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ABC to conclude medical drama ‘The Good Doctor’ with seventh season

ABC in the US is to bring its hit medical drama series The Good Doctor to an end with its upcoming seventh season, the broadcaster has announced. The series, produced by Sony Pictures Television and ABC Signature, will return to screen on 20 February for what will be its final season. The Good Doctor, which […]

Peacock scores sports doc ‘Mission To Burnley’ & extends ‘Twisted Metal’

US streamer Peacock has acquired sports docuseries Mission To Burnley and renewed action-comedy Twisted Metal for a second season. The NBCUniversal-owned service is launching Mission To Burnley on 15 December after striking a deal for the show with distributor Banijay Rights. Produced by Ad Hoc Films as a Sky Original, the four-part docuseries follows the […]

Prime Video greenlights ‘Cruel Intentions’ & renews cricket docuseries ‘The Test’

Amazon streamer Prime Video has given the greenlight to an eight-part series inspired by the 1999 movie Cruel Intentions, and renewed sports docuseries The Test for a third season. Sony Pictures Television, Amazon MGM Studios, and Original Film are producing the Cruel Intentions series, which will be helmed by series writers and exec producers Sara […]

Content London: ‘Clarkson’s Farm’ to return to Prime Video; Sony’s Ahuja talks ‘cooling’ US market; MGM+ unveils roll-out plans

Prime Video’s Clarkson’s Farm to return Prime Video’s Clarkson’s Farm will return for a fourth season, despite reports that the show’s future was in doubt after presenter Jeremy Clarkson’s comments about Meghan Markle. The news broke at Content London, where Fozia Khan, head of UK unscripted at Amazon Studios, said that shooting was soon to […]

Dwayne Johnson’s Seven Bucks recruits SPT’s Scott Landsman to head up TV

Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions has hired Sony Pictures Television (SPT) exec Scott Landsman as its head of TV. Landsman joins Seven Bucks from his role as SVP of comedy development at SPT, where he has worked on shows including The Afterparty for Apple TV+, Twisted Metal for Peacock, Woke for Hulu, […]

Sony Pictures Television names Andrew Plotkin EVP of drama development

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has upped Andrew Plotkin to become EVP of drama development, replacing Lauren Stein. The move comes a week after Stein was named head of creative for SPT Studios and four years since Plotkin was appointed SVP of drama development. He continues to report into Stein and will work on shows including […]

Mattel hires Disney & Apple TV+ alum Michelle Mendelovitz to lead TV studio

Barbie and Hot Wheels owner Mattel has hired former Disney, Apple TV+ and Sony Pictures Television exec Michelle Mendelovitz to lead its TV studio. Mendelovitz will oversee the development, production and distribution of Mattel’s episodic content on broadcast and streaming globally, reporting into chief franchise officer, Josh Silverman. She was most recently an exec producer […]

SPT & fashion firm Claire’s prep YA show amid branded content push

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has struck a deal with fashion accessory firm Claire’s to create a new young adult-targeted show that builds on its branded content push. SPT’s Kids unit will work with the retailer’s CMedia production division on the unspecified series, which will be accompanied by merchandise and experiences. Claire’s has been ramping up […]

News round-up: ZDF Studios, Non Stop & La Sagrada Familia team for F1 doc; Newen Studios acquires Digital Banana & takes Brain Comet stake; WE tv picks up ‘S.W.A.T’

ZDF Studios, Non Stop & La Sagrada Familia team for F1 doc ZDF Studios, Non Stop Studios and La Sagrada Familia have partnered on a series about the life of Argentinean Formula 1 legend Juan Manuel Fangio. The series will explores the early years of Formula 1 and includes interviews with Fangio’s sons: Juan Carlos, […]