Brooklyn Nine-Nine


NBCU scores first int’l adaptation for ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is getting its first international adaptation.  NBCUniversal International Formats has licensed the hit comedy series to Quebecor Content-backed prodco ComediHa!, based out of Quebec City in Canada. A broadcaster has not yet been disclosed, though shooting is to begin this summer. The deal marks the first international version of the Golden Globe and […]

TBI Weekly: Hot or not at the LA Screenings

This week’s LA Screenings have brought us the hottest pilot pick-ups from US Studios, but what proved popular and what turned out a dud among the titles? Reboots Needless to say, reboots dominated the Upfronts this year as each studio picked up some form of revamp or spin-off. Yes, this has been a trend for […]

Fox axes Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Hulu eyes its revival

Fox has cancelled three popular comedies including Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which Hulu and other US players are eyeing for revival. Other titles axed in the move include popular sitcom The Last Man on Earth and The Mick, which is ending its reign after two seasons. There has been public outcry over Fox’s decision to cancel Brooklyn […]

Hulu stats reveal viewers turned to comedy this year

Hulu has released year-end data showing that its viewers, all based in the US, turned to comedy for light relief in 2017. During a year of uncertainty, Hulu claimed that “more people needed to laugh more often” and took to the streamer to view a range of comedies. Americans watched more comedy TV shows this […]

Universal TV president exits

Bela Bajaria is leaving her post as president of NBC’s network and cable production arm, Universal Television. Bajaria has been in her current role for just under a year, having been promoted by NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. She had been drafted in as executive VP in 2011 from CBS Television Studios. At that time, […]

Andreae out at Fox, Electus’ Henson in

Simon Andreae’s spell at the top of US broadcast network Fox’s reality arm is over, with Electus executive Corie Henson tapped to replace him. Andreae (pictured) had been in the role of executive VP, alternative programming for a year. Henson (below, right) has been with Ben Silverman’s Electus for a similar period of time after […]

X Factor ratings, currency issues weigh on Fox results

Poor X Factor ratings, extra programming costs and currency issues in several international markets have weighed on 21st Century Fox’s latest results. Internationally, Fox said that weak currencies in some its emerging markets will impact the results at its channels unit and the company said it now anticipates an adverse impact of US$50-US$75 million more […]

Reilly: Fox will bypass pilot season

US network Fox has declared itself out of the pilots game. Appearing at the net’s Television Critics Association tour presentation, the 21st Century Fox-owned broadcaster’s chairman, entertainment, Kevin Reilly unveiled a slide reading, ‘R.I.P. Fox “Pilot season”, 1986-2013’ and declared: “We are going to be bypassing pilot season.” This not the first time a US […]

US networks latest: full seasons for Brooklyn, CBS laffers

New pick-ups Stateside include Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine and CBS sitcoms The Crazy Ones, The Millers and Mom getting full season orders. Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows Andy Samberg as a maverick New York cop and his new strict precinct captain, played by Andre Braugher (Homicide: Life on the Streets). Ratings and critical response have been good […]

2013 LA Screenings in review

As the sun sets on the studio lots and the myriad of international buyers head home after this year’s LA Screenings, the real business is just beginning. For those channels not tied into long term output deals with certain studios, the bidding wars for the best of the US are already underway. And though there […]