Chicago Justice


NBC, Dick Wolf join true crime craze

US broadcaster NBC and its most prolific procedurals creator, Dick Wolf, are getting in on the true crime trend. Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Murders will be an extension of writer-producer Wolf’s Law & Order franchise, but instead of closed episodes will run to eight parts that follow one case. Rene Balcer, […]

Dick Wolf: TV drama biz headed for shake-out

US super-producer Dick Wolf has weighed into the debate on the amount of US drama being made, telling TBI that a “huge shakeout” is coming because the business model for making so many scripted shows does not stack up. Wolf is one of the most prolific drama producers in the US and behind the Law & […]

NBC poaches Fox exec to fill drama post

US broadcaster NBC has poached 20th Century Fox Television’s Lisa Katz to fill the role Pearlena Igbokwe vacated when she was promoted to president of Universal Television. Katz will become NBC’s executive VP, drama development on July 11, and will report to NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke. She replaces Igbokwe, who recently took over at […]

Global buys 11 new US broadcast series

Canadian broadcaster Global has acquired eleven new season US series, comprising four comedies and two dramas. The deals include taking multicam sitcom Kevin Can Wait, Timeless and The Blacklist: Redemption from Sony Pictures Television; The Good Place and Pure Genius and Chicago Justice from NBCUniversal International Distribution; Man with a Plan (pictured), MacGyver, Bull and […]

Universal TV president exits

Bela Bajaria is leaving her post as president of NBC’s network and cable production arm, Universal Television. Bajaria has been in her current role for just under a year, having been promoted by NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. She had been drafted in as executive VP in 2011 from CBS Television Studios. At that time, […]

NBC axes scripted formats, reveals new series

US broadcast network NBC has axed scripted formats The Mysteries of Laura and Game of Silence, as it adds seven new dramas and five comedies for its 2016/17 season. Laura, which stars Debra Messing (pictured) and is based on Spanish series Los Misterios del Laura, will end after its second season, while Game of Silence, […]

Supergirl flies to CW as Agent Carter crashes

The US networks are well underway in building their next generation of scripted shows, with CBS moving Supergirl to The CW and ABC cancelling a number of shows, including Marvel’s Agent Carter. Almost every network has made early pick-ups in the past few days, with Supergirl moving channels amid flagging ratings on CBS among the […]