Eddie October Takes U.S. Rights to Three Int’l Formats

Mar 23, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Eddie October Productions has snagged U.S. rights to a trio of international series formats: “How Long Will You Live?,” “Top of the Tables,” and “Resistance” which will be developed for distribution to network, cable and syndication outlets.

“How Long Will You Live” is currently breaking a 30 share in primetime on RTE One in the UK. The series examined people’s lifestyle choices that reduced their lifespan. Each one-hour episode features three self-contained segments.

“‘How Long Will You Live?’ is a huge wake-up call, not just for the people on the show, but for viewers at home who see themselves in the show,” said Eddie October, president of EOP. “This is emotional and shocking television, but it leaves you feeling empowered and energized at the end of each hour.”

“Top of the Tables” is a game show that ranks as the highest rated primetime series on Belgium’s Canvas Network. The series features one contestant competing with a string of 20 challengers in a contest of general knowledge to win increasing amounts of cash.

“Resistance” is a comedy game show that scored ratings in the U.K., France and Spain in which two people are faced increasing cash offers until one accepts a ridiculous proposition. The longer they resist, the more money comes into play.

Eddie October Productions is an independent production company that produced series such as “Tommy Lee Goes to College” (NBC), “Wanda Does It” (Comedy Central), “Bands Reunited” (VH1) and a string of comedy specials for Logo.

(Editor: Romanelli)