Fox Television Studios

Lifetime orders The Omen TV series

Lifetime has given a straight to series order to Damien, a six-part thriller based on classic horror film The Omen. The series will be made by Fox Television Studios, the TV production arm of Fox, the studio behind the original 1976 feature. The TV show will follow an adult life of Damien Thorn, the antichrist. […]

Madden named as Reilly replacement at Fox

Fox Television Studios president David Madden has been handed the top entertainment role at the Fox broadcast network in the US. Madden has become president, entertainment at Fox, taking over from Kevin Reilly, who announced his departure earlier this year. Alongside Madden’s new job, Fox Broadcast Group COO Joe Earley has been promoted to the […]

Berman resurfaces with Fox-backed Jackal

Gail Berman has resurfaced six months after leaving her US prodco BermanBraun, and will lead a new Fox Networks Group-backed production group. The Jackal Group will focus on scripted, unscripted and factual programming. Berman will have an equity stake in the business, and lead it as CEO and chairman. She will sit on the board […]

Burn Notice creator scores overall Fox deal

Scripted cable producer Matt Nix is targeting broadcast networks after signing a new overall deal at Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Television Studios. The deal will see Nix developing and producing new cable and broadcast series.He previously had a deal with FTVS, primarily for cable networks, which had begun in 2008. Nix is best […]

Fox, ex-Mandalay president in first-look deal

Fox Television Studios has signed former Mandalay Television president Elizabeth Gables Stephen to a first-look deal that will look to create cable dramas. The agreement with Gables Media has already spawned a pair of series for development. Timeline is a one-hour USA drama based on books from Jennifer Lynn Barnes; and Magic City Memoirs, which […]

Dutch M&A firm hires Hegedus to launch UK office

A Dutch management consultancy credited as a key player in Warner Bros.’ 2010 acquisition of Shed Media has appointed former Lionsgate and Viasat executive Beata Hegedus to launch a UK office. Consultancy 3 Rivers has unveiled 3Rivers UK, which Hegedus will oversee as associate, content and business strategy. The unit will offer services such as […]

News brief: Fox pacts with Eyeworks for scripted series

Fox Television Studios has signed a development deal with European production house Eyeworks Group in a bid to find new scripted series. FTVS has previously scored big with The Killing, which was based Scandinavian scripted format Forbrydelsen. The new pact has come about as FTVS wants to actively source the next big European scripted hit, […]

IFC sticks with ‘perfect representation’ Maron

US cable channel IFC has renewed its dark comedy Maron for an expanded 13-episode series that will go out next year. The Fox Television Studios and Apostle show, in which podcaster and comic Marc Maron misguidedly attempts to grow as a comedian and a dad, will comprise an extra three episodes more than the first. […]

Shine America poaches legal boss from NBCU

Shine America’s expansion has continued with the hire of Jeffrey Schneider who has taken the newly created position of executive VP, business and legal affairs and general counsel at the News Corp-owned company. Schneider has joined the US division of Shine Group from NBCUniversal where he was executive VP, business affairs, entertainment and digital networks. […]

French network remakes German cop drama

A local version of German crime procedural The Last Cop is set to launch on French commercial channel TF1. The local show, titled Falco, will debut on June 20 in a 8.50pm slot featuring TV star Sagamore Stévenin in the lead role as a tough police officer who wakes up to a different world after […]