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TBI Weekly: US studios brace for tough questions from global buyers

As major US studios prepare to reveal their new scripted wares to international buyers, there is an atmosphere of confusion and disorganisation in Los Angeles as the terms of trade hang in the balance.  It may still be May but June gloom has descended upon many international execs at this year’s LA Screenings, which is […]

Upfronts 2019: The renewals

There’s been a string of series renewals by the big four networks and The CW ahead of and during this week’s Upfronts. Shows earning all-important second seasons include NBC’s New Amsterdam; ABC’s A Million Little Things, Schooled, Single Parents, The Conners and The Rookie; CBS’s God Friended Me, Magnum P.I. and The Neighborhood; and The […]

Upfronts 2019: All 35 pick-ups broken down

  This year’s Upfronts have so far yielded 35 series pick-ups across the big four networks and The CW. TBI has broken out the dramas and comedies ordered across ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and The CW, along with the studios and producers attached.  Overall, ABC Studios has 6 pick-ups, while 20th Century Fox Television has 8 bringing […]

Sales round-up: Alfred Haber sells ‘bublé!’, Harbour Rights scores with Discovery

ITV, Nine Network buy’s NBC’s ‘bublé!’  UK broadcaster ITV and Australia’s Nine Network are among the channnels that have picked up an hour-long special from NBC on jazz singer Michael Bublé. Alfred Haber Television has sold bublé! to a raft of channels, including Rogers Media (Canada), Bell Media (Canada) and MNet (South Africa). The NBC special is based around […]

NBC inherits ‘Small Fortune’ remake

US broadcaster NBC has signed on to adapt Youngest Media’s Small Fortune competition series.  The network has ordered a six-part series of the format, which aired originally on UK broadcaster ITV in February. The show finds teams of three friends competing in small-scale challenges across miniature sets for a chance to win cash prizes. From a shrunk down […]

Channel 4 to adapt NBC’s ‘Songland’ format

UK broadcaster Channel 4 (C4) is set to adapt NBC’s songwriting competition format Songland. C4 will adapt the format for a UK audience with NBC-backed producer Monkey Kingdom, which will produce the series. Songland will see the channel return to a music competition format for the first time since its venture with The Singer Takes […]

WarnerMedia lays out new leadership team with Greenblatt as chairman

WarnerMedia has named former NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt (pictured) as chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment and direct-to-consumer as it reorganises its top team. The move has arrived days after HBO boss Richard Plepler abruptly stepped down from the AT&T-owned company, joined by Turner’s president David Levy who also has decided to exit the company. The […]

Electus International’s Pollak lands at NBC

Electus Television and International president John Pollak has moved to NBC’s alternative and reality group to head its domestic sales strategy.  The exec’s appointment comes months after Propagate Content acquired Running Wild With Bear Grylls producer-distributor Electus from IAC in October. At NBC, he will oversee and manage commercial affairs for the business’s unscripted programmes, […]

NBC to adapt Red Arrow’s Einstein procedural

US broadcaster NBC is to remake German crime procedural Einstein. Red Arrow Studios International sold the format into NBC, which will be produced by Universal TV in association with Carol Mendelsohn Productions and Intrigue Entertainment. The original series (32 x 45 minutes) follows Albert Einstein’s great grandson who is forced to work with the police […]

MIPCOM Hot Picks: Songland

Distributor: NBCUniversal International Formats Producer: Universal Television Alternative Studio and Live Animals in association with Dave Stewart Entertainment and Levine’s 222 Productions Channel: NBC (US) Concept: New songwriting talent get the chance to have their work recorded by a famous artist Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice judge Adam Levine executive produces this long-simmering songwriting […]