445 new episodes to hit airwaves
ITV Studios is to serve up 445 new episodes of international reality hit “Come Dine With Me” to countries across Eastern Europe.The deals for the show are with terrestrial webs in Serbia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and Turkey. They follow the broadcast of the 1,000th episode of “Come Dine With Me,” made by Granada Germany for Vox. The program will bow in Serbia on Nacionalna TV, which has commissioned 65 episodes, and Pop TV in Slovenia, following an order for 120 episodes. Slovenia is the 20th country to screen a local version of “Come Dine With Me,” ITV Studios said. Show TV Turkey is poised to air the sixth season of the skein and has commissioned 60 new episodes, while Hungary’s RTL Klub commissioned 120 episodes. RTL Croatia has told ITV Studios it wants 90 episodes to air later this year.