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Fremantle Unveils MIPCOM Format Slate


Fremantle’s reality-dating series Five Guys a Week, a fresh highlight for MIPCOM, follows one woman on a quest for a new romance.

In the format, the lady invites five potential suitors to move into her house with her for a week, all at the same time, all under one roof. “Five Guys a Week is the simplest new format of 2019,” says Rob Clark, director of global entertainment.

Another highlight is Epic Gameshow. “Fremantle, as the home of game shows, has created a huge weekly event-viewing format for ITV in the U.K., made up of our incredible game-show catalog,” explains Clark. “We’ve taken some of our biggest game shows such as The Price Is Right, Strike It Rich and Card Sharks, added in a marquee talent presenter in Alan Carr and given each show an epic new ending.”

Continuing with game shows, Rolling In It is a brand-new format from Over The Top Productions and commissioned by ITV in the U.K. It follows as contestants hope to go home literally rolling in it. Three contestants play alongside some of their favorite celebrities in a bid to go home with a big cash prize. Packed with tension and fantastic comedy moments, these contestants will need to have luck on their side because everything could change at the roll of a giant coin.

Meanwhile, The Family Brain Games is a quiz show that sets out to uncover a country’s brainiest family. It is created by Label1 for BBC Two in the U.K.

Fremantle is also presenting the revamped classic Supermarket Sweep. The much-loved Thames game show was rebooted for ITV2 in the U.K. and became the channel’s biggest launch for four years. Many of the legacy elements and fan favorites of the past return, with the giant inflatables and memorable catchphrases all making an appearance.

About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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