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About Banijay Studios North America Banijay Studios North America opened its Los Angeles-based headquarters in April 2014, and creates original network, syndicated, and cable programming, as well as developing Banijay Group's format hits for the U. The studio is a well-capitalized, creative company that further expands Banijay's footprint in the U. To date, the company has been responsible for Child Support for ABC and the reboot of Wife Swap for Paramount. “Dating Around,” Netflix’s latest reality show, is based on an unremarkable premise: In each episode, “one real-life single navigates five blind dates,” in search of “one match worthy of a second date.” This is the kind of conceptual void that reality television producers typically pad with gimmicks.The level of interference in “Dating Around” feels similar to that found on dating apps; whether by producer or by algorithm, strangers are selected to meet.In place of the brittle gender roles of “The Bachelor,” “Dating Around” offers a mélange of identities: There are people on the show who identify as straight, gay, bisexual, soft-aggressive, femme, dominant and stud; more than one has a drag persona.
Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content at Sky, said: Temptation Island is executive produced by Banijay Studios North America's David Goldberg and Caroline Baumgard; Scott Jeffress also serves as executive producer.
This represents a dramatic mood shift for the genre.
The stud of the television dating scene is “The Bachelor” and its spinoffs, and though it is sheathed in the trappings of romance — red roses, votive candles, diamond rings — it plays most of its love-seekers as fools, assigning them job titles like “pantsapreneur” and “twin” and scoring them with dopey circus music.
It is one of the world's biggest independent distributors, with a catalogue of more than 20,000 hours of globally best-selling content across all genres including drama, formats, factual, entertainment and theatrical.
50% of the catalogue is third party programming from independent producers and networks throughout the world. Respected television innovators David Goldberg and Caroline Baumgard, the executives who created, produced, and shepherded some of the most successful unscripted formats in the world, including Big Brother, two-time Emmy Award® winning series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Deal or No Deal, Fear Factor, award-winning fan-favourite Wipeout, and the Emmy Award®-winning hit syndicated daytime series, Steve Harvey, have reunited to develop original content across multiple genres for the recently formed Banijay Studios North America (BSNA).