CBS orders Stephen King adaptation from Spielberg’s Amblin

US broadcaster CBS is teaming with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television to launch a series based on Stephen King’s novel Under The Dome. The show has been ordered straight to series. The network has ordered 13 episodes of the adaptation from CBS Television Studios, Amblin Television and Simon & Schuster, which was initially published in 2009. […]

ABC, CBS cancel freshmen series

US networks ABC and CBS have cancelled a raft of freshmen series including Last Resort, 666 Park Avenue and Partners. The shows are the latest to be axed following Made in Jersey and Next Caller earlier this season. ABC has cancelled action drama Last Resort, created by The Shield showrunner Shawn Ryan and Karl Gajdusek, […]

BBC cooks up Norway deal for Bake Off

BBC Worldwide has sold its hit cooking format The Great British Bake Off into Norway. Viasat’s flagship channel TV3 has bought the format and it will be known locally as Hele Norge baker. TV3’s head of programming, Åse Bendiksen, noted that the broadcaster beat out competition from other local broadcasters for the show, which has […]

CBS orders full seasons of Elementary and Vegas

US network CBS has given full season orders to two of its high profile dramas – Elementary and Vegas. The broadcaster has given back nine orders to the freshman series after both series rated well; Vegas’ averaged just under 15 million viewers, while Sherlock Holmes-inspired Elementary recorded an average audience of 14.3 million. This follows […]

Bake Off to rise in the US

Hit UK format The Great British Bake Off has been sold to CBS, which will air a local version of the cooking show. Bake Off (WT) will air on the US broadcast network next year. The show, in which amateur bakers face an array of baking challenges, is made by Love Productions, the UK indie […]

Sky buys Sony’s submarine drama Last Resort

UK pay TV broadcaster BSkyB has acquired US submarine drama series Last Resort. The Sony Pictures Television-distributed show airs on broadcast network ABC in the US, where it has a Thursday night 8pm slot. On Sky it will premiere on October 30. The series was created by Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and follows the crew […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]

Netflix snags Warner Bros content as Scandi roll out continues

Netflix has launched in Denmark today and will roll out in Norway and Finland later this week and the streaming service has secured a pan-Scandinavian programming deal with Warner Bros. for the studio’s TV series and movies in the first pay TV window, TBI has learned. The Warner Bros content previously resided with C More, […]

Chuck Lorre signs four-year deal with Warner Bros., moves into drama

Chuck Lorre has renewed a deal with Warner Bros. Television. The overall development and production deal means that, Lorre, the most successful comedy producer in the world in recent years, will stay at the studio for another four years and branch out beyond comedy for the first time. The new deal will allow Lorre to […]

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