NBCUniversal Formats recently expanded its "The Big Show" format with a new Dutch adaptation titled "The Big Show" met Ruben Nicolai to air on RTL 4.“We are thrilled to expand this brilliant format into The Netherlands and to be working with our partners at RTL to bring a unique version of The Big Show to Dutch audiences," Ana Langenberg, SVP Format Sales & Production, NBCUniversal Formats said. "With a brilliant host and an incredible star-studded line-up, this series will continue to entertain and excite audiences as it has around the world. We’re excited to see where this format takes us next.”
"The Big Show" was originally produced by Hungry Bear Media for BBC One. Michael McIntyre's Big Show was the second biggest unscripted title for the broadcaster in 2019. The series also won Best Studio Entertainment Show at the 2019 Rose d’Or Award. Michael McIntyre's Big Show is set to return UK screens soon on BBC One and iPlayer. The Big Show is licensed globally by NBCUniversal Formats.
The popular entertainment format has seen ample success in Europe. Following a successful launch in France, four additional episodes were ordered by leading broadcaster France 2; a successful third season recently launched in Italy on Canale 5 and the format has also now been optioned by Secuoya for a Spanish version.
The recently launched Dutch adaptation his hosted by popular television presenter and comedian Ruben Nicolai and sees audiences becoming stars, taking part in remarkable surprises, hidden camera fun and sensational performances with some of The Netherland’s biggest stars.