Criminal Minds


Moran takes president role at ABC Studios

Patrick Moran’s rise at ABC Studios has culminated in an official promotion to president of the Disney-ABC Television Group production arm. Ben Sherwood has upped Moran (pictured) to president of ABC Studios following the latter’s work overseeing broadcast series including Scandal, Criminal Minds, How to Get Away with Murder, Quantico and American Crime. He is also […]

ITV Studios takes Bull Mountain, attaches Ed Bernero

The US division of ITV Studios has optioned crime drama novel Bull Mountain and attached Criminal Minds and Crossing Lines showrunner Ed Bernero to the project. Bernero will write the pilot script and showrun the series. No broadcaster is yet attached. The book was written by Brian Panowich and follows several generations of a crime clan […]

CBS announces fall slate

CBS has unveiled its new season slate, with seven new series amid a raft of renewals. The new offerings include medical drama Code Black, movie-to-TV procedural Limitless and DC Comics adaptation Supergirl. New comedies include guardian angel single cam series Angel from Hell and family comedy Life in Pieces. There will also be a Rush […]

eOne pays $132.6m for Mark Gordon Company

Entertainment One has splashed out US$132.6 million to buy Grey’s Anatomy and Ray Donovan studio The Mark Gordon Company (MGC). The deal hands Canada-based eOne a 51% stake in the prodco, with the two companies set to launch an indepedent joint venture studio as a result. This studio will produce and finance premium film and […]

CBS plants Criminal Minds spin-off in series

CBS is turning to its trusted backdoor pilot process to test another spin-off series, this time for procedural drama Criminal Minds (pictured). The pilot will be part of Criminal Minds’s latest season, and come in the shape of an episode written by original show showrunner and executive producer Erica Messing. It will follow a separate […]

Sky Living buys Stalker from Warner Bros.

Sky Living has continued a busy round of commissions and acquisitions with the pick-up of upcoming US drama Stalker. The series will be part of broadcast net CBS’ fall schedule. The Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries) show follows a pair of detectives – Maggie Q (Nikita) and Dylan McDermott (Hostages) – investigating stalking incidents. The show […]

Fox International sets strategic deal with Star Sat

Fox International Channels has unveiled a strategic alliance with South African digital subscription TV provider StarSat. This will see FIC’s flagship channel Fox, plus FX, BabyTV and Fuel retained on the recently relaunched StarSat platform, and the addition of three more: Fox Crime, Nat Geo Gold and Fox Movies. Entertainment channel Fox Crime will run […]

CBS series dominate European drama imports

CBS supplied the top three most-valuable drama imports to European broadcasters last year, with procedural NCIS leading the way by generating more than US$205 million, according to a new report. Following NCIS, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation came second with US$188 million and CSI: Miami with US$168.4 million, figures from Essential Television Statistics, Madigan Cluff and […]

Fox mulls 24 return but loses Touch

Kiefer Sutherland-starring action thriller series 24 could be returning to US network Fox, though Sutherland’s current drama Touch has been axed. The news emerged as the broadcast networks made more pre-Upfront programming decisions. Fox wants to bring back flagship series 24 in a limited series format, as US entertainment blog Deadline first reported. Former 24 […]