ITV STUDIOS ANNOUNCES BUMPER NON-SCRIPTED AND FORMAT SLATE AHEAD OF MIPCOM 2023

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London, 12 October 2023 - ITV Studios has today unveiled a stunning new slate of non-scripted programming and formats due to be presented to global clients during MIPCOM Cannes 2023.

Leading the carefully curated natural history slate is Predators In Action (w/t), an exciting new wildlife series for National Geographic International, produced by Bristol-based True To Nature, in association with ITV Studios. The six-part series follows the fortunes of some of the world’s most formidable apex predators.

Additionally, Mother Nature 2 (1x 60, produced by Plimsoll Productions for Roku) will be available to buyers; a series with incredible stories of animal mothers in Zambia’s Kafue National Park, following a pride of three lionesses with 11 cubs displaced from their home by invading males, an African wild dog mother and her pack competing with a huge leopard and more. Meanwhile, TV’s top traveller Julia Bradbury returns to the land of her birth and explores the landscape, history and culture of one of the most beautiful countries on earth in Julia Bradbury's Irish Journey (4x60, produced by Cornelia Street Productions for Channel 4).

Also in ITV Studios world-class non-scripted portfolio are the chilling true crime series: TikTok: Murders Gone Viral (3 x60, produced by Nine Lives Media for ITV), detailing three chilling murder cases that went viral on the world’s fastest-growing social media app; and Monster in Surburbia: My Wife the Abuser (2x60 produced by Atticus Film & TV for Channel 5 UK), telling the harrowing story of Richard Spencer’s seemingly perfect life with wife Sheree Spencer, a violent abuser who left him living in fear for twenty years.

Stepping into jaw-dropping displays of luxury, London-born real estate tycoon Paul ‘PK’ Kemsley and his reality superstar wife Dorit are trading Beverly Hills for London to transform the luxury property market in Selling Super Houses (6x60 produced by South Shore for Channel 4). Also in finished entertainment, global icon Kylie Minogue takes the stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall in An Audience with Kylie Minogue (1x60, produced by Lifted Entertainment for ITV), the biggest Audience with... to date. As well as the finished UK version of second chance dating show My Mum Your Dad UK (10x60, produced by Lifted Entertainment for ITV) hosted by Davina McCall and the New Zealand edition (10x60 produced by ITV Studios and Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand for TV3 NZ).

In competition reality: exciting primetime show Handmade: Good with Wood (8x60 produced by Plimsoll Productions for Channel 4) returns for its third season with nine woodworking enthusiasts battling it out across six weeks in a bid to be crowned the nation's best woodworker; and backed by The Prince’s Foundation, Master Crafters (4x60 produced by Spun Gold Television, Motion Content Group Production for Sky Arts) returns for a second season with crafters tasked to prepare for a graduation like no other as they asked to create an heirloom piece, which will sit within the gardens of the summer residence of HM The King, Highgrove House. In addition, The Hairy Bikers set off on a new culinary adventure in Hairy Bikers Go West (8x60, produced by South Shore for BBC), taking an epic journey along the UK’s west coast, exploring a landscape of extremes punctuated by gastronomic marvels, culinary trailblazers, and game-changing producers.

As the Home of Love Formats, ITV Studios’ expansive range of formats includes the first-ever spin-off show of the record-breaking, award-winning hit dating format Love Island, Love Island Games (ITV Studios America for Peacock) where fan-favourite Islanders from all over the world return to the Villa to couple up and compete in super-sized classic games and new challenges. Diverse dating show I Kissed A Boy, returns with a second edition: I Kissed A Girl (TwoFour for BBC Three) serving drama, smashing stereotypes and promising more twists and turns, as ten single girls head to a beautiful country house to find love.

Three brand new game shows are making their debut: The Finish Line (25 x 60, produced by Potato for BBC) based on the nostalgic horse-racing fairground games with players battling it out where it all matters is that they cross the finish line. Along with, Puzzling (13x60, produced by 12 Yard Productions for Channel 5), the quiz format in search of the nation's Ultimate Puzzler. Additionally, in PopMasterTV (6 x 60, produced by 12 Yard Productions for More4 ) the best music minds battle it out in the brand-new TV version of the iconic radio quiz. With top trivia and the greatest hits, this is music’s toughest quiz that finally proves who is Number One.

Brand new reality game A Party to Die For (produced by ITV Studios Netherlands for SBS6), joins the slate as celebrities will need to look for evidence, clues and hints to be crowned best detective. A Party to Die For is a format of ITV Studios Netherlands and Talpa Studios.

Singing in a group has never been more popular and in the captivating new format, Total Harmony (ITV Studios Netherlands for NPO) competing singing groups must work hard to impress the mentors and an expert jury, showcasing their talents with electrifying performances on the show’s intimate festival-style stage as they progress through the rounds.

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October 12, 2023 4:00am ET by ITV Press Centre  

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