The Middle


Beginning of the end for The Middle at ABC

ABC comedy The Middle is to end after its next season on US screens. The series, which follows a middle-class Indian family, has run for eight seasons to date, with the ninth and final run set to begin filming this month. Disney-ABC Television Group has announced the Warner Bros. Television-produced show will end, joining another […]

Nick at Nite coming to UK & Ireland

Nickelodeon UK & Ireland has for the first time brought tween and teen programming block Nick at Nite to the British Isles. The block, which has broadcast on US cable TV for three decades, launched in the UK and Ireland last night. It will go out on weekday evenings at 7pm, targeting 11-15-year-olds with programming […]

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 […]

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 […]

2013 LA Screenings Buyer Profile: Sarah Wright, controller of acquisitions, BSkyB

UK pay TV operator BSky is the largest UK-based buyer of US studio programming and picked up a raft of titles at last year’s LA Screenings for its Sky1 HD, Sky Living HD and Sky Atlantic channels. Sarah Wright is controller of acquisitions and as well as working across the channels is also buying studio […]

ABC takes up Quest

US broadcast network ABC has called on the producers of The Amazing Race and feature film The Lord of the Rings to help create a fantasy-themed reality adventure series. The Quest will follow 12 contestants that enter the world of ‘Everealm’ – a fantasy-themed set filled with “epic” challenges. Amazing Race creators Bertram van Munster […]

MTV channels in Poland renew Warner Bros. deal

Viacom International Media Networks Polska has renewed a programming deal with Warner Bros. and will take a range of titles from the Hollywood studio for its channels in the country. VIMN Polska comprises MTV Polska, VH1, Viva Polska, Comedy Central Polska, and Nickelodeon. Under the terms of a renewed two-year programming deal the channels will […]