Electus International Taking Bear Grylls Show, Jane the Virgin to MIPCOM


LOS ANGELES: Electus International has unveiled its core MIPCOM lineup, which includes factual hits such as Running Wild with Bear Grylls and the format of the U.S. scripted series Jane the Virgin.

The two seasons of Running Wild with Bear Grylls, which originally aired on NBC in the U.S., sees the titular survivalist lead celebrities through remote locations during a 48-hour journey. Jane the Virgin, meanwhile, is an adaptation of the Venezuelan telenovela Juana La Virgen that has aired on The CW for two seasons.

Other highlights are the game shows Separation Anxiety and Food Fighters, the sketch show/prank show hybrid Fameless, the renovation series Home Free, social-experiment show Dating Naked and the competition series Twinning. Additional titles are Canada’s Smartest Person and Labor Games.

“Our new lineup represents our strong commitment to bringing quality programming with a global appeal to the market,” said John Pollak, the president of Electus International. “We are pleased to bring a diverse slate of titles to MIPCOM this year, many of which have already proven to be massive successes in the U.S.”