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TF1 orders ‘Four Weddings’

ITV Studios France to produce local version of format

French commercial network TF1 has commissioned ITV Studios France to produce a local version of British format “Four Weddings” to bow this year.

Show turns on four brides competing for the best nuptial to win a five-star honeymoon. Each episode follows a contestant on her wedding day, while the other three brides secretly score every detail of the ceremony.

” ‘Four Weddings’ is the perfect format for a local adaptation — providing fresh content guaranteed to produce entertaining situations that any audience can relate to,” said Francois Florentiny, managing director of ITV Studios France.

“From grand occasions in our spectacular cities and magnificent chateaux to intimate affairs in our ancient towns and rolling countryside, we are looking forward to setting the ‘Four Weddings’ challenge to brides-to-be throughout France.”

The format, which aired on Living TV (now called Sky Living), has already been adapted in 12 countries. U.S. net TLC has just commissioned a second season from ITV Studios America.

The Granada Media Australia version was a ratings hit on Seven, nabbing an average 22% share. ITV Studios France was also recently commissioned to adapt “Coach Trip,” a travel-meets-reality format, for M6.

Launched in January 2010, the Paris-based shingle is one of ITV Studios’ seven overseas production offices.

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