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.
KARA SEVDA (ENDLESS LOVE), STAR TV, TURKEY
Pitch: Romantic comedy series which chronicles the impossible love story between modest young engineer Kemal, and lively, smiling Nihan who is from a rich family. They both live in a seaside neighborhood of Istanbul. After being away for 5 years, Kemal comes back to Istanbul to affront Nihan, her husband, and everything else that made him turn away from his first love.
Social media buzz: According to the witspottER analytics, the drama was the most commented premiere of the week in social media in Europe reaching 18 773 comments. After the airing of the first three episodes, the number of Facebook Likes was multiplied by almost 4.
Premiere: Wednesday 14 October 2015
Distributor: ITV-Inter Medya
Weekly 45-minute episodes (still in production)
MODUS, TV4, SWEDEN
Pitch: Cop drama series, TV adaptation of Anne Holt’s novel “Fear Not” (from the “Vik/Stubø” series) on the investigations led by psychologist and criminologist Inger Johanne Vik, faced with brutal attacks and an international network. Inger Johanne Vik is drawn into the investigation of a series of Christmastime murders across Sweden, after her autistic daughter Stina witnesses one of them.
Social media buzz: According to the witspottER analytics, the drama was the most commented premiere of the week in social media in Sweden. After the airing of the first six episodes, the number of Facebook Likes was multiplied by four.
Premiere: Wednesday 23 September 2015
Distributor: FremantleMedia International
8 weekly 60-minute episodes
FAITES COMME CHEZ VOUS (LIVE FROM MY HOME), TVA, CANADA
Pitch: Music-driven entertainment show which invites each week four new contestants – solo, in duo or group – to perform before the cameras. Every day, one of the contestants is the main star and invites the other three to his/her home, as well as the viewing audience, to give a performance in his/her own style.
Social media buzz: According to the witspottER analytics, the singing contest was among the most commented premieres of the week in social media in Canada. After six weeks, the number of Facebook Likes was multiplied by two.
Premiere: Monday 14 September 2015
Distributor: Armoza Formats
Stripped 30-minute episodes