National Geographic Channel U.S. has commissioned an American version of and picked up the format rights to Sky1 show Duck Quacks Don’t Echo (pictured).
The primetime entertainment series challenges three famous people to offer up their best facts – such as “dogs catch human yawns” – which are then tested by a panel of experts for their validity. The celebrities will pull off studio stunts to prove their facts.
The UK version of the show is produced by Magnum Media for Sky1 and is set to air in 2014.
Sky Vision is representing the format and finished program rights for the UK and U.S. versions worldwide.
“Every episode of Duck Quacks Don’t Echo is packed with some of the most amazing facts you’ve never heard of,” said Andy Auerbach at Magnum Media. “We hope the appeal of the series is as universal as the science it celebrates and we’re delighted to be teaming up with Sky Vision to take the show to an international audience.”
“This series has enormous entertainment and comedy value as both a format and a finished series,” added Connie Hodson, commercial director at Sky Vision. “Magnum Media and Sky1 have created a fantastic fusion of science, entertainment and fun.”