London– Los Angeles and London based formats company Small World IFT is set to debut a host of new hit formats sourced from partners around the world, including a new collaboration with South Korean network JTBC, as the company celebrates its 10th anniversary at MIPCOM.
Small World IFT has secured format distribution on two JTBC titles ahead of MIPCOM. Unique entertainment show Abnormal Summit sees comedic hosts exploring some of the “accepted truths” in their country by inviting a group of young people to their Abnormal Summit. More than 60 episodes of Abnormal Summit have aired in South Korea, with series also airing in Turkey and China to strong ratings.
Also from JTBC, Crime Scene is a game show format where everyone is a suspect. The mystery unfolds as players discover various clues from re-enacted crime scenes whilst one player must try to mislead the others.
Small World’s game show portfolio includes the innovative Sofa Survivors from TV Format Fund, Shy Barmeli, Ori Dror, which discovers whether it’s possible for contestants to survive on virtual love alone. The show features a clever host, a witty celebrity guest and four sharp and outgoing contestants, who take centre stage to battle the Lights Out! board.
Small World will showcase Better Late Than Never at MIPCOM, based on the ratings-winning original format from South Korea’s CJ E&M Corporation, Grandpas Over Flowers. Following four veteran stars and their porter as they hit the road on a fish-out-of-water backpacking adventure of a lifetime, Better Late Than Never is currently in production in the U.S. for NBC, featuring renowned actors William Shatner and Henry Winkler, American football legend Terry Bradshaw and world champion boxer George Foreman.
Finally, musical reality talent format Mom Made Me a Star, from Romania’s Media Factory, will make its debut. Recently commissioned by the UK’s CBBC – the first ever UK adaptation of a Romanian format – where it will air as Got What it Takes?, the format offers an intimate look at the parent-child relationship, following talented young singers and their pushy parents as they learn about the realities of the music industry, whilst honing their talents with mentoring from a professional vocal coach.