The Wit List is a bimonthly selection by The Wit of 3 fresh, innovative and entertaining shows from around the world with highest social media buzz, made just for the MIPTV-MIPCOM community. Discover June’s Wit List!
IN FOR A PENNY, UK, ITV
Pitch: Game show based on the segment “In for a Penny, In for a Grand” aired within the classic entertainment show “Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway”, in which host Stephen Mulhern takes to the streets and ambushes unsuspecting passers-by to give them a chance to win quick money in fun games.
Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the game show was the second most commented premiere of the week in Europe, reaching almost 2,000 comments on Twitter.
Premiere: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Distributor(s): ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment
7 weekly 30-minute episodes
LEKE, TURKEY, KANAL D
Pitch: Romantic series about the fate of a young woman who grew up in an orphanage in Germany. With courage, she manages to enter a law school where she devotes all her energy to finding a way to get custody of her deaf brother who stayed at the orphanage. She tries to raise the money necessary for the operation of her brother. She meets the brilliant heir to a rich family, struggling with relational difficulties.
Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the Turkish drama series was the third most commented premiere of the week worldwide, reaching more than 5,000 comments on Twitter. The official Instagram account of the show has gathered more than 81,000 followers (as of June 3, 2019)!
Premiere: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Distributor(s): TIMS&B Productions
Weekly 120-minute episodes
EARTH FROM SPACE, UK, BBC ONE
Pitch: Nature documentary featuring cameras in space to tell stories of life on our planet from a new perspective, revealing discoveries, incredible colors and patterns, and just how fast it is changing.
Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the documentary series was the third most commented premiere of the week in Europe, reaching more than 2,700, comments on Twitter.
Premiere: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Distributor(s): BBC Studios
4 weekly 60-minute episodes