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 the August’s Wit List!
LA REINA DEL FLOW, COLOMBIA, CARACOL
Pitch: Telenovela that takes place in the world of reggaeton, centered around Yeimy Montoya, a young singer who is serving an unjust prison sentence in New York. She longs for the day she will take revenge on Charly Flow, a popular reggaeton singer who manipulated her and robbed her of the lyrics of her songs, and finally sent her to prison.
Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the music-driven telenovela ranked among the most commented premieres of the week in social media in Latin America, reaching an honorable 2,700 comments on Twitter. Original songs featured in the show are available on YouTube and have gathered over 26 million views altogether.
Premiere: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Distributor(s): Caracol TV Internacional
75 stripped hour-long episodes
MAKING IT, USA, NBC
Pitch: Competition series hosted by comedian Amy Poehler and comedian/woodworker Nick Offerman. The series celebrates artisanship and the makers who can create amazing things with their hands… and a few tools too. It brings together eight of the country’s most talented Makers to tackle a variety of handmade projects with the hopes of impressing Poehler and Offerman as well as two expert judges. The winner wins the title of “Master Maker” and a $100,000 grand prize.
Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the competition series was the second most commented premiere of the week in the US, reaching almost 8,000, comments. After the premiere, the show multiplied by 2 the number of followers on Twitter, going from 5,600 followers to 10,100 followers in one week.
Premiere: Tuesday, July 31 2018
Distributor(s): NBCUniversal International (NBCU)
6 weekly hour-long episodes
LA VILLA: LA BATAILLE DES COUPLES, FRANCE, TFX
Pitch: Adventure reality series spun off from the dating reality show La villa des cœurs brisés (Passion Mansion). Pairs of emblematic contestants from the past seasons of the dating show battle it out in various challenges set in Ibiza. All have a dream: in order to realize it, they will have a €50,000-kitty, symbolized by 10 bracelets worth €5,000 each. They will face each other in challenges that will allow the best to keep their number of bracelets untouched. When a couple has no bracelet, they leave the villa.
Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the reality series was among the most commented premieres of the week in social media in Europe, with 1,200 comments.
Premiere: Monday, July 16, 2018
Distributor(s): ah! Production
Stripped 50-minute episodes