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.
SUPERHUMAN (THE BRAIN), FOX, USA
Pitch: Local adaptation of the format Deutschlands Superhirn (The Brain) that tests the abilities of 12 ordinary people to use their extraordinary skills to win a $100,000 grand prize. Each of the contestants possesses a distinct, nearly super-human ability in fields such as memory, hearing, taste, touch, smell and sight. The studio audience decides who wins. The German format was also adapted in France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Argentina and China.
Social media buzz: According to the witspottER analytics, the entertainment special was among the top 15 most commented premieres of the week in social media in the USA.
Premiere: Monday, January 4, 2016
Distributor: Endemol Shine Group (ESG)
WAR & PEACE, BBC ONE, UK
Pitch: Andrew Davies’ adaptation of Tolstoy’s War and Peace, starring Lily James, Paul Dano and James Norton: three young people experience life, love and loss against the epic backdrop of Russia’s wars with Napoleon. Also launched in the US on Lifetime, A&E and History Channel on January 18, 2016.
Social media buzz: According to the witspottER analytics, the drama series was the second most commented premiere of the week in social media in Europe.
Premiere: Sunday, January 3, 2016
Distributor: BBC Worldwide
6 weekly 60-minute episodes
POWER COUPLE, SET INDIA, INDIA
Pitch: Local adaptation of the reality game show format Power Couple first aired in Israel on Channel 10. 10 celebrity couples face extreme challenges that will test how well they really know each other. The format was also adapted in Portugal and South Africa.
Social media buzz: According to the witspottER analytics, the reality game was among the top 3 most commented premieres of the week in social media in the world outside the USA and Europe territories.
Premiere: Saturday, December 12, 2015
Distributor: Dori Media International
26 daily 60-minute episodes