We are now on the hunt for a brand-new reality show for Channel 4 for 2022. We want this to be young skewing, but still broad in its audience, and to be entertaining, compelling, and impossible to miss. The idea must have scale and be ‘poster sized’, and must say something about the world – but say it in a counter-intuitive, funny or unexpected way that feels absolutely right for a Channel 4 audience (think Big Brother, The Circle, Married at First Sight or even Love is Blind). It has to be a striking concept, demanding enough to keep an audience tuning in every night – we want the audience to commit, for a whole month, to watching Channel 4 at 10pm, always. It could be competitive, but doesn’t have to be. It could have a live element, but doesn’t have to. What it does need to be is a stand-out, innovative, new idea with a brilliant and instantly memorable title. An idea that we can’t wait to see turned into tv.
We are looking for a series to transmit on Channel 4 at 10pm in 2022. Successful ideas will be those which we are confident will also fly on All4 (The Circle, MAFS and Celebs Go Dating are three of our top performing shows on All4) – which means having strong narrative drivers, good capacity for cliff-hangers, and a really engaging and compelling top line.
Where to send your ideas
Ideas can be pitched in through Entertainment, Factual Entertainment or Factual – with the aim of the best reaching a commissioning round with Ian Katz and Kiran Nataraja in October 2021. This reality series will be funded by Motion Content Group.
Please submit your ideas by Wednesday 1 September 2021.