Showtime & Paramount+ snag ‘George & Tammy’ from Paramount Network

Paramount-owned US cablenet Showtime is to debut Paramount Network’s six-part drama George & Tammy, which tracks the lives of music power couple Tammy Wynette and George Jones. The show’s first episode, which had been due to premiere only on Paramount Network, will now also air on Showtime on Sunday, December 4 at 21.00 EST. The […]

Exclusive: How to rescue a scripted series from cancellation

Shows get cancelled all the time, but a fortunate few get a second chance when a new network or platform steps in to renew them. Mark Layton finds out what it takes to pull a series back from the brink It is never welcome news when a show gets cancelled, but it can feel particularly […]

Paramount rejigs as Showtime’s David Nevins steps down after 12 years

Veteran exec David Nevins, who oversees scripted series for Paramount+ as chairman and CEO of Paramount Premium Group, is leaving the company in the latest reshuffle at the US studio. Nevins took on the expanded role last year but is now set to depart at the end of year, with his next move not yet […]

Showtime switches on Lightbox for Phil Spector docuseries

US network Showtime has commissioned a four-part documentary series about music producer Phil Spector and the murder of actress Lana Clarkson. The series, which will be released on demand and on streaming platforms for Showtime subscribers on 4 November, explores the film star’s fatal shooting at Spector’s LA mansion, just hours after they first met. […]

Paramount explores Showtime streamer’s future, with Paramount+ merger ‘under discussion’

Paramount is reportedly considering discontinuing Showtime as a standalone streaming service in favour of shifting its content to Paramount+. Popular titles like Yellowjackets and Billions are offered on Paramount+ internationally, but are only available in the US through the $10.99 per month Showtime streamer (in addition to its linear network). The company’s big-budget adaptation of […]

Showtime promotes non-fiction exec to SVP of programming

Showtime Networks in the US has promoted Zoe Rogovin to SVP of programming. LA-based Rogovin first joined Showtime in 2019 and oversees the development and production of the network’s original non-fiction storytelling, including episodic, serialised and film formats. Her credits include the recent limited series We Need To Talk About Cosby, as well as extraterrestrial […]

TBI Weekly: Six takeaways from the Edinburgh TV Festival

From snarky remarks around reboots, to a scripted industry in “corrective” mode and Netflix’s attempts to assert itself as the place to be for UK producers, the Edinburgh TV Festival again threw up plenty to talk about. The Edinburgh TV Festival tends to mark the end of the summer for those operating in the UK content industry, but this year’s event […]

Scripted TV in ‘corrective’ mode amid soaring costs, says Paramount’s David Nevins

Spending on TV drama is in “corrective mode” according to Paramount+ chief David Nevins, who also revealed that Ewan McGregor has been lined up to lead upcoming drama A Gentleman In Moscow. Nevins, who oversees scripted series for Paramount+ as chairman and CEO of Paramount Premium Group, told delegates at the Edinburgh TV Festival that the […]

BBC & Showtime order Ruth Wilson-led thriller based around Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries

US network Showtime and UK pubcaster the BBC have commissioned The Woman In The Wall, a new gothic thriller inspired by Ireland’s infamous Magdalene Laundries scandal. Endeavor Content-backed Motive Pictures will produce the 6 x 60-minute series, which has been created by Joe Murtagh (Calm With Horses) and Harry Wootliff (True Things), who will direct […]

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