Embassy Row

Ex-MTV CEO McGrath steps down from Sony prodco as Embassy Row steps in

Former MTV Networks CEO Judy McGrath will leave her chief executive role at Astronauts Wanted, the youth-skewed prodco she co-founded with Sony Music. The US production outfit will to move from Sony Music to Embassy Row, the Sony Pictures Television-owned prodco behind Netflix’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (pictured). McGrath was a key figure at […]

Netflix launches first aftershow with Stranger Things

Netflix will launch its first aftershow special named Beyond Stranger Things, for the TV hit’s second season. Beyond Stranger Things will be a post-show rehash throughout the latest season, which launches in its entirety today (October 27). Viewers are being advised not to start watching until they have watched the entire season first. Community star […]

AMC’s Walking Dead spin-off spawns Talking

AMC is extending The Walking Dead talkshow franchise with a new Chris Hardwick show that will run when the dystopian zombie hit is off air. The Talking Dead is the talkshow that runs after The Walking Dead and its companion series Fear the Walking Dead, and has proved popular on AMC in the US and […]

AMC hands Preacher talk show companion

US cable network AMC has continued its tradition of handing key original drama series a talk show companion. Preacher debuts with a 90-minute episode on Sunday, May 22, and its encore screening a week later (May 29) will be followed by Talking Preacher at 10.30pm. A second Talking Preacher episode will air after Preacher’s finale […]

Fox champions Eccho’s Japanese format

US broadcast network will premiere a local version of Japanese format Beat the Champions later this month. The 21st Century Fox-owned network has struck a deal wit format distributor Eccho Rights for the show, and will run a primetime special on June 30. The format, originally from TV Asahi, see select amateurs pit themselves against […]

Sony’s Embassy Row making de Cadanet talkshow for Lifetime

Sony-owned US prodco Embassy Row is producing Undone with @AmandadeCadenet, a new live talkshow for Lifetime. The new half-hour show will debut on the A+E-owned female-skewing cable net on July 24 in a 10.30pm slot. It will look at pop culture topics, with celebrity guests discussing the events of the week. A former UK socialite […]

Channel 4 orders Draw Something gameshow from Sony

Channel 4 has ordered Draw It!, a gameshow based on the hugely successful Draw Something app. Ryan Seacrest’s production company and Sony Pictures Television-backed Embassy Row created the show with Zynga, which makes the original app. It is still in development at US network CBS. The UK version will be made by SPT-backed UK production […]

Crackle orders more eps of Seinfeld web series

Sony’s online channel Crackle has ordered 24 more episodes of web comedy series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Ten episodes of the web series were released last year. The show, which is produced by Sony-backed producer Embassy Row, features comedian Jerry Seinfeld talking to fellow comedians while travelling in a car. The first series featured […]