Author Archives: The Format Doctor

“Brilliant Chinese – Path to Glory”ranked #1 across China

  “Brilliant Chinese – Path to Glory”ranked #1 across China LU Wei, vice-president of Canxing/Star China announced the great ratings of its new original talent show “Brilliant Chinese-Path to Glory”. For the past two weeks, over 120 Million people have watched episodes 5 and 6 of the series, earning a 4.2% market share and this […]

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Justin tackles social experiments at CPH Festival

  SAVING THE EXPERIMENTS WITH JUSTIN SCROGGIE Viewers are being flooded with so-called ‘experiments’. But will this overkill dilute the genre beyond saving – or can the TV industry find the focus it needs to keep the genre fresh, original, and evolving? When you turn on your television there’s a good chance you will run […]

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Strong Start for “Chef In Je Oor” on VIER

“CHEF IN JE OOR” LAUNCHES STRONGLY ON BELGIUM’S VIER The premiere of “Chef In Je Oor”, the Flemish adaptation of our hit format “Chef In Your Ear”, had a strong start Monday on VIER,  earning a 17,4% share in 18-44 age-group.  That is the best rated show of the evening on VIER in numbers and share. Presented […]

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Michel Hosts KOCCA at LA Screenings

Michel hosts the KOCCA Showcase at the LA Screenings. The Top 5 broadcasters from South Korea screened trailers of the top 10 performing Korean formats on Wednesday May 17th 2017, 3:30PM at The Intercontinental Hotel’s Grand Ballroom in Century City.  The 90 minutes Screening Showcase was presented by Michel Rodrigue CEO The Format People from screeners […]

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Bob Boden new EVP at Entertainment Studios

  Byron Allen-owned Entertainment Studios has hired veteran game show producer and TFP consultant Bob Boden as its executive vice president of production and development.   In his new position, Boden will be involved in all facets of the company’s television productions, including the network’s comedy game show, Funny You Should Ask, said network officials. […]

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Simon Lythgoe signs co-pro with T Group

  LA-based T Group Productions has unveiled an overall co-production deal with Emmy-nominated producer and TFP consultant Simon Lythgoe. Under the deal, Lythgoe will create, develop and produce unscripted programming with a focus on formats and live events to be co-produced with T Group in the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom. Lythgoe and his Legacy […]

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Chef In your Ear to India

CHEF IN YOUR EAR SOLD TO INDIA April 2: Singapore-based Bomanbridge Media announced the sale of 26 episodes of the English-language finished version of “Chef In Your Ear” to Indian broadcaster AETV 18. Chef In Your Ear is a cooking competition format in which two professional chefs work with two novice cooks to try and deliver […]

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DOCTORS VS INTERNET WINS FORMATS AWARD

DOCTORS VS INTERNET WINS INTERNATIONAL FORMATS AWARD IN CANNES The NRK / Magnify Media reality gameshow “Doctors Vs Internet”, which ‘Format Doctor’ Justin Scroggie helped the Norwegian team to develop last year, has won best studio gameshow at this year’s International Formats Awards in Cannes. As Justin spelled out in his recent Casebook, the premise of […]

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