The Wit List is a monthly 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.
EL PADRE DE CAÍN (CAIN’S FATHER),TELECINCO, SPAIN
Pitch: Drama miniseries inspired by a real-life story about Eloy, a lieutenant in the Spanish Civil Guard who is obsessed with the war on terrorism. A democrat and adventurer, for his first post, Eloy volunteers to be assigned to the Intxaurrondo Barracks in the troubled city of San Sebastián, where assaults with machine guns, point-blank shootings and mortar attacks are a constant. Shortly before the attempted coup in the early 80’s, Eloy leaves his young wife in Madrid in order to confront persecution by “abertzales” and the violence of ETA.
Social media buzz: According to the witspottER analytics, the drama mini-series was the most commented premiere of the week in social media in Europe and the third one worldwide, reaching 18,692 comments on Twitter and Facebook.
Premiere: Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Distributor(s): Mediaset Spain
2 daily 90-minute episodes
THE WALL, NBC, USA
Pitch: Game show produced by NBA superstar LeBron James and hosted by Chris Hardwick. A ball will come down a wall made up of a field of pegs, with each row offset from the previous row. At the bottom of the board are slots marked symmetrically with monetary values. If one member of the team answers a question correctly, the ball turns green and the team will earn cash based on the value of that slot. If the question is answered incorrectly, the ball turns red and the team will lose cash based on the value of the slot.
Social media buzz: According to the witspottER analytics, the game show was among the five most commented premieres of the week in social media in the USA. After three weeks on air, the number of Facebook Likes was multiplied by 9 to reach 13,149 Likes on January 6, 2017.
Premiere: Monday, December 19, 2016
Distributor(s): Endemol Shine Group (ESG)
10 weekly 60-minute episodes
KID’S GOT TALENT, TV8, ITALY
Pitch: Children spin-off of the local adaptation of the format Got Talent, for children aged 4 to 11. The children do not compete and are not judged, but simply perform on stage. The show also presents footage compilations from kid candidates in the different worldwide adaptations of the format.
Social media buzz: According to the witspottER analytics, the entertainment show was the fifth most commented premiere of the week in social media in Europe and the most commented one in Italy, reaching 9,780 comments on Twitter and Facebook.
Premiere: Sunday, December 11, 2016
Distributor(s): FremantleMedia International
4 weekly 120-minute episodes