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News round-up: The CW eyes ‘minimal’ WBD/Paramount IP; TV Nova buys ‘Long Lost Family’; Apple TV+ returns to ‘Bad Sisters’

The CW eyes ‘minimal’ WBD/Paramount programming The CW will have “minimal” programming from its former owners Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount Global by the 2023/24 season. The US network, which was acquired by Nexstar earlier this year, has been cutting staff over recent weeks and slashing its reliance on high-cost programming. That has seen shows […]

Nexstar Media Group acquires 75% stake in The CW

US local broadcasting group Nexstar Media Group is to acquire a 75% majority stake in The CW network. Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount Global, the current co-owners of The CW, will each retain a 12.5% stake in the broadcaster and will continue to produce original, scripted content for the network. Nexstar, together with its partner […]

TBI Weekly: What ‘Batwoman’ & ‘Yellowstone’ tell us ahead of LA Screenings

Next week’s LA Screenings promise to provide some answers to some big questions – namely, just what shows the US studios are prepared to sell to international buyers. Yet the direction of travel for some is already clear, write Mark Layton & Richard Middleton. The worlds of Taylor Sheridan’s ratings-laden cowboy drama Yellowstone and the […]

The CW commits to ‘Arrowverse’ despite show cancellations

The CW has confirmed that it remains committed to its expansive ‘Arrowverse’, despite axing a slew of shows from the DC superhero franchise in recent days. The long-running Legends Of Tomorrow was cancelled last month after seven seasons on the network, as was Naomi, which just concluded its first, and now only, season earlier this […]

The CW adds Canadian legal drama ‘Family Law’

US network The CW has acquired Canadian drama series Family Law, following a a deal with distributor Entertainment One (eOne). Produced by Seven24 Films and Lark Productions for Corus Entertainment’s Global, the one-hour legal drama is created, written by Susin Nielsen, who executive produces alongside Seven24’s Jordy Randall and Tom Cox and Lark’s Erin Haskett […]

The CW, Globo & Movistar Plus buy BBCS docs

US network The CW, Globo in Brazil and Spain’s Movistar Plus+ are among buyers of documentaries from BBC Studios, as the distributor’s virtual Showcase event wraps its week-long run. A Life In Ten Pictures, which re-examines the lives of six famous faces from the recent past through the photographs that have come to define them, […]

Exclusive: US broadcast groups, Sony & Netflix mooted among The CW suitors

US broadcast groups, along with Sony and Netflix, have been tipped to be among potential suitors for US-based The CW, after its chairman & CEO Mark Pedowitz confirmed reports that the network is in sale talks. Pedowitz, who has been at the helm of the Riverdale network since 2011, addressed “recent speculation” in a memo […]

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