TVN Picks Up Minute to Win It

By Katarzyna Grynienko

WARSAW: Private broadcaster TVN is working on a Polish version of the American game show Minute To Win It.

TVN (www.tvn.pl) has commisioned the first season of the show from production company Rochstar (www.rochstar.tv). The company is responsible for adapting several foreign formats for the Polish viewers, including the local versions of shows like Skating With The Stars, Top Model and Suprise, Suprise.

Rochstar is currently casting the contestants of the new show and will take 60 chosen players to a special training camp in August 2011 before the show will go into production.

The station said that the name of the show might be changed for the Polish market and a release date has not yet been chosen.

Minute To Win It was originally produced by Friday TV (www.fridaytv.se ) for NBC (www.nbc.com). The American stattion premiered the show in March 2010. The format was awarded C21/Frapa Award for Best studio based game show format at the MIPCOM Television Festival (www.mipworld.com) in 2010.