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CBS poaches Fox, Television 360 drama execs

CBS Television Studios has hired a pair of drama executives, one from rival broadcaster Fox and the other from US indie Television 360. Meghan Lyvers, who was previously at Management 360’s TV unit, has been named senior VP, drama development, while Brianna Bennett has become VP, drama development. Lyvers is also the former former VP, […]

CBS lines up James Patterson drama

US broadcaster CBS has gone straight-to-series on an adaptation of James Patterson novel Zoo ahead of a summer 2015 launch. Thirteen-parter Zoo will be based on the novel, which is a global thriller about a renegade scientist who battles to uncover a mystery surrounding a wave of increasingly sophisticated and violent animal attacks against humans. […]

Fox poaches CBS, Funny or Die execs

FOX Broadcasting in the US has programming executives from rival CBS Television Studios and comedy video website Funny or Die. Beth Miyares joins from CBS to become senior VP, drama development and programming at the 21st Century Fox-owned broadcaster and studio, while Conor Welch comes across from Funny or Die to become VP, comedy development […]

Amazon UK buys Halle Berry drama Extant

Amazon has snapped up exclusive first-window rights to buzzy sci-fi series Extant for its UK streaming service. The series, which stars Halle Berry, was being shopped to buyers at the LA Screenings last week and Amazon has become the first UK buyer. It will make the show available to its UK subs a day after […]

Sky 1 deal shows Intelligence

UK satellite channel Sky 1 has acquired CBS cyber crime drama Intelligence. The show, which ABC Studios creates in association with CBS Television Studios for CBS in the US, will launch in Britain on April 17. Intelligence follows Josh Holloway (Lost) as a futuristic US National Security Agency cyber command specialist who has an implant […]

Warner Bros. seals ER, Gossip Girl, Liars format deals

US drama series ER, Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars will be remade in Asia after Warner Bros. cut format deals with partners in the region. A Filipino version of teen mystery drama Pretty Little Liars is in production with ABC Development Corporation making the 22-episode series for the TV5 channel. The US original is […]

NCIS: LA for Channel 5 as Desmond steps down

UK terrestrial Channel 5 has acquired season one of CBS procedural NCIS: Los Angeles as its owner, Richard Desmond, steps down as a director ahead of a potential sale. The free-to-air network will begin airing the CBS Television Studios NCIS spin-off, which stars Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J, on February 28 in a 10pm […]

CBS working on third CSI spin-off

US broadcast channel CBS is prepping a third CSI spin-off, this time focusing on a Virginia-based cyber crimes unit. The currently untitled series comes a decade after the original CSI series launched on the Eye Network and will join a family of programmes that also now includes CSI: Miami and CSI: MY. It will follows […]

50 Cent heading to MIPTV for Power debut

Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, will be in Cannes for MIPTV to unveil his new drama series Power. MIP is hosting the world premiere of the upcoming drama series, which will be on Starz in the US. The premium cabler’s sales arm is distributing the show and will be preselling it in Cannes. Show talent […]

ABC Family orders Tori Spelling, Ashley Tisdale comedies

Disney-owned cable channel ABC Family has greenlit two comedies – one executive produced by High School Musical alumni Ashley Tisdale and the other from Tori Spelling. Tisdale is executive producing Young & Hungry, which stars Emily Osment as a feisty food blogger, who wants to become the personal chef of a wealthy young tech entrepreneur. […]