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CBS tracks down UK format Hunted

US broadcast network CBS has commissioned an American version of UK-created format Hunted from distributor Endemol Shine International. Endemol Shine North America will produce the US show, in which participants attempt to avoid capture while being tracked by world-leading investigators and hunters. The UK version, which Shine TV produces for terrestrial broadcaster Channel 4, has […]

Nina Tassler leaving CBS

Nina Tassler is exiting CBS Entertainment. She will remain with the US network in an advisory role until 2017. In the wake of her upcoming exit, CBS has upped Glenn Geller from head of current programming to president, CBS Entertainment. CBS said that Geller will oversee entertainment programming for primetime, daytime and late night, as […]

CBS ends Under the Dome

US broadcaster CBS will end rating smash Under the Dome at the end of its current third season. The show is notable for creating a new summertime window for original American dramas when launched in 2013, which CBS has since subbed ‘summer event’ programming. “Two years ago, Under the Dome broke new ground in the […]

Tellem takes seat at Interlude

Former Xbox Entertainment Studios president Nancy Tellem has resurfaced as executive chairman of LA-based media tech company Interlude. The former CBS Entertainment chief left Xbox last year after the decision to axe its original programming division as part of wide-spread cuts at the game console manufacturer’s parent, software giant Microsoft. At five-year-old Interlude, which creates […]

Nina Tassler upped at CBS

Nina Tassler has been elevated to chairman of CBS Entertainment. The promotion comes as Tassler signs a new deal with CBS that will see her contracted to the company until 2017. She was previous president. In the new expanded role the CBS exec will oversee the entertainment programming across the CBS broadcast network including development […]

Vikings drives MGM growth as Tellem joins board

Strong worldwide sales of scripted drama Vikings helped Hollywood studio MGM report revenue growth of 164% in its second quarter. MGM parent MGM Holdings reported revenue of US$339 million for the three months to June 30, 2012, up from US$128.4 million in 2012, news that was compounded by the announcement Microsoft Studios chief and former […]

Spielberg sci-fi set for CBS

CBS has given a straight-to-series order to Extant, a new sci-fi drama from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. The futuristic thriller series, set for summer 2014, will follow a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family after a year in outer space. It follows the success of this year’s Amblin/CBS miniseries Under the Dome, which […]

Top CBS execs confirmed for Banff

CBS execs Nina Tassler, Armando Nuñez and David Stapf will all give keynote addresses at the Banff World Media Festival. Tassler, president, CBS Entertainment, will give the opening keynote at the annual media get-together in the Rockies. Nuñez, president and CEO, CBS global distribution group and Stapf, president, CBS Television Studios will give the Global […]