NCIS: New Orleans

NCIS boss Gary Glasberg dies aged 50

US television is today mourning the passing of NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg. The much-liked executive, who has led TV’s most-watched drama since 2011, died in his sleep over night at the age of 50. Tributes have been flooding in for the New York-born producer who also created spin-off NCIS: New Orleans. “Gary was our rock, […]

Sony signs Italian CBS deal

Sony Pictures Television Networks Italy has secured exclusive CBS Studios International programming for its AXN-branded pay TV entertainment channels. The deal comprises five series, which will launch on the SPT networks this autumn. In November, AXN HD will debut the big-rating super-geek procedural Scorpion, with the latest CSI spin-off, CSI: Cyber following in 2016 along […]

LA Screenings: CBS Global Distribution

Armando Nuñez, president and CEO, CBS Global Distribution Group Studio chief Armando Nuñez tells TBI what buyers can expect from this year’s crop of new dramas and comedies. TBI: How important is the LA Screenings compared with the various other international markets? AN: It has become the most important event of the year and the actual […]

Showtime feels Happyish as CBS dramas go on

US cable channel Showtime has greenlit a full season of Happyish, the dark comedy-drama that the late Philip Seymour Hoffman was attached to star in. Following the actor’s death last year, Britain’s Steve Coogan took over the starring role, and the series has been given the greenlight. The pilot starred Seymour Hoffman as a middle-aged ad […]

CBS plants Criminal Minds spin-off in series

CBS is turning to its trusted backdoor pilot process to test another spin-off series, this time for procedural drama Criminal Minds (pictured). The pilot will be part of Criminal Minds’s latest season, and come in the shape of an episode written by original show showrunner and executive producer Erica Messing. It will follow a separate […]

Virgin territory for Shomi

Canadian on-demand service Shomi has acquired exclusive local SVOD rights to The CW’s Hispanic US-themed comedy Jane the Virgin and CBS drama Madam Secretary. The deal will distributor CBS Studios International also includes exclusive Canadian rights for the NCIS franchise, which comprises NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and new season series NCIS: New Orleans, plusReckless, Hawaii Five-O, Elementary, Star […]

Full seasons for new CBS drama quartet

Stateside network CBS has given full season orders to all four of its latest dramas. Procedurals Scorpion and NCIS: New Orleans, political drama Madam Secretary and dark thriller series Stalker have all been taken to series following strongs ratings performances. NCIS: New Orleans and Scorpion in particular have been ratings stand-outs, ranking as the number […]

NCIS: New Orleans, Extant set for ProSiebenSat.1

Germany-based broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has extended its output deal with CBS Studios International, an agreement that hands it rights to Halle Berry series Extant and the latest incarnation of procedural NCIS. The multiyear agreement gives ProSiebenSat.1 channels throughout German-speaking Europe shows including CBS ratings hit Extant and NCIS: New Orleans (pictured), which recently debuted to 17.2 […]

NCIS: New Orleans ‘will make $5m per ep’

New CBS procedural NCIS: New Orleans is set to make the company “north of probably US$5 million an episode before the show even goes on the air” – not including advertising – largely thanks to international business. This follows a “huge international deal” for the show, CBS COO and principal financial officer Joseph Ianniello said […]

M6 extends CBS output deal

French broadcaster M6 has extended its multi-year output deal with CBS Studios International. This comes after the LA Screenings last month where CBSSI launched scripted series such as Extant, Scorpion and NCIS: New Orleans to international buyers. M6 bought its first show, NCIS, from CBS back in 2003, and this latest deal gives it exclusive […]