Ex-Warner Bros exec joins ABC cable net

Former Warner Bros. Television comedy exec Jana Steele Helman has joined US cable channel Freeform as VP, programming and development. Steele Helman was previously Warner’s director of comedy development, where she worked on series including Two Broke Girls, Undateable, Selfie (pictured), which was for the ABC network, and new season comedies Powerless and Trial and Error. […]

Stan scores ‘significant’ Warner Bros. deal

Australia on-demand service Stan has secured an exclusive content deal with Warner Bros. that it described as its “most significant since launch”. The licensing agreement with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution hands Stan exclusive SVOD rights to CW procedural iZombie (pictured), NBC’s comic book adaptation Constantine, Karen Gillan comedy Selfie and Cristin Miloti-starrer A to […]

Cristela gets full season as Hulu takes Selfie

US broadcast network has taken freshman comedy Cristela to a full season, as the already-cancelled Selfie’s remaining episodes transfer to Hulu. ABC has given Cristela a back-nine order to the 20th Century Fox Television-produce show, which stars comedian Cristela Alonzo as a Latin American straddling cultures in the US. Ratings have been solid, averaging 5.5 […]

Forever endures as ABC takes last Selfie

US broadcast network ABC has given a full season order to supernatural procedural drama Forever, while cancelling freshman comedy Selfie. Forever (pictured), about an immortal New York medical examiner, has not garnered a large number of 18-49 viewers – just a 1.2 rating in its most recent episode – but does score well when DVR […]

LA Screenings review: big name drama delivers on promise

Last week’s LA Screenings saw international buyers including BBC’s director of television Danny Cohen, TV2 (Norway)’s new content chief Nina Lorgen Flemmen and BSkyB’s entertainment channels boss Stuart Murphy descend on the Hollywood studio lots with more than 50 new shows on sale. As the week played out, the pre-market signs that it would be […]