Battle Creek


Limitless, Rush Hour set for CBS

TV remakes of feature films Limitless and Rush Hour are to air on CBS in the new season after the Eye Network’s latest round of greenlights. The shows will be joined on the 2015-16 schedule by a Criminal Minds spin-off, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders; medical drama Code Black; superhero series Supergirl; and comedies Life in […]

Buyers Briefing: Vanda Rapti, MTG

Name: Vanda Rapti Title: VP of acquisitions, pay TV, VOD and new media, and acting VP, free TV, Nordics, MTG Vanda Rapti buys programming for a variety of Modern Times Group channels across Europe. Here she takes TBI through the needs of the free, pay and VOD platforms operating under MTG’s Viasat broadcasting brand.   […]

Battle Creek sells around the world

Sony Pictures Television has notched several deals for Battle Creek, the new cop procedural from the creators of House and Breaking Bad, David Shore and Vince Gilligan. The series, which has just bowed on US broadcast net CBS, has been picked up by TF1 in France and RTL in Germany, two of Europe’s largest commercial […]

Fox, MTG win Battle Creek

Fox International Channels has acquired Battle Creek from Sony Pictures Television for its Fox channels in Asia and the Middle East, with Viasat picking it up in Scandinavia. The series, which is from Breaking Bad scribe Vince Gilligan and House writer David Shore, has just launched on broadcast network CBS in the US. On Fox […]

Seven picks up Battle Creek

Australian free-to-air broadcaster Network Seven has picked up buzzy upcoming US drama series Battle Creek from Sony Pictures Television. Seven has a programming partnership with Sony and has also taken its new comedy series Marry Me. The broadcaster also has an output deal with Disney and will take all of its new shows – including […]

LA Screenings review: big name drama delivers on promise

Last week’s LA Screenings saw international buyers including BBC’s director of television Danny Cohen, TV2 (Norway)’s new content chief Nina Lorgen Flemmen and BSkyB’s entertainment channels boss Stuart Murphy descend on the Hollywood studio lots with more than 50 new shows on sale. As the week played out, the pre-market signs that it would be […]

Sony sticks with programming chiefs

Sony Pictures Television has extended the contracts of co-presidents, programming and production Jamie Erlich and Zack Van Amburg. The pair will remain at the Culver City-based studio for another three years at least after signing contract extensions. SPT is currently producing US series including NBC’s new season hit The Blacklist, Syfy’s recently-recommissioned Helix and ABC […]

Breaking Bad’s Gilligan signs new Sony deal

Vince Gilligan has signed a new overall deal with Sony Pictures Television, keeping the Breaking Bad creator with the studio for the foreseeable future. Gilligan (above, right) was counted as the hottest free agent on the market after his previous SPT deal lapsed following the end of his critically acclaimed AMC crime drama but he […]

ABC goes straight-to-series with Secrets & Lies remake

An upcoming Australian crime drama is being remade for US broadcast net ABC, which has made a 10-part, straight-to-series order. Secrets & Lies comes from Oz prodco Hoodlum and is set to begin broadcasting on Network Ten in 2014, and is now being remade by ABC Studios and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. Hoodlum is also […]