Turkey Makes the Smartest Move
A Turkish broadcaster has become the first network to commission its own version of an interactive competitive reality format that first aired in Canada. Public broadcaster TRT1 has ordered a 13 episode run of Who's The Smartest (Akıl Karı) from Istanbul-based prodco HMO, in which participants are put through a range of challenges designed to test different kinds of intelligence.
The format, which is owned by Toronto-based Media Headquarters, was created and exec produced by Robert Cohen and developed in association with Canadian broadcaster CBC, which first aired the format as a special in 2012. Cohen will exec produce the Turkish version, which has been licensed by the country's Sera Film and is distributed internationally by Electus International.
The Show sees contestants undergo physical, musical, logical, linguistic, visual and interpersonal intelligence tests, while viewers can play along at home with companion app to compete with each other or on-air contestants.