Extra: Makeful grows slate, Keshet sends “On Top” abroad

In today's 'Extra' wrap, arts and crafts channel Makeful adds two original DIY series to its spring programming slate, BBC2 delves into the history of forgotten families, and Keshet International sends Who's On Top? (pictured) to Indonesia.
February 25, 2016

Makeful crafts spring programming slate

Blue Ant Media-owned arts and crafts channel Makeful has added two original DIY series, Post My Party and Taste of the Country, to its spring programming lineup.

The 13 x 30-minute Post My Party will follow event expert Lynzie Kent as she helps her clients create grand handmade parties – from Barcelona-inspired housewarmings and Hollywood-chic engagement parties – through a variety of personalized DIY projects.

Taste of the Country (13 x 30 minutes), meanwhile, will see former real-estate professional Danielle French and her four daughters settling into life in the country. The series will follow French’s ambitions to kick-start her rural events business by using her home to host custom-created rustic weddings, private functions, outdoor cookouts and unique workshops.

Post My Party debuts across Makeful on March 13 at 8 p.m. EST/PST, with Taste of the Country following in the 8:30 p.m. EST/PST slot.

BBC2 delves into “Secret Histories”

UK pubcaster BBC2 is slated to premiere the four-part docuseries The Secret History of My Family (pictured) from in-house production arm BBC Documentaries on March 10.

The series, which is the culmination of a two-year research project by BBC Documentaries, will provide insight into social mobility over the last 200 years by tracing the history of the Victorian underclass through written accounts in order to discover what happened to these forgotten families.

The docuseries follows modern-day family members as they learn how the lives of their descendants helped shape their own personalities and their family’s social standing. The investigative series will determine whether an individual’s history can be directly tied to their current achievements while also discovering how much a family’s social rank has risen over a 200-year period.

The Secret History of My Family premieres on BBC2 at 8 p.m. GMT on March 10.

Keshet’s Who’s On Top? heads to Indonesia

Israeli producer-distributor Keshet International has sold variety game show format Who’s On Top? (pictured) to Indonesian free-to-air network RCTI.

The localized version will be produced in-house by RCTI and will be scheduled into the network’s two-hour weekly primetime slot.

The entertainment format, which was co-developed by Keshet Broadcasting and Flare Media International, finds three contestants suspended in “air pods” – which are scaling in-studio towers five stories high – faced with trivia questions that can only be answered with either “more” or “less” or “true” or “false.”

With each correct answer, the contestant’s air pod ascends to the next level of the tower while accumulating money. However, if they are wrong, the pod drops to the basement level.

The deal follows the success of Keshet’s interactive talent show Rising Star on RCTI, which was recently renewed for a sophomore season by the Indonesian broadcaster.

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