Mip TV Formats & Factual Preview: Hot Shows Heading To The Croisette Including ‘Tunnel Of Love’, ‘The Courtship’ & Docs On Cocaine, Trains And James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’

Miip TV is soon to come and as always the content king will be there. Deadline prepares you to illuminate the Croisette through 12 of the best formats and factual shows as the market returns in person for the first time in three years. Read on for the best-in-class non-scripted projects heading to France from April 4-6.

tunnel of Love

distributor: Sony Pictures International Television

Network: Multishow, Brazil

episode: 20 x 60

Multishow, Brazil has bet big on this latest matchmaking format and it’s easy to see why. In this unique social experiment, best friends choose the suitors and friendship is put to the test as 10 couples living in two different households arrange dates for each other with other contestants. And with two houses connected by a tunnel where the dates take place, the heat is always very high. A perfect format for networks seeking high-volume shows with a twist for the iconic young adult demo.

rat in the kitchen

distributor: ITV Studio

Network: TBS

episode: 10 x 60

rat in the kitchen That’s been in the making for a while and this year’s Miep TV may be the time when shoppers swoon for the hybrid whodnit/cooking format. A mix of professional chefs and home chefs compete in a range of cooking challenges in a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game, earning cash in their bank for each dish that impresses the judges. But together they must stop the interference of a secret rat, and win money if he avoids detection. Covid has slowed down the production of the show but all systems are now shut down and the global network will be ready.


distributor: Banijay Rights

Network: USA Network

episode: 13 x 60

Creating a basic dating format is tough but this Regency-style series has originality in spades. Gathering singles together tired of modern dating, one woman becomes a leading lady and is swept off her feet by hopeful suitors aiming to bring the ultimate romance back to dating. In a 19th-century English castle, these suitors must battle to win her heart with old-fashioned activities including carriage rides, masquerade balls, archery, fencing and handwritten letters. Will interest any buyer who wants a dating format with a twist, and a period feel to boot.

murder at first sight

Distributor: abacus media rights

Network, sky crime

episode: 10 x 60

Woodcut Media knows how to make a true crime doctor. This latest series for Sky’s burgeoning crime channel tells the shocking stories of people who were killed by someone they’ve never met. Most murderers know their victims but the show examines the alarming 43% increase in ‘stranger murders’ and the challenges faced by police in tracking down a completely random murder suspect. Not for the weak-hearted, but definitely one of those interested in factual buyers of Croisette.

60 seconds

distributor: Warner Bros. International Television Production

Network:TVNZ 2

episode: 8 x 44

In this heart-wrenching, time-based event series, the cast has just one minute to grab the attention of the judges and the audience. High stakes is the name of the game. There’s no warm-up, no introduction and no build-up, but participants need to entice the judges to bid for their team in this limited amount of time, with a $30,000 offer for the winner. Which is ultimately decided by the audience. This year’s Miip TV doesn’t have a lot of traditional competition formats, so this one could be different.

next restaurant

distributor: Fremantle

Network: reset 13

Episode: 22 x 60

Competition meets reality in this innovative Israeli format in which contestants submit a vision for their own restaurant and, if successful, their first week in business is tracked by cameras. Contestants serve two dishes from their menu in a small studio-built prototype of their restaurant and a real version opens the next night for an entire week, if they win, based on evaluations from diners, investors, critics, and one person. before getting the weighted score. judges. It is highly likely to serve buyers looking for a apprentice-Style schedule filler that will get people talking.


distributor: bbc studio

Network: tv2 norway

episode: 5 x 60

Always looking for the next big tune makes good TV and Megahit! There is no exception. The competition format sees six famous faces teaming up with established music producers and, inspired by a weekly theme, each pair works to write and produce a song, which the celebrity then performs live. The person at the bottom of the leaderboard is eliminated and replaced by a new star who participates in the next show. Megahit!Will definitely spark interest and is already doing well in Norway. When produced well, any TV/music crossover can convince a buyer to take a punt.

Open House: The Great Sex Experiment

distributor: Passion

Network: channel 4

episode: 6 x 60

Modern dating has been embraced by TV in recent years and this factual-entertainment format make mom porn Producer Firecracker Films takes it to the next level, shedding light on the growing number of modern couples participating in open relationships. Breaking social taboos is not a straightforward matter and under the watchful eye of experts, Open It takes six couples through an intensely fast track experience to see if opening up their relationship is for them. Part of a series of formats that have been peeping behind the scenes of modern relations and one that will catch the eye of some networks.

the last overland

distributor: even

Network: all4

episode: 4 x 60

Anything involving Sir David Attenborough is on the winner’s side and this All4 documentary is particularly special in the way it deals with the 95-year-old natural history pioneer. In 1955, Attenborough, then a BBC youth producer, started a TV series to share the journey made by six young men who were the first to make history, driving 19,000 miles from London to Singapore. . In The Last Overland, A team of adventurers will recreate the same ambitious journey with fascinating results. One should not miss out on the ever-increasing theory of Attenborough materials.

War. trains in

Distributor: beyond rights

Network: Planet+

episode: 4 x 60

World War II documents are required to have a USP and that is a train. The dynamic history series sheds new light on four famous campaigns of war – the Battle of England, Barbarossa, Operation Overlord and the Liberation of the Franks – analyzed through Train’s unique prism. Vehicles became increasingly important to the war effort during the conflict, moving from their traditional “iron horse” role in transportation and logistics and evolving to become customized war machines. Combining a compelling international collection of witnesses and testimony with new graphics, 3D imagery and detailed mapping, War. trains in Examines the role trains and rail networks played by tracing complex historical situations and breaking down their importance to military strategy. With all a life in pictures, This is another one to attract attention from high-end factual channels.

Crisis in the Cocaine Valley

distributor: Quintus Studios

Network: unconfirmed

episode: 1 x 60

The Cocaine Valley sits deep in the Peruvian Andes and like the rest of the world, it could not see the Covid pandemic coming. In this single document highlighting the potentially-less-considered impact of the global crisis, cocaine pools and drug labs in rivers and forests are tracked to seek the pandemic’s knock-on effect on the drug trade, thereby addressing Walks how Santa Rose – the center of the Cocaine Valley – has collapsed, and with it, the locals. Presenting a global crisis in a fascinating context, this document will likely have buyers on the edge of their seats.

100 years of Ulysses

distributor: RT Program Sales

Network: RTE

episode: 1 x 60

Everyone loves a centennial anniversary piece and this RT single remembers one of the best: James Joyce Ulysses. The Doctor sets out to unlock one of the most impenetrable and explosive books of modern times, a novel that consumed seven years of its authorship and will have an unprecedented impact on modern literature. High-brow network execs will be licking their lips.