ITV Studios America

News brief: ITV Studios US ups production exec

ITV Studios America has upped Gregg Moscot to vice president of production. Based in ITV Studios’ LA headquarters, Moscot will work across the Company’s West Coast slate of unscripted pilots and series and oversee physical production. He will continue to report to Sam Zoda, COO for ITV Studios America. Having been a freelance producer, Moscot […]

NBC reworks ITV Saturday variety show

US broadcaster NBC is working on its own version of ITV’s British variety show Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. How I Met Your Mother alumni Neil Patrick Harris will present the US Takeaway, which will be a 10-part series from ITV Studios America. The Takeaway format features live comedy sketches, musical numbers, mini game […]

ITVS America secures IAM development deal

ITV Studios America has tied up a first-look development deal with Intellectual Artist Management, a talent and literary agency that represents upcoming Amazon procedural drama Bosch. ITVS America and IAM has jointly Tony Sabistina as development executive to oversee a slate of projects resulting from the pact alongside ITVS exec Brian Segna. The deal will […]

truTV mixes ITV Studios bar format into slate

US cable channel truTV has ordered a competition format from ITV Studios in which bar owners go head to head to reveal which has the better recipe for success. The Shake Up is being billed as a fun series in which Comedy Central comic Mo Mandel travels to different US cities to pit tow bar […]

ITV Studios America opens Komixx deal

ITV Studios America has scored a development deal with UK children’s TV producer and rights owner Komixx Entertainment. Komixx is part of the London-based Komixx Media Group, and produces programming for children of all age ranges. It is best known for Channel 5 preschool shows Wanda and the Alien and Toby’s Travelling Circus, and has […]

A+E, ITV Studios partner for History drama

US cable channel History has commissioned an eight-part period drama that details the rise of the Texas Rangers and their role in the 19th century Texan war of independence with Mexico. History’s A+E Networks sister A+E Studios is coproducing Texas Rising (WT) with ITV Studios America-owned Thinkfactory Media, which was behind History’s first scripted series […]

ITV cuts deal with Storage Wars’ Killion

The US-based content division of UK commercial broadcaster ITV has inked an overall and first-look deal with Justin Killion (pictured), the exec who developed and sold fact-ent series including Storage Wars. He will develop and exec produce series for ITV Studios and has also brought on development exec Tim Urian to work with him. Killian […]

News brief: ITV Studios America ups Yusim

ITV Studios America has elevated Jane Yusim to VP of development. She joined ITVS in 2011 from Zoo Productions as executive director of development. In her new role she will continue to report to Bruce Robertson, senior VP, creative strategy. ITV Studios America makes shows including Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares and The First 48.   […]

ITV Studios buying spree to continue, US drama push planned

Kevin Lygo has told TBI that ITV Studio’s aggressive indie buying spree will continue and that the next phase will see it move into the US scripted TV market. “We’re growing significantly and, internationally, the content acquisition strategy will continue for a while,” Lygo said in an exclusive interview. Buoyed by the recent strong performance […]

Orly Adelson swapping Dick Clark for ITV

ITV has hired Orly Adelson as president of its ITV Studios America. The UK broadcaster has been aggressively expanding its Studios content division, notably in the US. The latest move sees it poach Adelson, who will leave her role as president of Dick Clark Productions to run ITV Studios America. ITV recently restructured its US […]