Reality TV

BBC Worldwide has wrapped a co-production deal with France 5 for a 5-part series ‘Human Journey’. The series undertakes five epic journeys across the planet tracing the ancient roots of our early ancestors. The series (5 x 50) is being filmed in HD and will be shown on BBC2 next year.

And you thought that food programmes were over? Nippon Television Corporation launched a new show, Gochi, where six contestants are invited to a lavish meal prepared by a five-star chef.

The contestant who spends more than his allocated target has to pay everyone else’s bill from his or her own pocket! Over 145 episodes have been produced to date and have proved a great hit in Japan.

Well-known photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand presented his new short-form series, 6 Billion Others. He aims to create a portrait of ordinary people across the globe, asking questions about the meaning of life. The 150 x 2 mins series has already sold to RTVE in Spain, YLE in Finland, ERT in Greece, TVB in Hong Kong and to Planete in Germany and Poland.

Showtime Arabia, Infinity (Middle East) and Real Estate TV (UK) have bought a new business reality show from GRB Entertainment. ‘HYDRA Executives’ (13 x 60 mins) pitches US executives against British ones. Piers Morgan is not thought to be taking part!

This information was sourced from ‘MIPTV by Marianne Malonne. Go to www.rapidtvnews.com for more.

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