The Mysteries of Laura

NBC axes scripted formats, reveals new series

US broadcast network NBC has axed scripted formats The Mysteries of Laura and Game of Silence, as it adds seven new dramas and five comedies for its 2016/17 season. Laura, which stars Debra Messing (pictured) and is based on Spanish series Los Misterios del Laura, will end after its second season, while Game of Silence, […]

Holding out for Hierro

Galician thriller Hierro was named best project at the Berlinale’s first CoPro Series pitching competition in February. TBI reports on what the award means for its international prospects. Galician-created drama Hierro competed at Berlinale’s CoPro Series 2015 and beat four other finalists, in the process winning an invitation to participate this month at Series Mania, […]

NMV bags ‘Spanish Wonder Years’

London-based New Media Vision has snagged format rights to a long-running TVE drama dubbed the ‘Spanish Wonder Years’. Remember When, known locally as Cuéntame Como Paso, has run for 15 years on Spain’s pubcaster, and been its number one-rated drama every year since launch. The show follows events of the late 1960s through the filter […]

Channel 5 examines NBC’s Mysteries of Laura

UK digital channel 5USA has bought NBC procedural The Mysteries of Laura. The Channel 5-owned network plans to launch the show, which recently got a full 22-epsiode season order in the US, in mid-January. The show, which is based on a Spanish scripted format, stars Debra Messing (Will and Grace) as a New York murder […]

Laura gets full season run on NBC

NBC has made Debra Messing vehicle The Mysteries of Laura its first new season drama to get a full season order. The Wednesday 8pm procedural, which stars Messing (Will and Grace) as a NYPD homicide detective balancing work and a difficult home life, will go to a full 22 episodes. This comes after CBS gave […]

Viewpoint: Todd Lituchy – a pilot’s progress

The concept of US networks adapting international scripted series for the American market is nothing new.  In 1971, CBS turned the British Till Death Us Do Part into All in the Family. In 1977, Man About the House became Three’s Company. This year, I am told that 14 pilots produced for the five major English-language […]

NBC takes Spanish-inspired Laura to series

NBC has given The Mysteries of Laura a full season order. The drama show is based upon Los Misterios de Laura, the Spanish Boomerang TV-produced format, which aired on pubcaster TVE. Todd Lituchy’s content company New Media Vision shopped the Spanish format to Warner Bros., which made the pilot for NBC. The US broadcast net […]