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ITV2 Orders Comedy Game Show from Initial

LONDON: Initial, part of the Endemol Shine UK group, has received a two-season order for The Almost Impossible Game Show from ITV2. The series sees ten contestants pit themselves against a range of simple, yet hilariously difficult, physical games. The contestants are given 50 attempts to complete just five of them. ...

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Season Two for Bake with Anna Olson

TORONTO: A second season of Bake with Anna Olson, distributed by Peace Point Rights, has been jointly commissioned by Scripps Networks UK & EMEA, Scripps Networks Asia Pacific and Shaw Media’s Food Network Canada. The 40×30-minute first season was originally produced for Food Network Canada. Now, a 20×30-minute second season ...

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International Launch for Daft Punk Documentary

PARIS: BBC Worldwide France is set to launch internationally the documentary film Daft Punk: Unchained, which will have a world premiere June 24 on France’s CANAL+. Directed by Hervé Martin Delpierre and co-authored with Marina Rozenman, the indie film tells the story of the titular musicians using extracts from interviews ...

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New Three Stooges Animated Series in the Works

LONDON: CAKE is working with Titmouse and C3 Entertainment on an animated version of The Three Stooges. The 52×11-minute series will be produced by animation studio Titmouse, in partnership with C3 Entertainment, owners of The Three Stooges brand. The new animated iteration is set to have the same broad family ...

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Muse Entertainment Bolsters L.A. Team

MONTREAL/LOS ANGELES: Muse Entertainment USA has appointed Lydia Storie as VP of development and Meghan Mathes as director of development, while also promoting Scott Clayton to manager of development. The new Los Angeles-based team is responsible for expanding the company's catalogue of scripted television programming, including serialized drama, large-scale event ...

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Title Revealed for Upcoming Power Rangers Season

LOS ANGELES: The next season of the long-running Power Rangers franchise will be called Power Rangers Dino Super Charge, according to Saban Brands. Due out early next year, the new season will follow the Power Rangers as they continue their quest to unite all ten Energems by tapping into brand-new ...

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Cirkus to Launch in Iceland

STOCKHOLM: Cirkus, an on-demand channel that features British programming, has secured a carriage pact with Vodafone Iceland. Cirkus was founded by the British television executives Mark Bradford and Hugh Williams. The service launched in Sweden in December 2013 and has entered Norway and Finland. ITV purchased a minority stake in ...

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Armoza Formats’ Still Standing Heads to France

TEL AVIV: The French DTT channel D8 is getting its own local version of the game show Still Standing, following a deal with Armoza Formats. The season will be produced in partnership with Terminal E Studios, a joint venture between France’s Terminal 9 and Belgium’s Everlasting Group, and is set ...

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