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Ireland’s Shinawil hires NBC alum Chuck LaBella for US expansion

Shinawil, the Irish prodco behind local versions of MasterChef, The Apprentice and The Voice, has hired a former NBC exec as part of its expansion in the US. Chuck LaBella joins as an LA-based executive producer with a remit to package new shows with US-based talent and build partnerships with production companies and networks. LaBella […]

NBC cancels ‘Good Girls’ as potential Netflix deal scuppered

US broadcaster NBC has cancelled Christina Hendricks-starring drama Good Girls after moves to save the show failed. The series, which also starred Retta and Mae Whitman, was produced by NBC sibling Universal Television and had been initially part-funded via a global deal with Netflix that saw the show branded as an ‘original’. The streamer took […]

NBC cancels 2022 Golden Globes amid HFPA backlash

US network NBC will not host the Golden Globes in 2022, due to the ongoing and widespread criticisms of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the body of international journalists that vote on the awards. A February report by the Los Angeles Times revealed that the HFPA has not had a single black member in […]

NBC remakes Spanish dark dramedy ‘Señoras del (h)Ampa’

US broadcaster NBC has ordered a pilot for a local adaptation of Spanish dark comedy Señoras del (h)Ampa. The remake has been titled Dangerous Moms and is being produced by Warner Bros. Television, with Janine Sherman Barrois attached as writer and exec producer. The story follows four diverse mothers who accidentally kill the queen bee of their school’s parents’ […]

NBC’s Deborah Turness returns to ITN as CEO, ahead of Anna Mallett’s Netflix move

UK-based current affairs producer ITN has re-hired Deborah Turness from NBC News as its CEO, replacing the Netflix-bound Anna Mallett. Turness was most recently president of NBC News International, a role she took up in 2017 with a remit across editorial, production and commercial operations. Prior to that, Turness headed up the US-facing NBC News for […]

Amazon Studios hires Alcon alum Laura Lancaster in leadership rejig

Amazon Studios has hired former NBC head of drama Laura Lancaster as head of series and promoted its own head of drama Marc Resteghini to head of development as part of a restructure of its programming operations. The streamer is reorganising its leadership team to focus on the three areas of series, development and IP […]

NBC reinvents ‘The Wheel’ for the US

US broadcaster NBC has ordered a local version of UK format The Wheel. The 10-part show is being produced by Warner Horizon, part of Warner Bros. Unscripted TV, and Hungry McBear, which created the format. The Wheel launched on the BBC in the UK last year – becoming a major hit for the broadcaster – […]

NBCU’s Mark Lazarus says ‘aggressive’ overhaul will strengthen creative firepower

NBCUniversal Television & Streaming chairman Mark Lazarus has admitted the recent overhaul of its content operations was an “aggressive move” but said it will should provide greater budget firepower and make life easier for producers. Lazarus, who was talking on the first day of NATPE Virtual Miami, introduced a wholesale revamp of NBCU’s operations to […]

NBC orders scripted trio, including Keshet’s ‘La Brea’ & comedy ‘Grand Crew’

NBC has handed out a raft of commissions following last year’s tumultuous pilot season, with wine bar comedy Grand Crew and Keshet Studios’ La Brea among those going to series. La Brea, from writer David Applebaum, had been ordered to pilot as part of the 2019/20 season but the show was delayed along with numerous others as the pandemic spread. […]

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