Showtime releases ‘Dexter’ to strike again in new limited series

US network Showtime is bringing back serial killer drama Dexter for a new 10-part limited series, set to enter production next year. Original showrunner Clyde Phillips and series star Michael C Hall will both return, following an eight-year break, with the show tentatively set to air in fall 2021. Dexter ran for eight seasons between […]

Showtime lands on ‘Moonbase 8’ space comedy

ViacomCBS-owned US network Showtime has picked up Moonbase 8, a new comedy series about three subpar astronauts, starring John C Reilly, Tim Heidecker and Fred Armisen. The 6 x 30-minute series follows the trio who are based at Nasa’s Moon Base Simulator with high hopes of being chosen to travel to the moon. However, as […]

ViacomCBS to bundle Apple TV+, Showtime and CBS All Access

ViacomCBS has reportedly agreed a deal with Apple to launch the iPhone maker’s first bundled video offering. Subscribers to Apple TV+ will be offered access to both CBS All Access and Showtime for an additional $9.99 on top of the usual $4.99 monthly charge. This service will combine a selection of content from its brands including […]

ViacomCBS reveals territories & content plans for global streamer, ahead of 2021 launch

ViacomCBS has revealed more details about its expanded international streaming service, which is set to launch early next year. Teased for months by the media giant as a ‘super service’ streamer, the company used its quarterly earnings call to shine a light on a “broad pay” CBS All Access product, which will offer content from […]

Showtime picks up UK thriller ‘We Hunt Together’

ViacomCBS-owned US network Showtime has picked up BBC Studios’ psychological thriller We Hunt Together for broadcast. The 6 x 60-minute series recently premiered on British broadcaster UKTV’s Alibi channel. Produced and distributed by BBC Studios, it will air on Showtime from 9 August. Written by Gaby Hull, the series stars Eve Myles, Babou Ceesay, Hermione […]

TBI Special Report Part Two: An adapted marketplace for buyers and sellers

Streamers and broadcasters face the unenviable task of delivering fewer shows to bigger audiences with less money to spend on production and acquisition. Richard Middleton and Mark Layton explore how they are weathering this uncertain time – and the steps some are taking to keep content rolling and viewers engaged. Few sectors of the economy […]

TBI Weekly: How buyers are reacting to the Covid-19 crisis

All this week, TBI has been hearing from buyers around the world about the ramifications of Covid-19 on their acquisition strategies and scheduling conundrums. Here are five key takeaways. Buying time With production halted on most shows, broadcasters have been trying to maximise programming they have in the can – with the UK’s ITV and […]

Showtime, CBS snag ‘Dexter’ showrunner Clyde Phillips in overall deal

ViacomCBS-backed US networks Showtime and CBS Television Studios have signed writer and executive producer Clyde Phillips to an overall development deal. He will work on projects for that will air on platforms within or outside the ViacomCBS group. Phillips has won numerous awards for his work on crime drama Dexter and also created the series […]

ViacomCBS prepares to launch new streamer, expanding All Access offering

ViacomCBS is preparing to bolster its OTT operations by launching a new streamer that will offer shows from its All Access SVOD as well as content from its array of cable networks. The streamer, which is likely to be available commercial free and ad-supported, will include Viacom brands such as Comedy Central, Paramount Network, BET […]

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