The Farm Returns to Chile


After almost two decades off the air, the reality competition format The Farm (La Granja) is making a comeback on the Chilean broadcaster Chilevisión.

Originally broadcast in Chile from 2002 to 2005, The Farm will return to free-to-air television on Chilevisión. It brings together a diverse group of hardworking novice farmers who are plunged into the realities of working on a farm with no 21st-century conveniences, personal luxuries, electricity, running water or access to technology.

The format, represented by Fremantle, has reached audiences in more than 50 territories for 20 years.

Sheila Aguirre, executive VP of co-production and distribution for Latin America and Hispanic U.S. at Fremantle, said: “We are proud to be working with Chilevisión to bring this wholesome format back to audiences in Chile. The simple concept of The Farm is what gives it such mass appeal, and we can’t wait to see how the farmers get on when they go back to basics. I’m sure there will be lots of memorable moments to look forward to.”

Francisco Espinoza, director of programming at Chilevisión, commented: “It’s great that we have been able to license The Farm from Fremantle, as it has been part of an expansion plan for our entertainment offering, which we have been consolidating since 2018. The Farm is a format that meets all the attributes we are looking for in a great entertainment show.”