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Showtime takes Jim Carrey drama to series

US premium channel Showtime has taken Jim Carrey’s stand-up-themed scripted drama I’m Dying Up Here to series. The one-hour drama, which is set in the celebrated LA stand-up circuit of the 1970s, had previously been ordered as a pilot. The show follows up and coming comedians who are mentored by a brassy but nurturing club […]

Nat Geo poaches scripted boss from Endemol Shine

National Geographic’s channels division has hired Endemol Shine Studios exec Carolyn G. Bernstein as executive VP, head of global scripted development and production. Fox-owned Nat Geo has been moving more heavily into scripted TV, as has its main rival, Discovery Communications. At Nat Geo, Bernstein will be based in LA and oversee efforts to expand […]

Showtime to adapt Patti Smith memoir

US cable channel Showtime is adapting the memoir of punk poet and musician Patti Smith into a drama miniseries. Smith’s memoir, Just Kids, will be adapted, co-written and produced for TV by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter John Logan (Skyfall, Hugo), whose Desert Wolf Productions imprint will be the production company. Smith shot to fame in 1970s as […]

Spike readies Bryan Singer WWIII drama

US cable channel Spike TV has added five dramas to its slate, including a Bryan Singer World War III drama. The Viacom-owned cable network has been aggressively pushing its scripted development slate, and now counts World War III, Bad Medicine, Hummel & Howe, In Between and Secret America on its slate. Producer Singer (House, X-Men, […]

Endemol Shine’s Storie booked in for Muse

Tut producer Muse Entertainment has hired Lydia Storie to become VP, development at its LA arm. Storie (pictured) was most recently director of development for Endemol Shine Studios’ scripted pod division Additional Dialogue, where she oversaw a slate of cable development projects and secured book titles for the slate. She will now join Muse Entertainment […]

Maigret exits in latest Endemol Shine rejig

Endemol Studios chief executive Philippe Maigret is leaving the Endemol Shine Group as the shape of its North American business is finalised. Maigret (left) joined Endemol in 2011 and oversaw the creation of its drama production studio, which has produced shows such as Low Winter Sun, Red Widow and Kingdom for US networks. However, he […]