A&E scripted chief switches to Fox

Gabriel Marano has joined the drama division at Fox Broadcasting Company, with his current network, A&E, getting out of scripted production. Marano was senior VP of drama production at US cable channel A&E until recently, when the channel decided to ditch scripted in favour of more traditional unscripted genres. At Fox, he will be SVP […]

Real Rob to meet MIPTV buyers

Rob Schneider’s self-funded scripted comedy series Real Rob is to debut as part of Tricon Films & Television’s MIPTV slate. Tricon has acquired the “close to the bone” 8x30mins show, in which comedian Schneider and his younger Mexican wife play exaggerated versions of themselves and their celebrity life in Hollywood. On the scripted front, Tricon […]

Tricon shops library to Google Play

Canada’s Tricon Films & Television has signed a worldwide deal placing all of its scripted series with digital service Google Play. The 2,000-plus hour deal includes original IFC comedies such as the 26x30mins Maron (left) and 6x30mins Will Ferrell series The Spoils of Babylon, which is getting a follow-up, The Spoils Before Dying. Also included […]

IFC sticks with ‘perfect representation’ Maron

US cable channel IFC has renewed its dark comedy Maron for an expanded 13-episode series that will go out next year. The Fox Television Studios and Apostle show, in which podcaster and comic Marc Maron misguidedly attempts to grow as a comedian and a dad, will comprise an extra three episodes more than the first. […]

MIPTV News: Tricon to launch comedy, factual in Cannes

Canadian distributor Tricon Films & Television will bring more than 120 hours of new comedy, lifestyle and documentary content to the Croisette. New comedy series include new IFC show10x30mins Maron, which is based on comedian Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, and Hacienda Film Company/FEARnet 20x30mins show Holliston, a mutli-camera sitcom about two down-on-their luck, small town […]