ITV Studios To Launch 10 New Formats At MIPCOM 2016
Ahead of their launch at MIPCOM deals have been secured for brand new ITV Studios formats Meet The Parents andThe Job Interview.
ITV Studios Germany will produce six episodes of dating format Meet The Parents for RTL, with production starting later this year. Meanwhile ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has secured an option agreement for new fixed rig format The Job Interview with leading Canadian production outfit Force Four Entertainment.
ITV Studios is set to launch a raft of new entertainment, factual entertainment, quiz and game show formats at MIPCOM 2016, with the wide slate including Cash Trapped, The Letter, Celebrity Home Secrets, My Dog, Your Dog, Yes Chef, Youtubers, Top Class and What You Don’t Wanna Know. This adds to a portfolio of hit returning shows including The Chase, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, Come Dine With Me and Hell’s Kitchen. PlusLove Island the hit ITV2 show which returned for a second series in the summer and delivered an average audience of 1.47m viewers, increasing the channels slot average by 241% across all viewers.
Also new from ITV Studios is 5 Gold Rings, a new game show developed by ITV Studios label Possessed and Talpa, which will be launched by Talpa Global at MIPCOM.
Mike Beale, EVP of Global Development and Formats, ITV Studios said: “We’ve got a really nice mix of formats to introduce to buyers this Autumn – our range spans studio based shiny floor, quiz, location and fixed rig. It’s a great illustration of our portfolio approach, we believe we have something for everyone, across the whole spectrum of budgets.
Amongst this mix is the brilliant Meet the Parents which is funny, touching and surprising with a warm tone which so many networks are looking for now. It’s testament to the strength of our creative teams across the ITVS family that two of our shows have already been picked-up.”
In Meet The Parents (ITV Studios for ITV), one single girl questions the parents of five guys hoping to find their perfect partner. From their love lives and exes to school reports and awkward teenage antics, nothing is off limits. The boys must sit through their parents’ revelations while locked in the Parent Trap, the under-stage studio, seen only by the audience and viewers. They have one chance to defend themselves using The Panic Button. Will these parental confessions help or hinder their sons’ chance of finding love?
The Job Interview (Label1 for Channel 4) is a fixed-rig format that follows the interview process for real jobs being offered by genuine employers. Nerve-wracking and intensely private, its no wonder job interviews have traditionally taken place behind closed doors, until now. The Job Interviewfollows the attempts, experiences and stories of a selection of candidates and interviewers as they try to give their best performances.
Cash Trapped (Possessed for ITV) sees six contestants battle it out across a series of fast paced question rounds that see them actively trying to sabotage their opponents in order to win a big cash prize. But in this quiz show, nobody leaves until somebody wins – until then, the players are cash trapped!
In each episode of The Letter (Sirens Media for ABC Family), a close group of friends draw names and anonymously write their chosen person a thoughtful yet brutally honest letter outlining all of the things that they need to change to make their lives better. For one week, they must follow all of the rules outlined in their letter, leading to a dramatic and emotionally charged meeting where the participants reveal what they learned, as well as the mystery author of each letter.
Celebrity Home Secrets (Sunnyside for ITV) features favourite stars' stories told through their personal property ladder. This celebrity biography format interviews stars and tells their life stories through the homes they've lived in.
My Dog, Your Dog (Imago for VOX) is a touching show that observes the various ways in which we discipline our pets in modern times. It follows the owners of two different dogs, whilst witnessing a variety of viewers' reactions to the opposing discipline styles.
In Yes Chef (ITV Studios for BBC One), the country’s top professional chefs are partnered with amateur cooks to do battle in the kitchen. For the amateurs, it’s a chance to work alongside the best in the business. For the pros, it’s an opportunity to train their partner and lead them to victory in an industry where ego is king.
Youtubers (Formata for Sony) is a new reality format that brings together eight big YouTube names to do what they do best: videos! Sharing a house together, the Youtubers will compete in a series of video challenges covering genres from comedy to culinary – and the participant with the most likes on their video will win!
In Top Class (ITV Studios for CBBC), 16 schools compete in a nail-biting, knockout tournament, and show by show, are whittled down until just one remains to be crowned the smartest school in Britain.
The ultimate lie detector format, What You Don’t Wanna Know (UNITED for DR3) sees 15 brave participants entering a room in couples, where one is hooked up to a lie detector and the other asks the questions. It will be enlightening, entertaining and excruciating, but what the participants don’t know is that at the end of questioning, the roles are reversed and suddenly the interviewer will be in the hot chair facing the questions!