Extra: “Marry Me” goes to China, BBC1 orders “Shop Well”

In today's 'Extra,' Chinese producer Legend Media acquires Armoza's Marry Me Now (pictured) format and BBC1 picks up a full season of Shop Well For Less? from RDF Television West.
June 8, 2016

Armoza’s “Marry Me Now” format heads to China

Chinese production company Legend Media has acquired Armoza Formats’ factual entertainment bridal show Marry Me Now (pictured). Each episode of the hour-long series follows a different woman as she secretly prepares for a wedding without her partner’s knowledge and then makes a surprise proposal. The docu-reality format launched at NATPE in January and has since been picked up in eight countries, including South Africa and Belgium as well as France, Italy and Germany. Armoza and Legend Media previously teamed up on the sketch comedy show The Green Project, which aired on China’s Hunan TV.

RDF TV’s “Shop Well For Less?” to get full season run on BBC1

BBC1 has ordered a full season (6 x 60 minutes) of the series Shop Well for Less? from RDF Television West following a two-episode run earlier this year. The series will feature presenter Alex Jones and correspondent Steph McGovern, who use their shopping and business expertise to help families change the way they shop without changing their lifestyles. RDF is producing the show from its Bristol, UK office with Jo Scarratt-Jones exec producing. Shop Well For Less? is the latest edition in RDF TV’s Eat Well For Less? franchise.

DRG signs first-look deal with producer 2LE Media

Distributor DRG has signed a first-look and development deal with comedy and entertainment producer 2LE Media. Founded by Michael Livingstone and Tom Thostrup, the UK indie has produced series for Channel 4, E4, BBC3 and BBC4. DRG previously distributed 2LE’s mockumentary prank show The Work Experience, which premiered on E4 in 2012 and later sold to China. DRG has recently inked similar first-look and development pacts with factual entertainment shop Outline Productions and specialist factual producers Screen Glue.

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