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NBC hires ex-Endemol Shine unscripted exec

US broadcaster NBC has hired former Endemol Shine North America unscripted production chief Linda Giambrone. She has been named executive VP of production for NBC Entertainment and Universal Television Alternative Studio (UTAS), which launched earlier this year. She was most recently EVP and head of unscripted production at Endemol Shine North America (ESNA), but left […]

Netflix among top five ‘must keep’ TV brands in US

Netflix now ranks among the top five ‘must keep’ TV brands in the US, above Fox, ESPN, HBO and Discover, according to new research. Toronto-based consumer research and insight consultancy, Solutions Research Group (SRG), ranked Netflix fourth behind ABC, CBS and NBC in its tenth annual ‘Must Keep TV Report’. “This is the first time […]

Canada plans to construct The Wall

Canadian broadcaster TVA is getting its own French-language version of NBC game show The Wall. TVA stablemate Quebecor Content has acquired rights to the show from Endemol Shine International. The series has been a ratings hit in the US, where NBC debuted it in primetime. A subsequent access prime version in France for has also […]

Time Warner to produce shows for Snapchat

US media giant Time Warner will produce a series of original programmes for social media platform Snapchat under terms of a new deal. The Warner Bros. and Turner parent has committed to a global media partnership with Snap Inc. that spans everything from media spends to development and production of exclusive shows. The programmes will […]

Taking Bull by the horns

Mark Goffman runs the top-rated freshman drama of the 2016/17 season in Bull. In this exclusive interview, he tells Jesse Whittock about keeping control of a major network series, his grounding as a writer on The West Wing and how his Hollywood career almost didn’t happen thanks to a spell in Brussels. Considering Mark Goffman […]

NBC’s Trial & Error secures second season

US network NBC has greenlit a second season of comedy series Trial & Error. This means that all of last season’s NBC comedies except one (Powerless) have been renewed for 2017-18. The show, which averaged 3.86 million viewers in its first season, is a spoof crime series that is designed to parody shows like Netflix’s […]

NBC launches World Of Dance Snapchat series

In a sign that TV networks are becoming increasingly interested in originating content for social media platforms, US network NBC is, today, launching a Snapchat version of its new World of Dance series – eight days ahead of the show’s television debut. The much-hyped World of Dance, which features Jennifer Lopez as a judge, is […]

Netflix takes on Stan with first Aussie original

Netflix has commissioned its first original series out of Australia, placing it head-to-head with SVOD rival Stan. Production will start next year in Queensland on Tidelands, marking Netflix’s move into original programming in Australia. Nine Network-backed Stan is already commissioning high-end original series, most notably through its series reboot of Australian horror movie Wolf Creek. […]

NBC sets new Thursday night block

US broadcaster NBC is looking to take a “stabilising” 2016/17 season to another level with a new look Thursday night block for the upcoming season. Announcing its new schedule at a New York upfront on Friday, NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt pointed to a Thursday line-up of the returning comedy Will & Grace, Tina Fey […]

NBC selects drama pair & shuts Emerald City

US broadcaster NBC has given the greenlight to a pair of dramas, and also cancelled 2016-17 season series Emerald City. The Comcast-owned network has ordered full seasons of Rise and For God & Country. Rise is a drama from Friday Night Lights’ Jason Katims and Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller. It stars Josh Radnor (How I […]