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.
GLOBAL GLADIATORS, PRO7, GERMANY
Pitch: Reality competition in which eight celebrities travel the world to take up different challenges, and live together in a container. The eight celebrity contestants, selected for their all-round abilities – from physical strength to courage and determination, are flown to an exotic country or continent somewhere in the world. The celebrities are split into two teams of four, and each episode they play three games, testing their courage, skill and physical ability…
Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the adventure competition series was the second most commented premiere of the week in social media in Europe.
Premiere: Thursday, June 1, 2017
Distributor(s): Red Arrow International
6 weekly 150-minute episodes
DÜNYA GÜZELLERIM (GRANDPAS OVER FLOWERS), SHOW TV, TURKEY
Pitch: Local adaptation of the South Korean format Grandpas over Flowers, adapted in the US and in Italy. Four veteran female celebrities go backpacking in Asia with a young girl who does chores for them along the way. Featuring local stars Bülent Ersoy, Banu Alkan, Safiye Soyman and Burcu Esmersoy.
Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the reality series was the fourth most commented premiere of the week in social media in Europe, reaching 6,638 comments on Twitter.
Premiere: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Distributor(s): Small World IFT
Weekly 120-minute episodes
A CARA DE PERRO (DOG FACE), CUATRO, SPAIN
Pitch: Factual show that will follow iconic boxer and activist Javier García Roche, creator of the Chatarras Palace (nicknamed the Spanish “Fight Club”) in his fight against animal abuse, the great cause he has always stood for.
Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the factual show was the third most commented premiere of the week in social media in Europe, reaching 14,491 comments on Twitter. After one month on air, the entertainment show has reached 41,377 Likes on Facebook, multiplied by 3 since its premiere.
Premiere: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Distributor(s): FremantleMedia International
Weekly 60-minute episodes