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Next Top Model’s Ken Mok

Season 22 of America’s Next Top Model launched this fall on The CW in the U.S. Featuring 14 male and female aspiring supermodels living together under one roof and battling it out for a career-launching prize package, this season marked the third “Guys and Girls” edition, in what is one ...

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FremantleMedia’s Rob Clark

For years, FremantleMedia has been providing broadcasters with formats that have been huge hits in territories large and small around the world, from Idols, Got Talent and The X Factor to classic game shows like The Price Is Right and Family Feud. Broadcasters have always wanted to limit their risk ...

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The Amazing Race’s Bertram van Munster

Since its debut in 2001, The Amazing Race has been enthralling audiences with the breakdowns and shakeups of teams traversing the globe in a competition to win a handsome sum of money. Along the way, the show has earned an armload of awards, including ten Primetime Emmys for outstanding reality-competition ...

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Gina Rodriguez

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2015 issue of TV Formats. Loosely based on the Venezuelan telenovela Juana la virgen, the American show Jane the Virgin has developed a following of passionate fans—as all good novelas do. The show on The CW, about a young woman who decides to ...

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BBC Worldwide’s Kate Phillips

Alongside its slate of entertainment hits like Dancing with the Stars, BBC Worldwide has been finding much success internationally with its scripted formats. Standout comedies such as The Office and Moone Boy and high-profile dramas the likes of Orphan Black and Life on Mars are proving ripe for international iterations. ...

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Talpa Global’s Maarten Meijs

Talpa Media was in the headlines recently, when it was announced that ITV is acquiring the company (and for quite a large sum). The business is, indeed, a valuable one, as it is the powerhouse behind some of the biggest entertainment formats in the business, including The Voice. Maarten Meijs, ...

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