Netflix orders Drew Barrymore comedy

Netflix has greenlit Santa Clarita Diet, a comedy series starring Drew Barrymore (Charlie’s Angels) and Timothy Oliphant (Justified). The show is being written by Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted) and will bow on the streaming service in the US and internationally in 2017. The single-cam comedy will follow Barrymore and Oliphant as a husband and […]

Male-skewed net launches in Spain

Spanish broadcaster Atresmedia has launched its planned new male-focused free-to-air channel Mega, using the frequency previously occupied by football channel GolT. Content on the channel includes iconic 80s science series Cosmos, fronted by Carl Sagan, Bonnie and Clyde and Justified (pictured), as well as some sport content including Champions League football highlights. Mediapro-owned GolT will […]

Spike gets Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy for UK launch

Viacom will launch Spike in the UK on April 15 and has picked up several US dramas for the free-to-air channel including the latest season of The Walking Dead (left) as well as Sons of Anarchy and Justified. It has also snagged UK rights to Lip Sync Battle (below), the upcoming comedy gameshow that will debut on […]

FX orders Galifianakis pilot, launches FXNOW app

FX has ordered a new comedy series pilot from Zach Galifianakis. The Hangover star will star and co-write the pilot with writer-producer Louis C.K. Both will exec produce along with Blair Breard, Dave Becky, Andrea Pett-Joseph and Marc Gurvitz. This will be the first production under the recently-announced deal between FX Productions and C.K.’s production […]

Sony launching new Black and White channels in Europe

Sony Pictures Television is launching new versions of its AXN channel in Central Europe. AXN is SPT’s action channel brand and the new channels are AXN Black and AXN White, which will replace AXN Sci-Fi and AXN Crime in the region. The Black and White brands have previously rolled out in Iberia, but this marks […]

Perfect Storm taps ex-FX exec for new TV division

US media company Perfect Storm Entertainment has hired Danielle Woodrow to run its freshly minted TV division. Woodrow was most recently senior VP, original programming, at FX Networks in the US, running the Current Series department. Perfect Storm is a joint venture between Justin Lin (Fast & The Furious 6) and Bruno Wu and is […]