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ITV takes “Little Big Shots” for UK

Warner Bros. International Television Production has also secured a deal with Mediaset for the new American unscripted hit, which will see a local version air in Spain.
April 4, 2016

NBC’s latest unscripted hit, Little Big Shots, is going global with two format deals announced at MIPTV.

Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP), which handles local production and format rights for the feel-good series, has made deals with ITV for a UK version, and Mediaset for a version to air in Spain.

Wall to Wall, owned by Warner Bros. Television Production UK, will produce the ITV series, with CEO Leanne Klein and head of entertainment Andy Rowe overseeing the project. In Spain, WBITVP will produce the series.

Little Big Shots is that rare show that has become an instantaneous hit and a true phenomenon in the U.S,” said Mike Darnell, president of Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative Television, in a statement. “I am incredibly excited that ITV has commissioned the show in the United Kingdom. With their amazing roster of the biggest shiny floor productions in the country, they are truly the perfect home.”

The U.S. version of the series, with Ellen DeGeneres and host Steve Harvey (pictured) on board as executive producers, showcases the talents of young performers and its premiere in early March, with The Voice  as its lead-in, was the highest-rated alternative series premiere in more than six years among total viewers. The series has been renewed for a second season.

Produced by Warner Horizon Television, East 112th Street Productions and A Very Good Production, global distribution is handled by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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