CJ ENM launches music game show My Boyfriend is Better for MIPTV
South Korea’s CJ ENM has unveiled details on a new music-based game show, My Boyfriend is Better, for the 2022 edition of MIPTV.
The show will feature five girlfriends seeking to show off their boyfriends’ singing skills, with each couple competing with “couple money.” The boyfriends go through four rounds of singing challenges in front of a panel of judges, who will eliminate one per round. Before each round, each girlfriend bets on a singer they think will survive to the next stage — whether that’s her boyfriend, or someone else’s.
The format comes from Won-woo Park, creator of the original version of The Masked Singer, which has been adapted in more than 60 countries around the globe. He’s also worked on CJ ENM’s Top Gear Korea, Superstar K and Melody to Masterpiece.
“The format will be successful. Elements like competition, thrills and love for singing are the ingredients for a good music format,” said Park in a release. “I’m sure that audiences will digest the show easily and laugh out loud.”
Scheduled to launch at the end of March, My Boyfriend is Better will air on South Korean pay-TV music channel Mnet, which is owned by a subsidiary of CJ ENM.
Sheridan Road announces doc on legendary Masters caddie Carl Jackson
Chicago-based Sheridan Road Productions has begun production on Rise Above: The Carl Jackson Story, a feature documentary about the life and career of the African American caddie who holds the record for most appearances at professional golf’s Masters Tournament, having worked 54 of them since his debut in 1961 at age 14.
Born into poverty in the Deep South, Jackson left school at age 10 and set out to support his family by working as a caddy at Georgia’s Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters Tournament. Beginning his Masters tenure caddying for former U.S. Open winner Billy Burke, Jackson became renowned over the years for his knowledge of the Augusta greens. He formed a notable partnership with Ben Crenshaw, working with him at the Masters 39 times, including on Crenshaw’s two victories in 1984 and 1995.
Retiring from the bag in 2015, Jackson has since launched a foundation called Carl’s Kids, which seeks to bring the game and philosophy of golf to underserved youth in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Sheridan Road Productions has stated that it expects filming on the doc to be completed this year.