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ABC Signature ups Sydnee Rimes to become SVP of series

ABC Signature has upped Sydnee Rimes to become SVP of series. She will now lead ABC Signature’s series division, with a remit across all current shows including drama, comedy and limited run. Rimes previously had stints at Brillstein Entertainment before joining ABC more than a decade ago. She was most recently VP of series at […]

ABC extends ‘The Rookie: Feds’ into 22-episode season

Disney’s US network ABC has picked up a full 22-part season of Entertainment One’s The Rookie: Feds. The show is a spin-off from ABC’s five-season drama The Rookie and is based on an episode – named Feds – that ran in the original show last year. The Rookie: Feds then debuted on 27 September and […]

ABC Signature investigates French series ‘HIP’ for English-language adaptation

Disney-owned ABC Signature has acquired English-language adaptation rights to TF1 detective series HIP (High Intellectual Potential), following a deal with distributor Newen Connect. Work has begun on adapting the scripts of the French scripted series, with the showrunner, writing team and cast still to be announced. The US version joins upcoming Czech and Slovakian adaptations, […]

ABC Signature head of current exits after three decades

Stephanie Leifer, EVP and head of current programming at ABC Signature, and one of Disney-owned ABC’s longest-serving execs, is exiting the company after almost three decades. Leifer has held her current position since 2010, overseeing current series for ABC Signature and its predecessor ABC Studios, including shows such as Grey’s Anatomy at ABC and The […]

ABC Signature hires Paramount+ alum as SVP of comedy development

Disney-owned ABC Signature has named former Paramount+ exec Danny Feldheim as its new SVP of comedy development. Feldheim replaces Melanie Frankel, who stepped down as head of comedy last year, and will lead the genre for the studio, which is behind Hulu’s This Fool, Freeform’s Everything’s Trash and Disney+ show The Muppets Mayhem. He was […]

ABC developing medical drama from SMAC Entertainment

Disney-owned ABC is in development on The Front Line, a new medical drama from Michael Strahan and Constance Schwartz-Morini’s SMAC Entertainment. The series is being written by Marc Halsey, who will executive produce alongside Strahan, Schwartz-Morini and Thea Mann for SMAC. ABC Signature is the studio. The project is a medical procedural centered around Sebastian […]

Kids round-up: Disney+ seeks ‘The Muppets Mayhem’; CBC revives ‘Street Cents’ on TikTok; Latoya Raveneau inks Disney deal

Disney+ seeks ‘The Muppets Mayhem’ Disney+ has commissioned The Muppets Mayhem, a new comedy series following iconic Muppet band The Electric Mayhem as they record their first album. The Disney Branded Television series is produced by ABC Signature and The Muppets Studio. The series was developed and written by Adam F. Goldberg, Bill Barretta and […]

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