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Fox’s 24 gets Japanese adaptation with TV Asahi

  Fox’s action drama 24 is getting a local remake in Japan for free-TV player TV Asahi. The 24-episode series, which follows a counter-terrorist agent as he tackles a case over the period of 24 hours, is to make an appearance on the Japanese broadcaster after it struck a deal with Fox’s TV distribution arm, 20th […]

Genius prodco Imagine names new TV chief

Anna Culp has become the new executive VP of television at Genius producer Imagine Television. Culp is moving from the film division at Imagine, which Hollywood director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer own. This comes a year after LA-based Imagine left 20th Century Fox Television after receiving US$100 million from media investment house Raine […]

Drama at the members’ club

Howard Stringer and Jeremy Fox tell TBI about Atrium, their new club for platforms that want to source their own high-end drama series. Howard Stringer is known, among other things, for running Sony, producing for CBS, and until recently, being a non-exec director of UK pubcaster the BBC. His new venture is a first-of-its-kind members […]

Fox calls time on 24: Legacy

US broadcaster Fox is ending espionage thriller 24: Legacy after one season. The series was billed as a reboot of the 24 series, which starred Kiefer Sutherland, handing the lead role to Corey Hawkins (The Walking Dead). However, it rated averaged earlier this year, leading Fox and sister production arm 20th Century Fox Television to […]

NATPE: Tandem sets up Miami drama

StudioCanal prodco Tandem is setting up Deep City, a new Miami-based drama series with Nashville scribe and director Callie Khouri, music producer T Bone Burnett, and 24‘s Juan Carlos Coto all attached. Munich-based Tandem announced the project, which hails from 24 and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series scribe Coto, at NATPE Miami, which began yesterday. […]

Starz snags Fox for OTT service

Starz Play has sealed a multiyear deal with Fox for its Starz Play OTT service in the MENA region, TBI has learned. The agreement, between Starz Play and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, gives the streaming service a slew of the Hollywood studio’s TV series and features, and means Starz Play has deals with most […]

Fox hires formats veteran for sales

US studio Fox has hired Dorothy Crompton as its VP of format sales. Crompton has been in distribution for two decades, working for companies including Rive Gauche and Warner Bros.-owned Eyeworks. In her new LA-based role Crompton will oversee formats sales for Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution (TCFTVD), the US studio arm of Fox. She […]

Fox to reboot 24 with new hero

US broadcaster Fox has ordered a pilot for a rebooted 24, which will feature all-new characters. 24 producers Howard Gordon, Manny Coto and Evan Katz are behind 24: Legacy, which also has Brian Glazer attached as an executive producer. The action drama will be the first not starring Kiefer Sutherland as agent Jack Bauer. This […]

Nevins to succeed Blank at Showtime

One of the longest serving CEOs in American television is about to hand over the reins. Matt Blank (left) is stepping down as chief executive of Showtime on January 1, 2016 and handing the role to president and creative chief David Nevins (below, right), who will then carry both titles. Nevins new contract extends his […]

Fox reopens X-Files

Agents Mulder and Scully are headed back to US broadcast TV after 13 years. Fox has commissioned a six-part reprisal of The X-Files, which will go into production this summer ahead of a currently undefined debut date as an event series. The original X-Files launched in 1993 and ran for nine seasons. It followed David […]