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Universal TV president exits

Bela Bajaria is leaving her post as president of NBC’s network and cable production arm, Universal Television. Bajaria has been in her current role for just under a year, having been promoted by NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. She had been drafted in as executive VP in 2011 from CBS Television Studios. At that time, […]

Good Wife spin-off set for SVOD platform

A spin-off series of CBS drama The Good Wife has been greenlit – for subscription on-demand platform CBS All Access. The series is the second major original title set for CBS’s OTT platform after a new Star Trek scripted effort announced last year. The Good Wife series will be set a year after the conclusion […]

Supergirl flies to CW as Agent Carter crashes

The US networks are well underway in building their next generation of scripted shows, with CBS moving Supergirl to The CW and ABC cancelling a number of shows, including Marvel’s Agent Carter. Almost every network has made early pick-ups in the past few days, with Supergirl moving channels amid flagging ratings on CBS among the […]

Damon, Affleck sci-fi goes to series in US

US cable channel Syfy has greenlit a 13-episode season of Incorporated, a futuristic thriller from Hollywood stars Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Damon and Affleck will produce the series through their Pearl Street Films imprint, which they run with Jennifer Todd, plus CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions, the latter of which is part […]

Cruel Intentions, MacGyver rebooted in US

US broadcasters NBC and CBS have given separate pilot orders to classic American scripted properties. NBC will rework 1999 cult movie Cruel Intentions, telling the story of the son of Ryan Phillippe’s character in the film, while CBS has ordered a pilot for a new version of 1980s procedural MacGyver. Cruel Intentions has original writer-director […]

Quebec net acquires CBS’s Limitless

TVA owner Quebecor Content has acquired high-concept CBS procedural Limitless. The CBS Television Studios-, K/O Paper Products- and Critical Content (fka Relativity Television)- produced show will air on Quebec network TVA and SVOD platform Club illico, beginning on a currently undefined date. The show has been a major new season ratings hit for US broadcaster […]

CBS goes SVOD-first with new Star Trek series

A new scripted drama ordered to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the original Star Trek series will debut in 2017, with CBS Corp. planning to launch it as an SVOD-first original. The new Star Trek series will premiere in the US on the CBS broadcast network in January 2017, with the opening episode and then […]

CBS axes Extant, adds American Gothic

US broadcaster CBS has given the greenlight to a new summer event series to its 2016 line-up after axing Extant, which currently runs in a similar time slot. The straight-to-series commission of American Gothic marks the third time Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television will create a summer drama for CBS, coming after the high-rating Under the […]

Fox TV gets Limitless in Sweden

Swedish pay channel Fox TV has acquired Limitless, the CBS series based on the Bradley Cooper movie of the same name. Fox becomes the latest buyer of the show, which recently went to RTL CBS Entertainment HD in Asia as a day-and-date deal. Fox TV, which is part of Fox International Channels, has swooped to […]

Bradley Cooper drama goes day-and-date in Asia

The upcoming CBS drama Limitless is heading day-and-date into Asia via RTL CBS Entertainment HD. The Bradley Cooper-produced high-concept show will launch on the RTL CBS Asia Entertainment-owned channel on September 23 in a 9pm slot, which is within 12 hours of its US debut on broadcast channel CBS. RTL CBS struck the deal with […]