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ABC orders Spanish drama remake from NMV

New Media Vision has sealed a deal with ABC Studios, which will make a pilot of Motivos Personales, the Spanish drama that NMV represents internationally. UK-based content company New Media Vision, which is run by former Viasat and Disney exec Todd Lituchy. The hour-long thriller was originally created by Carlos Vila and Javier Holgado for […]

UKTV buys into Secrets and Lies

UK multichannel operator UKTV has acquired ABC Studios mystery drama Secrets and Lies. The 10x60mins series is based on an Australian drama of the same name, and is currently moving towards its second season in the US after season one averaged 8.1 million total viewers. UKTV signed the show from distributor Disney UK and Ireland […]

Agent Carter joins Fox UK

Fox International Channels UK has acquired rights to Disney superhero Marvel’s Agent Carter for the local Fox channel. The 8x60mins series, which is inspired by Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger, is sold by Disney Media Distribution, and launched at last year’s LA Screenings. On the back of this year’s event, Fox UK has acquired […]

LA Screenings 2015: Puppet masters

Muppets, medics and movie characters will be filling US network schedules over the next year. Jesse Whittock examines the trends, and what this means for buyers at the LA Screenings Over the next US broadcast season, audiences will finally learn the backstory of the Muppets. They will also be introduced to the latest contenders vying […]

ABC revives Muppets, okays Rhimes drama

ABC kicked off the 2015-16 Upfronts week by ordering six dramas and three comedies, including a Muppets revival. The network also renewed 22 primetime series, and cancelled four others. The Muppets show is being billed as an aged-up documentary-style series in which the puppet characters’ lives are explored in detail. The comedy comes from Bill […]

Netflix UK buys ABC fantasy drama

Netflix has acquired rights for ABC fantasy drama One Upon a Time for the UK and Ireland. The Disney Media Distribution-sold show previously went out in the UK on Channel 5, but the broadcaster did not tale the third season, and Netflix has instead swooped for the first three seasons and the fourth. New episodes […]

CBS plants Criminal Minds spin-off in series

CBS is turning to its trusted backdoor pilot process to test another spin-off series, this time for procedural drama Criminal Minds (pictured). The pilot will be part of Criminal Minds’s latest season, and come in the shape of an episode written by original show showrunner and executive producer Erica Messing. It will follow a separate […]

Fox’s Red Band Society disbanded

Fox’s teen medical drama Red Band Society has been pulled from schedules, prompting questions over its future. The series will drop from air after its tenth episode on December 3, with US broadcaster Fox opting not to order a back nine. Thirteen episodes have filmed so far, and it is unclear when and where the […]

ABC to remake UK’s Wire in the Blood

US broadcast network ABC has called on Endemol Studios to adapt British drama procedural Wire in the Blood for American screens. The UK series (pictured), which ran on ITV for six seasons between 2002 and 2008, is based on a book from Scottish suspense novelist Val McDermid. Endemol Studios and ABC Studios will now coproduce […]

Sky 1 deal shows Intelligence

UK satellite channel Sky 1 has acquired CBS cyber crime drama Intelligence. The show, which ABC Studios creates in association with CBS Television Studios for CBS in the US, will launch in Britain on April 17. Intelligence follows Josh Holloway (Lost) as a futuristic US National Security Agency cyber command specialist who has an implant […]