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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 […]

ViacomCBS & WarnerMedia explore sale of The CW

WarnerMedia and ViacomCBS are exploring a sale of their jointly owned US broadcast network The CW, with American regional operator Nexstar Media Group among suitors, according to reports. AT&T WarnerMedia, which is in the process of merging with Discovery, and ViacomCBS are considering selling either a controlling stake or the entirety of the Superman & […]

The CW developing ‘Gotham Knights’ series with ‘Batwoman’ team

US network The CW is looking to expand its DC Comics drama offering with a new superhero series in the works based on the Gotham Knights title. Batwoman executive producers Chad Fiveash and James Stoteraux and executive story editor Natalie Abrams are heading up the project, which is being produced by Berlanti Productions in association […]

The CW orders ‘Waltons’, ‘Scooby-Doo’ & ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ specials

US network The CW has commissioned three original scripted specials for existing and legacy titles The Waltons, Scooby-Doo and a spin-off from Legends Of Tomorrow. All three specials have been lined up for the fourth quarter of this year, with specific dates yet to be announced. The Waltons’ Homecoming is being produced by Magnolia Hill […]

The CW welcomes superhero drama ‘Naomi’ & sports spin-off ‘All American: Homecoming’

US network The CW has handed series orders to two scripted shows for its 2021-22 slate; Ava DuVernay-produced DC superhero project Naomi, and sports drama spin-off All American: Homecoming. Based on the comic book series that launched in 2019, Naomi is produced by DuVernay’s Array Filmworks in association with Warner Bros Television. Written and exec-proiduced […]

Legendary hires Netflix alum to oversee TV expansion plans

US-based Legendary TV has hired former Netflix exec Jennifer Breslow to oversee its expansion plans. Breslow becomes EVP of TV & digital at Legendary TV and will report into Legendary’s head of TV, Chris Albrecht. She has been director of content for international original series at Netflix since 2016, where she worked on shows including […]

‘Supergirl’ star Melissa Benoist launches Three Things Productions; inks overall WBTVG deal

Supergirl star Melissa Benoist has launched her own production company, Three Things Productions, and signed an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG). The exclusive, multi-year deal will see Benoist develop and produce original TV shows, including comedies and dramas, for all platforms including HBO Max, cable and broadcast networks and third-party streamers. The […]

The CW developing ‘Wonder Girl’ superhero series with first Latina ‘Arrowverse’ lead

US network The CW is in development on Wonder Girl, a new superhero drama series set to introduce the first Latina lead to its existing interconnected ‘Arrowverse’ of shows. The series is being helmed by Queen of the South executive producer/co-showrunner Dailyn Rodriguez and Berlanti Productions and based on DC Comics characters created by Joëlle Jones. The show […]

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