Two and a Half Men

Lionsgate signs TV deal with Two and a Half Men’s Tannenbaums

Lionsgate has made a multiyear television deal with Two and a Half Men (pictured) producers Eric and Kim Tannenbaum. The Tannebaums will create scripted programming for the studio through their Tannenbaum Company production banner. The duo’s production outfit has been based at CBS Television Studios for the past eight years, where they produced Two and a […]

Netflix bags Disjointed Chuck Lorre series

Netflix has ordered a 20-part straight-to-series comedy from comedy guru Chuck Lorre and Warner Bros. Television. Disjointed will star Kathy Bates as a lifelong legalisation advocate who is living her dream as the owner of an LA cannabis dispensary. Lorre (pictured), who’s behind CBS comedies such as The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half […]

OSN strikes Warner Bros. output deal

OSN has struck a new output deal with Warner Bros, with the deal giving the Middle Eastern pay TV platform exclusive rights to a raft of TV and film content from the studio. The pair already had a programming deal, with the new agreement running until 2020. OSN will show several series day-and-date with the […]

Buyers Briefing: Brad Wood, Comedy Central

Name: Brad Wood Title: Director of acquisitions, Comedy Central UK Brad Wood leads acquisitions at Comedy Central, where he sources content and acquisitions for a range of international Viacom comedy channels, including Jill Offman’s Comedy Central UK. Prior to his current role, he was an entertainment and lifestyle buyer for Discovery Channel in the UK […]

Comedy Central UK renews Men

UK pay TV channel Comedy Central has acquired the eleventh season of long running CBS comedy Two and a Half Men. The deal, with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, will see the new season launch on the network this coming fall. Jill Offman, managing director, Comedy Central UK and senior VP of content, Comedy Central […]

Comedy Central gets Wood from Discovery

Viacom’s Comedy Central UK channel has recruited Brad Wood as its new head of acquisitions. Wood joins from Discovery where he was programming manager, buying lifestyle and entertainment shows for its international channels in Western Europe. Prior to Discovery, Wood was at Virgin Media, buying shows for Living and working as channel editor for the […]

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 […]

Chuck Lorre signs four-year deal with Warner Bros., moves into drama

Chuck Lorre has renewed a deal with Warner Bros. Television. The overall development and production deal means that, Lorre, the most successful comedy producer in the world in recent years, will stay at the studio for another four years and branch out beyond comedy for the first time. The new deal will allow Lorre to […]