Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling is to front an ITV quiz inspired by 1990s BBC format The Alphabet Game as part of a trio of daytime commissions.
Walking The Himalayas indie October Films has picked up a six-part survival series for Discovery - its third major US commission in the last two months.
Talpa UK has hired former Channel 4 commissioning editor Madeleine Knight as its director of development and formats.
More 4 has picked up an Australian vet doc while the RTS is to invest £75,000 in TV technology bursaries.
Shine TV is to head to Essex for the second series of Sky 1 blue-light documentary The Force.
Electric Ray has landed its first ITV commission – a primetime factual series following Britain’s army of council enforcement officers.
Outgoing Endemol Shine Group president Tim Hincks has claimed that an “inherent snobbery” lies behind criticism of the BBC importing entertainment formats.
E4 has ordered two Tattoo Fixers spin-off series following the success of the Studio Lambert format.
The Valleys producer True North is working with MTV on a second attempt to bring Catfish: The TV Show to British audiences.
Endomol Shine Group’s fledgling label Bandit Television is to co-produce a dramatisation of the notorious Rillington Place murders for BBC1.
Parenthood and wealth are among the topics to be investigated by Anne Robinson in a factual series being developed by The Garden Productions for BBC1.
Greenbird network indie Rumpus Media is to produce a light-hearted format examining British immigration etiquette for Channel 4.
ITV is to pilot a daytime entertainment show inspired by the iconic board game Scrabble.
Stephen Fry will revisit his 2006 documentary The Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive for a BBC1 mental health season.
Grayson Perry is to explore the concept of masculinity in modern Britain for his third series for Channel 4.
Hillbilly Films, the indie responsible for Channel 4’s Bafta-award single Random, has scored its first ITV commission.
Greenbird network indie Handsome Productions is to make a reality format for MTV starring eight twenty-somethings - and their grandparents.
ITV has lined up a two-hour film from Oxford Film and Television and a live broadcast from the Royal Windsor Horse Show to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.