Cannes -- Keshet International’s family sitcom Your Family or Mineis soon to launch in Greece following an adaptation deal with one of the country’s largest terrestrial broadcasters, Alpha TV. The local version of the show will be entitled Το Σόι σου (“Your Family” or “Your Kin”).
A minimum series run of 40 episodes is scheduled to launch on 23 October and will be produced locally by Plus Productions, a company affiliated to the broadcaster. The local version is being written by Apostolis Tsaousoglou and Nikos Zapatinas will direct. The cast features Vaso Laskaraki, Meletis Elias, Mirka Papakonstantinou, Pavlos Orkopoulos, Renia Louizidou and Yorgos Giannopoulos. Recent international scripted adaptations have garnered average shares of 36%+ for the channel.
Your Family or Mine, which was originally produced by Tedy productions for Keshet Broadcasting, was also picked up by US cable network TBS earlier this year and is being produced by Sony Pictures Television.
George Pofantis, Director of Programming, Alpha TV said, “Alpha returned to commissioning fiction programs last year and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. With Your Family or Mine we have assembled a brilliant cast who represent characters recognizable from our everyday lives. It centers around the Greek Sunday lunch or dinner - a loving gathering that sometimes erupts to raucous arguments. An intimate memory, from everyone’s childhood: dinner at Grandma’s.”
Keren Shahar, General Manager Distribution, Keshet International said, “It’s great to see Your Family or Mine adapted for Greece, where the culture is heavily family-orientated. We know that Alpha will do a fine job of exploiting this funny and familiar format to its potential to make an infectiously watchable show.”
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About Το Σόι σου
A series about families, addressed to families. That is, to everyone. The basic plot centers on the adventures of a married couple and the relatives that surround them. The many relatives that surround them. His family and her family. All of them, gathered around the Sunday table, invite us to watch funny and instantly recognizable situations, offering us laughter, feelings, quarrels, love… and a lot of food. They invite us to watch our own lives on TV, to laugh with the mishaps and to cry with the beautiful moments. And somewhere there, to recognize our own selves.
About Your Family or Mine US
TBS has given the greenlight to Your Family or Mine, a new domestic comedy with a twist starring Kyle Howard (Royal Pains, My Boys), Kat Foster ('Til Death, Royal Pains), Richard Dreyfuss (The Goodbye Girl, The American President) and JoBeth Williams (Poltergeist, Dexter). Based on an enormously popular Israeli comedy from Keshet International, Your Family or Mine is being executive produced by Greg Malins (Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Will & Grace); Jamie Tarses (Happy Endings, Franklin & Bash); Keshet's CEO Avi Nir , VP Programing Ran Telem, Tedy's Tmira Yardeni and Rubi Duanias, Yaniv Polishuk. The series is being produced for TBS by Sony Pictures Television, Jamie Tarses' Fanfare Productions, Keshet International and Teddy Productions.
TBS has ordered 10 episodes of Your Family or Mine, which is slated to premiere in 2015. Originally created by Rubi Duanias and Yaniv Polishuk, the comedy centers on Oliver (Howard) and Kelli (Foster), a young couple with two daughters. Oliver and Kelli are living proof of the adage, "When you marry someone, you don’t just marry them, you marry their whole family." Putting a unique spin on domestic comedies, each episode of Your Family or Mine will focus on a different side of the family, one week with Kelli’s family, the next with Oliver’s.
About Keshet International:
Keshet International is Keshet Media Group's global distribution and production arm. Headed by CEO Alon Shtruzman, it includes Keshet's local production outposts (Keshet UK, Keshet Australia, Keshet Canada and Keshet DCP in the US) as well as its global distribution arm.
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