Hourlong already a hit in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES — The Czech Republic’s Dramedy Prods. has optioned fly-on-the-wall docu hospital series “E24″ from Argentine’s Cuatro Cabezas.

Set in the emergency room, the hourlong program follows multiple cases and includes interviews with doctors, nurses, patients and their family members.

It’s a hit in Argentina, dominating its primetime slot with an average audience share of more than 30% in its three seasons on Artear-Canal 13, the No. 2 broadcaster.

“E24″ already has been licensed and aired in Chile, Italy and Spain. Cuatro Cabezas produced for broadcaster Telecinco in Spain and UCTV in Chile, while FremantleMedia produced for Rai3 and Fox Life in Italy.

Endemol has optioned it to air on French pubcaster France 2.

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