The Mentalist

LA Screenings: RTE searches for CSI replacement

Irish pubcaster RTÉ is at the LA Screenings searching for three dramas to replace CSI, The Mentalist and Revenge. The broadcaster also needs a new sitcom to sit alongside The Big Bang Theory and Two Broke Girls, but has made fresh dramas the priority. This comes as Jerry Bruckheimer’s CBS procedural CSI comes to a […]

Mentalist reaches endgame

Warner Bros.-distributed drama The Mentalist will come to an end after its seventh season on US network CBS. The Mentalist has been a strong seller for Warner, which also produces the series, but the upcoming 13-episode season will be its last. A cancellation was expected after the sixth season wrapped up a major plot point, […]

WarnerTV moves from HBO to Turner bouquet

The WarnerTV channel in Asia will now be distributed by Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific. Previously HBO Asia was the exclusive distributor of the channel in Asia, but it will now be part of Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific’s portfolio of general entertainment offerings. Turner, HBO and Warner Bros. are all ultimately owned by Time […]

CBS series dominate European drama imports

CBS supplied the top three most-valuable drama imports to European broadcasters last year, with procedural NCIS leading the way by generating more than US$205 million, according to a new report. Following NCIS, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation came second with US$188 million and CSI: Miami with US$168.4 million, figures from Essential Television Statistics, Madigan Cluff and […]

International Studios: Drama Studies

For a week in May the attention of the TV world is focused on Hollywood studios as they present their new shows to international buyers at the LA Screenings. While the acquisitions folk are spending time – and money – with the Majors, an increasing amount of high-end drama is coming out of the LA […]