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Local TV sitcom ‘Ramzor’ (Traffic Light) appears to have no red
Months after the hit Channel 2 series starring Adir Miller was
picked up by 20th Century Fox TV in the US to be adapted for the American
screen, it has now been nominated for an International Emmy award for best
According to a press release from the International Academy of
Television, Arts and Sciences, a panel of 700 judges from 50 countries chose the
series – a joint production of Kuperman Productions and Keshet – which will
compete against ‘Los Simuladores’ from Mexico, ‘Peep Show’ from the UK and
‘Talok Hok Chak’ from Thailand.
The winners will be announced at the Emmy
Awards in New York on November 22.
The US version of Ramzor is slated to
begin filming in the US next month under the name ‘Traffic Lights.’ Penned by
Wedding Crashers writer Bob Fisher, the US version of the show will follow the
same premise as Ramzor – focusing on three longtime friends whose romantic
relationships with the women in their lives are all at different
“We were totally surprised by this, because we didn’t know Keshet
had submitted the show as a candidate,” Miller, who also co-created the show,
“We never imagined the show would reach these dimensions,”
added writer Ran Sarig.
In another instance of an Israeli TV show making
waves abroad, the Hollywood Reporter wrote on Monday that US reality production
house Stone & Co. has acquired the domestic rights to ‘Connected,’
(Mechubarot) the HOT reality show broadcast on Channel 3, in which five women
are given cameras to document their relationships with their significant
“It’s breakthrough television,” said producer Scott Stone who is
planning to pitch the show to US networks. “It’s a way of doing user-generated
video in a TV show that’s never been done before; you get things that you never
thought you’d see. It’s like if you were to give Candace Bushnell a camera
before ‘Sex and the City.’” he told the Hollywood Reporter.
created by Ram Landes and Doron Tsabari, recently began airing its second season
using five men.