Canada's Bell Media Picks Up Israeli Format 'The Gran Plan'

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The comedy factual series has three grandmothers advising young people as life coaches on first and last dates and careers and addictions.

Canadian broadcaster Bell Media has picked up the Israeli comedy factual entertainment format The Gran Plan from Armoza Formats.

The licensing deal will see Bell Media tap indie producer Zone3 to turn the Israeli series about three grandmothers becoming life coaches for young people into a 13-episode season for Canal Vie to debut in March 2016. The strong-willed grannies offer advice on everything from first dates to last dates to career struggles to unhealthy addictions.

The Gran Plan, created by Artza Productions for Channel 10 in Israel, marks the second partnership between Israeli-based Armoza and Zone3 after they adapted the game show While You Were Sleeping for the Canadian market.

Armoza Formats, which represents Israeli formats, earlier secured broadcast deals with NBC, HBO, BBC and Channel Four in the UK, TF1 in France and RTL in Germany. Armoza also earlier teamed with rival Canadian broadcaster Quebecor Media to co-develop new TV format concepts.