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Kitchen Nightmares Renewed for Fifth Season

LOS ANGELES: A fifth season of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares has been ordered by FOX, with 16 fresh episodes to come from ITV Studios America and Optomen in association with A. Smith & Co. Productions. “It’s great to be back for a fifth season…who knew there were that many nightmares ...

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Nordic World Sells Interactive Game-Show Format into China

LONDON/OSLO: The Chinese children’s channel Toonmax is adapting the international game show Blobo, which it picked up from Nordic World, for a local version to air in the second half of 2012. A partnership agreement has been signed between Shanghai Media Group’s (SMG) Toonmax and producer Ball-IT for 26 episodes ...

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Dancing with the Stars to Be Localized in Panama

MIAMI: BBC Worldwide Content & Production has licensed the Dancing with the Stars format to TVN 2 in Panama, which will produce a localized version of the celebrity dance competition.   The format has been licensed to more than 35 broadcasters internationally and airs in 75-plus countries. TVN 2 is ...

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New DJ-Search Format from Syco, Overbrook

LONDON/LOS ANGELES: Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment is working with Overbrook Entertainment—the venture set up by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith—on a new talent format that aims to find the world’s best DJs. The format will be co-produced by Syco and Overbrook, who are working with Sony Pictures Television on the rollout. ...

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Bandeirantes Picks Up Still Standing

LONDON: Brazilian broadcaster Bandeirantes is on board for its own version of the prime-time trivia competition format Still Standing, following a deal with NBCUniversal International. “We were looking for a funny and exciting game to bring back this genre to Bandeirantes and we think Still Standing has all the elements ...

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The Bachelor Gets Canadian Treatment

TORONTO: The Vancouver-based Force Four Entertainment is producing a nine-episode Canadian version of the hit reality dating show The Bachelor, which will launch exclusively on Citytv this fall.  The Bachelor Canada is currently in pre-production, with principal photography schedule to start in the spring. Casting has already begun. The original ...

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ohm:tv Takes On Spanish Game-Show Format

COLOGNE: The reality game-show format Ransom from Spanish producer Pulso Contenidos de Actualidad has joined the ohm:tv catalogue.  ohm:tv will handle sales for the format in territories such as German-speaking Europe, Belgium, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The rights also cover a number of Middle East territories as well ...

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Banijay’s Tempted Heading to Russia, Ukraine

PARIS/COPENHAGEN: Two new deals have been firmed up by Banijay International for the reality show Tempted, which is heading into production for MTV Russia and TET in Ukraine.  The channels have agreed to run the show as a strip during prime time, having given an order for 60 one-hour episodes. ...

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