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Warner Bros. inks AVOD deal with Tubi for ‘The Bachelor’

Dating competition show The Bachelor is heading to AVOD service Tubi as part of a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. The first series of the popular US format will be made available on the free, ad-supported platform on 1 April, along with initial series of The Bachelorette and The Bachelorette special Trista & Ryan’s Wedding, […]

Warner Bros. nabs Endemol Shine exec for Oz

Warner Bros. International Television Production’s Austrlian arm has a new managing director. Michael Brooks will join Warner from Endemol Shine USA, where he was senior VP, programming and executive producer of series such as MasterChef, MasterChef Junior and The Biggest Loser. In August, WBITVP tapped Endemol Shine for another exec, bringing Shaun Murphy in to […]

ABC in ‘unprecedented’ rights deal with Warner

US broadcaster ABC has signed what it describes as an “unprecedented” programme rights agreement with Warner Bros Television. This gives Disney-ABC Television Group’s ABC Entertainment stacking rights to Warner Bros. Television Group-produced series for the 2016/17 and 2017/18 broadcast seasons. This means that ABC will be able to offer all episodes for current seasons of […]

Ten resurrects Survivor, orders Long Lost Family

Network Ten has ordered several international formats and finished shows as part of its new season line-up, and renewed a raft of others. The Australian free-to-air broadcaster is resurrecting the classic reality format Survivor for its 2016 line-up. Local versions of the CBS-distributed survival format have run on both of Ten’s commercial rivals – Network Seven […]

Warner Bros. hires Bachelor Oz exec from Shine

Warner Bros. International Television Production has hired the executive producer of its Australian Network Ten series The Bachelor. Shaun Murphy has been named as WBITVP’s head of entertainment in Australia after three years of producing flagship format The Bachelor. He joins from Shine Australia and has 20 years of production experience. The creation of his […]

ABC revives Muppets, okays Rhimes drama

ABC kicked off the 2015-16 Upfronts week by ordering six dramas and three comedies, including a Muppets revival. The network also renewed 22 primetime series, and cancelled four others. The Muppets show is being billed as an aged-up documentary-style series in which the puppet characters’ lives are explored in detail. The comedy comes from Bill […]

Walking Dead feasts on social media

The Walking Dead generated more Tweets and had a larger audience on Twitter than any other show in the US in 2014, according to Nielsen. The research firm said that an average of 4.9 million people saw at least one Tweet about each new episode of the programme, and that people sent an average of […]

Warner’s Asanger joins Sony

Warner Bros International Television Production executive Christian Asanger is joining Sony Pictures Television Germany in the new year. Asanger is exiting the international Warner Bros. business, where he was director of local productions, based in Germany. He also acted as a worldwide consultant for Warner’s dating format The Bachelor. At SPT Germany, he will be […]

ABC readies Bachelor spin-off, hires alt VP

ABC in the US is working up Bachelor in Paradise, a spin-off to the long-running Bachelor reality series. The news came just after the broadcaster announced it had hired Ryan Seacrest Productions’ senior VP, unscripted development Jason Sarlanis as VP, alternative for the ABC Entertainment Group. Bachelor in Paradise will see characters from former seasons […]

Brazilian Bachelor gets a date

Brazilian channel Rede TV! has ordered an eleven-part version of Warner Bros. International Television Production reality series The Bachelor. The in-house produced series will launch in Brazil in the fall of next year and will mark the first time the dating format has been localised in Latin America. The Bachelor, originally an ABC format in […]