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Endemol Shine´s Pointless in France and Netherlands

Endemol Shine´s Pointless in France and Netherlands

Global content creator, producer and distributor, Endemol Shine Group, today announced that smash hit game show Pointless has been commissioned in the Netherlands and France. These latest deals for the international hit will see the format launch in the Netherlands for the first time and make a comeback in France.

Endemol Shine Netherlands has been commissioned by public broadcaster AVROS/ TROS to produce 25 episodes of the game show where obscure knowledge is the key to success. Presented by Lucille Werner and Owen Schumacher, Pointless will air in an access daily slot this summer.

Meanwhile Endemol France has struck a deal with France 3 which will see Pointless return to the channel where it previously aired in 2011. Known locally in France as Personne n’y avait pensé !, the series will premiere this July and will once again be hosted by Cyril Feraud.

“Pointless is a much-loved, warm and witty quiz show with simple game play at its heart,” said Lisa Perrin, Managing Director of Creative Networks at Endemol Shine Group. “These new deals in the Netherlands and France, along with continued ratings success in the UK reinforce the show’s widespread appeal.”

Created by Endemol Shine UK, Pointless originally launched on the BBC in 2009 and continues to be a runaway success for the channel, regularly winning both its daytime and primetime Saturday night slot. The format has sold to nine territories including Germany, France, Poland and Serbia.

In Pointless, contestants try to score as few points as possible by racking their brains to come up with the answers no-one else can think of. In order to find the most obvious and obscure answers, each question is put to a panel of 100 people before the show. Four pairs of contestants then compete for a cash prize by finding the least popular answers – and scoring the fewest points. The Holy Grail is a pointless answer – an answer that none of the 100 people thought of. (7/15) 


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