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Extra: BBC Three bound for “FBoy Island”; M6 orders up “Chefs to Go”

BBC Three picks up HBO Max’s FBoy Island BBC Three has acquired the irreverent HBO Max dating series FBoy Island from Warner Bros. International Television. The series (pictured), hosted by comedian Nikki ...
April 8, 2022

BBC Three picks up HBO Max’s FBoy Island

BBC Three has acquired the irreverent HBO Max dating series FBoy Island from Warner Bros. International Television.

The series (pictured), hosted by comedian Nikki Glaser, features three women looking to “get serious.” They have 24 men to choose from, of whom half are serious about entering into a relationship while the other half are self-confessed “FBoys” who are only there to win a cash prize. As the male contestants are eliminated one by one, the FBoys are sent to “Limbro” to take part in group therapy to remedy their ways while the well-intentioned men are rewarded with a stay in “Nice Guy Grotto.”

“This series completely flips the dating-show concept on its head, which makes it fun and captivating viewing. It has a lot of humor and heart, and although it shouldn’t be taken too seriously, it does leave enough room for real romance,” said Fiona Campbell, controller for BBC Three, in a release. “It’s already been received really well in the U.S., and we think it will be a great addition to our original commissions on BBC Three.”

M6 orders Chefs to Go from Endemol France

Banijay’s Endemol France will adapt the cooking format Chefs to Go for France’s M6, marking the first international adaptation of the culinary competition series originally created by Endemol Shine Germany.

The series pits a top chef against a new rival each week as they both try to create and deliver the best takeaway food in 90 minutes. The chefs have no idea who they’re cooking for, so they must make their meals based on a series of clues and adapt their dishes along the way. Once the 90 minutes is up, both chefs hand-deliver their food to their respective customers, with one ultimately being crowned the winner.

Chefs to Go was created and produced by Endemol Shine Germany, and first launched on VOX in Germany in 2021. A second season of the original edition is currently in production.

“With strong culinary competition formats part of Banijay’s DNA, we know Chefs to Go has significant international potential. A fun and playful format, the series celebrates local creativity and talent alongside some good-natured rivalry within a new sphere: that of the booming takeaway industry,” said Lucas Green, Banijay’s global head of content operations, in a news release.

TMZ preps TMZ Hip Hop event series for major U.S. markets

TMZ has unveiled a new event series, TMZ Hip Hop, which is slated to debut for a four-week run on Fox stations in 10 major markets.

The new show will premiere on April 11 in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, Washington D.C., Seattle, Phoenix and Minneapolis. Featuring a panel of hip-hop and entertainment aficionados that includes Amber Diamond, DJ Hed, Cynthia Luciette, Rodney Rikai and Tonio Skits, the series shines a spotlight on the biggest icons from hip-hop music and culture, detailing their friendships, feuds, love lives, lifestyles and more.

TMZ Hip Hop is produced by TMZ Studios. Charles Latibeaudiere is the executive producer, with Trent Clark and Jess Fusco serving as co-executive producers.

TMZ Hip Hop is long overdue and yet right on time. We’re on the heels of what I’d argue is one of hip-hop’s biggest pop culture moments — Dr. Dre’s incredible Super Bowl halftime show — which reminded the world how much the genre is beloved,” said executive producer Latibeaudiere in a release. “The fact is, it’s been that way for 30, almost 40 years… so, it’s beyond time for a show all about the personalities who’ve made hip-hop a worldwide phenomenon.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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