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CBS expands ‘NCIS’ franchise with prequel series narrated by Mark Harmon

CBS is expanding its NCIS military police procedural franchise with a prequel series to the original show. NCIS: Origins will begin in 1991 and follow a young Leroy Jethro Gibbs years before the events of NCIS as he starts his career as a newly minted special agent and forges his place on a gritty, ragtag […]

CBS investigates Sherlock Holmes-inspired medical drama ‘Watson’

CBS is delving back into the world of literary detective Sherlock Holmes with an order for Watson, a medical drama series starring Morris Chestnut as a contemporary version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional doctor. Set in the modern day, the show picks up a year after the death of Holmes at the hands of his […]

CBS to end cop drama ‘Blue Bloods’ after 14th season

Paramount-owned CBS is bringing the curtain down on cop drama Blue Bloods after 14 seasons. The show is produced by CBS Studios and will bow out with an 18-episode final season that will air in two chunks, one later this year and one in 2024. The series, which will also be available on Paramount+, follows […]

Paramount+ axes remake of ‘Fatal Attraction’ & Kiefer Sutherland’s ‘Rabbit Hole’

Paramount+ has cancelled its remake of 1980s movie Fatal Attraction and its Kiefer Sutherland-starring espionage drama Rabbit Hole, both after just one season. The Fatal Attraction reboot, described at the time of its unveiling as a “reimagining” of the 1987 psychosexual thriller, was produced by Paramount Television Studios and Amblin Television. Dirty John’s Alexandra Cunningham […]

France’s TF1 picks up ‘The Good Wife’ spin-off ‘Elsbeth’ from CBS Studios

TF1 in France has acquired Elsbeth, CBS Studios’ spin-off series from The Good Wife and The Good Fight. The series stars Carrie Preston as Elsbeth Tascioni, an astute but unconventional attorney who utilises her singular point of view to make unique observations and corner brilliant criminals alongside the NYPD Distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution […]

Paramount+ brings Oz comedy hit ‘Colin From Accounts’ to US

Paramount+ is launching hit Australian comedy series Colin From Accounts in the US. The series, from Easy Tiger Productions and Paramount sibling CBS Studios, was among the most talked-about shows in LA last year and will land on the streamer on 9 November, with two episodes airing weekly. Created, written by and starring Patrick Brammall […]

NBCU & CBS Studios pause producer deals with talent incl Dwayne Johnson & Lorne Michael

NBCUniversal and CBS Studios have become the latest US majors to pause overall and first-look deals with talent, as the US writers strike nears its fifth month. NBCU’s Universal Studio Group, which houses Universal Television, Universal Content Productions and Universal Pictures, has suspended deals with its non-writing producers on strike, with Dwayne Johnson’s Seven Bucks […]

BBC picks up ‘Colin From Accounts’ S2 after recent renewal

UK pubcaster the BBC has acquired the recently announced second season of Australian comedy Colin From Accounts for BBC Two and VOD service BBC iPlayer. Originating commissioner Foxtel ordered the sophomore run last week, with well-travelled comedy first unveiled at LA Screenings last year. The series is produced by Easy Tiger Productions and CBS Studios […]

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