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Extra: “Little Star” moves to U.S.; “Love Island” to Germany

“Big Star’s Little Star” commissioned by USA Network USA Network has ordered the 12 Yard Productions-made format Big Star’s Little Star for broadcast in the U.S. The series will be produced locally by ...
April 12, 2017

“Big Star’s Little Star” commissioned by USA Network

USA Network has ordered the 12 Yard Productions-made format Big Star’s Little Star for broadcast in the U.S.

The series will be produced locally by ITV Entertainment, part of ITV America, and hosted by British presenter Cat Deeley (pictured).

In each episode of the game show series, celebrities and their children put their knowledge of one another to the test to win cash for charity.

The Big Star’s Little Star format has now been sold into 11 countries including Belgium, Hungary, Russia and South Korea.

RTL II takes reality show “Love Island”

Munich-based television network RTL II has secured rights to ITV Studios’ hit dating format Love Island.

The series will be locally adapted by Cologne- and Berlin-based indie ITV Studios Germany, with transmission of the program scheduled for autumn 2017.

The reality dating platform sees a group of single individuals in search of love secluded to a remote island within a luxury villa. Singletons unable to secure a partner run the risk of having to leave the island, with the series finale culminating with viewers crowning the dream couple, who then have a chance of winning a grand prize.

DIY Network preps “Renovation Realities: Ben & Ginger”

Good Morning America‘s Ginger Zee and her husband Ben Aaron, an NBC and Extra reporter, will tackle their first home renovation in DIY Network’s latest home makeover series Renovation Realities: Ben & Ginger.

Produced by Picture Road Productions, the previously announced four-part series follows the duo as they relocate to the suburbs to overhaul an old 1,800-sq.-ft. house into a three-bedroom, three-bathroom modern family home with help from their contractors.

The series will also feature friends and family including Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts, Amy Robach and Lara Spencer as the couple face unexpected set-backs and surprise expenses typical of home renovations.

Renovation Realities: Ben & Ginger bows on DIY Network on May 6, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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