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 December’s Wit List!
JACQUELINE SAUVAGE : C’ETAIT LUI OU MOI (JACQUELINE SAUVAGE : IT WAS HIM OR ME), FRANCE, TF1
Pitch: Two-part TV movie based on Jacqueline Sauvage’s memoirs, which tells the story of a woman who killed her violent husband and was released from prison after being pardoned. On Monday, September 10, 2012, Jacqueline shot three bullets into her husband’s back. Her tormentor was dead. Jacqueline’s story turned into the most highly mediatized court case in recent years.
Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the TV movie was the most commented premiere of the week in Europe and second in the world, reaching more than 31,400, comments on Twitter.
Premiere: Monday, October 1, 2018
Distributor(s): TF1 Studio
Two 60-minute episodes
AGLAMA ANNE (FOSTER MOTHER), TURKEY, ATV
Pitch: Family drama series around the difficult relations between two sisters facing each other about the custody of an illegitimate girl. Alev gets in jail when she attempts to kill her own child. In her absence Alev’s sister adopts the girl and carefully looks after her. Years after, Alev is released from prison and decides to take her daughter back but her sister doesn’t want to lose her so-called daughter…
Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the Turkish drama was the second most commented premieres of the week in social media in Europe and third in the world, with more than 26,100 comments on Twitter.
Premiere: Sunday, October 7, 2018
Distributor(s): ATV Distribution
Weekly 45-minute episodes
MON ADMIRATEUR SECRET (SECRET ADMIRER), FRANCE, M6
Pitch: Local adaptation of the dating factual entertainment format “Secret Admirer” previously aired in the UK and Sweden. Each episode follows several everyday people who finally dare to take the plunge and invite on a date someone whom they admire in secret for months, or even years.
Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the dating format pilot was the second most commented premiere of the week in Europe, reaching a fair 3,100, comments on Twitter.
Premiere: Monday, October 22, 2018