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We are focusing on young-skewing reality series, which fall into 3 three categories.

Stripped Reality Events - eg. Love Island and Big Brother

  • These are fast turn around series that involve viewer interaction (ie. voting)

  • They should create a shared viewing experience, with lots of talk-ability and should drive conversation on social

  • Both the precinct and format need to feel distinct and original.

Constructed Reality - eg. The Only Way Is Essex, Real Housewives of Cheshire, Bad Chefs & Loaded in Paradise

  • These are post-produced shows.

  • Character and narrative led

  • They can be precinct based such as The Only Way Is Essex and Real Housewives of Cheshire, which are real-life soap operas or set on location, such as Loaded in Paradise and The Singles Table, which are more formatted.

Access Reality/Obs Doc series - eg. Billie & Greg: The Family Diaries, Kelsey Parker: Life Without Tom

  • Talent led

  • Intimate and authentic access, filmed in an obs doc style

  • Driven by an event (such as a wedding or a pregnancy) or a broader subject matter (bereavement, health issues)

Email Amanda amanda.stavri@itv.com and Pete peter.tierney@itv.com directly with ideas.  These can be top lines, or a more worked up treatment, with casting tapes and sizzles.  Development money is available.

We aim to respond to all submissions within about four weeks but please note we only accept submissions from production companies

Amanda Stavri - Commissioning Editor: Reality
Peter Tierney - Commissioning Editor: Reality

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