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WarnerMedia’s HBO Max orders ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot

WarnerMedia has made a 10-episode straight-to-series order for a reboot of teen drama Gossip Girl, which will become available via its forthcoming streaming service HBO Max. The original show aired on US network The CW from 2007 to 2012 and was based on Cecily Bon Ziegesar’s novel of the same name, which follows a spoilt […]

Luke Perry’s death prompts ‘Riverdale’ production shutdown

The CW has shut down production on hit drama Riverdale following the death of actor Luke Perry. Perry, who played the role of Archie Andrews’ father on the series, which is based on the Archie comics, died on Monday (5 March), less than a week after suffering a massive stroke. It is as yet unclear […]

CBS All Access orders play-along true crime drama

CBS streamer CBS All Access has made a straight-to-series order for Interrogation, a true-crime drama in which the viewer becomes the detective. Interrogation is based on a true story that spanned over 30 years in which a young man was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. Each episode is structured around an interrogation taken […]

Sky buys CBS cop drama S.W.A.T.

UK satcaster Sky has acquired rights to Shemar Moore cop drama vehicle S.W.A.T., which launched recently on CBS, TBI has learned. Sky closed a deal with producer and distributor Sony Pictures Television for the US drama this week, and takes first-run rights in the UK. The Fox-backed satellite TV operator, which yesterday indicated it plans […]

Jordan Peele to rekindle Twilight Zone for CBS SVOD net

CBS is reworking classic sci-fi anthology The Twilight Zone for its SVOD service, a move that comes as the US broadcaster separately axes a number of jobs. CBS Television Studios is producing the new show in association with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. The original Twilight Zone ran on CBS between […]

Sky UK lands CBS dramas SEAL Team & Instinct

CBS Studios International has offered first-window broadcast rights to Sky UK for new drama SEAL Team and midseason series Instinct. Both series will premiere in 2018 with SEAL Team set to broadcast on Sky One and Instinct on Sky Living. SEAL Team stars David Boreanaz as officer Jason Hayes and follows the professional and personal […]

Jeremy Piven’s CBS drama dropped

US broadcaster CBS has dropped Wisdom of the Crowd, which stars the under-fire Jeremy Piven. The show, based on an Israeli format, will not get a back order, with the remaining episodes of its 13-episode initial run staying in their 8pm Sunday slot until completion. The drama, which is from Universal Television and CBS Television […]

CBS orders F.B.I. drama from Dick Wolf

US broadcaster CBS has commissioned a 13-episode drama from procedural king Dick Wolf. F.B.I. (WT) will follow the inner workings on the New York branch of the US criminal investigation agency the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The news will be of interest to international acquisitions executives, who have been urging US broadcasters to commission more […]

Ryan Seacrest signs ABC Studios deal

American presenter Ryan Seacrest has signed an overall deal with ABC Studios. Under terms of the pact, Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) will develop exclusive scripted projects for TV networks and on-demand platforms within the studios arm of US broadcaster ABC. RSP was previously housed at CBS Television Studios. Seacrest recently signed up to co-host a […]

Netflix pounces on former CW pilot

Streaming service Netflix has moved quickly to take dark comedy Insatiable, which The CW passed on, to series. According to various US trades, Netflix is close to a deal with CBS Television Studios for the show, which comes from writers Lauren Gussis (Dexter). The series came close to a series pick up at CBS-backed US […]

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