Share the refreshing wonder, amazement, humor and charm of little children going on "big adventures" - running errands on their own for the very first time.
Old Enough captures the refreshing wonder, amazement, and charm of little children going on "big adventures" - running errands on their own for the very first time. The children are filled with a sense of determination and noble purpose, and whether excited and overjoyed about the mission, overwhelmed with fear, or filled with boldness and courage, they are all irresistibly adorable every step of the way!
Already a cultural phenomenon in Japan, Old Enough has been a prime time hit for over 30 years! It's a proven ratings powerhouse across all demographics and is sure to draw an audience anywhere it is produced. Old Enough can even be done in many alternative ways to meet the various production and cultural standards of the producing country.
In all cases, the producers meticulously gather research from parents and parental organizations, and parents decide the appropriate challenge for each child. Sometimes it's cooking the family dinner, folding the family's clothes, or going on an errand in town. And when the kids hit the streets, it is always under the watchful eye of hidden cameras and the show's safety team, who are disguised as joggers, passersby, or gardeners. No matter the situation, the team is never more than a few steps away.
See why educators, parents' groups, and parents have hailed the show for its charming portrayal of the parent-child bond. You're sure to smile and sigh and maybe cry a tear or two as you visit people and places right along with the little ones on their errands. Frequently compared to "Kids Say the Darndest Things" and "Funniest Home Videos," Old Enough continues in the tradition of lovable, family programming. It's unpredictable. It's original. It's can't miss family entertainment.
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Faced with shocking videos, can you remain expressionless?
"Doki Doki Video" is a new format which puts celebrities to the test to hold back their facial expressions while facing the most shocking viral videos.
The rule is quite simple…
“Don’t reveal your emotions on your face”.
No laughing, no crying, don’t be surprised!
Can the guests endure staring at the shocking videos?
In this unique combination of observation reality and competitive game show, celebrities compete in a tournament to see who can endure 12 videos without showing any emotion.
Videos are about 10 seconds long and grouped into two genres—shocking and funny. See if you don’t scream in surprise when someone enters a seemingly empty toilet and suddenly a wild squirrel comes hurling at the camera with frightening force, when a huge sign falls near a passerby on the sidewalk, or when a wild bear lunges at a car window. Try to not burst out in laughter when a husband can’t stop wincing as his wife removes his unwanted hair, or when a parent comes home to see that their baby’s face has been drawn on.
Once the funny/shocking twist is revealed, the focus turns to the celebrity contestants’ reactions, stripping them of one heart point if they make noises or show signiﬁcant facial expressions.
If they react or laugh twice in one round, they lose both hearts, at which point they must leave the competition.
Contestants who make it through the preliminary rounds advance to the finals, where more shocking or hilarious videos await. The celebrity who manages to endure to the very end is awarded a gorgeous prize, declared the winner, and given the prestigious title of "Champion of No Reaction".
This format is sure to be a hit among viewers of all ages as it keeps them on the edge of their seats, appeals to the human desire to see celebrities from a different angle, and offers a glimpse into how they react to the most shocking videos. The close-ups of contestant reactions work well and are often as funny to watch as the shocking/funny videos themselves.
Get your game face ready for the ultimate video battle!
THE MUSCLE DOOR is a social experiment reality show about ordinary young men desperate to acquire a strong, muscular physique. The show follows their two-month journey of physical transformation, culminating in a heroic attempt to heave open the three-ton MUSCLE DOOR.
Genre: Reality / Social Experiment
“머슬 도어”는 탄탄한 근육질 몸매를 얻기 위해 최선을 다하는 평범한 젊은이들의 모습을 담은 사회 실험적 리얼리티 쇼다. 이 쇼는 그들의 두 달에 걸친 물리적 변화를 관찰하며, 마지막에는 3톤 무게의 머슬 도어를 여는 영웅적인 도전을 한다.
One class Room, one teacher, one text book, bring you a lesson of Life!
This award-winning prime time show invites famous people who led high-flying lifestyles but then went down the wrong path to share lessons they've learned from their turbulent lives.
Teachers who will give the speech on the show can invite up to three people that they have overlooked, have done wrong or who have been constantly by their side - this is an opportunity to thank them, right any wrongs or just listen to their point of view.
The students are invited to ask questions, comment & also learn from this experience, creating lively debate & meaningful discussion to help the speaker better reflect.
At the end of each episode the speaker gives three key takeaways / pieces of advice as final analysis & wrap up!
This show scored 270 million plays on YouTube and the most played one scored 6.5 million, frequently becoming the trend topic on Twitter.
New comedy show with NO AUDIENCE, NO STAFF, NO CAMERA CREW!
One comedian alone in the studio!
MC and guests are watching the One-Man Show in a remote room.
If they laugh, they press a button each time and prize money increases.
A space with no audience, not even a sound, to drive the comedian’s psyche!
Can a comedian keep joking with a strong mentality on a stage where laughter cannot be heard?
This program dives into surveys of people who work in industries that “seem interesting but have many unknowns.” Looking at the surveys they gathered, the three hosts let their imaginations run wild and select people that particularly stand out to them. They invite the person they chose to represent this industry and enjoy a conversation diving deep into this person’s world. Get ready to enjoy a “human observational documentary variety show” that is packed with lessons, smiles, and laughs!
The casts are eight young promising actors and actresses waiting for their big break. In each episode, they are first given a script from a romantic series which includes kissing scene and after pairing was made, they have to practice the scene with the partner decided by the pairing.
The practice of the scene includes a role-playing date to understand the feelings of the role to be played. After each pair has completed one round of practice, an audition is held in the presence of the acting coach, and the pair that can best play the role is chosen to film the full drama.
The thing is, they will play the role of lovers with a different partner each time, so each time a different partner might become their love interest. Some cast members fall in love with the person paired with each time.
But the person you fell in love with might be paired with someone else the next day and start liking them and may not even look at you anymore!
Throughout the season, this process is repeated, creating various emotions among the cast. Love, jealousy, rivalry, frustration, and ambition that you should be able to play this role better than he/ she can....
This love reality show has gained overwhelming popularity among FemaleTeen + 20-34s, and has reached its 10th season. Let’s see what it will happen in Sweet Kiss Bitter Kiss.
Draining pond water project has become a phenomenon in Japan!
After the first broadcasting, “Draining Pond Water” project has become a sensation in Japan.
Celebrities visit muddy, dirty ponds and drain all the water up to investigate what is causing the pollution.
In many cases the pollution is caused by enormous alien species, such as alligators or turtles which have been destroying the ecosystem.
People are excited to see what kinds of creatures appear out of the mud, at the same time appreciate the beauty of city ponds retrieved thanks to the project.
The viewing rate of the latest episode broadcasting in January 2018 recorded 13.5%, the highest ever.
In 2017, a Ferrari worth 2 million dollars was found covered with dust in an abandoned Japanese shed. It was forgotten in the shed for over 40 years without the owner noticing its value. Do you remember what’s in your shed? Have you opened your shed recently? From celebrity’s shed to ordinary people’s barn, “JACK-IN-THE-SHED” will open and expose the items inside.
Live on $100 a month! A long-time favorite reality show in Japan!
Money saving can be fun and creative! It’s all about making the most out of a limited amount of money. This earnest money saving competition sends positive messages in hard times! The contestants’ prides are at stake. Who will manage to scrimp wisely and end up with the most savings? The contestants cut down on expenses to the limit and live the ultimate frugal life. The winner’s remaining money is multiplied by a thousand and given as prize money.
The program also offers some unusual, never-before-seen money-pinching tips, from saving on electricity, gas, and water, to introducing ultra-cheap yet delicious recipes!
Who will manage to save the most after one month?
Who will be the one the viewers root for and want to see more of?
A fun and engaging program where seasoned professionals from various fields visit their counterparts in a foreign country and make surprising discoveries about their own field of expertise.
During the 3~4 day visit, the experts visit 2~3 sites that are well-known in the field. What do they see?
What do they experience? Are there any hints or ideas that the visiting experts can take home?
Through a guided tour by the local professionals, the foreign experts learn first-hand the different skills and unique ways of the local professionals. A German Deutsche Bahn engineer sees the complex daily operations of the busiest train system in Tokyo. An Italian chaser runs out of praise for traditional crafts- men in Kyoto. A Michelin star chef discovers the delicate art of chicken skewers. The remarkable world of experts is incredible for the audience as well!
From long-standing traditional trades to contemporary high-tech industries, each show is packed with extraordinary tales of excellence, humorous moments and heartwarming scenes that astonish and inspire us all!
How will your trip unfold if all you can say is "YES"?
In this hilarious reality entertainment, the unplanned and unscripted three-day journey will produce unpredictable results.
A traveler arrives in a foreign land full of expectations. Will he find amazing food, breathtaking sceneries, or even encounter his dream girl? But as he cannot fully understand the language and is allowed to say only "YES," those expectations turn into the unexpected.
He discovers places that are beyond the pages of any guidebook and has spectacular experiences - or not. He struggles to not be taken for a ride by salespeople who push him to buy expensive items or taxi drivers who decide their destination. He is given a budget for his trip but any extra he spends, he'll have to pay for out of his own pocket.
With the universal language of gestures and the power of positivity, what could possibly go wrong?
“Do you remember your loved one’s back shot? This is a game show to test bond of love!”
In this studio based quiz show, challengers must find their loved one from the backs of four people. It may sound easy, but the distance between the two, and the pressure of choosing the wrong person makes the game difficult. If the challengers choose their loved one they will win a prize, but if they choose incorrectly, the bond of love will be broken.
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NHK's long-running popular series since 2006. Ranked No. 1 for viewer satisfaction.
‘72 hours’ is an extremely unique format of human-interest documentary. For the duration of 72 hours, cameras target and record a single location. There are no preconceived scripts or artificially ""created"" stories. The purpose is to remain completely true to the reality of what the camera captures within the given time frame, and get up-close to the human mind. The locations chosen are ordinary places including restaurants, airports and service stations. These seemingly mundane places soon reveal real lives of people that anybody can relate to.
‘72 hours’ spotlights the diverse, lively, and the sometimes unusual "reality" of people and their emotions.
[TREASURE BOX JAPAN｜mipformats 2016]
Do you still remember your very First Crush? Love at First Sight? First time Holding Hands? Or first time Asking Out on a Date?
Kids fall in love the same way as adults, but the difference is that when we get old, we forget about the past and keep moving forward.
No matter of age, gender or race, I’m sure that every person has had trouble with love.
This format is about telling your feelings to your love ones and we adults go there to support and help the kids that are in trouble. This is a family entertainment with love that will entertain us all.
If you get a handwritten letter saying "Meet me there", where would you go?
Every couple has a special place that marks a turning point in their love story. Friends associate their fondest moment with where it happened. Even buddy cops have a soft spot for that unforgettable place that defines their career. But as the months turn into years, will two people still share the same memory?
"Meet me there."
If all you get is a handwritten letter from that person with these words, where would you go?
As morning turns to dark, the wife gets increasingly anxious and frustrated. Waiting in the cold, she's pretty certain about the places he might have gone instead. But for her, there is one she treasures most, and that's where she holds out until the very end, hoping he will remember.
Viewers cross their fingers hoping that the man picks the right spot off the bat. His first choice is where he proposed. She wasn't there. Confused and flustered, he travels miles to their first date. Wrong again. His confidence is deflated, but he must keep searching.
Love is indeed a rollercoaster, even for the observer, and the longer the detour, the sweeter the reunion. Emotions have had all day to build up, so when he finally arrives, the weary wife opens the floodgates to all the sweet memories. He might have thought that the spot where he proposed, or where their child was born, were most important. He learns why she had someplace else in mind. If anything, they get to know each other better.
Whether it's your favorite comedian or athlete trying to go back to that unforgettable spot they share with their spouse, friend, coworker, or maybe even ex, "Meet me there" gives a rare, intimate look into relationships and invites you to look back on your own. How long will it take your special person to meet you at your special place?
Celebrity ghostwrites the most important script of your life.
Celebrities who have made a name for themselves for being funny, romantic, or dramatic come to the rescue so that you can have your day in the sun. We all need a little help with what to say or do on those special moments. With "Ghostwriter to the rescue," you get a celebrity who has said it all and done it all, in front of the world, to ghostwrite the most important script of your life.
Budding voice actor Tats has been in love with his classmate Luna for over a year and is finally ready to ask her out, but the 21-year-old is at a complete loss on what to say! An entertainer with a flair for romance takes him under his wing and vows to write a script that will surely capture her heart. The ghostwriter's plan is elaborate: the two will be paired together in an audition, which she doesn't know is fake, and Tats will suddenly confess his love. Back at the studio, the ghostwriter watches the nerve-wracking "audition" and awaits Luna's response. Did things go according to his supposedly foolproof plan?
It's all said and done. The teary-eyed ghostwriter and his fellow cast members gather their composure as they move on to the next script. A new kindergarten teacher is finally getting the hang of things and wants to put on a fun show for her students. Helping her out is a comedian who is wildly popular with kids. He wastes no time creating an act that would go on to be performed in front of 350 girls and boys. After five days of countless rehearsals, it's show time!
"Ghostwrite to the rescue" taps into the creative genius of famous entertainers to allow people from all walks of life to have their time to shine. With the same passion that got them to where they are, the celebrity ghostwriters listen, consult, and pour their heart out to help. But when the curtains open, it all comes down to the one person on stage.
Grab it or leave it!
They say that when you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did. Is there something you've put off but can't get out of your mind? "Grab the Chance" might be your only opportunity to take that challenge.
What if you could leap off from the world's highest bungee jump in Macau? Or say "Will you be mine?" in a romantic setting? How about swimming with dolphins in Hawaii? Skydiving? We might just grab you on the street and give you the chance, but you must decide on the spot: yes or no. Say yes, and "Grab the Chance" immediately sets the ball in motion to help you get your ultimate life-changing experience! We move really fast, so get ready.
When you're plunging down a tower at 200 kilometers per hour, on your bended knee asking for her hand, or enjoying the deep blue waters of the pacific, it might be difficult to care about anything else in the world. But the celebrity guests in the studio, two emcees, and those watching at home all care about you. They're with you at 233 meters above ground, or at the edge of that plane door, moments from screaming off your timid, passive self. Worries wash away as you dive in with the dolphins. Hearts melt as she says "yes."
Share your journey of growth and transform not only yourself, but also those watching. If you're tired of thinking too much before acting, then "Grab the Chance"!
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The ultimate unscripted reality show that focuses on experts using their skills to survive! Nine experts, each a professional in their respective fields but a stranger to each other, are stranded on a deserted island for seven days. Each is only able to take three tools of their trade.
The group consists of a carpenter, fisherman, cook, former athlete, scientist, manga artist, ceramic artist…how will experts with completely different backgrounds help each other, and which skill sets will contribute the most to their overall survival?
The experts reveal remarkable skills, and at times an unexpected skill/tool becomes very handy. Our cameras follow the group’s battles against giant fish and birds, the beautiful specialist bursting into tears, and all the physical and mental challenges of the group as they turn the uninhabited island into a habitable place. And which expert contributes the most to this challenge?
At the end of each day, a vote takes place to decide who contributed the most and the prize money for the day is divided among the members according to the number of votes received. Members who contribute little end up with nothing….
Find out what happens when experts live together on a deserted island!
A family of at least four must sit at the dinner table at 7:00pm sharp and start their dinner together.
If they can do this continuously for 100 days, they will win big prize money. If anyone misses fulfilling the mission for even a single evening, the challenge is over and there is no reward whatsoever for the family. An average family takes on the challenge and tries to overcome simple but many difficulties in fulfilling their mission. The show reveals surprising, heart-warming and funny moments, which make viewers realize the importance of communication and family.
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Walk step by step and your dream may come true…
Challengers are able to earn one penny per one step by wearing a dream helmet. At the end of the journey, total money earned by walking minus travel cost will be paid to the challenger. Their purposes vary,
-An ex-Olympic medalist suddenly starts to run. How far can he go? He challenges towards limitation of human ability.
-An ex-idol, overcoming her scandal, wears the helmet and head to Fukuoka to meet someone she is desperate to see.
-A struggling comedian walks to earn money to buy an electric bicycle for his pregnant wife. A reality documentary full of dramas, tears, sweat and love.
* TREASURE BOX JAPAN｜mipformats 2016
Peek in the cart at home improvement store!
Let’s check out what’s in the customers’ cart at the home improvement store!
This show will reveal what kinds of great things customers bought and how they will use it. Based on what they purchased and their hints, studio panelists will try to guess what it’s for!
Further the show’s crews will go to the customers’ house to reveal how they live. For a housewife who isn’t good at cleaning, they helped with cleaning her house. They also helped out with deliver and set up for a woman who lives in a great house. This show will also reveal the problems behind their lives that people usually can’t see.
Each week, we visit a city in another part of the world. In the first half, our "virtual reporter" who stays behind the camera strolls around the city to visit famous tourist spots, introduce its culture and customs, and discover souvenirs and local foods. In the second half, we visit the home of a newlywed couple where the wife shows us how she prepares her special breakfast.
People's culture and food vary from place to place… There are still many things for us to discover around the world. You'll feel as though you've come along for the ride as we journey around the world and learn about each special place and its people. Plus, you will get the recipes of each week’s breakfast! Also, each episode can be used as a feature segment in a program such as morning shows, variety shows or travel information programs.
"The Delicious Journey" is a reality game show / travelogue searching for the best dish of someone’s whole life.
The following question is asked to people walking by…“What is the dish you really want to eat again?” The answer would be for example: “The sushi I ate on my trip to Hokkaido”, or “The tempura I ate at a dingy hotel in Kyoto”, etc. Once the answer is given, the group of travellers (celebrities) must go to the site and eat that dish regardless of their will. If they sense that the site is too far or the dish is not attractive during the conversation / before the person tells them the name of the site, they can refuse to take the journey. They are not allowed to eat or drink anything (except water) until they reach the site, and once they eat the dish, they must call the person who told them of the dish to thank them and to confirm if the dish is the one that he/she meant. After the celebrities arrived at the site, they must negotiate with the owner by themselves to film the restaurant.
The ultimate goal is to reach all the states in the country. In addition, if an already-visited restaurant is raised, they must go to that site again, but they are not allowed to eat that dish. In case the restaurant is closed or the owner refuses to be filmed, they also cannot eat and must go on to the next destination on an empty stomach. The personal gourmet filled with individual’s precious memories leads the cast to harsh but delicious journey to remember!
This program could be adapted in any country with simple rules and low budget but in each episode, lords of roadside stories will automatically unfold. Therefore the series can last for long term with different group of celebrities or different states. The original Japanese show has already broadcasted more than fifteen episodes so far and still ongoing as a segment of a popular variety show “GARIGERU”. The program has started in 2010 and has been aired more than 170 episodes in Japan so far. As an experimental variety show, it has produced various kinds of segments that are related to the main theme of the program, “human bonds”. In 2012, a special episode of The Delicious Journey Thai version was made in coproduction with Thai terrestrial TV channel BEC (Ch3) and aired in July 2013. The episode has received the top viewer ratings in the same time zone in Thailand.
The viewers have the opportunity to see how people react when they are really hungry and also to gain information of local delicious dishes. This is fun entertainment show for the entire family.
Will bonds or wounds remain?!
All marriages have difficulties. Newlyweds and longtime couples alike all have concerns. This program shows us marriages that just barely exist! We invite regular people couples or celebrity couples “on the rocks” to the studio, expose the dark side of their married life, and determine who's at fault: the husband or the wife!
Married celebrity couples have difficulties too!
Is there a way to save these marriages? We hear about all kinds of difficulties as famous partners air their grievances to each other! What problems and pressures do celebrity couples face? Viewers at home will be fascinated!
A mom’s sneak peek into her son’s daily life!
When her son is living afar, a mother's worries never cease! Is he okay at school? Is work hard? Is he eating properly? He doesn't say much when she calls!
“I Want to See My Son!” is a tear-jerking reality show in which a mother dons a disguise to secretly “see” her son and explore his life. Not only do laughter and tears abound, but she’ll learn what he currently really feels and thinks – for the very first time!
Does your neighbor seem to have it all?
Does another neighbor never buy a new car and pinch pennies?
Can you guess what their monthly income might be?
The truth might surprise you! As two reporters investigate the target family, studio panelists must try to guess the family’s monthly income. The size of the house, type of car, hobbies, food preferences—it’s all fair game in the investigation. The panelist who comes closest in estimating the amount gets a small treat.
This program airs as a segment of the weekly program, Doyo ha Dame yo!
Program On-air: Saturdays, 4:00pm
Program start date: 9/2003
Number of program episodes: 400+
Segment start date: 11/2006
Number of segment episodes: 100+
This segment could be adapted in any country for people, of wide range of ages. This is an entertainment quiz show for family. According to the audience rating research, this program including the segment is watched by kids to elderly people, and is at the top ranking among other programs in the same hour, for more than a decade!
The original Japanese program has already broadcasted more than 400 episodes so far and stays very popular. Of course this includes more than 100 episodes of the “They Make How Much?” as one of audiences’ favorite segments.
People investigated in the past are,
Programmer/System engineer/Police/English school owner/Financial planner/High school teacher/Writer/Contractor/Taxi driver/Musical conductor/Athlete/Chef/Craft man/Business consultant/Fire fighter/Photographer/Graphic designer and etc…
Even Celebrities Want Romance!
Many of the actors who dazzle us on our TV screens are actually bad at relationships, or have no time for them. But of course, celebrities want romance too! Our program shines a path to real love for celebrities who haven't had a chance at it!
1.Choose a Date!
3.Married Couple Ranking!
This is the reality talk show, started in 1971 and has run for over 40 years, making it one of the longest running shows In Japan.
Scheduled on Sundays as light comedy daytime programming, 2 newlywed couples talk about funny and sometimes embarrassing stories from their romances how they met and come to their marriage, and their newly-married lives.
More than 3000 couples appeared in the show.
Is your child having trouble falling asleep?
Unsure about how to deal with the expensive gift from your ex?
Finding it too bothersome to remove fish bones, causing your child not to eat?
This show is all about top-notch professionals visiting your home unexpectedly, and solving any minor problem you may have as an agency.
Big or small, we've got your back. No worries!
Our pros will handle it flawlessly, like a dream come true!
Territories handled by Nippon TV：Asia(excl. India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan)
Comedy gameshow, where celebrity secret agents prank unsuspecting contestants to win them a cash prize.
In Koso Koso, contestants think they are in a reality show, unaware of the secret squad of celebrity agents constantly observing their every move! These undercover agents must skilfully complete ridiculous missions without arousing suspicion to win cash for the clueless contestants. With missions such as "Supermarket Sneak," where agents must hit targets on players' backs while they casually browse the shopping aisles, to the iconic "Night Mission," where they must execute tasks without waking sleeping contestants, the suspense and laughter are guaranteed. Once the missions conclude, the biggest secret is revealed: contestants find out about the gameshow they never knew they were playing and face a final challenge to win the cash prize.
With laugh-out-loud missions and big secret reveals, the surreal and instantly shareable content defines this unique, family gameshow with a twist.
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- Asia(excl. India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan): Nippon TV
- Rest of the world: BBC Studios
High-skilled professionals face in fierce confrontations on an incredibly visual stage.
Top professionals fight to determine the best in their profession, and the best in the nation, in unique Japanese-style competitions where their techniques are "played" like sports!
This is not an ordinary BINGO game!
The numbers are based on a questionnaire of 25 people not just random.
Each team asks the 25 people a question, and the number of “YES” answers opens up on both team’s BINGOs.
The 25 respondents have the same unique professions like gangs, athletes, or hostesses. Both teams consider the questions expecting the number of “YES” from their profession.
They cut to the chase and answer honestly with answers we hardly expect.
The hidden secrets of their professions are revealed.