US Cable Upfront Report

TBI has teamed with independent research specialist CableU to get under the skin of this year’s new cable shows. CableU’s analysts have run the rule over 30 key US ad-supported cable networks, based on their distribution levels, influence in the marketplace and their reliance on programming from independent television producers. Using data from the CableU […]

Sutter sets up Diva. Clown. Killer at FX

Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter is developing black comedy Diva. Clown. Killer at US network FX. This comes a few weeks after he told TBI that he had a number of new projects in development and was branching out from traditional drama. The series, which he will exec produce with his wife and Sons […]

Exclusive: Shawn Ryan in talks to revive Terriers via Kickstarter

Shawn Ryan, creator of The Shield and executive producer of forthcoming ABC drama Last Resort, is in talks to produce a two hour movie based on cancelled FX comedy drama Terriers through crowd funding site Kickstarter. He would become the most high profile TV producer to raise funds through the nascent funding service. The show […]

Anger Management triggers FX back order

US cable network FX has ordered 90 new episodes of Lionsgate’s Charlie Sheen-fronted sitcom Anger Management after its first 10 passed the ratings threshold. The move is good news for international broadcasters including Comedy Central in the UK, Canada’s CTV and Viasat across Scandinavia, which all acquired the series from international distributor Lionsgate before the […]

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