Armoza sends “The Gran Plan” into French Canada

Bell Media-owned channel Canal Vie has picked up fact-ent format The Gran Plan (pictured) from Israeli producer-distributor Armoza Formats.
November 9, 2015

Bell Media-owned channel Canal Vie has picked up fact-ent format The Gran Plan (pictured) from Israeli producer-distributor Armoza Formats.

Produced by Montreal’s Zone3, the 13 x 60-minute local adaptation of the series will feature a trio of grandmother life coaches as they attempt to tackle such situations as first date jitters, breakups, addiction and career struggles. “They bridge the generation gap in their own hilarious way and force their young protégées to move on with their lives,” the company said in a release.

The partnership marks the first format deal between Armoza and French Canadian channel Canal Vie, and the second between Armoza and Zone3, who have previously worked together on the game show While You Were Sleeping.

Originally produced by Artza Productions in cooperation with Israel’s Channel 10, the series has previously launched on Israel’s Channel 10, Switzerland’s TeleZueri and TV24, Finland’s MTV3 and Russia’s REN TV.

The Gran Plan is slated to air on Canal Vie in March 2016.

The Gran Plan is a unique life coaching format that looks to the wisdom gained from experience rather than that of current trends,” said Armoza CEO Avi Armoza in a statement. We look forward to the French Canadian adaptation and to seeing the three grannies impart their age-old advice to the younger Canadian generation.”

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