Law & Order

Dick Wolf: TV drama biz headed for shake-out

US super-producer Dick Wolf has weighed into the debate on the amount of US drama being made, telling TBI that a “huge shakeout” is coming because the business model for making so many scripted shows does not stack up. Wolf is one of the most prolific drama producers in the US and behind the Law & […]

Televisa makes Dougray Scott thriller in English

Televisa is utilising a Mexico-Canada production treaty to produce Duality, a new English-language drama series starring Dougray Scott, TBI has learned. The series is based on an original idea from Barry Schkolnick (The Good Wife and Law & Order) and Vancouver-based Oddysey Media will be the Canadian production partner. Mexican media giant Televisa is making […]

Channel 5 buys Rookie Blue

Channel 5 has acquired cop procedural Rookie Blue. The Viacom-owned UK free-to-air broadcaster has bought seasons one and two of Rookie Blue and will run the series on its 5USA channel, starting next month. It already runs in the UK on pay TV channel Universal Channel. The series is produced and distributed by Entertainment One, […]

NBC Universo calls for Law & Order

Cable channel NBC Universo will debut American procedural Law & Order for Spanish-speaking US audiences for the first time. Law & Order and sister series Law & Order: Los Angeles after a deal with the domestic distribution arm of parent NBCUniversal. Dick Wolf-created Law & Order, which ran for 20 season between 1990 and 2010, […]

Sparks gets Russian member

Studio 2V has joined Sparks Networks’ Fiction Network. The 15-year-old Russian indie producer made the local version of NBC series Law & Order as well as taking rights to various international formats including Jeopardy and Wife Swap. Nicola Söderlund, managing director of Sparks Networks, said: “Sparks Networks has been absent in Russia for some time […]