Shine Takes French Format 'Anything Goes' to Spain, Brazil

The late-night format, a hit on France's TF1, features comedians and actors carrying out silly challenges.

Shine Group has inked a series of new deals for hit French late-night comedy format Anything Goes, with local language versions set for Spain, Brazil, Ukraine and Romania.

The original show, in which comedians and actors challenge each other to a series of silly and outrageous stunts, is a ratings smash on French network TF1.

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Shine, which launched the format at the international television market MIPCOM in Cannes last year, has licensed the show to 11 territories so far.

Portugal's SIC has already renewed a local version of Anything Goes after the first series run in January doubled the channel's slot average. Australia's Seven network bowed the format under the name SlideShow, a reverence to the show's sliding stage, on August 7, winning the night overall with 2 million viewers. China, Canada, Denmark and Lebanon have also licensed local versions of the show.

The new deals are for Spain's Antena 3, the 1+1 network in Ukraine, Globo in Brazil and Antena 1 in Romania. Shine Iberia produces the format for Portugal and will handle the Spanish version. Globo has commissioned a 20 episode primetime order of Anything Goes that it will produce in-house. Ukraine's 1+1 has commissioned 10 episodes of the show and the deal with Antena 1 in Romania is for 8 episodes.  

Paris-based production group Satisfaction created the original format and produces the French version of the show.