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Canada’s Global preps UK co-pro event series with Shaftesbury

Canadian channel Global has commissioned an original six-part event series, Departure, co-produced by Canada’s Shaftesbury and the UK’s Greenpoint Productions. The drama is directed by Orphan Black’s T.J.Scott with Malcolm MacRury joining as showrunner, and was originally created by Vincent Shiao. It follows the shocking disappearance of Flight 716, a passenger plane that vanishes over the […]

Taking Bull by the horns

Mark Goffman runs the top-rated freshman drama of the 2016/17 season in Bull. In this exclusive interview, he tells Jesse Whittock about keeping control of a major network series, his grounding as a writer on The West Wing and how his Hollywood career almost didn’t happen thanks to a spell in Brussels. Considering Mark Goffman […]

Channel 4 buys JonBenét Ramsey true crime series

Channel 4 has acquired The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey, the two-part true crime event series that bowed on CBS in the US earlier this year. The 2x120mins event special is produced by Critical Content and distributed by Electus International, which struck the UK deal. The show examines the infamous case of Ramsey, the six-year-old who was […]

UK and France deals for Jason Priestley drama

Broadcasters across Europe have acquired Private Eyes, the new Jason Priestley (Call Me Fitz) private detective drama. Cable net Universal Channel has bought the show for the UK and free TV broadcaster TF1 has taken it for France. Turner has acquired it for its TNT channel in the Nordic region and Fox has it in […]

Warner TV draws for Lethal Weapon

Asian entertainment network Warner TV has unveiled a new season line-up that includes the big ticket series remake of the Lethal Weapon films. Lethal Weapon will go day-and-date with its US debut on Thursday, September 22, as will Blindspot season two (Sept 15), Gotham season three (Sept 20) and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (October 14) […]

Global buys 11 new US broadcast series

Canadian broadcaster Global has acquired eleven new season US series, comprising four comedies and two dramas. The deals include taking multicam sitcom Kevin Can Wait, Timeless and The Blacklist: Redemption from Sony Pictures Television; The Good Place and Pure Genius and Chicago Justice from NBCUniversal International Distribution; Man with a Plan (pictured), MacGyver, Bull and […]

CBS, TF1, Global, eOne team for Spotnitz drama

A host of international broadcasters are joining forces on Ransom, a new drama series about a crisis negotiator. The project has been with Canadian net Global since 2014 and TF1 was already on board. US broadcaster CBS has now been added to the list of partners by Entertainment One Television, which is selling the series […]

Global stocks up on US series for new season

Shaw-owned Canadian net Global has bought a slew of new US series for its fall schedule. The free-TV broadcaster has acquired ten big-ticket dramas that launched at the LA Screenings last month, including Supergirl and movie reboots Limitless and Minority Report. The net has struck deals with several of the US majors to secure the […]

Canadian SVOD service strikes Sony deal

Shomi, the recently-launched Canadian SVOD service, has inked a programming deal with Sony Pictures Television. The deal gives Shomi exclusive rights to several SPT series in Canada, including Outlander (pictured), which will launch on February 13 on the SVOD service. Shomi, which is run by Canadian cable giants Shaw and Rogers, will also get SPT […]

SVOD players buy medical procedural Remedy

Several SVOD platforms have acquired Canadian medical procedural Remedy. The series, which is produced by Toronto-based Indian Grove and distributed by Red Arrow International, is on Global in Canada. The show looks at hospital life through the eyes of a charismatic orderly and his eccentric. Red Arrow has shopped it to the Maxdome SVOD platform […]