“Budgetary reasons”. This is how the management of France Télévisions justifies the changes to the matinees of France 2. According to our information, the game “Password”, led by Laurence Boccolini since the beginning of the school year, will not be renewed in September.
This program of American origin, titled “Password” in the original version and produced by Fremantle, it had already been arrested in 2016, after seven years of presentation provided by Patrick Sabatier in public service. The principle: have a partner guess words by giving clues. In recent months, several anonymous personalities have helped. We can cite Denis Maréchal, Alain Bouzigues, Arnaud Gidoin or even Florian Gazan. Audiences: 475,000 viewers on average, 12.6% audience share (PDA).
He approached to take Nagui’s place
Another victim of this spring cleaning: “One word can hide another”, another game presented by Laurence Boccolini, currently airing in the morning at 9.55am. The beginning of this French creation? Two teams of two candidates compete with words that must be discovered in a certain time, thanks to the definitions. Audiences: 507,000 viewers on average, 12.3% PDA. This show had already had a first life between 2015 and 2016, with Damien Thévenot at the helm.
Left from TF1 this summer to host these two games, Laurence Boccolini is in no danger. This season, France 2 has already entrusted him with several prime time programs, crowned by audience success. On the other hand, he holds the rope to replace Nagui in the presentation of “Everyone wants to take their place”, you decided to sell after a 15-year lease.