'Shipwrecked' to Be Adapted for Russian TV
Zodiak Media has also struck a deal to adapt "Don't Forget the Lyrics" for Russia's NTV Channel.
MOSCOW -- International TV production and distribution shingle Zodiak Media has agreed to adapt two of its top U.S. shows for the Russian market.
In a deal signed with Russian broadcaster NTV, Zodiak Media's Russian production unit Zodiak Vostok will produce local versions of hit U.S. formats: Zodiak's show Don’t Forget the Lyrics and RDF’s reality format Shipwrecked.
Both shows will be produced through the Zodiak Vostok-owned production company, Mastiff, to air on NTV later this year.
Song show Don’t Forget the Lyrics, which originally aired on Fox from July 2007 to June 2009, has sold to over 70 countries with the format picked up by 23 countries.
Shipwrecked features tribes of beautiful people living in an apparently idyllic island community who are joined by new members each week.
It was a hit in the U.K., where it aired on Channel 4 for eight seasons between 2000 and 2011, with over 112 episodes. The show has sold to 230 countries worldwide.
Zodiak Media is also responsible for a raft of other popular shows, including Wife Swap, Wallander and Born Survivor: Bear Grylls.