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WGN America re-enters unscripted with Dorsey’s Dog’s Most Wanted

Tribune Broadcasting-owned multichannel network WGN America has commissioned Red Arrow-backed Dorsey Pictures for its first unscripted series in five years.  Dorsey will produce Dog’s Most Wanted, in which celebrity bounty hunters Dog and Beth and their team The Dirty Dozen will look to hunt down fugitives.  The series is will be distributed globally by Red Arrow Studios International. […]

DRG acquires sci-fi The White Wall

DRG has picked up the rights to Scandi sci-fi The White Wall.  Produced by Fire Monkey and NICE Drama for Sweden’s SVT and Finland’s YLE, the 8 x 60-minute drama centers on a strange white wall that is found deep underground at the mining site of the world’s largest nuclear waste depository, leaving a project director […]

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition gets reboot at Discovery’s HGTV

Hit format Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is getting a reboot at Discovery’s HGTV, after near seven years of hiatus. The format is expected to land on the network with 10 fresh episodes in early 2020. The cast for the new edition is yet to be determined. HGTV has also secured the rights to 100 existing episodes […]

Amazon’s global profile sparks Grand Tour format change

Jeremy Clarkson has said that The Grand Tour’s increasingly international profile on Amazon Prime Video has led to key changes that make the motoring format more global-facing. The presenter, who hosts the series with Richard Hammond and James May, said various format points were evaluated ahead of the show’s third series, which debuts on Friday (18 January) […]

BBC Children’s Jackie Edwards to head up BFI Young Audiences Content Fund

The BBC’s head of children’s acquisitions and animation, Jackie Edwards, has been appointed as head of the British Film Institute’s (BFI) Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF). The YACF is a new pilot delivered by the BFI as part of the UK Government’s support for “distinct, high-quality content” for children and young audiences to be broadcast […]

Netflix to raise US subs prices by up to 18%, the highest ever hike

Netflix is raising its US subscription prices by 13% to 18%, its biggest increase since the company launched its streaming service in 2007. It’s most popular price plan, which offers access to high-definition programming for two different internet-connected devices at once, will see the largest price jump going from $10.99 to $13.99 per month. The […]

Writers’ Guild Awards: Killing Eve, A Very English Scandal scribes take top honours

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain has awarded the top writers for its Writers’ Guild Awards 2019, including Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Russell T Davies and Heidi Thomas. Doctor Who scribe Russell T Davies was recognised for his critically acclaimed three-part drama A Very English Scandal, starring Golden Globe winner Ben Whishaw, in the best short form […]

NBCU preps streamer available to Comcast, Sky customers

NBCUniversal is preparing to join the streaming ranks next year, with a platform that will also be accessible to Sky subscribers outside the US. The platform is to be made available to subscribers of NBCUniversal parent group Comcast, as well as European pay-TV operator Sky, which was acquired last year. It is to launch in […]

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound to adapt Korean feature The Villainess

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment and Next Entertainment World’s Content Panda have partnered to produce The Villainess, a scripted series based on the 2017 Korean film of the same name. Skybound and Contents Panda are currently looking for a writer for The Villainess. Jung Byung-gil, who directed the original film, is attached to direct to pilot episode. […]