The television consultancy firm revealed to ttvnews its selection of the most outstanding non-fiction premieres of the last month around the world.

The television consultant Teleformat revealed to ttvnews its selection of the 21 most outstanding entertainment formats among the premieres of May.

The list includes shows from traditional markets such as the US, Europe and Asia.

The selection features all kinds of genres, from competition, to cooking, renovation, dating, and more.

Here are the most notable non-fiction releases of May:

Hôtel du temps

Hôtel du temps (Hotel of time) marks the return to the small screen of the famous presenter and producer Thierry Ardisson. Co-produced by Ardimages and Troisième Oeil Productions, this original interview format uses artificial intelligence to recreate long-lost legends and have them recount their lives.

Country: France
Network: France 3
Production company: Ardimages / Troisième Oil Productions
Distribution: Mediawan Rights Interview 107 min

Who Do You Believe?

Who Do You Believe? is an innovative format that explores different true crimes from two simultaneous perspectives as there are always two sides to every story. In each installment, the opposing accounts of victims and offenders are presented with key details of the case revealed and culminating with the question “Who do you believe?” The viewer plays at being an armchair detective to deduce and reconstruct different versions of the truth.

Country: United States
Network: ABC
Production Company: Lime Pictures (All3Media) / Walt Disney Television

Der Preis ist heiß (2022)

Der Preis ist heiß (The Right Price) is a new adaptation of the American contest The Price is Right, broadcast in Germany on RTL between 1989 and 1997 and on RTLplus in 2017, in which the participants have to try to guess the price of the products that are displayed.

Country: Germany
Network: RTL

Think Inside the Box

Think Inside the Box is a seven-part guessing game that revolves around a large box (five by five meters) made up of LED screens containing all kinds of cryptic clues.

Country: Netherlands
Network: SBS 6
Production company: Talpa Entertainment Productions
Distribution: Talpa Distribution

Love in the Jungle

Love in the Jungle is a quirky social experiment in which 14 singles unlucky in love decide to unleash their primal instincts and engage in mating rituals pulled straight from the animal kingdom to put the theory of love to the test. that the key to finding a mate is to mate like animals using non-verbal communication techniques, rather than conventional dating like humans.

Country: United States
Network: Discovery+ (SVOD)
Producer: Boat Rocker / Matador Content

The Games

The Games is the remake of the homonymous format broadcast on Channel 4 between 2003 and 2006 in which 12 celebrities, six men and six women, compete in Olympic-style sporting events, such as weightlifting, gymnastics and diving. At the end of each series, the contestant with the most points from each round receives a gold, silver, or bronze medal.

Country: UK
Network: ITV
Producer: Initial
Distribution: Banijay Rights


Sexperterne (Sexperts) is a 12-episode reality show in which the actor Mutasim “Mutta” Billah (known from the famous Norwegian teen series SKAM) wants to solve the educational problems about sex in school at a time when it is more important They never offer a good education in this field because young people are exposed to constant sexual images and may believe that what appears in porn is the reality of the sexual experience.

Country: Norway
Channel: TV Norge
Producer: The Oslo Company

The Quest (2022)

The Quest is a new youth version of the homonymous format, broadcast by ABC in 2014, which combines reality and fiction. It is an epic adventure set in Everealm, a fantastic kingdom that is threatened by a powerful and evil sorceress. Eight real-world teenagers, called Paladins, must unlock their inner hero through a series of challenges that push their limits to defeat the witch and restore balance to Everealm. If they fail, all will be lost.

Country: United States
Network: Disney+ (SVOD)
Production Company: Court Five / New Media Collective / Scout Productions

Geomeun Yang Geim

Geomeun Yang Geim (The Black Sheep Game) is a survival thriller contest where eight celebrities with unique life experiences come together to find the “black sheep”. Following the popular game of the mafia, they are divided, according to their life experiences, into black sheep (mafia) and white sheep (citizens). Two of those eight people are sheepblack and are those who share the same life experience.

Country: South Korea
Network: SBS
Production company: SBS (Seoul Broadcasting System)

Let’s Make a Love Scene

Let’s Make a Love Scene is a two-part dating show hosted by Ellie Taylor, in which matched singles reenact classic romantic movie scenes. Bachelors are made up like movie stars before acting out these sequences to see if the sparks of love fly.

Country: UK
Network: Channel 4
Producer: Talkback Productions
Distribution: Fremantle

Shinbouken Last Vegas

Shinbouken Last Vegas (New Adventure Last Vegas) is a Nippon TV contest in which a comedian has to make a seven-day trip by car with the show’s production starting from the city of Makurazaki, in southern Japan, to the prefecture from Hokkaido, in the north of the country. He has to follow the squares of Sugoroku, a Monopoly-like board game put together by the production.

Country: Japan
Network: Nippon TV
Producer: Nippon TV

Unfaithful: Caught in the Act

Unfaithful: Caught in the Act is a six-part reality series in which Tami Roman helps different people catch her cheating partners in the act. Tami will turn to a private investigator who is an expert in romantic relationships to discover the truth and obtain enough evidence to expose what is happening.

Country: United States
Network: VH1
Producer: New Group Productions

Lovestruck High

Lovestruck High is an eight-part couples reality show, narrated by actress Lindsay Lohan, in which 15 UK singles relocate to an American high school setting for a second chance at love. . The students fulfill their teenage fantasies by entering the nostalgic perfect world of a typical American high school worthy of any movie or series.

Country: UK
Network: Amazon Prime Video (SVOD)
Producer: Studio Lambert (All3Media)

The G Word with Adam Conover

The G Word with Adam Conover is a hybrid format of documentary, nonfiction, and humor that reveals the many ways in which the United States government impacts the daily lives of citizens, from the mundane to the transcendental.

Country: United States
Network: Netflix (SVOD)
Production Company: Fair Point/Higher Ground Productions

Stéréo Club, à vous de chanter

Stereo Club, à vous de chanter! (Stereo Club, it’s your turn to sing!) is the French adaptation of the American format That’s My Jam presented by Jimmy Fallon. The popular conductor Camille Combal receives several celebrities on the set who face each other in a musical contest, solo or in teams, in which they have to demonstrate their talent for song.

Country: France
Network: TF1
Production Company: Ellimac Productions / Universal Television Alternative Studios
Distribution: NBCUniversal Formats

The Connection

The Connection is an eight-part quiz show on public broadcaster BNNVARA where everything revolves around one answer: the final connection. Over the course of four rounds, three famous candidates – and viewers – face off against each other as they try to rack up correct answers. All hits in each round are connected to each other and lead to another answer. The player who finds the final connection wins a prize: a piece of digital art.

Country: Netherlands
Network: NPO1
Producer: BNNVARA / MediaLane
Distribution: MediaLane

Krag & Virkner

Krag & Virkner (Surnames of the two protagonists) is a 4-episode documentary series that tells the life and love story of politician Jens Otto Krag and actress Helle Virkner. The action takes place from the late 1940s until Krag’s death in 1978. Krag and Virkner fall in love and impulsively marry in July 1959.

Country: Denmark
Network: DR1
Producer: Monday Media

Prehistoric Planet

Prehistoric Planet is a documentary series offered as a weekly event with each of its 5 episodes released from Monday to Friday for a week. The series uses CGI to transport viewers back in time and relive the last days of the dinosaurs on Earth 66 million years ago.

Country: UK
Network: Apple TV+ (SVOD)
Production company: Apple TV+ / BBC Studios

Race om de Ringen

Race om de Ringen (Race for the Rings) is an adventure contest in which six wedding couples compete in a race through the desert of Jordan to win the honeymoon of their dreams. However, as beautiful as the country is, conditions in some areas are extremely harsh.

Country: Netherlands
Network: RTL4
Production company: EndemolShine Nederland (Banijay) / Kale Jakhals Producties
Distribution: Banijay Rights

Domino Challenge

Domino Challenge is the local version of a format developed in 2020 by Endemol Shine North America, also adapted in M6 by its French subsidiary. It is a six-part knockout competition pitting eight pairs of domino-building enthusiasts against each other in a tournament featuring ambitious challenges, sumptuous settings, boundless creativity, and gigantic frescoes.

Country: Netherlands
Network: RTL4
Production company: EndemolShine Nederland (Banijay)
Distribution: Banijay Rights

De Grootste Lefgozer

De Grootste Lefgozer (The Most Reckless) is a quiz show with elements of reality, with five installments, which goes in search of the most reckless person in the country, capable of facing the most extreme challenges. Eight brave candidates, men and women, compete against each other in order to pocket a prize of 10,000 euros in cash.

Country: Belgium
Network: VTM 2
Producer: PIT. (DPG Mean)
Distribution: Be-Entertainment