The Millers

Netflix goes straight-to-series with Will Arnett

Streaming service Netflix has greenlit an eight-episode, straight-to-series comedy from The Millers and Arrested Development star Will Arnett. Flaked comes from Arnett and Mark Chappell (The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret) and follows a self-appointed “guru” in an insular Californian community those carefully crafted image and sobriety begins to unravel after he falls for […]

CBS closes door on Millers

US broadcaster CBS has cancelled its multi-cam sitcom The Millers. The show, currently in its second season, took a low 0.5 ratings in the key 18-48 demographic in its most recent episode. CBS has moved to pull it from air, with today’s episode the last to have an official scheduled broadcast. The show, from CBS […]

CBS posts best ever full-year results

US broadcaster CBS has posted full-year revenue of US$15.28 billion, 6% higher than the 2013 total and its best ever yearly performance. CBS said the growth reflected increases in revenue across the board and that content licensing and distribution increased 15% year-on-year. Operating income before depreciation and amortisation rose 7% on 2012 to US$3.26 billion, […]

US networks latest: full seasons for Brooklyn, CBS laffers

New pick-ups Stateside include Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine and CBS sitcoms The Crazy Ones, The Millers and Mom getting full season orders. Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows Andy Samberg as a maverick New York cop and his new strict precinct captain, played by Andre Braugher (Homicide: Life on the Streets). Ratings and critical response have been good […]

UK Comedy Central picks up new US series

The UK version of Comedy Central has inked a programming deal with CBS Studios International. The Viacom channel will get new CBS series The Millers (pictured) and We are Men, both part of the CBS broadcast network’s fall slate in the US, as well as more episodes of King of Queens and Rules of Engagement. […]

Shaw Media unveils Screenings deals, lifestyle net

Canandian broadcaster Shaw Media has acquired new US scripted series including The Blacklist, Ironside and Almost Human for Global’s 2013-14 season, and unveiled a new lifestyle channel. Shaw becomes the first announced international broadcaster for Sony Pictures Television-produced crime drama Blacklist, which will broadcast on NBC was arguably the most talked about show at last […]

LA Screenings 2013: CBS Studios cuts two European volume deals

As the LA Screenings come to a close, CBS Studios International has inked two volume agreements with European broadcasters. The studio has locked in deals with Amedia in Russia and MTV3 in Finland. In Russia, CBS has agreed a multiyear, multiplatform deal with Amedia, the producer and channel operator that earlier this week inked a […]

LA Screenings: Broadcast Strikes Back

With US cable series such as Hatfields & McCoys gaining traction with key demographics in the past year, broadcast networks have reacted with new comedies, reboots and spin offs and a shift toward short-run series for the new season. Jesse Whittock looks at how this will affect buyers at the LA Screenings. Laughter, it’s often […]

CBS sees future in Better Lives, kills CSI:NY

Leading US broadcast network CBS has taken comedy Friends with Better Lives to series, but has dropped the long running CSI: NY and Rules of Engagement. Friends… is billed as being about a group of 30-somethings, each one of which thinks the others have better prospects. The sitcom comes from Kapital Entertainment and 20th Century Fox […]