Arrested Development

NBC doubles down on Will & Grace

NBC has ordered new episodes of Will & Grace, and renewed it for a second second  before the first has even gone out. The New York-set comedy show, which was originally picked up in January, was initially created as a ten-episode limited installment. It will now become a 16-episode series. The new season airs on […]

CBS & Imagine enter strategic four-year deal

CBS Corporation and Imagine Television Studios have entered into a four-year co-financing and first-look agreement for scripted and unscripted television and long-form digital programming. The new deal will see Ron Howard’s Imagine partner with CBS to co-produce and co-own programming for the CBS television network, SVOD service CBS All Access and premium cable channel Showtime, […]

Netflix adapts fantasy saga The Witcher

Netflix is working on a series adaptation of the fantasy novel and video game saga The Witcher. An English-language drama series based Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy franchise has gone into development, with the Sean Daniel Company and Platige Image attached. The Witcher is a collection of right novels and story collections and a major […]

US scribe writing Sky Atlantic comedy

US writer and performer David Cross is penning a comedy starring Stephen Mangan and Heather Graham for the Sky Atlantic pay TV channel in the UK. Bliss will follow Mangan (Episodes) as a travel writer, who leads a double life with families on both sides of the English city of Bristol. Graham (Boogie Nights, The […]

Netflix reveals global bingeing habits

Netflix users tend to burn through The Walking Dead and Orange is the New Black, but take their time on House of Cards and Bloodline, according to new data from the SVOD service. Netflix has revealed ‘The Binge Scale’, which it claims shows how customers in more than 190 countries consume more than 100 serialised […]

Netflix eyes Gilmore Girls reboot

Netflix is in talks to remake US comedy drama series Gilmore Girls. The original show ran on US broadcast net The WB and its successor The CW from 2000 until 2007, stretching to over 150 episodes. Having already rebooted comedy series Arrested Development, to mixed critical and fan acclaim, Netflix is now in talks with […]

Priestly, Ringwald for new DHX comedy

DHX’s Family Channel has ordered The Wonderful Wayneys, a family comedy starring Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills: 90210) and Molly Ringwald (The Breakfast Club). The pair will star as seemingly perfect parents of five kids. From Arrested Development exec producer Tom Saunders, the series will follow the Wayneys’ attempts to raise “multi-exceptional” offspring and cope with […]

Netflix rebooting retro comedy Full House

Having relaunched Arrested Development, Netflix is moving ahead with another comedy reboot with a new version of Full House. The original series ran for eight seasons and almost 200 episodes on US broadcast network ABC in the 1980s and 1990s. It follows a widowed father, his best friend and brother in-law as they raise a […]

Netflix goes straight-to-series with Will Arnett

Streaming service Netflix has greenlit an eight-episode, straight-to-series comedy from The Millers and Arrested Development star Will Arnett. Flaked comes from Arnett and Mark Chappell (The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret) and follows a self-appointed “guru” in an insular Californian community those carefully crafted image and sobriety begins to unravel after he falls for […]

Netflix originals viewing on the up, research shows

More than seven out of ten US Netflix viewers have watched “at least some” of the streaming service’s original shows, new research shows. According to analytics firm Centris Media Science, 72% of users surveyed said they had watched some original programming in the third quarter of 2014. The figure suggests originals are becoming more important […]

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