Quibi greenlights dance competition series ‘The Sauce’

Quibi has greenlit traveling dance competition series The Sauce. Produced by The Front, the series follows dancers Ayo and Teo, who are brothers. Travelling to 10 US cities in a cross-country road trip, the pair will spotlight the diversity of dance culture and find the best new talent across all styles. Ultimately, 22 teams from […]

Exclusive: ‘Hollywood Game Night’ producer developing ‘Come To Bed’ for Quibi

Hollywood Game Night producer Mission Control Media is developing a US adaptation of Israeli format Come To Bed for Quibi, TBI understands. The project is believed to be in the works for Jeffrey Katzenberg’s premium short-form platform, which is to launch on 6 April and counts Disney, Viacom, WarnerMedia and BBC Studios as investors. It […]

Quibi sees second high-profile departure in a month

Quibi has seen the second departure of a senior exec in less than a month. Content executive Janice Min is exiting Jeffrey Katzenberg’s short-form streaming venture, just 10 months after joining the platform. The former editor-in-chief of US Weekly and co-president and chief creative officer of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group, who worked as a […]

Quibi renovates true crime genre for latest commission

Soon-to-launch short-form streamer Quibi is combining the true crime genre with a home makeover twist for its latest commission. Murder House Flip is from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation exec producer Josh Berman and takes place in properties in which mysterious murders have taken place. Forensic experts will explore the secrets of people’s homes before renovators […]

Quibi rejigs partnerships with Hulu alum Tim Connolly departing

Soon-to-launch short-form streamer Quibi has rejigged its partnerships and distribution team with former Hulu executive Tim Connolly exiting as a result. Connolly was named head of partnerships and distribution at Quibi late last year but is exiting after the streamer revamped the division, with the advertising partnerships team now a single entity. It will fall […]

Quibi jumps on former CW pilot ‘Skinny Dip’

Jeffery Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s yet-to-launch short-form streamer Quibi is developing a comedy show that was previously in the works at US network The CW. Skinny Dip is based on Carl Hiaasen’s 2004 satirical novel of the same name (pictured) and follows a woman who survives being thrown overboard by her husband after he attempts […]

Quibi orders workplace comedy ‘Winos’ and NBC news shows

Short-form streamer Quibi is adding to its growing roster of originals with a workplace comedy from The Odd Couple (pictured) star Thomas Lennon and two daily news shows targeting millennials from NBC. Winos has been created by Lennon, who is also attached to write, executive produce and star in the shortform show for Jeffrey Katzenberg […]

TBI Weekly: It’s Quibi or bust for short-form (Column)

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s mobile-first service Quibi and its growing roster of A-list on and off-screen talent is shaping up to either make or break premium short-form content once and for all, writes Richard Middleton. To say it’s been a busy month for Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s soon-to-launch short-form streamer Quibi would be an understatement. Greenlights […]

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 […]

Quibi expands scripted offer with ‘Green Book’ director Peter Farrelly

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s short-form streamer Quibi has continued its scripted splurge after striking a deal for a suicide-focused drama from Green Book (pictured) director Peter Farrelly. The Now is being produced by Anonymous Content and will be written by Farrelly, The Ranch’s Steve Leff and Pete Jones. It will tell the story of […]