Youngest gets order for Game of Clones

Youngest Media, the UK indie set up last year by former Endemol Shine UK execs David Flynn and Lucas Church, has secured its first commission, Game of Clones, for E4. The Channel 4-owned digital channel has ordered a 20x30mins run of the show, in which singletons create their perfect match as an avatar and then […]

Rival channels ‘up after BBC Three online move’

Commercial TV viewing on television sets was up in the in the UK in the first half of 2016 thanks in part to BBC Three’s move from linear to online, according to new research by Thinkbox. The marketing body for commercial TV in the UK said that it is likely that the closure of BBC Three’s […]

E4, TNT coproducing comedic drama

The UK’s E4 and US cable channel E4 are coproducing a comedic drama about a group of young adults venturing across Asia. The two broadcasters have commissioned Foreign Bodies from Entertainment One Television and Eleven. It will launch on E4 in early 2017 before debuting later in the year on TNT. The show comes from […]

Channel 4 names All 4 curator

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has named Charlie Palmer as managing editor of All 4, the new brand for its on-demand offering. In this newly created role, Palmer (pictured) will be charged with delivering the editorial proposition for the platform and curating the user experience. He will be responsible for adapting All 4’s editorial proposition across […]

E4 welcomes Scream Queens

Horror-cum-black comedy Scream Queens is to broadcaster on UK youth-skewing network E4. The net’s parent, Channel 4, has acquired the Fox show from 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, and will play it this autumn. Scream Queens opened to muted ratings this month, overshined by ABC’s Muppets reboot and CBS drama Limitless in the battle of […]

Comedy Central UK buys NBC comedy

Pay TV channel Comedy Central UK has acquired NBC multi-cam comedy Undateable, just days after it renewed high-rating sitcom Friends. Comedy Central’s latest deal wit Friends distributor Warner Bros. International Television Distribution comprises all seasons of Undateable, including the upcoming third. Undateable, from Warner Bros. Television and Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence, follows a carefree 30-year-old […]

E4 buys Rush Hour series

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has acquired the US film-to-TV series Rush Hour. The show will play on its youth-skewing E4 channel next year after Channel 4 bought the series from Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. The broadcaster has also picked up Containment from Warner Bros.’ LA Screenings slate. The series is based on an Eyeworks-produced […]

C4 orders Made in Chelsea: LA from NBCU’s Monkey

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has ordered Made in Chelsea: LA (MIC:LA), a new spin-off from the scripted reality Made in Chelsea franchise. NBCUniversal prodco Monkey will make the six-part series and NBCU will sell it internationally. It will go out Channel 4’s youth-skewing E4 channel. MIC:LA will follow cast members as they travel to Beverly […]

Channel 4 plans E4 election day shut-down

Channel 4 has announced plans to shut down its youth-skewing network E4 on May 7, the day of the UK general election, to encourage its viewers to “stop watching TV and get out and vote.” Channel 4 said that E4 will switch off its regular schedule, commercials and promos for the day, instead airing footage […]

Fox’s Empire headed to UK youth net

Fox’s new season break-out hit Empire has landed on UK TV. A deal between Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution and British broadcaster Channel 4 will see the show air on young adult-skewed network E4. The Lee Daniels-produced 12x60mins show follows the CEO of a hip-hop dynasty, who has to decide which of his children should […]