemol-backed Weit Media has taken the local version into production, with a primetime 5pm-8pm slot lined up for Sunday, October 12. Russian singer Timur Rodriguez will present the show, while sportscaster Vladimir Stognienko will host and […]