TikTok & Fox’s Tubi link up for millennial reunion show

Fox-owned AVOD streamer Tubi has linked ups with TikTok on a live ‘reunion special’ trivia show featuring 1990s/00s stars such as Paris Hilton and Marlon Wayans. The hour-long programme will debut on the social media service on 30 June and is being hosted by TikTok creator Brittany Broski. It will bring together “fan favourite” stars […]

Entertainment One rejigs scripted with hire of Fox, A&E alum

Hasbro-owned Entertainment One (eOne) has rejigged its scripted division by hiring Fox drama exec Gabriel Marano and creating an expanded role for Jacqueline Sacerio. Marano becomes EVP of scripted TV at eOne having previously been SVP of drama & development at Fox, which he joined in 2017 and where he worked on shows including 9-1-1, […]

Fox Upfront: Gordon Ramsay format & BBC drama remake slated for 2021/22

US broadcaster Fox has outlined a slew of commissions and renewals, including a new cookery format with Gordon Ramsay and a remake of a BBC scripted format. The celebrity chef will front Next Level Chef, which is being produced by Fox Alternative Entertainment and Studio Ramsay. The series sees contestants battle it out in one-of-a-kind culinary gauntlet, set on […]

News round-up: Globo returns to ‘Survivor’ after a decade; Portugal preps ‘Let Love Rule’; UK’s C5 revives ‘Watercolour Challenge’

Globo returns to ‘Survivor’ Brazilian giant Globe has ordered a new version of Banijay’s format Survivor, 12 years after the show last aired in the country. The reality series will be produced by Globo and Banijay-owned Endemol Shine Brasil, and known locally as No Limite. It will be hosted by André Marques and, unlike other […]

Fox orders ballet drama ‘The Big Leap’, inspired by UK docuseries

US broadcaster Fox has ordered a drama that has been inspired by Big Ballet, a UK show that aired on Channel 4 in the UK seven years ago. The Big Leap is described as “a big-hearted, rowdy dramedy” that tracks a group of diverse, down-on-their-luck characters attempting to change their lives by participating in a potentially life-ruining […]

Disney to close 18 channels in Asia as streaming focus expands

Disney is closing 18 linear networks in Asia as it focuses its attention on nascent streamer Disney+. Fox, Fox Crime, Fox Life and FX will all be shuttered in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong in October, less than three years since the Mouse House acquired them through its purchase of 21st Century Fox. Kids networks […]

Round-up: Starz axes ‘American Gods’; Fox seeks ‘Our Kind Of People’; All3Media shops Ghislaine Maxwell doc

Starz axes ‘American Gods’ US network Starz has cancelled fantasy drama American Gods, confirming that the series, based on the novel by British author Neil Gaiman, will not return for a fourth season. Produced by Fremantle, American Gods is executive produced by showrunner Charles Eglee, Meil Gaiman, Anne Kenney, Damian Kindler, David Paul Francis, Mark Tinker, Ian […]

Fox sets up ‘Domino Masters’ in US with ‘Modern Family’ star Eric Stonestreet

Fox in the US has ordered Domino Masters, a new competition format being hosted by Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet. The format features teams of domino enthusiasts competing in a series of challenges to impress judges. In-house studio Fox Alternative Entertainment produces, with the show set to debut on the US network during the 2021/22 season. It will then become […]

TBI Weekly: How AVOD is starting to pull out the big guns

If it hadn’t been for the double-barrel effect of a global pandemic and the launch of streamers direct from US studios, then 2020 would likely have been seen as a major trigger point in AVOD’s evolution.    As it is, these services have surged in popularity over the past 12 months but there are soon to […]

Sony hires Disney & Fox alum Ravi Ahuja as global TV studios chairman

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) has appointed former Disney Television president Ravi Ahuja as chairman of its global TV studios. Ahuja will take up the remit previously held by Mike Hopkins, who joined Amazon Studios last year, with oversight of Sony Pictures Television (SPT)’s domestic and international productions. He will also look after SPT’s gameshow franchises […]

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