Fremantle revealed details about this year's London Screening catalog. The slate includes original entertainment programming titles, such as "The Second Chance Ex-periment," "The Big Celebrity Detox," "The Beatbox" and "DNA Singers."“These new formats are a great example of how Fremantle champions strong and creative concepts that really connect with global audiences," Andrew Llinares, Director of Global Entertainment at Fremantle said. "Creativity is at the heart of what we do and I’m so proud to share a snippet of our brilliant formats."
The catalog will join other existing, successful titles, such as "Got Talent," "Idol," "The X Factor," "Farmer Wants a Wife," "The Price is Right" and "Family Feud." In "The Second Chance Ex-periment" from Fremantle Portugal, divorced or separated couples are reunited and given a chance to repair their broken relationships. The ex-couples move in together for seven weeks and take on personalised challenges, carefully designed by therapists to help them overcome their issues. At the end of each week, the couples are asked during a symbolic ring ceremony if they would like to continue the experiment or go home alone.
"DNA Singers," a new program for the Netherlands, also launched successfully in Korea last year. The title was created by FormatEast and Kyung Hwangbo and has been adapted by Blue Circle, a Fremantle company, for the Netherlands. In this family-friendly guessing game contestants who possess a talent for singing and also share DNA with a celebrity singer, take to the stage to perform in front of a panel of judges. The judges then have to guess which celebrities the singers are genetically related to.
"The Big Celebrity Detox," produced by Thames, a Fremantle label, for E4 in the UK, sees eight celebrities travel to a wellness resort, to help them cleanse their bodies and change their lives for the better. Under the guidance of a spiritual guide and other treatment experts, the celebrities will undergo some of the most outlandish detox treatments in the world. Each week, they will take on three treatments based on a specific emotion, and the celebrity who commits to the experience the most is rewarded.
Musical gameshow "The Beatbox" is a play-along format where two celebrity teams compete by recreating iconic songs with nothing more than household objects. Building up to the show-stopping performances are interactive musical games to collect the most household items. "The Beatbox" is co-developed by Something Special and Blue Circle, a Fremantle company and Naked, a Fremantle label. "The Beatbox will have everyone at home tapping mugs and opening and closing doors to make their own music. Whilst DNA Singers asks if talent really does run in the family and will have viewers guessing along with the judges," Linares said. "There really is something for everyone.”
These new formats are a great example of how Fremantle champions strong and creative concepts that really connect with global audiences. Creativity is at the heart of what we do and I’m so proud to share a snippet of our brilliant formats including the likes of The Second Chance Ex-periment where viewers can expect to watch compelling and relatable stories about reunited couples; or have their eyes opened in an unexpectedly punchy and emotional show like The Big Celebrity Detox. The Beatbox will have everyone at home tapping mugs and opening and closing doors to make their own music. Whilst DNA Singers asks if talent really does run in the family and will have viewers guessing along with the judges. There really is something for everyone.” Andrew Linares Director of Global Entertainment, Fremantle