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Showtime & Paramount+ snag ‘George & Tammy’ from Paramount Network

Paramount-owned US cablenet Showtime is to debut Paramount Network’s six-part drama George & Tammy, which tracks the lives of music power couple Tammy Wynette and George Jones. The show’s first episode, which had been due to premiere only on Paramount Network, will now also air on Showtime on Sunday, December 4 at 21.00 EST. The […]

ViacomCBS strikes huge deal with ‘Yellowstone’s Taylor Sheridan to fuel Paramount+

ViacomCBS has struck a huge new deal with the co-creator of Yellowstone and ordered a spin-off from the hit US cable drama, as it seeks to bolster the offering of its soon-to-launch streamer Paramount+. Taylor Sheridan will create exclusive multi-platform programming with ViacomCBS sibling MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios under the multi-year pact, which includes five […]

ViacomCBS outlines plans for ‘super-serving’ SVOD with 30,000 hours

ViacomCBS will look to retain more rights to its programming as it prepares to roll out a new ‘house of brands’ streaming service in 2021, CEO Bob Bakish has confirmed. The company initially announced plans to launch a large-scale streamer comparable to the likes of HBO Max and Netflix in February, but the CEO has […]

Paramount Network drops ‘Cops’ after Floyd killing

Paramount Network has cancelled long-running reality series Cops in the wake of George Floyd’s death while in police custody. The ViacomCBS-owned network had already pulled the show from its schedule last week amid global protests following Floyd’s death and Paramount has now released a short statement explaining: “Cops is not on the Paramount Network and […]

ViacomCBS prepares to launch new streamer, expanding All Access offering

ViacomCBS is preparing to bolster its OTT operations by launching a new streamer that will offer shows from its All Access SVOD as well as content from its array of cable networks. The streamer, which is likely to be available commercial free and ad-supported, will include Viacom brands such as Comedy Central, Paramount Network, BET […]

Endemol Shine’s Truly Original adds Paramount Network exec to head development

Endemol Shine Group’s US-based producer Truly Original has appointed former Paramount Network exec Chachi Senior as its head of development. Based in LA and New York, Senior will oversee and run the Truly Original creative development roster for all platforms and across all content genres, including documentary, reality, formats, competition and podcasts. Senior will work […]

Paramount Network, Spike & VH1 among ViacomCBS’s expanded Sky Italia deal

ViacomCBS and Sky Italia have announced a multi-year extension of their deal in Italy. The arrangement will see Paramount Network, Spike and VH1 added to Sky, bringing the total number of ViacomCBS-branded channels on Sky platforms in Italy to 12. This includes localised versions of MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Comedy Central and Italian kids’ channel […]

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 […]

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