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Facing the Classroom Gets Local Treatment in Lebanon


Vivendi Entertainment’s political-factual entertainment format Facing the Classroom has been adapted for MTV in Lebanon.

IPROD has produced a ten-episode series that will launch on February 25 in prime time under the local title Daq el Jarass. It will broadcast weekly up to the general elections. The format sees leading candidates up for political election questioned by a group of 20 kids.

The new commission follows the adaptation of Facing the Classroom in New Zealand last September on TVNZ. In Poland, Vivendi Entertainment teamed with ADIACOR, which will produce a pilot for an unnamed channel. The format is also under development with several producers locally, including for Flemish-speaking Belgium (Banijay), Finland and Sweden (Warner), Germany (RedSeven), Israel (Gil Productions) and Italy (Endemol Shine Italia), as well as in Mexico.

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