Ryan Seacrest

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 […]

Cineflix snags buzzy sex-change series

Cineflix has taken international rights to the buzzy upcoming US reality show Becoming Us. The series is being produced by Ryan Seacrest’s prodco RSP for US cable net ABC Family. The 10x60mins show debuts next month and will follow a teenager as he learns of his parents’ imminent divorce and his father’s decision to undergo […]

NBC confirms Heroes return

US broadcaster NBC has confirmed it is bringing back sci-fi drama Heroes four years after it dropped Tim Kring’s show. Heroes Reborn will premiere in 2015 and be preceded by a digital series that will introduce new characters and storylines, though details of this are being kept under wraps for now. Heroes creator and executive […]

Adam Sher exiting Ryan Seacrest Productions

Ryan Seacrest Productions’ CEO Adam Sher is leaving the US production company. According to US industry trade titles, Sher is exiting the firm after five years, though he will retain an equity stake in RSP, which is behind E! Entertainment’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Sher joined RSP in 2008 after representing presenter and company […]

Nick to Go Viral with Ryan Seacrest

US kids channel Nickelodeon has greenlit a 40-episode studio game show from presenter Ryan Seacrest’s production outfit. Go Viral (WT) will be a half-hour show in which kid contestants will compete in elimination challenges themed around viral videos. It is set for air in summer 2014, with production commencing early next year in LA. Ryan […]

Power Play: why celebs are becoming execs

As the global media superpowers march into ever more sectors, A-list actors, musicians, fashion gurus and novelists are taking control of television projects. Jesse Whittock reports on the rise of the celebrity superproducer. In the past, the glamorous worlds of film, sport, pop music and fashion looked down their noses at TV from behind the […]

Ryan Seacrest to present, produce Million Second Quiz

Ryan Seacrest has cemented his place at the top of the presenting tree on US television by landing the job to host NBC’s upcoming live gameshow The Million Second Quiz. Furthermore, The American Idol host will executive produce the show, which All3Media America, Studio Lambert and Universal Television are producing. However, Ryan Seacrest Productions is […]

S.H.I.E.L.D., Hostages set for Canuck net

ABC’s superhero drama Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., CBS thriller Hostages and Fox comedy Surviving Jack are among the new US scripted series heading for Canadian broadcaster CTV. Marvel Entertainment-produced S.H.I.E.L.D. was perhaps the buzziest show at this year’s LA Screenings. It goes to CTV via Disney Media Distribution, which has also sold the broadcaster Bradley […]

2013 LA Screenings in review

As the sun sets on the studio lots and the myriad of international buyers head home after this year’s LA Screenings, the real business is just beginning. For those channels not tied into long term output deals with certain studios, the bidding wars for the best of the US are already underway. And though there […]

Channel 4 orders Draw Something gameshow from Sony

Channel 4 has ordered Draw It!, a gameshow based on the hugely successful Draw Something app. Ryan Seacrest’s production company and Sony Pictures Television-backed Embassy Row created the show with Zynga, which makes the original app. It is still in development at US network CBS. The UK version will be made by SPT-backed UK production […]