France 2 orders 40 episodes of “Honey, Pack the Bags!”

Banijay Group company Air Productions has been commissioned to produce the new game show for France 2, and Banijay International will be bringing it to MIPTV (pictured: host of Honey Pack the Bags!, Nagui).
March 16, 2011

Banijay Group company Air Productions has been commissioned to produce new format Honey Pack the Bags! (Cheri(e) Fait Les Valises) by France 2.

The 40-episode order of the game show will air on March 28 and will be hosted by French host and Air Productions founder, Nagui (pictured).

The format sees three audience members take on crazy challenges and general knowledge questions, to win the holiday of a lifetime.

Honey, Pack the Bags! will also debut at MIPTV to international buyers, along with other Banijay International new formats and finished shows.

The MIPTV offerings include Toto Productions Ireland’s One Night Stand, where a social media-formed flash mob brings a trio of single people a number of potential dates, which must be whittled down over three rounds to one choice, and Nordisk Film TV Denmark’s Try Sleeping In My Bed . In the new format, 12 women leave their families to cross the country to live with a different unknown family.

Other new programming include Whack ‘n Munch from DR Denmark, which follows a hunter and an urban cook as they spend a night in the wild; the Zig Zag created format Back On The Job where celebrities are sent to hold down the low level job they had before they were famous;  and Bunim/Murray’s 10×30′ finished show Saddle Ranch, which profiles the workers at the iconic Hollywood restaurant.

Banijay International’s returning titles include adventure reality hit 71 Degrees North, My Parents Are Gonna Love You, Love Games and The People’s Quiz.

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