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Epix prepares docuseries based on ‘Slow Burn’ podcast about Watergate

US cabler Epix is preparing to air a six-episode docuseries based on hit podcast Slow Burn, which explores the Watergate crisis. The show, which will also be known as Slow Burn, expands on the podcast’s first season and follows Leon Neyfakh’s investigation into the Watergate crisis, exploring the subplots and forgotten characters involved in the […]

History boards Air Force One doc exploring 9/11

US cablenet History is preparing to air a new two-hour documentary that takes viewers aboard Air Force One during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. 9/11: Inside Air Force One features interviews with then president George W. Bush, vice president Dick Cheney, chief of staff Andy Card and the pilot of Air Force One […]

A&E greenlights ‘Biography’ doc specials on Farrah Fawcett, JFK Jr.

A&E has greenlit documentary specials for its rebooted ‘Biography’ banner on Farrah Fawcett and John F. Kennedy Jr. (pictured, left) from A+E Originals and Red Arrow’s Left/Right, respectively.  The two-hour-long specials mark the anniversaries of Fawcett and Kennedy’s deaths and include new footage and exclusive interviews with those who were close to them. Biography: Farrah […]

Show of the Week: The Weekly

Distributor: Red Arrow Studios International Producer: The New York Times, Left/Right Broadcaster: FX, Hulu (US) Logline: The first narrative news TV series from The Gray Lady The New York Times is looking to build on the success of its popular podcast The Daily with a 30-part doc series that goes beyond the headlines and into […]

A&E Network unveils launch date for David Cassidy doc

A&E Network is to premiere its original ‘Biography’ documentary special David Cassidy: The Last Session on June 11 at 9pm ET/PT. Produced by Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company, the film chronicles the last few months before the pop icon’s death when he went back into the recording studio for the last time. During this […]

All3Media, Red Arrow prodcos land Bravo commissions

Red Arrow-backed Left/Right and All3Media’s Lime Productions have both scored commissions from US cable net Bravo. Lime will make Relative Success with Tabatha, in which celebrity hairdresser Tabatha Coffey will go into struggling family businesses and untangles to personal and profession issues holding it back. Coffey was on Bravo show Shear Genius before getting her […]

History unearths 9/11 flag, plans special

US cable net History has helped recover an iconic missing flag that was seen as a symbol of hope in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks. The A+E cable channel first told the story of the flag in a 2014 episode of its Brad Meltzer’s Lost History series. After the transmission of that […]

TCAs: TBS gets first primetime toon

US basic cable network TBS has ordered its first primetime animated series. Tarantula, from Carson Mell (Silicon Valley) and Rough House Pictures, will be a half-hour comedy about the residents of the Tierra Chula Resident Hotel, and centres on an uncertified tattoo artist who delivers absurd yet introspective monologues. Rough House will coproduce with Turner-owned […]

Cable sparks a US indie M&A frenzy

The international media groups that previously drove rounds of M&A activity among indies in the UK and Europe are now focused on acquisitions in the US as the cable sector and unscripted business boom. John Hazelton looks at who’s buying what, where opportunity lies and asks who’ll be next on to board the consolidation gravy […]

All eyes on P7S1 as opportunity knocks

The future of ProSiebenSat.1 Media is the subject of intense speculation following the latest structural changes at the European broadcast and media giant, reports Jesse Whittock. On August 16, German TV and media firm ProSiebenSat.1 completed a stock conversion that reduced its majority shareholders’ voting shares from 88% to 44%. Significantly, the move converted private […]