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UK commissions: Channel 5 reveals 2020 slate; BBC Three, Showtime renews ‘Back to Life’

Channel 5 reveals slate of 2020 programmes  Access-driven documentaries, history programming, natural history and heartland factual highlight a new slate of programmes heading to Viacom-owned broadcaster Channel 5 in 2020. Keo Films’ Inside Extinction Rebellion (w/t; 1 x 60 minutes) has secured access to the environmental activists, who use creativity and people power to raise awareness of […]

ViacomCBS expands David Nevins’ remit as Comedy Central’s Kent Alterman exits

ViacomCBS has made a swathe of changes to its senior management team, with CBS exec David Nevins among those expanding their remits and Comedy Central chief Kent Alterman among senior execs departing. Nevins was named chief creative officer at CBS last year, with oversight across CBS Television Studios, CBS’s entertainment arm, CBS and cabler Showtime, […]

Propagate secures global sales rights to Showtime factual package

A+E Networks-backed producer and distributor Propagate has struck a deal to sell an array of documentaries and series from CBS-owned cabler Showtime around the world. Propagate will represent all available rights outside of North America to selected catalogue, current and upcoming Showtime titles including nine episodes of recently renewed Couples Therapy and Murder In The […]

Sky’s Zai Bennett on ‘huge’ HBO deal, Sky Studios pipeline and Peacock collaborations

Sky’s director of programmes Zai Bennett has outlined a multi-pronged approach to commissioning involving indies, Sky Studios and Comcast siblings NBC and Peacock, but also looked to put the importance of its recent deal with HBO-owner WarnerMedia into context. In a far-reaching discussion at TBI’s inaugural Masterclass event yesterday, Bennett described the extended deal for […]

Showtime commissions Lightbox for limited docuseries on 6ix9ine

Showtime Documentary Films has commissioned Lightbox for a limited docuseries profiling hip-hop artist Tekashi 6ix9ine, known as SuperVillain. The three-part series will follow the rise and fall of a New York City deli clerk named Daniel Hernandez who became the notorious Tekashi 6ix9ine, drawing 2.6bn streams and 15 Billboard Chart hits. Tekashi is currently in […]

Showtime picks up Caravan’s New Order documentary

US cablenet Showtime has acquired a feature documentary about New Order that marks 40 years since the band’s first TV appearance. New Order: Decades is produced by Caravan and follows the band’s preparations as they re-stage their collaboration for So It Goes with artist Liam Gillick and a 12-piece synthesiser orchestra, which was originally produced […]

‘Fleabag’ star Andrew Scott lands on Showtime’s ‘Tom Ripley’ adaptation

Fleabag‘s Andrew Scott is set to star in US cabler Showtime’s forthcoming drama based on Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley novels. Ripley is being co-produced by CBS-backed Showtime and Endemol Shine North America, in association with Entertainment 360 and Filmrights. Oscar winner Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List, The Night Of) is attached to write and direct the […]

Showtime swoops for HBO’s cancelled Vice news show

US cable channel Showtime has picked up news magazine series Vice following its HBO cancellation. The ViacomCBS-owned channel has swooped for rights to the 13-part programme, which will debut next spring. HBO pulled the plug on the show, Vice News Tonight, back in June, ending a seven-year relationship with Vice. The series was nominated for […]

Showtime commits to adaptation of Lisa Taddeo’s ‘Three Women’

US cabler Showtime has handed a series commitment to a drama based on Lisa Taddeo’s non-fiction book Three Women. The show is based on reporting by Taddeo and is described as “a groundbreaking portrait of erotic longing in today’s America, exposing the fragility, complexity, and inequality of female desire with unprecedented depth and emotional power.” […]

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