Brand New Formats
Brand New Formats
Beat the Rooms
Genre: Entertainment / Gameshow
Duration: 60 min. or 30 min.
The crazy, action-packed new gameshow
“Beat the Rooms” is the only action gameshow where players are challenged NOT to do something! - Don’t breathe! Don’t get nervous! Don’t fall! and more - all with wacky, hilarious results! In each episode, two teams of four try and ‘beat’ two rooms, each room holding several Missions that test their ability to overcome a physical or mental obstacle. Don’t Fly Off! is near impossible when being spun around and trying to answer questions! And Don’t Breathe! is all you can think about when you’re underwater trying to solve puzzles!
Two players from each team take on a room together, one team after the other, with the goal of completing the Missions and beating the room in the quickest time possible. Each player has their own countdown clock, which runs faster if they break the rules, and at the end of each game players with the least time are eliminated by being sent crashing through the wall!
In the hilarious finale, each team’s two surviving players use time saved from the rooms to help them race across a huge, slippery slope. Observing a final important rule - Don’t Slip Off! - only one team will slide to victory and “Beat the Rooms”!
・From the creators of Dragons’ Den / Shark Tank
・Commissioned straight-to-series by Nippon TV
・Combines a crazy physical gameshow with quiz and puzzle challenges
Created by Nippon TV and Red Arrow Studios
Produced by Nippon TV for Nippon TV (Japan)
Genre: Prank show
Duration: 60 min.
Experience the surprise of your life!
Japans best pranksters have created countless of never seen before hilarious hidden camera gags. Beware the faceless taxi driver or the zombie jumping out of the table… Caution! Not for the faint-hearted!
High School 3-C!
Company: TV Tokyo Corporation (TV TOKYO)
Genre: Entertainment Live Variety Show
Duration: About 30 min.
TV TOKYO will create an “Ideal” Home Room in one year. Every week in this daily live show we will invite 5 amateur young contestants to join the class room for five days and try numerous activities prepared by the classroom teachers. On the last day only one out of five contestants stay in the class room. A very fresh audition show produced by Yasushi Akimoto, the producer of national idol group AKB48 in Japan.
BUKKOMI FAKE BUSTERS
Genre: Culture / Entertainment / Education
Duration: 30-120 min.
Experts meeting local self-acclaimed experts around the world to provide valuable lessons!
“Oh, this is good!” “Wait, but, how authentic is it?” - Have you ever thought about how much we are all influenced by the foreign products and culture that surrounds us? Have you ever wondered how much of it is genuine?
This program introduces cultural aspects of Japan (cuisine, sports, and more) adapted around the world, and if they are not genuine, gives guidance to authenticity in an entertaining way through a disguised expert who offers expertise in each genre or topic.
For instance, sushi or karate! Many of you may have had sushi at some time in your life. But you never know whether the kind of sushi you had actually exists in Japan or whether it’s the best you can get outside of Japan.
When encountering something that is not quite the genuine original, the expert is ready to make a trip and provide lessons to make the experience more authentic in sometimes humorous and eye-opening way with a surprise ending. Other cuisine, sports, and many other topics are treated in a similar way.
The original program focuses on elements of Japanese culture exported and adopted abroad, but that theme can be replaced with the elements of any culture that may be exported or adopted elsewhere or to imports that are subject to adaptation and variation.
Genre: Game Show / Quiz Show
Duration: 30 min.
This is a quiz show that two gamblers play against each other. The gamblers bet on the answers of five team players of their own team. The questions, which are multiple answers such as "Speaking of what a broken hearted girl does?" will be given to the players. Five players compete to give the same answer in their team. If their answers match, it will be converted into scores based on a poker rule. When the answer of the two players are the same, it’s “one pair”. When answers of five players are the same, it’s “five of a kind”. The one with a strong hand wins and gets points according to their poker hands and their bets. After finishing 5 questions, a gambler with the highest score wins and gets prize money according to their scores!
The winning team can challenge a slot machine. If they get five“７”, players and an audience win a Las Vegas trip!
Special Rule1 “Change the answer”
At the fourth question, players can change the answer. The gamblers can check the answers of fellow players first. They choose to hold or change. The answer to change will be opened and rewritten.
Special Rule2 “Aim a comeback”
At the fifth question, the gamblers also answer the question. There are 6 respondents in total. They have high chance to form a good hand. Moreover, the point will be doubled. Any team can aim a comeback!
Sweet Kiss Bitter Kiss
Company: TV Asahi Corporation (TV Asahi)
Genre: Romantic Reality
Duration: 30-60 min.
Isn’t it a familiar news around the world to hear an actor and an actress falling in love for real after acting a role of a couple in love in a film or a TV drama? The outcome must be an act of a cupid’s arrow hidden behind romantic acting.
“Sweet Kiss Bitter Kiss” is a format that tests such common outcome in a reality show setting, where 4 pairs of promising young actor and actresses play the same romantic scene.
The cameras follow them to see if their kisses on the film become a sweet love for real or a bitter disappointment.
This innovative format is far beyond any dating shows. We witness the filming of a highlight scene of a romantic drama within the show where the sweet/bitter kiss ignites the whole outcome!
GOLDEN SPOON: Mama is the Best!
Genre: Reality Show / Game Show
Duration: 55 min.
A lovely and amusing variety show format where kids are tested if they can tell the dish cooked by their mom from ready-to-eat instant meals. The mom who wins out all the stages will get a golden spoon as a sign of the best cooking mom!
Company: NHK/NHK Enterprises, Inc.
Genre: Lifestyle / Studio
Duration: 45 min.
A studio based makeup show that connects the Cinderellas in your country!
We all know that it requires daily efforts to look and feel good about ourselves. But sometimes you cannot help but wish for a magical transformation even if it was only for one night…
Cinderella Network is a studio based make-up show, which connects the girls at home to share practical ready-to-use makeup tips, using the latest network technology. Witness the magic unfold when a group of girls is connected!