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Watch acquires two ‘World’s Strictest Parents’ versions

UKTV's entertainment channel Watch has exclusively acquired the U.S. and Australian versions of World's Strictest Parents US (38 x 60') and World's Strictest Parents Australia (14 x 60'). The two new acquisitions will be complement the British version, which was acquired to broadcast after the BBC. The acquisitions were purchased from Outright Distribution. The format takes rebellious teens out of their homes and puts them into another home with much more rigid and strict parents. Watch will premiere the U.S. series this September.
August 23, 2010

UKTV’s entertainment channel Watch has exclusively acquired the U.S. and Australian versions of World’s Strictest Parents US (38 x 60′) and World’s Strictest Parents Australia (14 x 60′). The two new acquisitions will complement the British version, which was recently acquired to broadcast after the BBC. The acquisitions were purchased from Outright Distribution. The format takes rebellious teens out of their homes and puts them into another home with much stricter adults. Watch will premiere the U.S. series this September.

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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