30 August 2022

The Wit List – August 2022

Discover which TV shows are generating the biggest buzz right now in the new Wit List!

By The Wit

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 – Duy Beni (Hear Me), Turkey, Star TV

Pitch:  Young adult drama set in a prestigious high school that explores themes of bullying, social injustice, and high school romances. Ekim and Meltem are two young teenagers who are as close as sisters. They live a modest life in a humble neighborhood but they always envied the rich kids who attend Doğru High School, a secondary school exclusively for the children of wealthy families.

Social media buzz:  According to the Wit Social List, the drama series was first in The Wit's Instagram ranking the week of its launch and first in the Monthly top five. The show has gathered more than 912,000 subscribers since its premiere (as of August 24, 2022). The series has a very good fanbase with a rating of 7.1 on IMDb.

Premiere: Thursday, July 7, 2022

Distributor(s):  Eccho Rights (CJ ENM)

Weekly 120-minute episodes

#2 – Drag Race France, France, France 2 & France.tv Slash

Pitch:  French adaptation of the talent search "RuPaul's Drag Race" that features ten glamorous and outrageous drag queen contestants competing for the title of the Next Drag Superstar. They are pitted against each other in an over-the-top competition and given the chance to fulfil their lifelong dream and win the prize money.

Social media buzz:  According to the Wit Social List, the talent show was first in The Wit's Instagram ranking the week of its launch and made it to the Monthly top ten. The show has gathered more than 79,000 subscribers since its premiere (as of August 24, 2022). The series has a good fanbase with a rating of 7.5 on IMDb. A second season has been commissioned.

Premiere: Saturday, June 25, 2022

Distributor(s):  Passion Distribution

8 70-minute weekly episodes

#3 – Mujer de nadie (A Woman of Her Own), Mexico, Las Estrellas

Pitch:  Remake of the Mexican telenovela "Amarte es mi pecado", aired on Las Estrellas. It tells the romance between Lucía Arizmendi, a young woman who lives with her father in Puebla, and Fernando Ortega, a man with a seductive and enterprising personality who runs a small logistics and transport company.

Social media buzz:  According to the Wit Social List, the telenovela was second in The Wit's Instagram ranking the week of its launch. The show has gathered more than 31,000 subscribers since its premiere (as of August 24, 2022). The series has a very good fanbase with a rating of 8.1 on IMDb.

Premiere: Monday, June 13, 2022

Distributor(s):  Televisa Internacional

45 60-minute stripped episodes

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THE  WIT

The Wit’s FreshTV is the trendspotter and trendsetter of international tv and digital content. We provide producers, broadcasters, distributors, advertisers worldwide with the best information about the best tv and digital content, projects, developments and programs. We do this via daily newsletters, reports, videos and 24/7 databases. We help our subscribers decrypt and anticipate the market, innovate, get inspired and acquire the most exciting Ips.

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