Nippon TV to Introduce New Formats


Nippon TV is launching two new scripted formats, including the dramedy Trespassers, and one unscripted.

The 90-minute title, from the creators of the hit series Rebooting, sees three women break into a luxury apartment looking for the off-the-books cash their company’s CEO is rumored to be hiding. They soon encounter a chain of unexpected events.

The 10×60-minute drama Alice in Wonderful Kitchen follows the mystery of an extraordinary cook who is on the autism spectrum. The story seeks to bring healing to those who have struggles in life.

The unscripted Stars on the Shelf, scalable to 60-minute or 120-minute episodes, is a business/observational reality format that taps into celebrities’ creativity, showcasing their prowess in the competitive business arena.

“We are pleased to be offering two new scripted formats at this year’s MIPTV,” said Sayako Aoki, head of scripted formats at Nippon TV. “Trespassers is a thrilling new dramedy from our award-winning creators of Rebooting that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats wanting to know more as the story takes an unexpected turn. It will also encourage viewers to wonder about the greatness that lies in a not-so-eventful life. Alice in Wonderful Kitchen is a story that weaves together the threads of compassion and mystery into a narrative that is sure to resonate with audiences. Through the lens of an extraordinary cook’s navigating life with autism, the series not only entertains but also endeavors to bring solace and understanding to those facing their own challenges.”

“As the original creator of Dragons’ Den/Shark Tank, we are delighted to introduce our prime-time hit Stars on the Shelf to the international market,” commented Tom Miyauchi, head of unscripted formats for global business at Nippon TV. “In today’s dynamic market, buyers are increasingly drawn to unscripted formats that offer a fresh blend of creativity and competition. This format will certainly meet the growing demand, providing a platform for celebrities to showcase their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to flourish while captivating viewers with engaging content. We believe this series has the versatility and universal appeal that can easily be adapted and well-received globally.”