Long Lost Family Lands in Australia


Lineup Industries has inked a package deal with ABC Australia for eight seasons of the U.K. format Long Lost Family.

The series, which offers people a chance to find long-lost relatives, launches on ABC this month. The Australian public broadcaster has also taken the first three seasons of the U.K. follow-up show, Long Lost Family: What Happened Next.

Over the course of two decades on air, Long Lost Family has been produced for channels including TLC in the U.S., NPO 1 in the Netherlands, Nelonen in Finland, Sweden’s TV4, Reshet in Israel, Ten in Australia, DR in Denmark and the U.K.’s ITV, where it is in its 12th season.

Julian Curtis, founder of Lineup Industries, said: “This format is one of the longest running on the market and continues to go from strength to strength, consistently winning and retaining audiences. We’re seeing significant demand for tape alongside local remakes, which is a testament to how it remains one of the best performing factual entertainment shows in the market. The U.K. version is a flagship show—in demand in many international territories—and the soon-to-be-available rights to the U.S. version will continue to bolster the brand.”