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.
FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN, FX, USA
Pitch: First season of the anthology series Feud, exploring the bouts and blows of epic conflicts. The first iteration focuses on the legendary rivalry between two of the greatest movie stars of all time, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, and how they came together in 1962 to collaborate on a picture each hoped would revive their careers, “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?”. Executive produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Pitt.
Social media buzz: According to the witspottER analytics, the drama series was among the five most commented premieres of the week in social media worldwide, reaching a good 19,537 comments on Twitter. After two months on air, the drama series has reached 38,299 followers on Twitter, +18 % since its premiere, and 210 321 Likes on Facebook, +39 % since its premiere.
Premiere: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Distributor(s): 20th Century Fox Television
8 weekly 60-minute episodes
ÇOBAN YILDIZI (LODESTAR), FOX, TURKEY
Pitch: Romantic drama series on the passionate love story between beautiful Zühre and righteous Seyit who live in the Cappadocia region. Zühre was intended to the region’s wealthiest man, Fikret Karakaya. The young woman will do everything to conquer her freedom and live her love with Seyit.
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, reaching 11,589 comments on Twitter. After two months on air, the drama series has reached 18 523 Likes on Facebook, multiplied by 3 since its premiere.
Premiere: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Distributor(s): Fox Networks Group Content Distribution (FNGCD)
38 weekly 60-minute episodes
THE WALL, FACE AU MUR, FRANCE, TF1
Pitch: Local adaptation of the quiz format The Wall, aired in the USA on NBC. If the players answer a trivia question correctly, the ball turns green as it falls randomly down the wall towards slots of varying cash amounts. These amounts are then added to the players prize pot. However, answer a question incorrectly and the ball turns red and will deduct the amount from the players totals from the slot it lands in.
Social media buzz: According to the witspottER analytics, the game show was the third most commented premiere of the week in social media in Europe, reaching 8,300 comments on Twitter.
Premiere: Monday, February 27, 2017
Distributor(s): Endemol Shine Group (ESG)
Stripped 55-minute episodes