The Wit List is a bimonthly selection by The Wit of 3 fresh, innovative, and entertaining shows from around the world with the highest social media buzz, made just for the MIPTV and MIPCOM community.

#1 – La Caserma (Lads’ Army), Italy, Rai2

Pitch: Local adaptation of the format “Lads’ Army” in which 21 boys and girls with rebellious personality, between the ages of 18 and 23, live together for six weeks in a military structure in the mountains and undergo the same training as soldiers: exercises, tactical training as well as courage and discipline challenges.

Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the reality series was in The Wit’s Instagram Top 5 the week of its launch and has gathered 34,800 subscribers since its debut (as of March 5, 2021).

Premiere: Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Distributor(s):  Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP)

Format: 120-minute weekly episodes

#2 – District Z, France, TF1

https://youtube.com/watch?v=lrBwnDQp6YQ%3Ffeature%3Doembed

Pitch: Indoor and outdoor adventure physical game in which five celebrity contestants enter a “zombie zone” where they must take up a series of challenges in less than two hours to survive. Viewers can follow each candidate’s point of view with embedded cameras.

Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the adventure series was number 3 in The Wit’s Instagram ranking the week of its launch, was featured in the monthly ranking and has gathered 15,800 subscribers since its premiere (as of March 5, 2021). The channel has commissioned a second season!

Premiere: Friday, December 11, 2020

Distributor(s):  Sony Pictures Television (SPT)

Format: 120-minute weekly episodes

#3 – Grand designs Sverige, Sweden, TV4

https://youtube.com/watch?v=_7JXTbp5rkI%3Ffeature%3Doembed

Pitch: Local adaptation of the format “Grand Designs” aired in the UK on Channel 4 and streamed worldwide on Netflix, hosted here by an architecture critic, about people who design and build their dream houses. The host has followed six different house constructions for two years and gives his point of view on their design.

Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the factual series was number 2 in The Wit’s Instagram ranking the week of its launch, was featured in the monthly ranking and has gathered 24,500 subscribers since its premiere (as of March 5, 2021).

Premiere: Monday, November 16, 2020

Distributor(s): Fremantle

Format: 60-minute weekly episodes