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Ryan Seacrest signs ABC Studios deal

American presenter Ryan Seacrest has signed an overall deal with ABC Studios. Under terms of the pact, Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) will develop exclusive scripted projects for TV networks and on-demand platforms within the studios arm of US broadcaster ABC. RSP was previously housed at CBS Television Studios. Seacrest recently signed up to co-host a […]

Netflix pounces on former CW pilot

Streaming service Netflix has moved quickly to take dark comedy Insatiable, which The CW passed on, to series. According to various US trades, Netflix is close to a deal with CBS Television Studios for the show, which comes from writers Lauren Gussis (Dexter). The series came close to a series pick up at CBS-backed US […]

TLC taps former ABC exec

US cable channel TLC has hired former ABC development executive Jason Sarlanis. He will work as senior VP, development at the Discovery Communications-owned network, reporting to executive VP, development and production Howard Lee and based in LA. Sarlanis was formerly VP, alternative series and specials at Disney ABC Television Group-owned broadcast network ABC, where he […]

LA Screenings 2015: Puppet masters

Muppets, medics and movie characters will be filling US network schedules over the next year. Jesse Whittock examines the trends, and what this means for buyers at the LA Screenings Over the next US broadcast season, audiences will finally learn the backstory of the Muppets. They will also be introduced to the latest contenders vying […]

TF1, Armoza, Ryan Seacrest team for Babushka

A new French-Israeli-US-developed gameshow, Babushka, will debut at MIPTV next month. France’s largest commercial broadcaster, TF1, Israeli formats specialist Armoza and Ryan Seacrest’s US prodco have joined forces for the new format. In the show contestants have to open giant babushka dolls in an attempt to win a cash prize. If the doll they select […]

Ex-Seacrest chief joins Leftfield

Adam Sher, the former CEO of Ryan Seacrest Productions, has joined US unscripted specialist Leftfield Entertainment as its first chief creative officer. Sher, who has also worked at the William Morris Agency, left RSP last year. In the new post reporting to Leftfield CEO Brent Montgomery, the will work across the group’s prodcos, which include […]

Regal ambitions

Royalty is in vogue. Ahead of the launch of Lionsgate’s series The Royals, TBI speaks with the studio’s TV boss Kevin Beggs, and looks at the other regal offerings in the market. E! is best known for its glossy entertainment programming and awards show coverage, but like many US cable channels last year took the […]

Ryan Seacrest secures two-year CBS deal

Popular US presenter Ryan Seacrest has secured a two-year overall with CBS Television Studios for his production company. Under terms of the pact, Ryan Seacrest Productions will focus on developing scripted programming, an area the prodco has been moving in to recently with shows such as ABC’s comedy Mixology. RSP’s executive VP, scripted programming Nina […]

Two more broadcasters wanna marry Prince Harry

ITV in the UK and M-Net in South Africa have both acquired reality series I Wanna Marry ‘Harry’. Shine International is distributing the series, which was produced by Zig Zag Productions’ and Ryan Seacrest Productions for US network Fox. The format has 12 women competing for their chance to marry Prince Harry, while living at […]

ABC readies Bachelor spin-off, hires alt VP

ABC in the US is working up Bachelor in Paradise, a spin-off to the long-running Bachelor reality series. The news came just after the broadcaster announced it had hired Ryan Seacrest Productions’ senior VP, unscripted development Jason Sarlanis as VP, alternative for the ABC Entertainment Group. Bachelor in Paradise will see characters from former seasons […]