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.
ESCUELA PARA MARIDOS, CHILE, CHILEVISION
Pitch: Local version of the factual entertainment format Escuela para maridos, launched in Argentina, which follows the everyday lives of married couples and looks at what women expect from their husbands, which all meet a different stereotype: the womanizer, the macho man, the messy boyfriend… The format has been adapted in Colombia and Mexico.
Social media buzz: According to the witspottER analytics, the show was the most commented premiere of the week in social media in Chile. After almost two months on air, the number of Facebook Likes was multiplied by 8!
Premiere: Monday, May 16, 2016
Distributor(s): Fox International Channels Content Sales
Sunday & Wednesday 60-minute episodes
TO TELL THE TRUTH, USA, ABC
Pitch:Funny re-imagination of the beloved, 1960s game show of the same name. In each round, celebrities are presented to three people who all claim to be the same person with the same incredible talent, job or achievement. The panel will have a chance to grill each participant before taking turns deciding who they think is telling the truth.
Social media buzz: According to the witspottER analytics, the entertainment show ranked among the top five most commented premieres of the week in social media in the US.
Premiere: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Distributor(s): FremantleMedia International
6 weekly 60-minute episodes
ROOTS, USA, HISTORY CHANNEL
Pitch: Remake of the classic series of the same name aired in 1977 on ABC, adapted from the novel by Alex Haley. The story of a family of slaves over several decades. Simulcast on History Channel, A&E and Lifetime on Monday, May 30, the first episode delivered the number-one miniseries debut on cable in the last 3 years.
Social media buzz: According to the witspottER analytics, the drama mini-series was the most commented premiere of the week in social media worldwide, reaching a huge 120 185 comments. After the airing of its four episodes, the number of Facebook Likes was multiplied by 2 to gather more than 100,000 Likes.
Premiere: Monday, 30 May, 2016
Distributor(s): A+E Networks International
4 weekly 120-minute episodes