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CBS orders 3 Ball’s family dancing format with ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ duo

US broadcaster CBS has ordered a family dance competition series that has NCIS: Los Angeles stars LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell attached. Come Dance With Me (w/t) is from US-based duo CBS Television Studios and 3 Ball Productions, and will follow talented young dancers as they are joined by a family member or friend […]

TBI Weekly: What next for the novel adaptation boom?

With drama producers around the world being forced to put filming on hiatus, development has taken centre-stage, something apparent in the recent flurry of news emerging about novel adaptations and option deals. TBI explores what’s next for the literary boom. Novels have been adapted for the screen pretty much since the day that the first […]

TBI Weekly: Gunning for a global return to production

Shows around the world that had been put on hold because of Covid-19 are resuming production, as companies and broadcasters begin to get to grips with new protocols and workarounds. Here are six takeaways from the past week that point to a brighter future. Great white hope Scripted production might still be off the cards […]

CBS pulls ‘Survivor’ from fall as Covid-19 forces schedule rejig

CBS in the US has been forced to rejig its fall schedule after its upcoming season of Survivor was hit by Covid-19 production restrictions. The US version of the adventure reality format, which is owned by Banijay, is filmed in Fiji, where producers are working with local authorities to get the show back up and […]

CBS to ringfence 25% of scripted development budget to improve diversity

CBS has become the first US broadcast network to put in place targets to improve the diversity of those working on its programming, following the Black Lives Matter protests. The ViacomCBS network said it will spend a quarter of its scripted development budget on programming created or co-created by Black, Indigenous and People of Colour […]

Apple TV+ strikes first-look deal with Scott Free Productions

Apple TV+ has struck an international first-look deal with Scott Free Productions, the Ridley Scott-led firm behind CBS drama The Good Wife and HBO Max’s forthcoming series Raised By Wolves. The agreement sees Scott Free developing TV projects for the tech giant’s streaming service, with shows being overseen and exec produced by Scott, David Zucker, […]

CBS greenlights ‘Silence Of The Lambs’ sequel despite Covid-19 uncertainty

CBS has handed out three new scripted commissions – including a straight-to-series order for a sequel to The Silence Of The Lambs – despite the ongoing uncertainty of when the shows might make it to screen. Clarice, which is being produced by CBS Television Studios and MGM TV, will take place shortly after the events […]

Starz names ex-CBS drama head Christina Davis as programming president

US cable network Starz has appointed former CBS drama head Christina Davis as president of original programming. Taking over from Carmi Zlotnik, who departed the role earlier this year to join Apple TV, Davis will be responsible for leading the programming and development team for the Lionsgate-owned service and delivering content for women and diverse […]

Coronavirus hits more events as European producers call for support

Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the international TV industry with shows and events cancelled around the world, while unions and European producer organisations have called for more government support. Hot Docs joins growing list of cancelled events Canada’s factual-focused Hot Docs, due to run 30 April-10 May in Toronto, is among the latest events […]

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