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Hulu signs Endemol Shine, Sony shows

US on-demand service Hulu has secured rights to E4 comedy-drama My Mad Fat Diary and a multi-year licensing agreement with Sony Pictures Television. The 16x60mins Mad Fat Diary will be available exclusively in the US via Hulu’s ad-free and limited ad plans, comprising three seasons. Hulu acquired the Tiger Aspect Productions coming-of-age period drama series […]

SundanceTV buys BBC-Keshet autism drama

American cable channel SundanceTV has added to its overseas drama ranks by acquiring the British version of Israeli drama The A-Word. SundanceTV becomes a coproducer on the show (pictured), which is for the BBC and comes from Endemol Shine Group-owned Fifty Fathoms and Keshet UK. The A-Word joins SundanceTV’s 2016 drama line-up, which includes Sky […]

SBS launches comedy series on Facebook

Australian pubcaster SBS has launched the first episode of its new comedy series The Family Law on Facebook. The linear debut of the comedy series follows next Thursday. The series opener was put on Facebook yesterday and will remain on the social media platform until midnight Sunday. The linear series, meanwhile, will go out in […]

HBO unveils new shows, talks Deadwood film

HBO’s programming chief Michael Lombardo has confirmed a Deadwood movie is moving forward, with David Milch, the creator of the hit Western series, having submitted an outline of how a feature would unfold. HBO said last year there were early discussions with Milch and Lombardo told US website TV Line yesterday that the project is […]

BBCWW secures detective series presales

BBC Worldwide has shopped upcoming detective drama Maigret to France 3, Germany’s ARD, Sweden’s TV4 and Denmark’s DR. The deals are the first the BBC’s commercial arm has brokered for the 2x120mins film miniseries, Maigret Sets a Trap and Maigret’s Dead Man. The films star Rowan Atkinson as legendary French detective Jules Maigret. “The Maigret […]

TNT, Shyamalan team for TV horror

US cable net TNT and writer/director M. Night Shyamalan have teamed for a new two-hour block to be programmed with horror and suspense series. The Sixth Sense writer will curate the block, which will include Tales from the Crypt reboot, and launch this autumn. Shyamalan said: “To be part of such a beloved brand like […]

Office-style superhero comedy for NBC

US broadcaster NBC has ordered three comedy pilots, including one billed as The Office­-meets-DC Comics. Powerless is a workplace comedy featuring workers at one of America’s worst insurance companies who live the superheroes and villains universe of DC Comics. The show comes from A to Z creator Ben Queen and Warner Bros. Television, whose parent […]

All3 buys Indian Summers producer

All3Media has acquired New Pictures, the UK indie behind Channel 4 ratings hit Indian Summers (pictured). The move bolsters All3’s drama assets, which currently include Midsomer Murders prodco Bentley Productions, Neal Street Productions (Ripper Street) and Company Pictures (Skins, Shameless). Former Company boss Charlie Pattinson created New Pictures with Claine Pyke, Willow Grylls and Richard […]

A&E gets show from Gyllenhaal prodco, Omen series

US network A&E has ordered a raft of new programming including an anthology series from Jake Gyllenhaal’s prodco, and a new horror-thriller based on The Omen feature films. Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories Productions and A+E Studios will make the as-yet-unnamed anthology series, which will look at different US cult personalities and their unusual beliefs. Gyllenhaal is […]

A&E gets show from Gyllenhaal prodco, Omen series

US network A&E has ordered a raft of new programming including an anthology series from Jake Gyllenhaal’s prodco, and a new horror-thriller based on The Omen feature films. Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories Productions and A+E Studios will make the as-yet-unnamed anthology series, which will look at different US cult personalities and their unusual beliefs. Gyllenhaal is […]