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John De Mol & Stephen Lambert link in US, UK for ‘Million Dollar Island’

Format industry heavyweights Stephen Lambert and John De Mol have struck a deal to take the latter’s Million Dollar Island show into the US and the UK. The adventure reality format, which has been created by De Mol’s Talpa, will be produced in the US and the UK by Lambert’s All3Media-backed firm Studio Lambert. Both […]

BBC & NBCU order Dutch adventure format ‘The Traitors’ from Studio Lambert

The UK’s BBC and NBCUniversal (NBCU) in the US have followed their recent unscripted format pact by announcing a double commission of Dutch psychological adventure format The Traitors. The UK show has been ordered by Kate Phillips, director of BBC Entertainment, for BBC One and BBC iPlayer, while Jenny Groom, EVP of entertainment unscripted content […]

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. […]

ITV reboots ‘Undercover Boss’ seven years after show’s last UK airing

Commercial broadcaster ITV has commissioned its own version of Undercover Boss, the Studio Lambert format that first aired on UK rival Channel 4. The show follows a group of chief execs and company bosses swap their power suits for overalls and go in disguise to work on their own shop floors, to see what really […]

Round-up: ‘Moominvalley’s Gutsy snags $6m from Rovio; ‘Undercover Boss’ returns in UK; Discovery+ investigates Hillsong scandal

Moominvalley’s Gutsy snags $6m from Angry Birds firm Moominvalley prodco Gutsy Animations has secured €5m ($6m) investment from Angry Birds firm Rovio Entertainment. The Finnish mobile gaming company has also secured exclusive rights from Moomin Characters Ltd and Rights & Brands, the global licensing agency for the Moomin brand, to develop and publish Moomin IP-based games for […]

Studio Lambert boosts unscripted team with senior hires

All3Media-owned UK-and-US-based prodco Studio Lambert has appointed Toni Ireland and Stephen Yemoh as staff executive producers for its unscripted team, and hired Jenny Spearing as its new head of legal and business affairs for unscripted. Ireland and Yemoh have both worked in senior roles on the company’s returning Channel 4 reality series The Circle, with Ireland […]

Channel 4 orders third season and charity outing for ‘The Circle’

Channel 4 in the UK has ordered a special week-long celebrity edition of Studio Lambert’s game show format The Circle to raise money for cancer research. Stars including drag queen Baga Chipz and actor Denise van Outen are to compete to raise funds for the charity Stand Up to Cancer in the six-part special run, […]

Studio Lambert’s Tania Alexander leaves ‘Gogglebox’ prodco

Studio Lambert’s Tania Alexander, who oversees the All3Media-owned prodco’s UK hit series Gogglebox, is leaving the company. Alexander had been with the prolific production house for more than a decade, including six years as director of factual entertainment. She co-created and oversaw Gogglebox for the UK’s Channel 4 and has also been behind shows including […]

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