Brand New Formats
Brand New Formats
Late Night Show with Nitty & Gritty
Company: NHK/NHK Enterprises, Inc.
Genre: Studio Talk Show
People have their obsessions. Some have pasts. Many may not be "worthy" of mainstream television coverage, but we often read about them buzzing on social media. This show encourages and celebrates these weird, dark, niche, and definitely underground ways of life through a candid talk show using puppets. Why puppets? Guests are freer to speak their minds! A savvy format with real-life voices that has drawn in new audiences.
Genre: Variety Show, Game Show
This show focuses on comedians and actors, and finds out the differences of their power of expression. Actors and comedians, in team of 3, compete on how good they can dub on muted videos.
Challengers first watch a short muted video and then they put their voice on it.
The videos span from a crime scene with a hostage to a tense scene where a man goes to ask his girlfriend’s father for his permission on their marriage.
Actors’ team prepare a script with discussing each other. On the other hand, comedian teams just bring themselves to make their best of improvising ability.
Look forward to the unexpected lines and creative stories!!!
Extreme Animal Selfie
Genre: Factual Entertainment
Duration: 60 min
Nowadays, social networks are saturated with selfies showing cute pets. Our fearless explorers take up a challenge on a whole new level: taking selfies with the most dangerous animals! Advised by the best rangers, they use funny but proven techniques to get the closest possible to wild animals and to get the most “likes” on SNS.
Company: TV Tokyo Corporation (TV TOKYO)
Genre: Reality/ Entertainment
Duration: 120 min
Draining pond water project has become a phenomenon in Japan!
After the first broadcasting, “Draining Pond Water” project has become a sensation in Japan.
Celebrities visit muddy, dirty ponds and drain all the water up to investigate what is causing the pollution.
In many cases the pollution is caused by enormous alien species, such as alligators or turtles which have been destroying the ecosystem.
People are excited to see what kinds of creatures appear out of the mud, at the same time appreciate the beauty of city ponds retrieved thanks to the project.
The viewing rate of the latest episode broadcasting in January 2018 recorded 13.5%, the highest ever.
Genre: Social Experiment
Duration: 60 min. eps
One goal, nine desperate aspirants, countless mind games to eliminate the rest and be the only winner. In a locked room, they have 24 hours to determine “the one,” or else all nine leave empty-handed. True characters are revealed through tears, collusion and betrayal in this brand new social experiment format.
Witness democracy at its most extreme!
In 2017, a Ferrari worth 2 million dollars was found covered with dust in an abandoned Japanese shed. It was forgotten in the shed for over 40 years without the owner noticing its value. Do you remember what’s in your shed? Have you opened your shed recently? From celebrity’s shed to ordinary people’s barn, “JACK-IN-THE-SHED” will open and expose the items inside.
Duration: 30-150 min.
Takeshi's Castle which enjoyed a revival in the mid-2000s around the globe has come back with three new series. The new Takeshi's Castles were shot in Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand, with the same concept as the original cult hit show, which saw 100 contestants challenge a number of hilarious obstacles like STEPPING STONES and MAN-EATING HOLE to storm the castle. Proving this concept is as fresh and popular as ever, these new series will attract both original devotees of Takeshi’s Castle and a new generation fans.
TEST OF FRIENDS
Company: TV Asahi Corporation (TV Asahi)
Duration: 60 mins
How far would your friends go for you? The average person has 155 friends on social media, but how many are real friends you can rely on?
The players must search their contact list for 50 friends, from best buddy to brother, from first love to former boss, who will participate in the craziest challenges in order to win a huge cash prize.
Across this show designed by Youngest Media of the UK and TV Asahi of Japan, the friends must face a series of challenges from a catalog of some of the craziest games you’ve ever seen. Every friend must play one game each – but it is up to the main player to decide which friend is best suited to which game. Can the players and their friends survive this biggest team game ever and win the big cash prize?