FX employs syndie model for George Lopez sitcom

Fox-owned channel FX has ordered a new 10-part sitcom from comedian George Lopez that will stretch to a 100-episode order if ratings thresholds are hit. Saint George is a half-hour comedy coming out of a deal between FX, Lionsgate Television and Lionsgate-owned sales house Debmar-Mercury. It follows co-creator Lopez, best known for his self titled […]

US syndication deal for BBC cop show DCI Banks

BBC Worldwide has sold DCI Banks into US syndication with a deal that will see the British cop series on 166 public TV stations, reaching 77% of US TV homes. The deal covers two seasons of the show and its pilot and it will start airing in the local stations throughout the US this month. […]

Netflix inks ’unprecedented’ Warner Bros. TV deal

Netflix has bagged rights to eight series distributed by Warner Bros. The deal between the streaming service and the Hollywood studio gives it rights to several new and library scripted titles. It comes soon after Netflix secured Disney content and there was an immediate uptick in the US-listed company’s share price following the announcement of […]