Force Four options ITV’s “The Job Interview”

The eOne-owned company has inked a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment to secure the rights to the fixed-rig reality series.
September 8, 2016

Canadian unscripted TV prodco Force Four Entertainment has inked a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment for the rights to the new Channel 4 UK fixed-rig reality series The Job Interview.

The Entertainment One-owned company will immediately start seeking a home for the Canadian version of the show. EOne previously secured the rights to another fixed-rig reality series, First Dates, a format developed by Warner Bros. International, which it produces alongside Remedy Canada, in association with Shaw Media.

“When we heard about [The Job Interview], we got excited to build on our experience with the hyper-real fixed-rig technology,” said John Ritchie, chief creative officer of Force Four, in a statement.

Created and produced in the UK by ITV Studios producer Label1, The Job Interview follows a pair of employers per episode as they interview prospective employees for any number of jobs — from vehicle leasing to public relations to veterinarian medicine. Its UK premiere on Channel 4 on July 12 was watched by 1.5 million people, according to a statement from eOne.

Force Four’s unscripted production slate also includes Border Security: Canada’s Front Line, Border Security: America’s Front Line, Keeping Canada Alive and Tricked. The TV prodco was acquired by eOne in 2014.  

Pictured: The Job Interview from Channel 4

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