Unscripted

Extra: BBCWW inks “Room” sale, Nigeria gets “Price is Right”

In today's 'Extra' wrap, BBC Worldwide sends hypnosis comedy show You're Back in the Room (pictured) to Slovenia, while FremantleMedia International sells its long-standing game show format The Price is Right into Nigeria.
February 23, 2016

BBCWW sends “You’re Back in the Room” to Slovenia

Slovenian free-to-air broadcaster ProPlus has ordered a localized version of UK comedy game show You’re Back In the Room (pictured).

Produced by Slovenian prodco Bastard 9, the 10 x 60-minute series finds a group of hypnotized strangers competing in various games for a cash prize. It will be known locally as Hipnoza: Dobra Zabava with hypnotherapist Božidar Grilc and host Boštjan Romih. The series will air this spring across ProPlus.

The format was originally created by London-based production company Tuesday’s Child and has been renewed for a second season after debuting in the UK last March.

The format has so far been produced in France, the NetherlandsAustralia, Colombia and the U.S. It has also been optioned in numerous international territories, including Belgium, Chile, Denmark, Italy, Norway, Peru, Portugal and Spain.

Meanwhile, BBCWW unveiled a variety of unscripted series to buyers at the BBC Worldwide Showcase, which runs February 22 to 24, including driving challenge series The Getaway Car (BBC); fishing competition series The Big Catch (BBC); corporate recruitment experiment series Everybody’s Business (BBC); quiz show For What It’s Worth (Tuesday’s Child); and wildlife adventure series Into the Wild (Hello Halo).

FMI’s “The Price is Right” heads to Nigeria

FremantleMedia International (FMI) has sent long-standing game show format The Price is Right to Nigeria.

Under the deal, Nigerian prodco Genesis Studios will produce three series of the format.

The Price is Right first aired in the U.S. in 1956 as a game show hosted by Bill Cullen. The series was revamped in 1972 with host Bob Barker before Drew Carey took over hosting duties in 2007. The long-running format from FMI has since been developed into 41 local productions worldwide.

The original format, which features audience members bidding on the correct price of everyday objects, is the most successful gameshow in television history. The U.S. version, now into its 44th season, is the number one daytime show on CBS and attracts an average of 5.4 million viewers per episode.

“After the huge success of Idols, Got Talent and The X Factor in Nigeria we have high hopes for The Price is Right and we are looking forward to working with Genesis Studios to bring our heritage format to life,” said Anahita Kheder, FMI senior VP Middle East, Africa & South Eastern Europe, in a statement.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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