The Walking Dead trumps The Bible; both beat the networks

The Walking Dead and The Bible were the most-watched shows on US TV on Sunday with the cable ratings juggernauts beating all of the broadcast networks in their timeslots. Both the zombie series and the biblical story recorded stellar numbers, as did Vikings, which was the third most-watched show on cable. The Walking Dead won […]

Crime, seen investigation

As factual crime shows go from strength to strength, TBI takes witness statements from channel controllers, distributors and executives. Tim Adler uncovers why crime pays. Wives With Knives. Born to Kill. Surviving Evil. All true-crime shows whose titles could have been ripped from the headlines of this morning’s tabloids. From serial killers bip-bopping around the […]

NATPE News: Liz & Dick and Lifetime movies head to HBO Lat-Am

HBO Latin America has licensed A+E Networks’ Lindsay Lohan TV Movie Liz & Dick and several other titles from US cable net Lifetime. The TV movie output deal with HBO, sees the premium channel get a raft of Lifetime movies including She Made Them Do It, An Officer and a Murderer and Killer Among Us. […]

Lifetime ups Chessler, hires Hardy

US cable network Lifetime has promoted one its key programming executives, Kimberly Chessler and hired another, Paul Hardy. Both will have the title of vice president, reality programming. Chessler joined Lifetime in 2010 after over a decade at NBC Universal’s female-skewing net Oxygen. She has worked on unscripted series including Dance Moms and Abby’s Ultimate […]

Lifetime orders lingerie reality series Double Divas

US cable network Lifetime has ordered Double Divas, a reality series set in a lingerie store in Atlanta. The A+E Networks-owned female skewing broadcaster has commissioned the series from NorthSouth Productions, which produces Say Yes To The Dress for TLC and Impractical Jokers for TruTV. The series, which will launch in the new year, follows […]

Exclusive: Lifetime tucks into US version of Come Dine with Me

Lifetime is working on a US version of hit format Come Dine with Me. The US cable network has recruited would-be home chefs from the New York area for a pilot. The pilot is understood to have been shot in July and is expected to air on Lifetime later this year. The dinner party format […]

Nancy Dubuc to run all A+E Networks channels, programming

A+E Networks has promoted Nancy Dubuc to president of entertainment and media in a move that will see her oversee all of the company’s cable networks and its entire programming slate. The move will now see A&E Networks president Bob DeBitetto and executive vice presidents Dan Suratt and Steve Ronson reporting to Dubuc. Dubuc’s rise […]

Lifetime orders reality series My Life is a Lifetime Movie

US cable network Lifetime has commissioned a reality series My Life is a Lifetime Movie, a meta look at the impact of the channel’s own television movies. The A+E Networks-owned broadcaster will launch the seven episode series in October and the company’s international sales arm will handle global distribution. My Life is a Lifetime Movie […]

US Cable Upfront Report

TBI has teamed with independent research specialist CableU to get under the skin of this year’s new cable shows. CableU’s analysts have run the rule over 30 key US ad-supported cable networks, based on their distribution levels, influence in the marketplace and their reliance on programming from independent television producers. Using data from the CableU […]

Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Hands On Approach

The Client List is the most successful drama to launch on US cable network Lifetime in the last three years. Its premiere averaged 2.8 million viewers, making it the A+E Networks-owned broadcaster’s most watched series launch since Drop Dead Diva in 2009. The show stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, who made her name in Fox series […]

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