Fabrice Bailly

NBCU Intn’l, RTL, TF1 order first procedural

The international production arm of NBCUniversal and European powerhouse broadcasters RTL Deutschland and TF1 have greenlit Gone, the first international procedural resulting from the trio’s drama deal. The series will be based on the Chelsea Cain’s novel One Kick and run to twelve one-hour episodes. Chris Noth, star of juggernaut US procedural Law & Order, […]

Netflix and TF1 strike free TV deal

TF1 will screen the opening episodes of Netflix’s first French original series Marseille two weeks after it has debuted on the streaming service. TF1 is the largest commercial broadcaster in France and will air the first two instalments of Marseille, a political thriller set in the titular French city and starring Gerard Depardieu, a week […]

TF1 orders local Ninja Warrior

TF1 has ordered a local version of the popular physical gameshow format Sasuke/Ninja Warrior. The show, which was created by Japanese free-to-air broadcaster Tokyo Broadcasting System, has been remade around the world, including in the US where American Ninja Warrior is on NBC. In France, TF1’s in-house programming department TF1 Production, which also makes the […]

France’s TF1 investigates CSI: Cyber

TF1 has acquired the latest CSI: Crime Scene Investigation spin-off, CSI: Cyber. The French commercial broadcaster has taken exclusive first-window rights to the series, which recently launched on broadcast net CBS in the US. TF1 has aired the original CSI in France since 2001. “The CSI franchise is a French audience favorite on TF1 with […]

TF1 names new programming director

French broadcaster TF1 has named Fabrice Bailly as director of programming. The appointments adds responsibility for French fiction programming to his existing portfolio, including live shows, arts and kids programming. Bailly will report to Jean-François Lancelier, director-general of broadcasting, programming and production at TF1 Group. The TF1 channel’s programming team will now comprise Bailly, Yann […]