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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.

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

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