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Boxatricks Working on New Game-Show Format

LONDON: The U.K.-based Boxatricks has been tapped to produce its first major pilot, the prime-time game-show format The Shortest Straw. The Shortest Straw pilot is a collaboration between Boxatricks and Fintan Coyle, co-creator of The Weakest Link. Production on the hour-long game show has been backed by TV2 Norway and ...

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IPCN Adapts The Remix for China

BEIJING/LONDON: Global Agency and IPCN have secured an agreement that will see the talent-show format The Remix remade in China. The Remix, part of the Global Agency catalogue, is a live weekly prime-time music talent show that sees DJs and vocalists team up and compete to win a cash prize ...

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Real Men Format on a Global Journey

Five everyday males undertake the challenge of transforming their health in the format Real Men, which is sold by Red Arrow International. The show follows the participants’ intense training regime, which includes physical challenges such as swimming and martial arts, as well as mental exercises, including meditation. “Men’s health and ...

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Media Ranch to Adapt Life in the Kitchen Format

MONTREAL: Bell Media’s lifestyle and entertainment channel Canal Vie has commissioned Media Ranch to produce a remake of the format Life in the Kitchen for French Canada. As part of an option deal with all3media international, Media Ranch will adapt the format as a 4×1-hour series, with the title still ...

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Top Gear Gets Italian Treatment

LONDON: The hit motoring format Top Gear has been licensed by BBC Worldwide to Sky Italia, which is planning to launch a local version on Sky Uno in 2016. Toro Media, a Sony Picture Television company, is producing Top Gear Italia. Guido Meda, a renowned motoring journalist, has been named ...

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Channel 4 Renews Married at First Sight

LONDON: Channel 4 has commissioned a sophomore season of the docuseries Married at First Sight, to be produced by CPL. On Married at First Sight, couples are matched by a panel of experts based on scientific and compatibility criteria. The show follows those couples during the first weeks of their ...

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FOX Renews MasterChef, Ramsay Returns to the Kitchen

LOS ANGELES: Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) has commissioned a seventh season of the cooking competition series MasterChef, and Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot and Christina Tosi will return to the show. Casting is currently in progress, with open casting calls to be held in the following cities: San Diego (August 15), ...

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Endemol Shine North America Pacts with Producer Justin Hochberg

LOS ANGELES: Endemol Shine North America has inked an exclusive multiplatform deal with The Great Escape creator Justin Hochberg and his studio, Just Entertainment. Hochberg, who also helped launch NBC’s The Apprentice and The Contender franchises, will work with his team to develop the next generation of global TV formats ...

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Another Season of Review for Comedy Central U.S.

ULTIMO: Comedy Central in the U.S. has lined up a second season of the American version of Review with Myles Barlow, renamed Review, based on the ABC Commercial comedy format. Review first began airing on Comedy Central in March 2014. The show is written and exec produced by Charlie Siskel ...

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