TNT


Louis C.K., Amy Sedaris series for Turner channels

American comedy icons Louis C.K. and Amy Sedaris are creating new shows for Turner’s US cable networks. Louis creator and stand-up comedian Louis C.K (pictured). and Albert Brooks will executive produce and star in TBS animated ten-part series The Cops (WT), while Sedaris is working up a currently-untitled half-hour comedy for TruTV. The Cops will […]

Turner hires Kogan from Participant

Turner has recruited Karina Kogan as senior VP of digital media. She will run the digital team at Turner’s TBS and TNT, as well as the content marketing unit at the US cable nets. Kogan joins from US prodco Participant Media and will report to Michael Engleman, executive vice president of entertainment marketing and brand […]

TNT orders Snowpiercer series from ITV prodco

US cable net TNT has ordered a pilot of Snowpiercer, a futuristic drama based upon the Korean movie of the same name. ITV Studios America prodco Tomorrow Studios is making the show with Studio T, which like TNT, is part of Turner. The show is set seven years after the world has become a frozen […]

Turner buys advisory firm to bolster TBS & TNT

Turner has acquired a business advisory firm, and handed its co-founders a remit to “accelerate the… marketplace transformation” of its cable channels TBS and TNT. The acquisition of BRaVe Ventures will see its founders David Beck and Jesse Redniss taking control of a new business strategy unity, known internally as the Network Strategy and Innovation […]

Stan OTT service is on Good Behavior

Australian streaming service Stan has acquired US drama series Good Behavior. The SVOD service scooped Australian rights from Turner, which distributes the series and launched it internationally at MIPCOM. The show recently debuted on Turner’s TNT cable net in the US. The thriller follows a thief and con artist (Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery) who is […]

Hulu adds Disney, Fox to channels

Disney and Fox have come on board Hulu’s new channels streaming service. The deals mean nets including ESPN and Fox Sports will be on the upcoming service, as well as Disney Channel, FX and National Geographic among others. In all, the deals cover 35 nets from Disney and Fox, including their respective broadcast nets ABC […]

UK and France deals for Jason Priestley drama

Broadcasters across Europe have acquired Private Eyes, the new Jason Priestley (Call Me Fitz) private detective drama. Cable net Universal Channel has bought the show for the UK and free TV broadcaster TF1 has taken it for France. Turner has acquired it for its TNT channel in the Nordic region and Fox has it in […]

Turner bringing Will Shakespeare to MIPCOM

Turner’s sales arm, Turner International, is launching drama and comedy from its US cable nets at MIPCOM. From TNT it will launch Will, the upcoming series about the life of a young William Shakespeare, and following the bard’s arrival on the theatre scene in 16th century London. Turner will be preselling the show, which launches […]

E4 acquires US comedy Black-ish

UK terrestrial Channel 4 has acquired ABC comedy Black-ish, and will premiere it on its youth-skewed digital channel, E4. Black-ish has been a ratings and critical success for ABC, and is currently in its second season on US broadcast television. The series follows Anthony Anderson and his African-American family, who try to balance their upper […]

Turner takes Stars Wars TV rights

Turner has snagged the US TV rights to the Star Wars franchise and the movies will play on its TNT and TBS cable nets. The deal, which Turner struck with The Walt Disney Studios and 20th Century Fox, gives TNT and TBS exclusive basic cable rights to 10 movies including the network premiere of last […]