BBC Worldwide takes nine brand new formats to MIPCOM 2011

Date: 13.09.2011     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.12
Category: BBC Worldwide
BBC Worldwide is set to take nine new formats, including scripted format Misfits, comedy panel game show Epic Win, reality format Hot Like Us and talent contest Show Me the Funny: Stand-up Showdown, to MIPCOM 2011.

The other formats available to buyers for the first time at this year’s event are Project Parent, Daddy Daycare, Home Is Where The Heart Is, Chick Fix and Young, Bad and Barking.

Elin Thomas, VP Format Licensing EMEA for BBC Worldwide said: 'We’re incredibly proud of our colourful MIPCOM slate, there’s a real sense that we’ve got something for everyone.

Whether you’re looking for studio based madness, social experiments, female empowerment or reality competitions, all human life is here in BBCW’s format catalogue, with the one element in common being that they are all hugely entertaining'

Misfits, the BAFTA-winning series from Clerkenwell Films which has sold to over 90 territories, will be available for the first time as a scripted format. Featuring five unruly teenagers forced to do community service as payback for their crimes who turn into superheroes with powers they didn't choose or want, the UK series has already won over international audiences.

Epic Win, which made its UK debut this summer, is a format that fuses panel show comedy with talent show entertainment. The show sees handpicked eccentrics with unusual talents taking on bespoke challenges, in front of a panel of comedians and other famous faces.

Also new to the international market is Hot Like Us, a reality format in which a group of model couples live together and compete in modelling assignments and tasks that test their relationships, with the winners receiving a modelling contract at a top agency.

Show Me The Funny: Stand-up Showdown, another new format that made its bow in UK primetime this summer, tracks comedians as they perform in a new location each week, completing themed tasks and performing fresh material in front of a panel of judges.

There are two new family-based formats on the BBC Worldwide slate in the form of Project Parent and Daddy Daycare. Project Parent, aimed at children, gives kids control over their single parents, who are put to the test in quirky challenges as they attempt to change their image and find love.

Love Production's Daddy Daycare sends three men on a parenting crash course. The participants – who have very little experience of caring for children – try to disprove gender stereotypes by looking after dozens of kids in a busy nursery.

A second property from Love Production, Home Is Where The Heart Is, follows a group of celebrities as they mentor homeless people for two weeks, taking them into their homes in an effort to turn their lives around.

Atomized’s Chick Fix is a feel-good spin on the traditional 'makeover show'. Each episode sees four successful women confront different problems with the help of each other and resident experts.

Completing the line-up of new formats is Young, Bad and Barking. In this series, dog owners with attitude problems are sent to live with families who depend on dogs for their livelihood, with the aim of re-evaluating their lives and improving their relationships with their own dogs.

BBC Worldwide titles returning to Cannes include: BBC 3’s rating hit Junior Doctors – Your Life in Their Hands and the successful international entertainment format Tonight’s the Night, which were both introduced to buyers at MIPTV 2011; The Week the Women Went, recently commissioned in France, India and the U.S.; and Dancing with the Stars – entered in last year’s Guinness Book of Records as the world’s most successful reality TV format.

BBC Worldwide MIPCOM Stand G3.4


Production Credits

Misfits – A Clerkenwell Films production for E4

Epic Win – A BBC Production

Hot Like Us – A BBC Production

Show Me The Funny – Standup Showdown – A Big Talk Production for ITV

Project Parent – A CBBC Production

Daddy Daycare – A Love Production for Channel 4

Home Is Where The Heart Is – A Love Production for ITV

Chick Fix – An Atomized production for Sky Living

Young, Bad and Barking – A BBC Production

Junior Doctors – A BBC Production

Tonight’s the Night – A BBC Production in association with Barrowman Barker Production

The Week the Women Went – A BBC Production

Dancing with the Stars – A BBC Production

Ben Nolan