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New attempt to find US Friday Night Dinner recipe

CBS is taking another shot at remaking UK sitcom Friday Night Dinner for US broadcast audiences. This is the third time a US network has attempted to format the show, with CBS taking an earlier stab in 2014 and NBC shooting a pilot for the 2011-12 season. The latest attempt has King of Queens co-creator […]

TBS to Drop the Mic with James Corden

Turner-owned cable network TBS has greenlit a comedy-music series from CBS talk show star James Corden and producer Ben Winston. Like Carpool Karaoke, Drop the Mic is based on a segment from The Late, Late Show with James Corden and is already a popular online video strand. The format sees four celebrities pitted against each […]

James Corden prodco strikes CBS deal

The UK prodco that makes The Late Late Show with James Cordon for CBS has inked a development deal with the US network’s production division. UK indie Fulwell 73 will develop projects for CBS Television Studios under the terms of the deal, which covers unscripted, scripted and digital content. The prodco is already making Carpool […]

TCAs: TBS gets first primetime toon

US basic cable network TBS has ordered its first primetime animated series. Tarantula, from Carson Mell (Silicon Valley) and Rough House Pictures, will be a half-hour comedy about the residents of the Tierra Chula Resident Hotel, and centres on an uncertified tattoo artist who delivers absurd yet introspective monologues. Rough House will coproduce with Turner-owned […]

CBS reveals SVOD Star Trek drama title

The upcoming Star Trek CBS on-demand drama officially has a name. The CBS All Access original will be called Star Trek Discovery, and will feature a new starship of the same name. Executive producer Bryan Fuller revealed the name and ship to fans at the San Diego Comic-Con International event on Friday. Star Trek Discovery […]

Vampire Diaries dead, Bates Motel shut

The Vampire Diaries and Bates Motel will end after their respective final seasons. The CW’s Vampire Diaries will stop after its eighth season, while Bates Motel will turn off the lights for the final time after five seasons on A&E. Vampire Diaries, based on L.J. Smith’s book series of the same name, debuted in 2009, […]

The Rock brings Muscle Beach to USA

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has sold a scripted series about bodybuilders from the famous Venice Beach in the 1980s to US cable channel USA Network. Muscle Beach, will see “a colourful tribe of lost souls struggle to reinvent themselves by bench-pressing their way to a bigger, better American dream, no matter what the cost”. News […]

Netflix, Bell board new Star Trek

Netflix has taken exclusive SVOD rights to the upcoming CBS All Access Star Trek drama series in 188 territories, while Bell Media has landed it in Canada. Additionally, Netflix has officially confirmed a deal with CBS Studios International to take all 727 existing Star Trek back catalogue episodes from series including Star Trek: The Original […]

Netflix UK courts Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Netflix has bagged exclusive UK rights to The CW comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The first season of the series (pictured) has been added to the SVOD service following an agreement with CBS Studios International, the global sales arm of The CW co-owner CBS. The show, created and starring Rachel Bloom and from CBS Television Studios, follows […]

CBS names SVOD content chief, studio dev chief

US subscription on-demand platform CBS All Access is set to ramp up programming activity after appointing an original content chief. CBS Television Studio’s head of drama, Julie McNamara is moving across to its CBS sister to become executive VP, original content. Senior VP, drama development at CBS Entertainment Bryan Seabury will replace her at the […]