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Netflix revives Queer Eye

Global streamer Netflix is bringing back long-running US cable reality series Queer Eye for the Straight Eye. Production on a new season of the show will begin this summer, with original prodco Scout Productions and the ITV Entertainment branch of UK broadcaster ITV’s US arm attached. The series ran on NBCUniversal-owned Bravo for five seasons […]

MediaWorks names CEO, CFO to exit

New Zealand-based broadcaster and producer MediaWorks has named a local media industry veteran as its new CEO. Oztam and oOH! Media chairman Michael Anderson (pictured) is taking up the role to succeed Mark Weldon, who left abruptly in May. Anderson’s appointment comes as acting chief executive David Chalmers, who is also permanent CFO, announced he […]

Left Hook connects with Endemol Shine NA

Endemol Shine North America and subsidiary True Entertainment have signed flegling Left Hook Media to overall production deals. Left Hook founders Scott Teti and Matt Odgers (pictured) are already in production with Endemol Shine Group’s North American arm on upcoming MTV series Almost Impossible Game Show, and with True on Bravo’s Summer House. They recently […]

Bravo goes free-to-air in Kiwi channel deal

Cable net Bravo will become a free-to-air offering for the first time after NBCUniversal and Mediaworks in New Zealand inked a deal to rebrand Channel Four. A commission was also announced for the new Kiwi Bravo channel, with a local version of the Real Housewives reality format (Real Housewives of Melbourne, pictured) – The Real […]

USA originals chief to exit, scores UCP deal

USA Networks executive VP, original programming Jackie de Crinis is stepping down to take an overall deal with Universal Cable Productions. The long-serving executive is credited with developing series such as Monk, Burn Notice, Covert Affairs and Mr. Robot (pictured), but will leave the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment-owned USA to become an independent producer. Her exit […]

Series based on Heathers movie in the works

TV Land has ordered a pilot of Heathers, a series based on the movie of the same name. Ordering the pilot, the Viacom-owned US cable net said the TV version of Heathers will be an anthology series, in which a modern-day heroine has to deal with a vicious clique (the Heathers). US network Fox prepped […]

McCumber rises as NBCU rejigs entertainment

NBCUniversal is shaking up its entertainment networks division, with USA Networks president Chris McCumber heading up a new-look unit. McCumber will be president of NBCU Entertainment Networks, a group comprising USA, Syfy, Chiller and Cloo. Syfy president Dave Howe is being moved to a new post as president, strategy and commercial growth at NBCU Cable […]

Channel 4 plots Gogglebox Kids, adds exec

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a 1x60mins Christmas special of Studio Lambert-produced unscripted series Gogglebox, while also appointing Alisa Pomeroy to become documentaries commissioning editor. 24 Hours in Police Custody director Pomeroy (below right) will report to head of documentaries Nick Mirsky in her new post, which tasks her with greenlighting new docs for […]

All3 producing pair of Bravo shows

All3Media America has bagged a pair of deals to develop unscripted shows for US cable channel Bravo. All3’s US parent firm will pact with subsidiary prodco Morocco Junction Entertainment on Tabatha’s Life Takeover (WT), and with another All3 firm, Lime Pictures, on Heir Heads (WT). Tabatha’s Life Takeover will follow fashionista Tabatha Coffey as she […]

Tom Forman – why you need me if you want to crack the US

The meeting always goes the same way. On one side, you’ve got me and my development exec. On the other, a smart producer from Spain. Or Israel. Or Timbuktu. We’re knee-to-knee in the Majestic lobby. Or camped at a table at the Carlton. If it’s after lunch, we’ve ordered wine. If it’s earlier, we’re pretending […]