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TBI: SVT tweaks Fittest Family for lockdown

15/05/20

Sweden’s SVT has ordered a local version of Magnify Media and Kite Entertainment’s reality format Fittest Family.

Jarowskij Productions is poised to go into production on an 8 x 60-minute adaptation of the Irish format, originally commissioned by RTÉ. The show is due to TX on SVT in a weekend primetime slot in the third quarter.

As production has now resumed in Sweden, subject to certain protocols, the Swedish iteration of Fittest Family will be recorded on a redevised set and feature specially adapted tasks.

The action will take place on a mountain environment, where the competing families will live on a campsite, following strict safety guidelines. They will also not be judged exclusively on their physical prowess, but also on how well they work together and support each other.

The commission marks the sixth deal for the show, which originally aired on Ireland’s RTÉ and was produced by Kite. The deal with SVT was brokered by Magnify Media’s manager of format sales, Germany & Nordics, Cecilia Ingebrigtsen.

RTÉ has recently ordered an eight season, which joins other deals struck with Chilevision, Germany’s Sat. 1, Hungary’s TV2, Croatia’s RTL Croatia and Slovenia’s Planet TV.

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