Electus Intl., the sales company of the studio behind CW hit “Jane the Virgin,” has picked up the tape and format rights for Pernel Media-produced baking travelogue “Sinful Sweets” for Australia, Canada, Asia and Latin America. The 6×30 series, which will air on the Cooking Channel in the U.S. this fall, is one of the many strong titles Electus Intl. will present at Mipcom.
Aside from “Jane the Virgin” and “Sinful Sweets,” the Electus lineup includes “Running Wild With Bear Grylls,” airing on NBC in the U.S., who gives survival courses to celebrities including his biggest catch yet, U.S. President Barack Obama.
Electus’ game shows include “Separation Anxiety,” which pits partners against each other; “Food Fights,” a high-stakes culinary competition between amateur and professional chefs; “Home Free,” where host Mike Holmes steers nine couples as they vie for their ultimate dream home; and “Labor Games,” in which couples in the throes of labor answer trivia questions for the chance to win life-changing prizes for their unborn child.
Possibly even more life-changing is VH1 reality show “Dating Naked,” where dating couples spend a week on a remote island resort where clothing is optional. Three seasons are available.
“Twinning,” another reality series, which also airs on VH1, has 12 sets of twins compete for a grand prize of $222,222.22.
“Canada’s Smartest Person” is an interactive series airing on CBC Canada in which four contenders compete on six categories of intelligence: musical, physical, social, logical, visual and linguistic.
Lastly, “Fameless,” created by David Spade, is a genre-busting prank show on truTV in the U.S. that picks an unsuspecting group of wannabes who are steered by improv actors to participate in games shows, talent competitions, survival shows, home makeovers, etc. Half sketch show, half prank show, this new comedy will reveal how far people will go to be famous.