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Luke Perry’s death prompts ‘Riverdale’ production shutdown

The CW has shut down production on hit drama Riverdale following the death of actor Luke Perry. Perry, who played the role of Archie Andrews’ father on the series, which is based on the Archie comics, died on Monday (5 March), less than a week after suffering a massive stroke. It is as yet unclear […]

TBI Weekly: Is Spotify joining the TV hustle?

This week, Spotify hired a TV veteran as its new content chief, which some predict is a sign that the streamer may make a serious push into TV. Dawn Ostroff joins from Condé Nast where she was president of entertainment. The exec joined the publisher in 2011 where she helped found Condé Nast Entertainment and […]

CW to pilot remake of Fox Latin America original

US broadcaster The CW has given a pilot order to a US version of Fox Latin America’s dark comedy Lynch. The American pilot will be titled Playing Dead, with Rina Mimoun (The Catch) and Josh Reims (Jane the Virgin). They executive produce alongside Tariq Jalil (Operation Repo) and Lucas Carter (Camden). CW bought the rights […]

CBS orders F.B.I. drama from Dick Wolf

US broadcaster CBS has commissioned a 13-episode drama from procedural king Dick Wolf. F.B.I. (WT) will follow the inner workings on the New York branch of the US criminal investigation agency the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The news will be of interest to international acquisitions executives, who have been urging US broadcasters to commission more […]

Netflix acquires global rights to Dynasty reboot

Netflix has acquired global rights to The CW’s reboot of Dynasty for all international territories outside of the US. This is one of the few times Netflix has acquired full international rights to a US broadcast show. The streaming giant acquired rights to another CW series, Riverdale, last year, though this did not cover every […]

Netflix pounces on former CW pilot

Streaming service Netflix has moved quickly to take dark comedy Insatiable, which The CW passed on, to series. According to various US trades, Netflix is close to a deal with CBS Television Studios for the show, which comes from writers Lauren Gussis (Dexter). The series came close to a series pick up at CBS-backed US […]

CBS replaces Wiley with Reisenbach

Amy Reisenbach will succeed Bridget Wiley as head of current programming at US broadcaster CBS and its TV studio sister. Reisenbach (pictured) has been named executive VP of current programmes at CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios. The promotion comes days after Wiley announced her departure from the Eye Network after twelve years. This, in […]

CBS rejigs entertainment as Geller exits

US broadcaster CBS has upped Kelly Kahl to president of entertainment and drafted in The CW exec Thom Sherman, with Glenn Geller (pictured) set to exit. Kahl has been upped from senior executive VP of CBS Primetime, a role she has held since 2005. Sherman, who joins from CBS’s part-owned network The CW later this […]

The CW pairs Dynasty with Riverdale

The CW is pairing key new US broadcast dramas Valor and Dynasty with existing high-profile Warner Bros.-produced series. Valor, one of a spate of new military- or elite police-themed dramas coming to the 2017/18 network season, has landed a 9pm Monday slot. It will receive lead-in from DC Universe superhero series Supergirl. Soap reboot Dynasty, […]

The CW axes Frequency, No Tomorrow

High-concept dramas Frequency and No Tomorrow will not return to US broadcast network The CW. The futures of both shows had been unclear, with ratings well below average despite some buzz at last year’s Upfronts and LA Screenings. They now become the only series on the Warner Bros.- and CBS-backed network in recent years not […]

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