On the first day of TIFFCOM, Nippon TV is delighted to announce the upcoming Season Three premiere of Mediacorp’s Singapore adaptation of Old Enough!, Nippon TV’s hugely popular reality series format that focuses on children being tasked to run solo errands while being trailed by an incognito camera crew. The series is returning after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
In Singapore, the family-friendly franchise has been adapted by Mediacorp for On The Red Dot, a current affairs show investigating issues close to home. Filmed in 2022 after the easing of safe management measures, Season Three features Singaporean youngsters aged two to five who have spent most – if not all – of their pivotal developmental years under pandemic restrictions and documents their intrepid exploration of the outside world as part of their first steps towards independence. Audiences can anticipate cheering on courageous children from all walks of life, as our pint-sized protagonists take on herculean heartland challenges like trekking Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park to deliver bubble tea, or shopping for ingredients at Tiong Bahru Market to whip up Dad’s birthday dinner.
The new season of Old Enough! is part of an ongoing format deal forged in December 2018 for the beloved Japanese unscripted series between Mediacorp, Singapore’s national media network and largest content creator, and Nippon TV, the leading multiplatform entertainment network in Japan. The series also underscores Mediacorp’s continued efforts to enrich its repertoire of content for audiences by collaborating with creative partners beyond Singapore.
Moe Kanzaki, International Business Development, Nippon TV said: “I am very pleased to launch the highly anticipated new season of Old Enough! in Singapore. Having recently also announced the option sale to the Netherlands, we are so proud to see that Old Enough! is becoming a format that is loved around the world, changing its form little by little as it is localised for audiences to enjoy in different territories. We are grateful to the team of Mediacorp for the great success of the past two seasons and we are confident that this latest season will be another hit.”
Sharon Hun Ee Lin, Deputy Chief Editor, Current Affairs, Mediacorp said: “Old Enough! has been one of the most well-received series for On The Red Dot, so we are glad that we are finally able to deliver brand new episodes for our viewers. We hope the third season will continue to capture the imagination and hearts of Singaporeans, while bringing home the simple joys of growing up and going out in a post-pandemic world. Apart from amusing our audiences, we aim to highlight the importance of inculcating independence and a spirit of adventure in kids, whose limited interactions beyond their households can now be broadened as we learn to live with the coronavirus.”
Catch Old Enough! Season Three in Singapore every Friday at 9.30pm from 11 November to 2 December 2022 via meWATCH, Channel 5 and CNA. The half-hour episodes will also be available on CNA Insider YouTube and CNA Digital.