UK’s Channel 5 revives ‘Challenge Anneka’ after 15-year absence

Paramount-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 is reviving reality series Challenge Anneka 15 years since it was last on screen. ITV Studios label Twofour and Kremplewood will produce the 4 x 60-minute reboot in which host Anneka Rice and her team tackle a wide range of challenges, helping out individuals and communities, and responding to the […]

Round-up: NATPE unveils 2022 calendar; BBC orders Tom Daley challenge for Comic Relief; ScreenSkills launches UK apprenticeships

NATPE unveils 2022 calendar The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) has revealed its calendar of events, both in-person and virtual, planned for the content community in 2022. NATPE has placed a focus on finding opportunities to bring the industry back together in-person and has scheduled multiple events in the US and Europe. Upcoming […]

Apple TV+ orders Eugene Levy travelogue from ITVS’s Twofour

Apple TV+ has ordered ITV Studios-owned Twofour to produce a new travelogue show with Schitt’s Creek star Euegene Levy starring. The Reluctant Traveler will follow Levy to some of the world’s most eye-catching hotels, with the former American Pie actor also exploring the surrounding areas and diving into local cultures. Levy will exec produce alongside […]

News round-up: Globo returns to ‘Survivor’ after a decade; Portugal preps ‘Let Love Rule’; UK’s C5 revives ‘Watercolour Challenge’

Globo returns to ‘Survivor’ Brazilian giant Globe has ordered a new version of Banijay’s format Survivor, 12 years after the show last aired in the country. The reality series will be produced by Globo and Banijay-owned Endemol Shine Brasil, and known locally as No Limite. It will be hosted by André Marques and, unlike other […]

Twofour appoints Twenty Twenty exec Seb Curtis to lead development

ITV Studios(ITVS)-owned Twofour has hired Twenty Twenty exec Seb Curtis as director of development. Curtis will lead development across the Twofour slate of documentaries, factual entertainment and entertainment formats for both the UK terrestrials and global SVODs. He will work alongside the creative team led by David Brindley and Dan Adamson. He will join Twofour in […]

Minnow head of docs Grace Reynolds rejoins Twofour

ITV Studios-owned UK prodco Twofour has re-hired Minnow Films’ Grace Reynolds to the newly created role of executive producer of documentaries. The exec will rejoin Twofour following a two-year stint as the head of documentaries at UK indie Minnow, where she oversaw Channel 4 format SAS: Who Dares Wins and exec produced shows including Channel […]

UK’s ITV orders pawnbroking docuseries from TwoFour

UK comcaster ITV has commissioned Million Pound Pawn, a new factual series exploring the British pawnbroker industry during the current period of economic uncertainty. Produced by ITV Studios-owned Twofour, the 3 x 60-minute series is being executive produced by David Clews and Nic Patten, while Naomi Templeton is attached as series producer. The series follows […]

Fremantle’s Naked hires Twofour’s Natalie McArdle as development chief

Fremantle-owned Naked has hired Twofour’s director of development Natalie McArdle, who is leaving the ITV Studios-owned prodco after a year in the role. McArdle will join Naked in February in the same role and reports into creative director, Tom O’Brien. She had led the development team at Twofour since her appointment last January, with a […]

Twofour expands reality, entertainment by hiring ‘I Can See Your Voice’ exec

ITV Studios-owned Twofour is expanding its reality and entertainment activities and has appointed Louise Hutchinson to lead the company’s efforts. Hutchinson takes the newly created role of head of entertainment at Twofour, which the prodco said “signals a commitment to reignite the legacy of great reality and entertainment hits” such as celebrity challenge The Jump and studio […]

Boomerang closes; slate split between Boom and Twofour

UK production company Boomerang, a part of ITV Studios (ITVS)-owned Twofour, is to close and some of its current slate move to ITVS stablemate Boom. Sam Grace, Boomerang’s director of programmes, will join Boom’s senior management team as its creative director, based in Cardiff, and report to MD Nia Thomas. During his time with Boomerang, […]

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