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108 Media proposes ‘Bridezillas’ & ‘Marriage Boot Camp’ for the Philippines

London & Singapore-based financier, producer and distributor 108 Media has acquired the rights to produce local adaptations of WEtv’s reality shows Bridezillas and spin-off Marriage Boot Camp for the Philippines, after striking a deal with DCD Rights. Bridezillas is a September Films format following extreme brides, their anxious families, and their loved ones in the […]

Discovery+ teams with Kesha & Carole Baskin for unscripted shows

Discovery+ is launching three new unscripted projects led by celebrity names, including pop star Kesha, model Kendra Wilkinson and Tiger King‘s Carole Baskin. The streamer has greenlit Conjuring Kesha (working title), a 6 x 60-minute supernatural series, produced by Grandma’s House Entertainment, following the Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter as she delves deep into the unexplained, joined […]

Thinkfactory partners with ‘Tiger King’s’ Baskins for new unscripted series

LA-based, ITV America-owned prodco Thinkfactory Media has partnered with Carole and Howard Baskin, subjects of TV phenomenon Tiger King, to produce a new unscripted series exposing animal abuse. The series will follow the husband-and-wife team behind US animal sanctuary Big Cat Rescue as they, and others, work to expose those who abuse and take advantage […]

Thinkfactory pins down Big Show for WWE-backed reality series

ITV Studios America-backed Thinkfactory Media is linking up with the studio arm of wrestling organisation WWE to produce a new reality series starring Paul Wight (aka The Big Show). Big Show Vs. The World: A Giant Abroad (working title) will follow the wrestler as he recollects his experiences as he travels to locations that he […]

History lines up annual presidents anthology

US cable channel History is preparing an annual anthology drama event focused on American presidents. The A+E Networks-owned station has optioned several best-selling novels on US presidents as source material for The Commanders, which will come from stablemare A+E Studios. The anthology will dramatise pivotal moments in the presidencies of several US leaders, with Bill […]

Crozier: ITV needed international switch

ITV CEO Adam Crozier has said ITV’s focus on the international business, acquiring companies such as Leftfield Entertainment and Talpa Media, has been key to turning the once-ailing UK broadcaster’s fortunes since he arrived in 2010. Speaking at a MIPCOM keynote, Crozier said the spate of acquisitions deals ITV has made in recent years had […]

ITV’s Crozier to keynote MIPCOM

Adam Crozier, the CEO of UK broadcaster ITV, will deliver a keynote speech at MIPCOM in October. On Monday, October 5, Crozier’s Media Mastermind talk will cover points such as creative renewal at the network, its global expansion in markets such as the US and new international scripted coproductions. His thoughts on scripted will tie […]

Texas Rises to 4.1 million

US cable net History’s latest epic miniseries, Texas Rising, garnered 4.1 million viewers for its opening episode. The Western comes from Leslie Greif and the team behind Hatfields and McCoys, and failed to mirror its huge numbers after it set cable TV records in 2012 with over 13 million viewers. However, citing Nielsen, History said […]

Greif, Joffé working on Texas Rising sequel

The creators of History miniseries Texas Rising are working on a second season, which will be set during the turbulent Comanche Wars, TBI has learned. Thinkfactory Media CEO Leslie Greif told TBI The Comanche Wars would be set in the same world as Texas Rising, the big-budget Western that ITV Studios Global Entertainment launched at MIPTV […]

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