Nippon TV to bring “Battle of the Homes” to Cannes

The Japanese broadcaster is heading to April's MIPTV market in Cannes with three original formats, including a comedic game show co-developed with Germany's Red Arrow Entertainment.
March 7, 2016

Japanese broadcaster Nippon TV is heading to April’s MIPTV market in Cannes with three original formats, including the comedic game show Battle of the Homes. 

The hour-long game show format, which was co-developed with Germany’s Red Arrow Entertainment, will feature two neighboring families competing in four comedic challenges in their own homes. During a 48-hour period, each family will be tasked with everything from making the bed blindfolded to singing in the shower.

The winning family will be quizzed for the opportunity to earn big money in the final game.

The series marks the first project to emerge from the previously announced partnership between Nippon TV and the ProSiebenSat.1 Media-owned company, which was forged at October’s MIPCOM market.

Elsewhere, the 30-minute dating format Love Liar will follow a single female celebrity as she accepts a date with two men, when only one is attracted to her. At the end of the date, the celebrity must choose between the men in order to reveal which one truly loves her.

Finally, the 30-minute Celebrity Style Battle will see a clothing item handed to three female celebrity contestants, who must then draw a card to determine their budget. The fashion competition will shadow the contestants as they seek out clothes and accessories to match the selected item and complete their style. The program will culminate with each contestant modeling their new look, and the crowning of the best cash-strapped shopper.

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