Jennifer Caserta

AMC Networks shakes up entertainment division

AMC has shaken up its entertainment division with a new management structure that sees BBC America boss Sarah Barnett (pictured, below) taking the lead on entertainment. AMC has said the restructure comes after “months of organizational design work” and is to better position its national networks and AMC Studios arm in a competitive landscape. It […]

Portlandia to end after eighth season

IFC’s US hipster comedy Portlandia will return for its eight and final season in 2018. The long running sketch series, which began in 2011, satirises modern culture in Portland, Oregon, through a group of eccentric misfits including feminist bookstore owners Toni (Carrie Brownstein) and Candace (Fred Armisen), and bohemian couple Peter (Armisen) and Nance (Brownstein). US cable […]

AMC buys into Funny or Die

AMC Networks has bought a minority stake in comedy online VOD site Funny or Die. AMC has long history of collaborating with Funny or Die through its US cable channel IFC on series such as the forthcoming Brockmire and 2014 miniseries Spoils of Bablyon, and has now taken a seat on the platform’s board. The […]

R. Kelly back for more Trapped in the Closet on IFC

R&B star R. Kelly is making new instalments of his cult ‘hip hopera’ Trapped in the Closet for IFC. The US cable net will air the 33 previous episodes of the show in a Saturday access prime slot as part of the deal. R. Kelly will return as the main star of the series as […]

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. […]

Tricon becomes exclusive distributor of IFC’s original programming

Tricon has inked a deal with IFC and will distribute the cable channel’s original programming internationally. IFC has increased its origjnal output in recent times with scripted shows including Maron, Portlandia and Bullet in the Face. The first IFC shows that Canadian producer and distributor Tricon will take to market are Comedy Bang! Bang! and […]