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ViacomCBS expands David Nevins’ remit as Comedy Central’s Kent Alterman exits

ViacomCBS has made a swathe of changes to its senior management team, with CBS exec David Nevins among those expanding their remits and Comedy Central chief Kent Alterman among senior execs departing. Nevins was named chief creative officer at CBS last year, with oversight across CBS Television Studios, CBS’s entertainment arm, CBS and cabler Showtime, […]

ViacomCBS ups scripted exec Lauren Ruggiero at Paramount Network

ViacomCBS has promoted Lauren Ruggiero to become US cabler Paramount Network’s SVP of scripted originals. Ruggiero’s new remit will see her focus on creating a development strategy for Paramount Network, which rebranded from Spike in 2017 and has enjoyed success with Kevin Costner-fronted series Yellowstone. She will also oversee production for the US network, which […]

Reboot round-up: Warner Bros returns to ‘Flintstones’, Quibi develops ‘Varsity Blues’, Paramount sets up ‘Sexy Beast’

The Flintstones to get Warner Bros. remake Warner Bros. has teamed up with Elizabeth Banks’ company Brownstone Productions to develop a primetime animated adult comedy series based on Hanna Barbera classic The Flintstones. The show will feature characters from the original show, which aired as an animation in the 1960s and later spawned a live-action […]

Paramount explores US-Mexico border

Paramount Network is expanding its scripted offering with a timely order for a 10-part drama set on the US-Mexico border. Coyote is being produced by Sony Pictures Television, MacLaren Entertainment and Dark Horse Entertainment and will star The Shield’s Michael Chiklis, who also exec produces alongside Michelle MacLaren (Game of Thrones). The 10 x 60 […]

Endemol Shine gets ‘Younger’ in China

Endemol Shine China is to produce a local version of the TV Land drama Younger. Produced in association with Huace Group, Endemol Shine China is to deliver a 40 x 45-minute Mandarin-language adaptation of the Darren Star-created US show, which follows a woman who lies about her age to get ahead in the cut-throat world […]

Paramount teams with Mitú on sketch comedy series

Paramount Network has teamed up with Mitú, a digital media brand for Latino millenials, on sketch comedy series Browntown. The series will feature a multicultural cast of improv actors, social influencers and celebrity cameos. It is set in a fictional, predominantly Latino neighbourhood, designed to reflect today’s diverse America. Each half-hour episode will feature signature […]

Paramount importance

The US’s newest general entertainment station, the Paramount Network, launches in January 2018. Jesse Whittock hears how channel president Kevin Kay plans to change cable with premium originals and unscripted hits for a broad audience. There’s no better way to better encapsulate Viacom’s strategy change under Bob Bakish than to look at the creation and […]

CMT realigns dev under Cox as Dinsmore exits

Viacom is centralising development at its US cable channel CMT under Paramount Network’s Keith Cox, with Jayson Dinsmore exiting as a result. Cox is now leading development for CMT, TVLand and the upcoming Paramount Network, which is soon to replace Spike TV. Dinsmore (pictured) will leave his post as executive VP of development as Cox […]

Lip Sync Battle on first Paramount Network slate

Paramount Network’s first slate includes programming from the network it replaces, Spike, and TV Land. The network is one of six that Viacom is restructuring its strategic focus around, with the others being MTV, BET, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. Lip Sync Battle is transferring from Spike to upcoming general entertainment net Paramount, while […]

Viacom’s Armstrong to oversee int’l sales

Viacom International Media Networks has handed oversight on international programme and affiliate sales to BET and Spike’s non-US chief, Michael D. Armstrong. He will remain in command of the development of the BET, Spike and Paramount Channels internationally in his new post as executive VP and general manager, revenue and emerging brands for Viacom’s international […]