eOne Aligns with Fine Brothers & Keller/Noll for New Formats


LOS ANGELES: Entertainment One (eOne) has partnered with Fine Brothers Entertainment (FBE) and Chopped producer Keller/Noll to develop a slate of new formats.

Together, the three are creating “refreshing and innovative programming” with a built-in audience as each show will incubate on the FBE Digital Network of more than 20 million subscribers before expanding to traditional television, according to the companies. The first project to come from the partnership is Quizzicle, a fast-paced, colorful and comedic game show, which will premiere later this year.

“We are so pleased to expand our relationship with Keller/Noll and to unite with the powerhouse team at FBE on this new, inventive development platform which will allow us to receive direct and instant feedback from a targeted worldwide fan base,” said Tara Long, the executive VP of alternative programming at eOne Television. “At eOne, we’re proud to be working with passionate creative partners to deliver engaging content that resonates with today’s connected audiences.”

Quizzicle is the next step for game shows,” said Cleve Keller and Dave Noll. “As game creators, our main goal is to push the genre forward. Quizzicle is designed to be a fast, funny, game app; a laugh-out-loud digital game; and an epic, grand, primetime game show. This is the perfect team, the perfect time and the perfect show.”

“With our vast experience in both online and traditional television show formats, partnering with powerhouses eOne and Keller/Noll creates an ideal trifecta to continue evolving entertainment and distribution models,” said Benny and Rafi Fine, co-founders of FBE.

“Using elements from our popular digital series’ as the basis for these shows, together we’ll be able to deliver high-quality, entertaining content with a real audience sample before we even get to traditional markets,” added Brandie Tucker, the head of alternative television at FBE.