Bucks sought from BoJack Horseman’s off-Netflix syndication

Netflix’s adult animation comedy-drama BoJack Horseman is headed for US syndication. LA-based distributor Debmar-Mercury, which specializes in syndaication deals, will take the quirky series to the basic cable market. This could interest the likes of TNT, AMC and FX. This marks an evolution for original Netflix commissions, which have long holdbacks in order for shows […]

Debmar Mercury cuts development, syndication deal with Gannett

Lionsgate’s Debmar Mercury has inked a deal with Gannet Broadcasting and the pair will develop and produce interactive TV series. The content will be tested, in different durations and formats, in various daytime slots on Gannett’s stations. The first shows will bow in 2015. Dave Lougee, president of Gannett Broadcasting, said: “We will work together […]

Courteney Cox quiz sells to Tribune stations

A new pop culture quiz show from Friends star Courteney Cox and her actor husband David Arquette has sold to Tribune Broadcasting stations covering 40% of the US. Celebrity Name Game, which was developed by the couple’s Coquette Productions and showrunner Scott St. John, will air on channels such as WPIX in New York, KTLA […]

FX employs syndie model for George Lopez sitcom

Fox-owned channel FX has ordered a new 10-part sitcom from comedian George Lopez that will stretch to a 100-episode order if ratings thresholds are hit. Saint George is a half-hour comedy coming out of a deal between FX, Lionsgate Television and Lionsgate-owned sales house Debmar-Mercury. It follows co-creator Lopez, best known for his self titled […]

Talk show host Wendy Williams forms prodco

US talk show host Wendy Williams has formed her own production company Wendy Williams Productions (WWP). Veteran reality TV producer Lisa Knapp has been hired as senior VP of development at the new firm, which is also backed by Debmar Mercury. Williams has formed WWP with her manager Kevin Hunter. It will make unscripted reality, […]