Netflix picks up talk show from Community’s Joel McHale

Joel McHale, the former star of NBC/Yahoo comedy Community, is set to host a new topical series The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale, for Netflix. The unscripted title will launch globally on 18 February. McHale announced the project via Twitter with a short snapshot of what’s to come. Netflix has ordered 13 episodes to […]

Glover seals production deal with FX

Multihyphenate Donald Glover has signed an exclusive overall television production deal with FX Productions in LA. He will develop TV series for FX Networks and other streaming services while writing, directing, starring and executive producing comedy Atlanta. The comedy is based on a young new artist in Atlanta, Alfred Miles (Brian Tyree Henry), and his […]

In-demand charts: Czech Republic (12-18 June 2016)

Ahead of the Brexit vote in the UK, which could lead to the biggest change in the European Union in many years, our chart from another part of Europe reveals some familiar television viewing patterns. As with Poland (May 29-June 4), House of Cards and Game of Thrones are the most in-demand series in our […]

In-demand charts: Denmark (April 17-23, 2016)

Our latest fortnightly feature in association with Parrot Analytics reveals the most in-demand shows from another European territory. Denmark’s most popular digital original is House of Cards, the first time the dark political drama has topped one of our territory-specific charts, while Game of Thrones’ return propelled it to the top of the overall list. […]

SVOD data: Jessica Jones tops High Castle

Netflix action drama Marvel’s Jessica Jones is the most in-demand original streamed series in the UK, according to exclusive new data seen by TBI. Netflix programmes took seven of the top ten spots in the findings, which come from US-based Parrot Analytics, whose demand expressions measurement is a tool that uses a variety of sources […]

NATPE adds showrunners to NATPE line-up

NATPE and will bring a range of showrunners and creative talent to its Miami convention for a new conference strand, “Storytellers and the Shaping of Pop Culture”. Jay Leno will share a session with fellow talkshow host Craig Ferguson. Showrunners and programme makers including Community’s Dan Harmon and doc-maker Morgan Spurlock will each get their […]

Jason Kilar’s Vessel going after YouTube content producers

Former Hulu boss Jason Kilar’s new business is actively going after online video producers and seeking to entice them with better terms than they could get from YouTube. The firm recently successfully concluded a US$75 million funding round and, according to online news site The Information, will offer minimum guarantees to producers of premium online […]

Yahoo saves Community

Web search giant Yahoo has saved the cancelled NBC comedy Community by agreeing to finance a sixth season. The new run of the show, which has a significant cult following but regularly failed to draw good broadcast numbers, will go out on Yahoo Screen following a deal with rights holder Sony Pictures Television. The ensemble […]

Harmon confirmed for Community return

Showrunner Dan Harmon is to return for the fifth season of NBC’s cult comedy Community, the US network has confirmed. Harmon had exited the Sony Pictures Television-produced show a year ago under what was reported to be acrimonious circumstances but tweeted a week ago he was set to rejoin the programme, which is based on […]

2013 LA Screenings Buyer Profile: Douglas Davis, Blinkbox

Douglas Davis is in LA this week attending the Screenings for the first time. Davis oversees buying activity across UK electronic sell through service Blinkbox as well as for the recently launched free to view Clubcard TV service from Tesco, the UK retail giant that owns Blinkbox. As the number of digital buyers heading to […]