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Italian TV takes two new Zodiak Media Group series

Zodiak Media Group's game show format, The Call, launches during primetime on Italia 1 on December 3, while Magnolia Italy has secured a re-commission for 80 episodes of Food Chain from Italian broadcaster La7.
December 3, 2010

Zodiak Media Group’s game show format, The Call, launches during primetime on Italia 1 on December 3. The program, to be produced by Neo Network in Milan, offers prizes to contestants if they make a series of prank phone calls. The Italian version, with a series volume of 3 x 120 minutes, will feature comedian/host Teo Mammuccari. Also, Zodiak-owned prodco Magnolia Italy has secured a re-commission for 80 episodes of Food Chain from Italian broadcaster La7. The format, created by UK prodco Lucky Day, pits two contestants against each other in a cooking battle in which they work their ways up the ‘food chain’ with progressively more difficult dishes.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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