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The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 – part II

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 reveals why, where and how the genre is evolving, tackling the big issues with anecdotal evidence and data gathered from the world’s top scripted executives. Lights… camera… action!   The Netflix question: what is the single most important way in which Netflix has changed the TV drama market?   It […]

Spike, Lionsgate team with Christina Aguilera

US channel Spike, producer Lionsgate Television and singer Christina Aguilera are working up a music-themed game show. Tracks, which Mission Control Media (Hollywood Game Night) and Aguilera’s MX Productions are producing in association with Lionsgate, will debut as a half-hour special on Viacom Media Networks-owned Spike later this year. The format will see teams of […]

Netflix hands out triple-season renewal

Netflix has once again gone against industry norms, this time handing Orange is the New Black a three-season renewal. The women’s prison-set drama will have a fifth, sixth and seventh season, with creator, executive producer and showrunner Jenji Kohan staying on. Handing any series, regardless of its success, three additional seasons is an unusual move […]

NATPE: Lionsgate, Revenant firm join forces

Lionsgate Television and US studio New Regency have joined forces on a “multi-faceted” distribution and production agreement. Lionsgate will distribute New Regency’s theatrical releases to television channels outside of the US and Canada following their pay TV debuts, and also includes a coproduction element that will see the pair creating premium scripted programmes for global […]

AMC to remake Danish drama

AMC has gone straight-to-series on Broke (WT), a drama based on Denmark’s Bankerot. AMC Studios, which has today restructured as it aims to own more programming, will coproduce the 10-part, one-hour series with Lionsgate Television. The pair previously came together for Mad Men, which ended its seven season run in May. Based on a DR […]

ABC Family drama apes Amanda Knox story

Disney-ABC Television Group-owned ABC Family has greenlit pilot production of a drama clearly based on the recent case of American murder suspect Amanda Knox. Guilt will be a one-hour soap billed as a “sophisticated, sexy and suspenseful crime epic” in which a female American student in London becomes the prime suspect in the savage murder […]

GSN tickled by terror-themed game show

US cable channel GSN has commissioned an eight part, horror-themed game show from Paranormal Activity guru Jason Blum. Hellavator will see teams of three ride a haunted elevator to various levels of an abandoned warehouse. One player per floor must complete a frightening challenge within a set time, or they are locked out of the […]

Hulu orders comedy from Video Game High School prodco

US streaming service Hulu has ordered an original long-form comedy from the makers of YouTube series Video Game High School. The Hulu original, details of which largely remain under wraps, comes from digital prodco RocketJump Studios in association with Lionsgate Television. The producers joined together last year in a deal that gave Lionsgate access to […]

Hulu takes Reitman comedy straight to series

US on-demand site Hulu has taken a half-hour single-camera comedy from director Jason Reitman straight to series. Casual will follow a dysfunctional family of a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister that help each other date online while raising a teenager. Reitman (Up in the Air, Juno) will executive produce the project and direct […]

Channel 4 reveals Houdini acquisition

The UK’s Channel 4 has acquired upcoming Adrien Brody drama miniseries Houdini. The British network will launch the show this month buoyed by its debut last night on History in the US. Its debut took 3.7 million viewers, making it the biggest-rating cable miniseries premiere this year, according to Nielsen data. Channel 4 bought show […]