The (w)it list is a monthly selection by The WIT of 3 fresh, innovative and entertaining shows from around the world with high social media buzz, made just for the MIPTV/MIPCOM community.

  • Fresh TV - 3 fresh shows with highest social media buzz every month

    Watch Play List Number One in the player below, including selections from "The Straits", "Kaboul Kitchen" and "Lilyhammer". Stay tuned each month for new selections.

  • The Wit List - Playlist 1 details

    Lilyhammer, NRK1, Norway

    Pitch: Comedy drama. After Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano testifies against his Mafia boss in New York, he enters the Witness Protection Program and makes an unusual demand: he wants to be set up with a new life in a small town in the Norwegian countryside called Lillehammer.
    Buzz: Most commented new scripted series in social media in Europe during premiere week, according to the witER data. Historical hit in its home country. Promising international career thanks to its cast (Steven Van Zandt from The Sopranos): on VOD service Netflix in America since February 6 and soon in the UK on BBC Four.
    Premiere: 25 January 2012
    Distributor: SevenOne International
    8x45’ episodes

    The Straits, ABC 1, Australia

    Pitch: Comedy crime drama. The story of a family business smuggling drugs into Australia and guns and exotic wildlife out. The father announces that he wants his three sons to compete for the right to replace him as head of the crime family when the time comes for him to retire.
    Buzz:Second most commented new show in social media in Australia during premiere week, according to the witER data.

    Premiere: 2 February 2012
    Distributor: DCD Rights
    10x60’ episodes

    Kaboul Kitchen, Canal+, France

    Pitch: Comedy. A former adventurer opens up a French restaurant in the Afghan capital in 2005, the "Kaboul Kitchen" which soon becomes the place to be in Afghanistan: all the expats rush in to party and enjoy his swimming pool in the heart of Kabul. But one event is going to change his happy way of life : the arrival of Sophie, the daughter he hasn’t seen for 20 years and who has come for humanitarian work.
    Buzz: Most commented new scripted series in social media in Europe during premiere week, according to the witER data.

    Premiere: 13 February 2012
    Distributor: AB International Distribution
    12x26’ episodes


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