ViacomCBS sells more ‘Oprah With Meghan And Harry’ in Europe & Lat Am

Broadcasters across Europe and Latin America have become the latest to pick up rights to explosive interview show CBS Presents Oprah With Meghan And Harry, following its debut on CBS in the US yesterday night. The interview special, which has made headlines around the world overnight, has been acquired by ORF in Austria, TMC in France […]

Netflix revives Kelley’s ‘Lincoln Lawyer’ adaptation with series order

Netflix has handed a series order to The Lincoln Lawyer, an hour-long drama based upon the book series by Michael Connelly, from Big Little Lies creator David E Kelley and A+E Studios. Kelley will write and executive produce the series alongside Ted Humphrey, who will serve as showrunner. Ross Fineman is also attached to executive […]

CBS makes a ‘Match’ with US remake of Norwegian comedy

CBS in the US has put a remake of Red Arrow Studios International’s Norwegian scripted comedy format Match into development. The show, titled Game Time, is being developed by Me, Myself & I creator Dan Kopelman, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, Michael Strahan and his SMAC Entertainment, New Media Vision, Red Arrow Studios International and CBS Studios. Written by Kopelman, Game Time is […]

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 […]

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