Brit knock-off promised to Col TriStar TV
Stone Stanley Entertainment, which in the last month has announced pacts to pilot two syndie shows, has signed on to develop a third: “The People Vs.,” for Columbia TriStar Television Distribution.Stone Stanley, producer of the upcoming reality series “The Mole” for ABC, is modeling “People” after a U.K. format, the rights to which the company secured from Jerry Sadowitz and Michael Hill, who own “The People vs. Jerry Sadowitz.” U.K. version is produced by London Weekend Television for Channel 5. Two kinds of ‘People’ Skein is different and separate from the project of the same name in the works at ABC (Daily Variety, June 28). “All You Need Is Love,” which Stone Stanley is producing for Tribune Entertainment to distribute, is also based on a foreign format acquired by the indie production outfit. “Zobmondo!!,” for Studios USA Domestic Television, is the company’s other syndie pilot in the works. The premise of “The People Vs.” grants guests the chance to show off their comedic talents under the observation of an established comedian’s watchful eye. The William Morris Agency brokered Stone Stanley’s deal with Columbia. ‘Man’ bites Turkey Meanwhile at Stone Stanley, activity has also picked up on its library. Format for “The Man Show,” which the company produces for FX, is being sold abroad by Pearson Television, which has secured a deal in Turkey. And episodes of “Born Lucky,” a gameshow that was hosted by “Entertainment Tonight’s” Bob Goen, will begin airing in repeats on Pax beginning July 17. Originals first aired on Lifetime in 1992. Stone Stanley is also in discussions with distributors to bring its 9-year-old “Shop ‘Til You Drop,” which airs on Pax, into the international marketplace.