The Bachelor

Mike Darnell lands top Warner Bros. unscripted role

Former Fox reality guru Mike Darnell has joined Warner Bros. in a wide-ranging role that hands him control of Telepictures Productions and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. Darnell will become Warner Bros. Television Group’s first president, unscripted and alternative television on August 12, reporting to WBTG’s president and chief content officer Peter Roth. The job gives […]

Indian net woos Warner’s Bachelorette

Indian channel Life OK has become the latest to get its own version of Warner Bros. International Television Production’s much travel romance format The Bachelor. The Star TV-owned channel will launch 26-episode series The Bachelorette – Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika in September, with SOL Productions attached to produce. The deal represents the first time Warner […]

ABC takes up Quest

US broadcast network ABC has called on the producers of The Amazing Race and feature film The Lord of the Rings to help create a fantasy-themed reality adventure series. The Quest will follow 12 contestants that enter the world of ‘Everealm’ – a fantasy-themed set filled with “epic” challenges. Amazing Race creators Bertram van Munster […]

Bachelor looks for love with Oz commission

Network Ten has commissioned an Australian version of The Bachelor after licensing the format from Warner Bros. International Television Production. MasterChef producer Shine Australia will produce the primetime series, which sees a single man eliminating bachelorettes to find one to will begin a relationship with. Production will begin shortly, with the series going to air […]

Talpa USA raids Endemol and Mark Burnett for senior staff

Talpa hired several new staff, poaching executives from Endemol and Mark Burnett’s One Three Media. The US arm of John de Mol’s company is staffing up embarking on a major push into the US market off the back of after winning several programme orders. Monica Stock joins as VP of production having worked on 13 seasons […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]