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In-demand charts: Italy (June 26-July 2, 2016)

Our latest in-demand chart, this week coming from the southern European country of Italy, throws up familiar results and a couple of surprises. At the top of the rankings, Orange is the New Black and Game of Thrones rule supreme. OITNB edges slightly ahead of animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which has taken […]

Universal Television names president

Pearlena Igbokwe has taken the reins at Universal Television, NBC’s cable and broadcast production arm. Igbokwe moves across from NBC Entertainment where she was executive VP, drama programming, to take the chairman role at Universal Television. She replaces Bela Bajaria who left Universal last week after under a year in the job. Prior to NBC […]

Sky Living checks NBC’s Blindspot

UK pay TV channel has acquired new season NBC mystery drama Blindspot from Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. The show launched strongly to 10.6 million viewers (a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo) this week, benefiting from lead-in from singing competition show The Voice. Blindspot was well-received at the LA Screenings earlier this year. It […]

LA Screenings wrap: analysis

Another year of excess, exuberance and extreme selling at the Hollywood studios is over, but the nature of the mayhem is changing, writes Jesse Whittock The LA Screenings began as they shouldn’t – grey clouds and prolonged rain shows dampening the spirits of the buyers flying in to Hollywood (one local hyberbolically claimed California has not seen any “any […]

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 […]

NBC unveils new shows, cancels Constantine

US broadcaster NBC has unveiled new dramas and comedies for its 2015-16 slate, while axing superhero series Constantine, State of Affairs, One Big Happy and About a Boy. Over the weekend, the NBCUniversal channel okayed dramas Blindspot, Chicago Med, Game of Silence, Heartbreaker and The Player (pictured), which sit alongside straight-to-series orders Shades of Blue […]