YLE in Finland has commissioned The Big Reunion (8 x 60’ + 1 x 90’). The entertainment format from ITV Studios division Potato reunites chart-topping pop groups in an unmissable TV event. The series delves into the lives of former pop bands, exploring what happened after they slipped out of the charts and bringing them back together. Each band will go through an intense training period before they step back onto the stage to perform once again in front of thousands of fans.
Norway’s NRK has commissioned ITV Studios’ hidden camera magic show Tricked (8 x 30’). Tricked is presented by a mystery magician about to conjure up some mischief, as unsuspecting celebrities and members of the public alike get tricked by his special brand of hidden camera magic.
TV2 in Denmark has commissioned a local version of ITV Studios-owned indie The Garden’s ground breaking medical observational documentary series, Keeping The Nation Alive. Keeping Denmark Alive is an eight episode series. Meanwhile, TV Norge has recommissioned Keeping Norway Alive for a second series of eight episodes, after the first series attracted an average share of 17%, 55% above the slot average. In Keeping The Nation Alive, personal stories and real life situations are combined to provide a remarkable behind-the-scenes snapshot of 24-hours in the nation’s healthcare system. The format has now been produced in five territories.
Hans Engholm, MD of ITV Studios Nordic, said: “Broadcasters in the Nordics are eager to tap into the success of three of ITV Studios’ most talked about formats. In the case of The Big Reunion and Tricked, these mark the first international commissions for the titles, while the commission of Keeping Denmark Alive has followed the ratings success of the Norwegian show. We anticipate that all three shows will be well received by audiences across the Nordics.”