Pixcom to Produce The Ultimate Fan


Bell Media (Québec) has commissioned Pixcom to produce The Ultimate Fan, which is set to air this fall on Noovo and Noovo.ca.

The new variety/musical nostalgia show will have ten hour-long episodes, hosted by Phil Roy. The series will see 16 personalities compete to prove they are the biggest fans of hit music from the past few decades.

The series is being created as an international format for distribution.

The Ultimate Fan immerses the audience in the best popular music from recent decades via musical games that pit four stars against each other in each episode. The first four episodes will advance 12 of the 16 personalities to the second round. Then, eight of them will go to the semi-finals to ultimately gather the four best Superfan aspirants for the grand finale. Surprise guests and musical performances will be featured throughout.

Pixcom’s Charles Lafortune, VP of development and executive producer, stated, “Nicola and I, along with the entire Pixcom team, are extremely proud to offer the public this new original format, created by a talented team. The Ultimate Fan will combine nostalgia, humor, fun games and variety and will be hosted by someone who really knows how to get the party going! A huge thank you to the Bell Media team for their confidence and audacity on a unifying project that will reach a large audience.”

“We are very excited to bring this electrifying original concept to Noovo this fall,” said Suzane Landry, VP of content development, programming and information at Bell Media. “With The Ultimate Fan, fans of popular music and nostalgia are sure to find their way back! Another major Québec production that will help make Noovo the number one destination for high-quality entertainment.”

Daniel Laurin, director of The Ultimate Fan, said: “What a joy to work on a new great musical game board that brings people together. A great playground to create a unique and participative universe! People at home as well as in the studio will be able to play and travel musically.”