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Amazon’s Freevee finally serves up US version of ‘Friday Night Dinner’

Amazon AVOD service Freevee is expanding its originals with a remake of UK comedy, Friday Night Dinner. The show will be titled Dinner With The Parents and is to be produced by ITV Studios-owned Big Talk Productions, which was behind the original, and CBS Studios. The 10-parter will, as per the UK version, follow the […]

Sky Studios poaches CBS exec to oversee original drama

Sky Studios has appointed CBS exec Meghan Lyvers to the newly created role of director of original drama for UK & Ireland. Lyvers will oversee Sky original dramas including Gangs of London, M: Son of the Century and the recently announced The Tattooist of Auschwitz.  She will join the production division in late summer and has “strategic oversight” across […]

CBS & Network 10 both embark upon ‘The Real Love Boat’

US network CBS and Australian broadcaster Network 10 have both ordered local versions of The Real Love Boat, a reality dating competition series inspired by the hit 1970s scripted series The Love Boat. The Love Boat IP is owned by CBS Studios which, along with CBS and Network 10, are both Paramount Global brands. Production begins […]

TBI In Conversation: David Hasselhoff & Syrreal on ‘Ze Network’s tone & zone

With RTL+ comedy-thriller Ze Network launching later this year, TBI’s Mark Layton talks to Hollywood icon David Hasselhoff and Syrreal’s Christian Alvart and Sigi Kamml about what to expect from this genre-bending German series. The line between fact and fiction will grow a little blurry later this year, as David Hasselhoff-led dark comedy thriller Ze […]

CBS Studios & Stampede Ventures take ‘Last Tango In Paris’ with fact-based drama

CBS Studios and Stampede Ventures have partnered to produce Tango, a limited drama series exploring the controversial events surrounding the making of the 1973 feature film Last Tango In Paris. The companies will be taking the series, which falls under their international first-look agreement, to market in early 2022. The series, written by Jeremy Miller […]

CBS Studios launches BIPOC-focused label with Alex Kurtzman & Jenny Lumet

ViacomCBS-owned CBS Studios has partnered with Jenny Lumet and Alex Kurtzman to launch 25 Stories, a new multiplatform production label aimed at amplifying voices of colour and creating sustainable career paths, from staff writer to showrunner. Veteran NBC Entertainment exec Bruce Evans, former EVP of current programming, will lead 25 Stories as EVP. CBS Studios […]

Commission round-up: ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ creators reunite for Hulu comedy; CBS summons ‘Ghosts’; Discovery+ enters ‘The Great Soul Food Cook-Off’

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ creators reunite for Hulu comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna are teaming back up for a new comedy series in development at Hulu. The series, Badass (And Her Sister), will see Bloom play a spy who tires of her exciting and dangerous life and goes to live with her […]

Paramount+ takes flight with Canadian air ambulance drama

ViacomCBS-owned streaming service Paramount+ has ordered Skymed, a new medical drama following the work of the air ambulance service in remote Northern Canada. The 10 x 60-minute series is created by Julie Puckrin and produced by Piazza Entertainment in association with Canadian pubcaster CBC, and CBS Studios, for a 2022 debut. Puckrin will also serve […]

‘Fauda’s Michal Aviram preps Munich thriller for Sky, CBS Studios & Amusement

Sky Studios, Amusement Park Film and CBS Studios have teamed for thriller Munich Match (working title), which is penned by Fauda writer Michal Aviram. Munich Match, which begins filming in Germany in September, was created by Aviram, who wrote the six scripts together with Martin Behnke (Berlin Alexanderplatz). The six-part series is set 50 years […]

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