Reg Grundy Organisation

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Reg Grundy Productions (later the Grundy Organisation, then Grundy Entertainment and known informally as Grundy's) was an Australian television production company founded in 1959 by businessman Reg Grundy.wikipedia
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Fremantle Australia

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In 2006 FremantleMedia merged Grundy Television and Crackerjack Productions to form Fremantle Australia.
It was formed in 2006 by the merger of market leader Grundy Television and comedy specialists Crackerjack Productions, which had both been acquired previously by Fremantle.

Fremantle (company)

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In 1995 Reg Grundy sold the company to Pearson Television, which has since become known as FremantleMedia and is part of the RTL Group (in turn 90% owned by Bertelsmann).
In the years before as well as after the merger, the company had acquired various British, Australian, and American production companies including Talkback, Thames Television (which later merged as Talkback Thames), Grundy Television, Crackerjack Productions (now merged to become FremantleMedia Australia), and Goodson-Todman Productions (later Mark Goodson Productions, now folded into Fremantle North America).

Wheel of Fortune (Australian game show)

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After success in radio, Reg Grundy's first TV production was Wheel of Fortune which launched on Nine Network in 1959.
Wheel of Fortune is an Australian television game show produced by Grundy Television (until 2006).

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Reg Grundy Productions (later the Grundy Organisation, then Grundy Entertainment and known informally as Grundy's) was an Australian television production company founded in 1959 by businessman Reg Grundy.
He founded his own production company Reg Grundy Organisation in 1960, and began producing game shows for the Australian and overseas market, before eventually branching out into drama in 1973.

Sons and Daughters (Australian TV series)

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Their Swedish operation produced a local version of Sons and Daughters - Skilda världar.
Sons and Daughters is an Australian Logie Award-winning soap opera/drama serial created by Reg Watson and produced by the Reg Grundy Organisation between 1981 and 1987.

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The company first produced game shows, then branched into soap operas in 1973.
Also in 1974, the Reg Grundy Organisation created its first soap opera, and significantly Australia's first teen soap opera, Class of '74.

Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak

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The company also produced Time Machine (a history-themed game show similar in format to The Price is Right) and Scattergories for NBC, Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak for ABC and Small Talk for The Family Channel.
Reg Grundy Productions produced Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak, which was the first daytime series the Grundy company produced for a network other than NBC.

Scrabble (game show)

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Reg Grundy Productions was responsible for the production of two highly successful daytime game shows on NBC during the 1980s, Sale of the Century and Scrabble, and produced a revival of Scrabble in 1993.
Exposure Unlimited hired and co-produced the show with Reg Grundy Productions and licensed the show to NBC.

Prisoner (TV series)

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The company also produced re-edited versions of two highly successful soaps out of Australia, Prisoner and on some markets Neighbours.
The series was created by Reg Watson and produced by Reg Grundy for the Reg Grundy Organisation.

Time Machine (game show)

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The company also produced Time Machine (a history-themed game show similar in format to The Price is Right) and Scattergories for NBC, Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak for ABC and Small Talk for The Family Channel.
Reg Grundy Productions produced the series, and upon its premiere Time Machine was one of three Grundy series airing on NBC (Sale of the Century, which followed Time Machine on NBC's daytime schedule, and Scrabble were the other two).

Small Talk (American game show)

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The company also produced Time Machine (a history-themed game show similar in format to The Price is Right) and Scattergories for NBC, Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak for ABC and Small Talk for The Family Channel.
Small Talk is an American game show hosted by comedian Wil Shriner and produced by Reg Grundy Productions that aired on The Family Channel from September 30, 1996 to January 3, 1997.

Fort Boyard (game show)

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before becoming a joint production company with Channel 5 to produce a few more shows such as 100%, Whittle, Night Fever, Fort Boyard, Win Beadle's Money, One to Win (a revival of Going for Gold), and The Desert Forges.
It was produced by Paul Kirrage and executive produced by Richard Holloway, later known for producing The X Factor and other high-profile shows on UK television, for Grundy Productions (later Thames Television in 2001).

Scattergories (game show)

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The company also produced Time Machine (a history-themed game show similar in format to The Price is Right) and Scattergories for NBC, Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak for ABC and Small Talk for The Family Channel.
The show, which was adapted from the Parker Brothers board game of the same name, was produced by Reg Grundy Productions and was the second to last American game show to be produced by the company.

Un posto al sole

A Place in the Sun
Grundy Productions Italy - Italian division, which was founded in 1980 and produced programs like Furore and Un posto al sole, now known as Fremantle Italia SpA.
It is an original series created by Wayne Doyle with the collaboration of Adam Bowen and Gino Ventriglia and it employs the production methods of the Australian soap opera Neighbours from the same original producers Reg Grundy Organisation/Fremantle.

Ruck Zuck (game show)

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Grundy Light Entertainment - the German division, which produces such shows as Ruck Zuck (best known of Grundy's German game shows), Das Quiz mit Jörg Pilawa, Q-Boot, along owing and producing German versions of RTL Group formats Family Feud (Familien-Duell), Sale of the Century (Hopp oder Top), and The Price Is Right (Der Preis ist heiß).

Jay Stewart

Frequent announcers of the company's game shows included Jay Stewart, Don Morrow, Gene Wood and Charlie Tuna.
In addition, between his stints with Barry & Enright and Reg Grundy Productions, Stewart was the voice-over for National Enquirer commercials, which he continued to do until around 1986.

Man O Man (British game show)

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They also produced three cult shows for ITV called Keynotes, Celebrity Squares and Man O Man.

Small Talk (British game show)

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In the UK, Reg Grundy Productions produced two big hit shows for the BBC called Going for Gold and Small Talk.

Sale of the Century

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Reg Grundy Productions was responsible for the production of two highly successful daytime game shows on NBC during the 1980s, Sale of the Century and Scrabble, and produced a revival of Scrabble in 1993. Grundy Light Entertainment - the German division, which produces such shows as Ruck Zuck (best known of Grundy's German game shows), Das Quiz mit Jörg Pilawa, Q-Boot, along owing and producing German versions of RTL Group formats Family Feud (Familien-Duell), Sale of the Century (Hopp oder Top), and The Price Is Right (Der Preis ist heiß).

Keynotes (Australian TV series)

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They also produced three cult shows for ITV called Keynotes, Celebrity Squares and Man O Man.

Blockbusters (British game show)

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It also owned the rights to two Bruce Forsyth game shows such as Play Your Cards Right and The Price Is Right as well as a Tim Clark game show called Give Us a Clue, a Michael Barrymore game show called Strike It Lucky, a Paul O'Grady game show called Lily Savage's Blankety Blank, a Dale Winton game show called Dale's Supermarket Sweep and a Liza Tarbuck game show called Blockbusters.
Sky One brought the series back again in 2000, this time produced by Grundy (which owned the format) and presented by Liza Tarbuck, but it failed to capture the same degree of popularity as the Holness incarnation.

Win Beadle's Money

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before becoming a joint production company with Channel 5 to produce a few more shows such as 100%, Whittle, Night Fever, Fort Boyard, Win Beadle's Money, One to Win (a revival of Going for Gold), and The Desert Forges.

Night Fever (TV series)

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before becoming a joint production company with Channel 5 to produce a few more shows such as 100%, Whittle, Night Fever, Fort Boyard, Win Beadle's Money, One to Win (a revival of Going for Gold), and The Desert Forges.

Celebrity Squares

They also produced three cult shows for ITV called Keynotes, Celebrity Squares and Man O Man.

Neighbours

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The company also produced re-edited versions of two highly successful soaps out of Australia, Prisoner and on some markets Neighbours.
The serial has inspired remakes produced under licence from the original producers Reg Grundy Organisation/Fremantle.