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"Life is Not Everything" Photo: Gadi Dagon
"Life is Not Everything" Photo: Gadi Dagon

Israeli TV series sold to US firm

Sony Studios to produce American version of 'Life Isn't Everything' for CBS; show ends nine-season run on Channel 2's Reshet

Eran Bar-On
Published: 10.28.11, 16:49 / Israel Culture

Israeli hit television series "Life Isn't Everything" has been sold to Sony Studios which is expected to produce it for CBS.


The show's creator Daniel Lappin will join the American version's writing team, alongside Mike Sikovitch who was involved in writing the first and second seasons of hit comedy series "Friends".


Israeli actress Noa Tishbi, who has developed a career in the US, connected between the two sides. She was also the one responsible for brining "In Treatment" to the US.


"Life Isn't Everything" has just ended its ninth season on Channel 2's Reshet. Negotiations were recently held between Reshet and production companies abroad, and the deal with Sony was inked earlier this week.


About six months ago, Reshet bought the format of the popular American sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond" from Sony Pictures and the local version is expected to air next year.


Sharon Gelbaum-Shapan from Reshet's international department said: "The combination between Daniel Lappin's talent and CAA Television Department Adam Berkowitz's professionalism, together with Noa Tishbi's help, has resulted in a quick deal and we are thankful for that."



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