Once Upon a Time


In-demand chart: Finland (March 26-April 1, 2018)

Digital newbies make an impact in Finland this week, as new episodes of Santa Clarita Diet, Voltron: Legendary Defender and Marvel’s Jessica Jones arrive on the top lists. For the top ten digital originals list, Netflix had three titles with new episodes including Santa Clarita Diet, Voltron and Jessica Jones, making them the fifth, sixth […]

Paul Lee leaving ABC, Dungey steps up

Paul Lee is leaving his role running ABC, with Channing Dungey replacing him at the US broadcast net. Lee’s exit comes after Ben Sherwood (below right) replaced Anne Sweeney at the top of the Disney/ABC Television group. Dungey (left) joined ABC in 2004, having also worked at Warner Bros. and Fox. As EVP, drama development, […]

ABC revives Muppets, okays Rhimes drama

ABC kicked off the 2015-16 Upfronts week by ordering six dramas and three comedies, including a Muppets revival. The network also renewed 22 primetime series, and cancelled four others. The Muppets show is being billed as an aged-up documentary-style series in which the puppet characters’ lives are explored in detail. The comedy comes from Bill […]

Netflix UK buys ABC fantasy drama

Netflix has acquired rights for ABC fantasy drama One Upon a Time for the UK and Ireland. The Disney Media Distribution-sold show previously went out in the UK on Channel 5, but the broadcaster did not tale the third season, and Netflix has instead swooped for the first three seasons and the fourth. New episodes […]

FIC Asia cuts major programming deal with Disney

Fox International Channels has acquired a package of new Disney-distributed TV series for its channels across Asia. The deal between FIC and Disney Media Distribution gives the channel operator first pay TV window rights to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Trophy Wife and Killer Women. FIC already has a movie […]

LA Screenings: Broadcast Strikes Back

With US cable series such as Hatfields & McCoys gaining traction with key demographics in the past year, broadcast networks have reacted with new comedies, reboots and spin offs and a shift toward short-run series for the new season. Jesse Whittock looks at how this will affect buyers at the LA Screenings. Laughter, it’s often […]

ABC takes up Quest

US broadcast network ABC has called on the producers of The Amazing Race and feature film The Lord of the Rings to help create a fantasy-themed reality adventure series. The Quest will follow 12 contestants that enter the world of ‘Everealm’ – a fantasy-themed set filled with “epic” challenges. Amazing Race creators Bertram van Munster […]

S.H.I.E.L.D., Seacrest series among new ABC shows

US broadcast net ABC has given the greenlight to a batch of new dramas and comedies ahead of its Upfront presentation this week. Toplining the new shows is a season order for Marvel Entertainment’s Avengers spin off series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (above), which Hollywood director Joss Whedon created. Also among the new shows are […]