‘Love Island USA’ becomes Peacock’s most-streamed unscripted show

Reality dating show Love Island USA has become Peacock’s most streamed unscripted original series in its first three weeks. The show has also had the third largest original launch overall on the streaming platform since its debut on 19 July, according to NBCUniversal-owned Peacock. The popular format moved to Peacock from linear service CBS earlier […]

Paramount+ gives greenlight to ‘Criminal Minds’ revival

Paramount+ has given a formal greenlight to the revival of CBS crime drama series Criminal Minds, almost 18 months since the project was first mooted. ViacomCBS announced the reboot in February 2021 as part of the upcoming originals slate ahead of the Paramount+ launch. But the project has since been stuck in a lengthy development […]

CBS & Network 10 both embark upon ‘The Real Love Boat’

US network CBS and Australian broadcaster Network 10 have both ordered local versions of The Real Love Boat, a reality dating competition series inspired by the hit 1970s scripted series The Love Boat. The Love Boat IP is owned by CBS Studios which, along with CBS and Network 10, are both Paramount Global brands. Production begins […]

‘Love Island’ US moves from CBS to Peacock with two-season pick-up

The US version of ITV Studios dating format Love Island is moving from CBS to Peacock, with the NBCUniversal-owned streamer ordering two new seasons. The show, which ran for three seasons on CBS, is produced by ITV Entertainment, an ITV America company, and based on the UK format owned by ITV Studios and Motion Content […]

‘Star Trek: Starfleet Academy’ reportedly in works at Paramount+

CBS Studios and Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout are reportedly in development on Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, a new entry in the iconic sci-fi franchise, for Paramount+. The series will follow a group of cadets being trained for leadership roles within the space fleet of the United Federation of Planets that is at the heart of […]

CBS boosts alternative & specials teams with new appointment

ViacomCBS-owned US network CBS has appointed Gloria Medel Solomons as VP of alternative and specials. Solomons joins the company from Solomons Productions, the firm founded by her husband Alex Solomons, which she joined in 2018 and where she served as an executive producer and partner. Reporting to Jack Sussman, EVP of specials, music & live […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Breaking down US OTT live-streaming & on-demand trends

The way in which audiences consume content has changed dramatically over the last few years, with the number of people turning to OTT taking a sharp rise, driven by both the pandemic and the proliferation of streaming services. In the US, OTT content is now watched by 82% of consumers, with only 55% still switching […]

Commission round-up: ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ creators reunite for Hulu comedy; CBS summons ‘Ghosts’; Discovery+ enters ‘The Great Soul Food Cook-Off’

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ creators reunite for Hulu comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna are teaming back up for a new comedy series in development at Hulu. The series, Badass (And Her Sister), will see Bloom play a spy who tires of her exciting and dangerous life and goes to live with her […]

Drama round up: Netflix orders Brazilian thriller; ViacomCBS acquires NBCU’s ‘FBI’; Starzplay renews ‘BMF’

Netflix orders Brazilian thriller Netflix has commissioned Olhar Indiscreto, an original Brazilian psychological thriller set to debut next year. Produced by Mixer Films, the series is created and written by Marcela Citterio, with a cast headed by Débora Nascimento. Luciana Oliveira directs, with a screenplay adapted by Camila Raffanti. It tells the story of Miranda […]

CBS hires Condé Nast’s Jon Koa to lead comedy development

ViacomCBS-owned US flagship network CBS has appointed former Condé Nast and ABC exec Jon Koa as EVP of comedy development for CBS Entertainment. Koa will report to Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, and Thom Sherman, senior EVP of programming, and takes over the position from Julie Pernworth, who exited the network last month to explore “new […]

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