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Intervention Canada Returning for Season Two

TORONTO: The Canadian iteration of the A&E series Intervention has been given a second-season order, with new episodes to launch this fall on Slice. Intervention Canada is produced by Open Door Co. and Insight Production Company in association with Shaw Media. The one-hour doc series explores the lives of Canadians ...

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Case Study: Warner Bros.’ The Bachelor

NEW YORK: The Bachelor started airing ten years ago in the U.S. and the format, licensed by Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP), has sold widely around the globe. It was ten years ago when eligible bachelors in the U.S. started to search for their dream girl on the reality ...

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Mentorn Format Gets Brazilian Pickup

LONDON: Brazil’s TV Globo is working on its own version of Mentorn International’s format Worst Driver, which has now been produced in 17 territories. The show recently went into production for further seasons in Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium and Finland. The Brazilian version is hosted by Luciano Huck, as part of ...

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Mexican Talent Format Heads to Singapore

SINGAPORE: The Mexican talent format La Academia, which has been successfully produced in a number of Asian territories, including Malaysia and Indonesia, is being adapted for StarHub in Singapore by Refinery Media. The local version, Sunsilk Academy Fantasia, will feature a Mandarin-language singing competition over the course of ten weeks. ...

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Video Interview: Nordic World’s Jan Salling

NEW YORK: Jan Salling, Nordic World’s COO and sales director, talks to TV Formats about what’s working best in the format business nowadays and shares his thoughts on what’s "the next big thing."   It was just over a year ago when Nordic World made its foray into the format ...

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ITV Orders My Man Can

MUNICH: A British version of the game show My Man Can is in the works for ITV1, where it will launch in 2013 in prime time. A SevenOne International format, My Man Can will be produced for ITV1 by ITV Studios as 75-minute episodes. Mark Wright and Melanie Sykes will host ...

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CBS & Others On Board for ITV Studios’ The Audience

LONDON: ITV Studios has signed a trio of deals for its new format The Audience, including scoring a pilot order from CBS. ITV Studios America produced a pilot for CBS. TF1 commissioned ITV Studios France to adapt the series. ITV Studios Global Entertainment locked in a deal with RTL4 in ...

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Danni Lowinski Format to Be Made for Ukraine, Russia

MUNICH: The format rights for the German dramedy Danni Lowinski have been sold to Star Media, which plans to adapt the show for Ukraine and Russia. Airing under the local title Masha V Zakone, which translate to Masha in Law, the series will air on Ukrainian commercial channel STB and ...

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Seacrest Re-Ups for American Idol Hosting Duties

LOS ANGELES: Ryan Seacrest has signed a new deal to remain as host of FOX’s American Idol for another two years. Seacrest, whose new contract is reported to be around $15 million per year, has hosted the show since its debut in June 2002. In addition to his American Idol ...

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