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FIC powers up with S.H.I.E.L.D. deal

Fox International Channels has acquired Disney-distributed US scripted series including the much-hyped superhero series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for its Spanish channels. Along with Marvel Television and ABC Studios-produced S.H.I.E.L.D., the deal also gives FIC Spanish broadcast rights to Josh Holloway-fronted Intelligence, Bradley Whitford comedy Trophy Wife, procedural Killer Woman, lottery winner drama Lucky 7 […]

LA Screenings: Broadcast Strikes Back

With US cable series such as Hatfields & McCoys gaining traction with key demographics in the past year, broadcast networks have reacted with new comedies, reboots and spin offs and a shift toward short-run series for the new season. Jesse Whittock looks at how this will affect buyers at the LA Screenings. Laughter, it’s often […]

S.H.I.E.L.D., Seacrest series among new ABC shows

US broadcast net ABC has given the greenlight to a batch of new dramas and comedies ahead of its Upfront presentation this week. Toplining the new shows is a season order for Marvel Entertainment’s Avengers spin off series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (above), which Hollywood director Joss Whedon created. Also among the new shows are […]

Discovery buys Disney dramas for TLC UK

Discovery has bought several US scripted series for the soon-to-launch UK version of TLC. It has picked up ABC Studios-produced US dramas Mistresses (pictured) and Devious Maids from Disney’s distribution arm. Female-skewing TLC launches on BSkyB in the UK at the end of the month with a launch party in London tonight. Discovery has also […]

ABC Studios and Sonar call on Fix It Men

ABC Studios and Sonar Entertainment have come together on a new time-travel drama for the international market. Through its deal with The Mark Gordon Company (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice), ABC Studios will coproduce Fix It Men with Sonar, with ABC taking distribution rights in North America and Sonar handling the rest of the world. The […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]

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