Scorpion


Amazon lands Jack Reacher adaptation with Scorpion’s Nick Santora

Amazon has landed rights to adapt the Jack Reacher novels for TV, with Scorpion creator Nick Santora attached to the project. Santora will serve as showrunner on the adaptation, which is in development and is set to be produced by Amazon Studios, Skydance Television and Paramount Television. He is also attached to exec produce alongside […]

Limonero, Scorpion strike deals with Netflix, Nat Geo

UK distributor Limonero Films has struck a raft of deals for HIV documentary Lovesick, including BBC Arabic, German channel Planete and Netflix.  The streaming giant has picked up the film (1 x 74 minutes; 1 x 52 minutes), which tells the story of the trailblazing doctor who discovered HIV in India, for Southeast Asia and […]

CBS names SVOD content chief, studio dev chief

US subscription on-demand platform CBS All Access is set to ramp up programming activity after appointing an original content chief. CBS Television Studio’s head of drama, Julie McNamara is moving across to its CBS sister to become executive VP, original content. Senior VP, drama development at CBS Entertainment Bryan Seabury will replace her at the […]

CBS bypasses second Rush Hour

Middling ratings have put paid to CBS’s hour-long drama series Rush Hour. The series, which comes from Warner Bros. Television and is based on the movie franchise of the same name, has taken average 1.2 ratings (six million viewers) for the US broadcaster. This has not been deemed enough to keep it going, and star […]

Sony signs Italian CBS deal

Sony Pictures Television Networks Italy has secured exclusive CBS Studios International programming for its AXN-branded pay TV entertainment channels. The deal comprises five series, which will launch on the SPT networks this autumn. In November, AXN HD will debut the big-rating super-geek procedural Scorpion, with the latest CSI spin-off, CSI: Cyber following in 2016 along […]

Showtime feels Happyish as CBS dramas go on

US cable channel Showtime has greenlit a full season of Happyish, the dark comedy-drama that the late Philip Seymour Hoffman was attached to star in. Following the actor’s death last year, Britain’s Steve Coogan took over the starring role, and the series has been given the greenlight. The pilot starred Seymour Hoffman as a middle-aged ad […]

CBS scores FIC Sweden deal

Fox International Channels Sweden has scored a multi-year programming agreement with the distribution arm of US broadcaster CBS. The deal with CBS Studios International will see CBS show including Madam Secretary and Scorpion (pictured) launch exclusively on new Swedish pay TV channel Fox. Political mystery thriller Madam Secretary will launch on December 1, with fellow […]

Full seasons for new CBS drama quartet

Stateside network CBS has given full season orders to all four of its latest dramas. Procedurals Scorpion and NCIS: New Orleans, political drama Madam Secretary and dark thriller series Stalker have all been taken to series following strongs ratings performances. NCIS: New Orleans and Scorpion in particular have been ratings stand-outs, ranking as the number […]

CBS inks volume deal with TV2

CBS Studios International has widened the terms of its programming deal with TV2, which will give the Norwegian free-to-air broadcaster new CBS series including Madam Secretary (pictured). The political drama recently bowed on CBS in the US, winning 13.8 million viewers. Other new series covered by the volume deal include Scorpion. It will also have […]

ITV2 acquires CBS drama Scorpion

UK digital channel ITV2 has bought exclusive broadcast and SVOD rights to Scorpion, CBS Studios International’s high-octane new season drama. The show, about a group of misfit masterminds that fight against hi-tech threats, was a hit with buyers earlier this year at the LA Screenings. It has since picked up steam, and in last week […]