A Ukrainian broadcaster has taken remake rights to a Shine International reality entertainment series that first aired on US network Fox.
1+1 has picked up Mobbed, in which unsuspecting people receive life-changing news through a flash mob – an unannounced, syncronised dance performance in a public place.
The format, created by producer Alevy Productions and Angel City Factory, has also been adapted by ProSieben in Germany. 1+1 will go with an initial run of 10 episodes.
Mobbed aired on Fox in 2011, with 10.8 million viewers watching the premiere.
The finished first season was subsequently picked up by Network Ten (Australia), TVNZ (New Zealand), Fox International Channels (South-East Asia), V (Canada), AB1 and Gulli (France), Mediaset’s Divinity (Spain), SBS (Netherlands), TV5 (Finland), Skarinn (Iceland) and TVNorge (Norway).
A second season will air on Fox next month.
Lisa Higginson, Shine International’s sales manager for Central and Eastern Europe, said Mobbed was the company’s first production to air on 1+1.
Meanwhile, Shine International has also sold its worldwide hit cooking format MasterChef into Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
For the first time, the format will air as a two-territory coproduction between Slovakia’s Markiza and TV Nova in the Czech Republic. Both channels are owned by Central European Media Enterprises.
STB in Ukraine has also ordered a second season of the show, while the format was recently picked up by TVN in Poland.