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ITV commissions new entertainment show, Japandemonium

Published: Thu 13 Jul 2017

ITV commissions new entertainment show, Japandemonium
 
ITV today announced new show Japandemonium; a fast-paced, action-packed series celebrating the very best and funniest clips from Japan’s iconic game shows. 
 
Produced by Zig Zag Productions, the 6 x 30 minute series will be voiced by radio DJ Melvin Odoom (The Xtra Factor, Strictly Come Dancing) and will air later this year on ITV.
 
Japandemonium showcases clips from some of the most amazing and bizarre games ever to feature on Japanese TV. Coupled with clips from the insane and hilarious pranks pulled on celebrities and members of the public alike, Japanese audiences have enjoyed some of the world’s funniest and most elaborate hidden camera pranks ever to have been staged.
 
Japandemonium has been commissioned by Asif Zubairy, ITV’s Commissioning Editor, Comedy and Entertainment. Executive Producers for the series are Danny Fenton and Andy Scott.  
 
Asif Zubairy, ITV’s Commissioning Editor, Comedy and Entertainment said: "Japandemonium is a collection of some of the cleverest, funniest, oddest, most bonkers game shows ever seen outside Japan".
 
Andy Scott, Zig Zag Productions’ Head of Entertainment said “The Japanese are the absolute masters of epic physical gameshows and completely hilarious no-holds-barred hidden camera pranks. They’ve suffered for their art – and now you can sit back, strap in tight and enjoy a fast-paced collection of the best moments, all gathered together into what we like to call a ‘Japandemonium’”.