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ABC Adds Pair of Shark Tank Episodes

BURBANK: ABC has added another two episodes to the 2012-2013 season of Shark Tank, a hit reality series inspired by the Japanese Dragons’ Den format. Shark Tank is produced by Sony Pictures Television. The show’s 2012-2013 season will now contain a total of 24 episodes. Shark Tank, which currently airs on Fridays ...

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FOX Picks Up X Factor for Third Season

LOS ANGELES: A third season of The X Factor has been ordered by FOX, which will begin airing the live shows from season two on November 1. Season to date the show is averaging a 3.9 rating among adults 18 to 49 and 10.6 million total viewers. It is a ...

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Video Interview: FremantleMedia’s Rob Clark

NEW YORK: Rob Clark, the director of global entertainment development at FremantleMedia, discusses the company’s new innovative formats, iconic brands and global partnerships in this video interview.   One of the largest creators and producers of entertainment content in the world, FremantleMedia has a number of iconic brands to its ...

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The Audience Travels to Canada

LONDON: Corus Entertainment’s W Network has commissioned a local version of The Audience, created by The Garden and sold by ITV Studios Global Entertainment. Force Four Entertainment will be working on the show’s Canadian treatment, which will feature six hour-long episodes to air in 2013. The Canadian commission follows on The ...

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CBS to Bring British Baking Competition to the U.S.

LOS ANGELES: CBS has ordered a new reality show, tentatively titled Bake Off, based on the U.K. format The Great Bake Off. Skilled amateur Americans will take part in baking challenges that will ultimately determine a winner. For the U.S., the show is produced by Love Productions USA with Richard ...

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MIPCOM: The Week in Formats

NEW YORK: TV Formats recaps the format deals that made headlines at MIPCOM last week. Bright and early on the Monday morning of MIPCOM Cecile Frot-Coutaz, who recently took over the CEO role at FremantleMedia, kicked things off by championing the strength of the industry. "It’s a good time to be in ...

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Keshet Sells Docu-Comedy to Endemol

TEL AVIV: Endemol has acquired the production rights to Keshet International’s Dear Neighbors Help Our Daughter Find Love for five territories. The format, which premiered in Israel on Keshet’s Channel 2 in May, will soon air in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, India and Turkey. Each episode of Dear Neighbors Help ...

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NBC Orders Adaptation of Chilean Series

CANNES: Gen Mishima, a drama from Chile, is being adapted for broadcast on NBC in the U.S. Gen Mishima, which aired on Chile’s TVN in 2008, was directed by Rodrigo Suzarte and Alvaro Solar and produced by Sergio Gandara’s Parox. A combination of mystery and sci-fi, it is the first ...

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