FremantleMedia Australia has signed a deal with US producer Mark Burnett to develop local versions of his programmes.
FMA has already produced one successful season of The Apprentice, but is now eyeing other formats including new reality adventure show, Expedition Impossible, which will make its US debut later this month.
“It’s an Indiana Jones-esque type of experience,” Ian Hogg, chief executive of FMA has told The Australian.
“It’s high-energy adventure. Three teams solve problems while racing across mountains and deserts while being set challenges. It’s in the style (of The Amazing Race). We’re very confident we’ll be able to place that here.
“We’re very confident The Apprentice will be making an appearance on Australian TV soon. It could be (on Nine). The last one was. Also, How’d You Get So Rich? — which is like Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous — is just fantastic.”
The Apprentice boss Mark Bouris previously told TV Tonight he was keen for a second season of the show.
Burnett’s other television franchises have included Survivor, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Shark Tank, Oprah’s All-Stars, Martha Stewart, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, The Contender, On the Lot (a collaboration with Stephen Spielberg), The Restaurant, Rock Star, Combat Missions,My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad, Bully Beatdown, Starmaker, Expedition Africa, Toughest Cowboy, Wedding Day and The Voice.