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ITV Studios America to produce U.S. version of ‘Come Dine With Me’

BBC Worldwide Channels has struck a deal with ITV Studios America to produce the U.S. version of Come Dine With Me for its international network of channels. The series, set to debut on BBC America in early 2011, will start production this summer and will run 10x60-mintues. The U.S. version of the format which sees four contestants compete to see who is the best dinner party host, will also air on BBC Lifestyle in Asia, Africa, Poland, Scandinavia and the Middle East and BBC Entertainment in Latin America. BBC America will also air 22 episodes of the original UK version of Come Dine With Me, acquired from ITV Studios Global Entertainment, in primetime this July.
May 26, 2010

BBC Worldwide Channels has struck a deal with ITV Studios America to produce the U.S. version of Come Dine With Me for its international network of channels. The series, set to debut on BBC America in early 2011, will start production this summer and will run 10×60-minutes. The U.S. version of the format which sees four contestants compete to see who is the best dinner party host, will also air on BBC Lifestyle in Asia, Africa, Poland, Scandinavia and the Middle East and BBC Entertainment in Latin America. BBC America will also air 22 episodes of the original UK version of Come Dine With Me, acquired from ITV Studios Global Entertainment, in primetime this July.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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