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LatAm scripted: The end of telenovelas?

For decades, the telenovela has been Latin America’s flagship TV genre, seducing audiences around the world. But shifts in the landscape have pushed the region’s TV giants to usher in a new generation that targets international markets and streaming platforms. Emiliano de Pablos reports. A powerhouse of creative TV talent in Latin America is re-defining […]

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition gets reboot at Discovery’s HGTV

Hit format Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is getting a reboot at Discovery’s HGTV, after near seven years of hiatus. The format is expected to land on the network with 10 fresh episodes in early 2020. The cast for the new edition is yet to be determined. HGTV has also secured the rights to 100 existing episodes […]

Korea’s tvN to adapt Designated Survivor

CJ E&M’s entertainment network tvN is set to remake Netflix political drama Designated Survivor to air in 2019. tvN revealed its upcoming 2019 drama slate, which will include an adaptation of the Kiefer Sutherland-fronted drama. Other debuts include The Crowned Clown, which launched with peak ratings in the first week of January, crime-thriller series Confessions, romance […]

Dungey resurfaces at Netflix as original content VP

Channing Dungey has resurfaced at Netflix as vice president of original content one month after departing her role as ABC Entertainment president. Dungey, who was with ABC for 14 years, will start work at Netflix in February 2019. She will report to Cindy Holland, VP of original content. Currently Holland’s original series team manages a […]

Michelle Guthrie takes $800k payout from ABC

Michelle Guthrie, the recently dismissed managing director of Australian broadcaster ABC, has received a payout of more than A$800,000 (US$580,640) and will sue for more. An ABC spokesperson said that the termination payment was made as a result of Guthrie’s contractual entitlement, according to ABC News. Guthrie will sue for more as she builds a […]

Keshet, ABC team for political drama Black B*tch

Keshet International (KI) has partnered with Australia’s ABC and Screen Australia to bring Blackfella Films’ political drama Black B*tch (WT) to global audiences. Black B*tch focuses on a charismatic and contradictory Indigenous woman who is thrust into national limelight after a horrific event where Australia’s embattled Prime Minister Rachel Anderson sees a publicity goldmine for her party. The […]

Turmoil at ABC Australia to be focus of investigative special

Ousted ABC Australia MD Melissa Guthrie and former chairman Justin Milne are to give their accounts of the inner turmoil at the broadcaster in an hour-long special. The two execs, who were at the centre of a major shake-up at ABC, will be the focus of Bitter End, which is to air as part of ABC investigative […]

Sky & ABC Australia pair for scripted comedy Frayed

Sky UK and ABC Australia have co-commissioned Frayed, a comedy drama produced by Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford’s Merman Television and Australia’s Guesswork Television. The 6 x 45-minute comedy is the first scripted collaboration between the two broadcasters and is now filming in Newcastle and Sydney, Australia, and London. Set in1989, Frayed follows Sammy Cooper (Sarah […]

ABC comedy head joins Kenya Barris company at Netflix

ABC’s senior VP and head of comedy Jamila Hunter is to depart the company to join Kenya Barris’ Khalabo Ink Society, to run the company under the recent Netflix deal which will see it develop new comedy series for the platform. Hunter has worked closely with Barris on ABC projects including award winning series black-ish […]

ABC board confirms independent investigation into Guthrie exit

The board of Australian public broadcaster ABC has confirmed that an independent advisor is investigating claims made by ousted managing director Melissa Guthrie. In an official statement released by the ABC board, it has clarified the timeline of events that led to Guthrie’s exit from the broadcaster last month.  It has said it received a […]

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