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Feel-good programming is needed in our crazy world

Media Ranch president Sophie Ferron explores why feel-good titles from This is Us to Pay it Forward have been big hitters during a tough global political climate. Trump, Kim Jong-un, Brexit, Syria, terrorist attacks, the Las Vegas mass shooting, the Mexico City earthquake and hurricanes Irma and Maria: these are just a few of biggest news […]

HBO Asia buys Keshet’s NBC drama

HBO Asia and TVNZ in New Zealand have bought Keshet International’s NBC series The Brave. The deal with HBO Asia will see the drama become available across 18 territories on HBO Asia’s network of channels. These international deals for after The Brave debuted in a 10pm slot on September 25 on NBC in the US […]

Will & Grace gets first SVOD outing with Hulu

All 194 episodes of NBC comedy Will & Grace will be available for streaming in the US on VOD player Hulu. The series will also be made available on the NBC app and satellite, cable and telco pay TV providers from today. The news comes a week ahead of Will & Grace’s return on the […]

NBCU comedy SVOD service Seeso shutting

NBCUniversal is shutting its comedy-themed SVOD service Seeso. The US service’s future has been in question for the last few months, and a blog post on Facebook yesterday confirmed its closure. Seeso originals such as HarmonQuest, Hidden America with Jonah Ray, The Cyanide and Happiness Show and My Brother, My Brother and Me have transferred […]

NBC doubles down on Will & Grace

NBC has ordered new episodes of Will & Grace, and renewed it for a second second  before the first has even gone out. The New York-set comedy show, which was originally picked up in January, was initially created as a ten-episode limited installment. It will now become a 16-episode series. The new season airs on […]

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 […]