MTV & Paramount+ extend ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ franchise

MTV and Paramount+ have extended RuPaul’s Drag Race and several of its spin-offs for new seasons. The reality drag competition show will return next year for a 16th season, marking 15 years since the show first debuted in 2009. RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked also returns, airing each week after brand new episodes of Drag Race, […]

TV4 & C More among buyers for Channel 4’s Kardashian docuseries

TV4 and C More in Scandanavia are among companies to have picked up Optomen’s two-part series, The Kardashians: A Billion Dollar Dynasty. The show, which tracks how the family have risen to become famous, will debut in the US on NBCUniversal’s E! on 1 May , with distributor All3Media International also striking deals with TV4, […]

Show of the Week: Estonia

Fact-based eight-part drama series diving into the true events of the sinking of the MS Estonia off the coast of Finland in 1994. Caught in a catastrophic storm, the ship sank within 30 minutes, claiming the lives of 852 people – despite a dramatic rescue attempt under the most difficult of conditions. This dramatised version […]

MTV India gears up social media-driven adventure format

MTV India has launched an ad-funded adventure show that follows two influencers driving around major cities, with their route picked via a live poll on social media. Hyundai x MTV What’s Your Venue is from creative agency Havas Media Group, which launched a new content division in April. The four-parter hands audiences “full control to help […]

MTV revives ‘Cribs’ in US with Martha Stewart, Ryan Lochte & Ashlee Simpson

ViacomCBS-owned MTV has rebooted veteran celebrity property show Cribs, more than two decades since it first launched. Cribs, which began in 2000 on the US network, invites viewers for a peek into the everyday – and unexpected – lifestyles and rituals of personalities and families with a behind-the-scenes tour of their houses. Each new 30-minute […]

ViacomCBS names MTV exec to lead Paramount+ and Pluto TV’s global content plans

ViacomCBS has appointed Tanya Giles, general manager of MTV Entertainment Group, to a new role overseeing content for its global streaming operations as part of a wider overhaul of its senior management ranks. Giles becomes chief programming officer for streaming and will be responsible for creating the content strategy for recently launched SVOD Paramount+ and […]

Paramount+ takes MTV’s ‘Shore’ franchise to Rio de Janeiro

ViacomCBS-owned streamer Paramount+ has ordered a new iteration of its Shore franchise, this time set in Rio de Janeiro. Rio Shore, which is being produced by Banijay-owned Endemol Shine and Viacom International Studios (VIS) Americas, will follow 10 young people from different parts of the state of Rio de Janeiro as they live the high […]

All3’s Objective Media expands US team by hiring Saterah Moore

All3Media-owned Objective Media has appointed Saterah Moore to a newly created role overseeing current programming at its US division. Moore becomes SVP of current at Objective Media Group America (OMGA) with a remit to oversee the company’s specials and returning franchises, reporting into Jilly Pearce, EVP of OMGA. She was most recently on a three-year […]

‘Beavis And Butt-Head’ revived by Comedy Central

ViacomCBS-owned network Comedy Central is to revive satirical animation Beavis And Butt-Head, with original show creator Mike Judge returning to helm two new seasons, with plans for spin-offs and specials. Judge will write, produce and voice both characters, who enjoyed pop culture status in the 1990s on fellow ViacomCBS sibling MTV. Beavis and Butt-Head are […]

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