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  1. Banijay Rights Brings Hit Format DON’T to Mexico

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    Following the successful launchof DON’T in the U.S., Banijay Rights is bringing its hit comedic game show format to Mexico, teaming up with TV Azteca and EndemolShine Boomdog. The local adaption is set to start production this week.

     

    Locally known as Don’t: No lo Hagas, the Mexican series will be hosted by presenter and comedian, Adal Ramones, and is expected to launch in September on national broadcaster, Azteca Uno.

     

    Don’tis a physical comedy game show where families can win money by following one simple rule: Don’t do it. The show tests contestants through spectacular and impressive physical games, where the key is to overcome their instincts; it’s the ultimate test of mind, body and family bonds.

     

    A recent hit in the US for ABC Networks, the family-friendly format launched as the #1 show of the night on network television, won its slot for 18-49s and 25-54s.The 8 x 60’ series was produced by Banijay Studios North America, executive produced by Hollywood superstar, Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), and hosted by Adam Scott (Parks And Rec, Big Little Lies).

     

    Elliott Chalkely, Vice President of Sales at Banijay Rights comments, “The fun-loving mischievous tone of Don’t is just the tonic international audiences need right now. We at Banijay Rights are very excited to see the first international adaptation go into production in Mexico with Endemol Shine Boomdog, for Azteca – a highly-esteemed partner of ours.”

     

    “Being able to offer audiences quality content and entertaining international formats produced in Mexico is a top priority for TV Azteca and Don’t  is a clear example of this,” adds Alberto Ciurana, General Director of Contents and Distribution of TV Azteca.

     

    “We are thrilled to partner with the team at TV Azteca and our new colleagues at Banijay Rights to bring Don’t to Mexico,” says Endemol Shine Boomdog CEO Alejandro Rincon. “This is such a fun concept and with the great Adal Ramones as our host, we believewe’ll be able to deliver something special to the Mexican audience.”

  2. From the Twisted Mind of Executive Producer Ryan Reynolds and Hosted by Adam Scott Don’t Premieres on ABC, Thursday, June 11 (9:00 – 10:00 p.m. EDT). Watch it. Don’t Miss Out

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    Executive produced by Ryan Reynolds and hosted by Adam Scott (“Big Little Lies”), “Don’t” is a comedic physical game show where doing nothing is what it takes to win (finally!). Contestants are given the opportunity to team up with their family and friends for the chance to win a cash prize of up to $100,000 by tackling hilarious tasks, each with the simple rule: “DON’T.”From Banijay Studios North America, ABC’s newest summer game show premieres THURSDAY, JUNE 11 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT).

     

    “I’m excited for people to see ‘Don’t’ and feel we made the right call in changing what was the working title: ‘Please Do Not,’” said Adam Scott.

     

    In each episode, members of a four-person team strive to accomplish various challenges, such as “Don’t Blink,” “Don’t Look Back” and “Don’t Play Ball in the House,” as they work together to build their bank. If they fail a challenge, they don’t earn money and suffer ridiculous consequences. Along the way, they’ll have the choice to take risks by pushing the Don’t Push Button or taking a chance on a Don’t You Dare, You. In the end, whatever money they have left in their bank – if anything – is theirs to keep. The series is voiced by Ryan Reynolds and features hilarious, unexpected moments that break from the traditional game show format.

     

    Produced by Banijay Studios North America, “Don’t” is executive produced by Ryan Reynolds, David Goldberg, Caroline Baumgard, David Hurwitz, Conrad Green and George Dewey. The “Don’t” format is distributed internationally by Banijay Rights.

     

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  3. Banijay Studios North America Hires Rebecca Mayer as Executive Vice President of Programming and Development

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    Production and development executive Rebecca Mayer has joined Banijay Studios North America, a Banijay Group company (“Temptation Island,” “Survivor”, “Wife Swap”), in the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Programming and Development. Mayer will focus on expanding the studio’s development and current slate in the U.S., creating original content for broadcast, cable and streaming. This includes collaborating with Banijay’s independent international producers on creating English-language programs based on new and proven formats.  She will report to David Goldberg, President and CEO, Banijay Studios North America and will be based in Los Angeles.

     

    Goldberg said: “I am thrilled to welcome Rebecca to the Banijay family.  Her extensive producing experience, creativity and infectious enthusiasm make her the ideal choice to oversee our development and programming departments. I have no doubt that she will be a great asset to the future of our company.”

     

    Prior to joining Banijay, Mayer was a development consultant and producer under an overall deal at the Universal Television Alternative Studio for three years.  She worked on formats including NBC’s comedy competition series “Bring the Funny,” musical competition series “Songland” and sports competition series “The Titan Games,” hosted by Dwayne Johnson. Mayer has served as showrunner and executive producer on docu-series, reality, live, and live-to-tape formats in the U.S. and UK, including the news talk series “TakePart Live” (Pivot), “Toddlers & Tiaras” (TLC) and “FABLife” (Disney/ABC). Mayer began her career in casting (Intervention, Kid Nation) and has worked extensively in production and development.

     

    David Goldberg launched Banijay Studios North America in April, 2014 after pioneering the reality TV genre as founder of Endemol USA, where he churned out a broad portfolio of hits such as “Big Brother,” “Deal or No Deal,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “Steve Harvey,” and “Wipeout.” Banijay Studios North America’s recent credits include “Child Support” with Ricky Gervais, hosted by Fred Savage; the iconic international hit formats “Temptation Island,” currently in its second season on USA, “Wife Swap,” currently in its second season on Paramount Network, and the upcoming original comedy competition series “Don’t” (ABC), a collaboration with producing partner Ryan Reynolds, hosted by Adam Scott.

     

    Headquartered in Los Angeles, Banijay Studios North America (BSNA) creates original network, syndicated and cable programming and develops Banijay’s successful formats for the U.S. market.

     

    Mayer is repped by WME and Schreck Rose.

     

  4. Do Get Excited Because Adam Scott Will Host ABC’s New Game Show ‘Don’t’

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    ABC Entertainment and Banijay Studios North America announced today that actor Adam Scott is set to host “Don’t” on ABC. Executive produced by Ryan Reynolds, “Don’t” is a comedic physical game show that offers contestants the opportunity to team up with their family and friends for the chance to win a cash prize of up to $100,000 by tackling hilarious tasks each with the simple rule of “DON’T.” In each episode, members of the four-person team will strive to accomplish various challenges, such as “Don’t Laugh,” “Don’t Blink” or “Don’t Look Back,” as they work together to build their bank.

     

    “I’m very excited to be the host of ABC’s new game show ‘Don’t,’” said Adam Scott. “As a fan of both ‘games’ and ‘shows,’ I feel we may be onto something here.”

     

    Adam Scott is an award-winning actor, director and producer. Known for his role as Ben Wyatt in the NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” he also starred as Derek in the film “Step Brothers” and Henry Pollard in the acclaimed Starz sitcom “Party Down.” Adam can currently be seen in the award-winning HBO series “Big Little Lies,” which was nominated for a 2017 TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials. He’s also recurring in NBC’s “The Good Place,” for which he received a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Villain. This past season, he starred opposite Craig Robinson in the 20th Century Fox TV paranormal-comedy series, “Ghosted,” that his Getting’ Rad Productions also produced. His film, “Fun Mom Dinner,” which he both stars in and executive produced, also through Gettin’ Rad, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was purchased by Netflix. He was nominated for the Best First Feature Independent Spirit Award in 2017 and won a 2017 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film – Limited Release as a producer on “Other People,” and was also nominated for Best Actor for his performance in “The Vicious Kind” in 2009. Adam starred in and produced the independent feature, “The Overnight,” which premiered at Sundance in 2015 and was the first feature film produced by Gettin’ Rad Productions. “The Greatest Event in Television History” was Gettin’ Rad Productions’ first project in 2012 and was created, directed, produced, written and starred in by Adam. Adam has appeared in “Black Mass,” opposite Johnny Depp and Joel Edgerton; and “My Blind Brother,” opposite Nick Kroll and Jenny Slate. His other film credits include “Flower,” “The Disaster Artist,” “Krampus,” “Our Idiot Brother,” “Friends with Kids,” “A.C.O.D.,” “Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” “Sleeping with Other People,” “The Guilt Trip,” “Bachelorette,” “Leap Year,” “Knocked Up,” “Monster-in-Law” and “The Aviator.”

     

    Produced by Banijay Studios North America, “Don’t” is executive produced by Ryan Reynolds, David Goldberg, Caroline Baumgard, David Hurwitz and Maximum Effort’s George Dewey. The “Don’t” format is distributed internationally by Banijay Rights.

  5. ABC Says Do to New Original Game Show, ‘Don’t’

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    ABC announced today that the network has picked up “Don’t,” a new original game show created by Banijay Studios North America. This comedic physical game follows one family of four who must work together throughout five mental and physical challenges with only one rule: Don’t. For example, “Don’t Slip,” “Don’t Forget,” “Don’t Laugh,” “Don’t Say It,” “Don’t Scream” and a slew of “Don’t” challenges you didn’t even know existed.

     

    In each episode, one family will have a set amount of time to succeed in each hilarious task and win a cash prize. When they fail a challenge, they don’t earn money and one of them will be eliminated from the game. Family members can be eliminated until only one remains. The last standing relative must complete the rest of the challenges on their own to win money for the family. At the end of the final “Don’t” challenge, the money they have been able to earn, if any, is theirs to keep.

    Ryan Reynolds commented, “All my life, the word ‘don’t’ has tortured me. From ‘don’t curse’ to ‘don’t play ball in the house’ to ‘don’t eat the crab salad you left in the sun for three days.’ I cannot wait for my personal trauma to become the next great ABC family show.”

    “Who better than Ryan Reynolds to bring us the next big tent, family-friendly competition show?,” said Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment. “When he and Banijay Studios came to us with this hilarious and wildly original idea, we were all in.”

     

    David Goldberg, president and CEO, Banijay Studios North America, and executive producer of “Don’t” remarks, “’Don’t’ is based upon the simple premise that there are countless things that our brain advises us to do. In ‘Don’t,’ contestants are challenged to resist what their brain is urging them to do. One thing is for sure, my brain never said ‘don’t’ to Ryan Reynolds, one of the most talented and popular stars on the planet. This wildly entertaining and unpredictable show has so much potential, and I’m pleased to be making it for ABC, who has been such a great partner over the years.”

     

    Ryan Reynolds is the star and producer of the billion-dollar hit “Deadpool” (FOX) franchise. He recently wrapped shooting on Michael Bay’s “6 Underground” (Netflix) and will soon be heard as the voice of Detective Pikachu in Legendary/Warner Bros “Pokémon: Detective Pikachu.” He is currently working on a slate of films as a producer through his company, Maximum Effort.

     

    Produced by Banijay Studios North America, “Don’t” is executive produced by Ryan Reynolds, David Goldberg, Caroline Baumgard and Maximum Effort’s George Dewey. The “Don’t” format is distributed internationally by Banijay Rights.

  6. Banijay Rights Announces Sale of Temptation Island

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    Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, today announces a Canadian sale for the US reboot of classic reality series, TEMPTATION ISLAND. Sold to Canada’s number one content creation company, Bell Media, the series will air on the business’ top-rated channels, E! Entertainment Specialty channel, CTV’s network, which includes its digital platforms, as well as its leading Canadian SVOD service, Crave.

     

    The 11-episode US revival, TEMPTATION ISLAND, produced by Banijay Studios North America for USA Network, will premiere later this month. Hotly anticipated by audiences in North America, the show will now also simulcast in Canada, premiering on E!, and following on CTV’s networks, and prestige SVOD platform Crave, allowing Canadian audiences to enjoy the revival however and wherever they want. Mark L. Walberg, who hosted the original series that premiered in 2001, is set to return as host.

     

    Andreas Lemos, VP of Sales (North America) & Acquisitions at Banijay Rights, said: “In Banijay Studio North America’s expert hands, the hugely successful TEMPTATION ISLAND formula has been updated and expanded for USA Network to become must-see – and must-tweet – TV for a whole new generation. We are thrilled that our Canadian day and date partners for the US episodes will be Bell Media – across not only E! but also CTV, Canada’s top-rated network, and SVOD platform Crave – meaning that the show will receive the most extensive and multi-dimensional exposure possible.”

     

    “In today’s social media savvy word, it’s perfect timing for the return to television of TEMPTATION ISLAND, our new tent pole program for E! this Winter” said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. “It will surely provide can’t miss storylines and drama. We look forward to introducing the series to even more audiences on CTV stations and our top steaming service, Crave.”

     

    TEMPTATION ISLAND is the ultimate test of faithfulness, following dating couples at a pivotal time in their relationship, where they must mutually decide if they are ready to commit to one another for the rest of their lives — or should go their separate ways. Together, the couples travel to the tropical paradise of Maui, Hawaii, where they join 24 eligible men and women. There, they live the “single life,” in a test that is meant to help answer their most difficult questions about their relationship.

     

    The US version of TEMPTATION ISLAND is executive produced by Banijay Studios North America’s David Goldberg and Caroline Baumgard; Scott Jeffress also serves as executive producer.