Universal Television


NBCU developing sci-fi comic for TV with Walking Dead firm

NBCUniversal production wing Universal Television is working with writer David Schulner to develop a TV adaptation of his comic book series Clone. The deal comes as part of Schulner’s overall deal with NBCU, which has already spawned midseason show Do No Harm, which ran on NBC but was cancelled last year. He has also worked […]

Ovation cuts Smash-ing off-net NBC deal

US cable network Ovation has acquired off-network rights to US scripted show Smash. The musical drama about a the creation of a fictional Broadway musical ran on the NBC broadcast network for two seasons, ending in May this year. It is produced by Universal Television and DreamWorks Television and was based on an idea from […]

NBC readies ‘genre-redefining’ live quiz series

US network NBC has commissioned a huge live interactive quiz show that will broadcast from a giant hourglass in the middle of Manhattan, with a potential US$10 million cash prize on offer. The Million Second Quiz comes from Lambert (pictured), with his Studio Lambert, All3Media America (fka Studio Lambert USA) and Universal Television and will […]

Universal Channel buys Bates Motel for Asia, rebrands

Universal Channel in Asia has acquired Bates Motel, the A&E Network drama based on Alfred Hitchcock horror Psycho, as part of a new global strategy to focus on character-driven programming. The network’s parent, NBCUniversal International Television, plans to rebrand the channel across the 103 territories it broadcasts in, starting with its Asian channel feed on Sunday […]

NBC rejects Eva Longoria’s Love

US broadcast network NBC has cancelled its new dating format Ready For Love after just two episodes. The series, which comes from Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria’s UnbeliEVEable Entertainment, Renegade 83 Entertainment and Universal Television, has been replaced in its Tuesday 10pm time slot by scripted fantasy drama Grimm, which moves across from its current […]

Eva Longoria strikes Universal Television deal

Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria has struck a first look development deal with Universal Television and will develop both scripted and unscripted series for the studio and its sister network NBC. The deal was struck with Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment production company and follows a deal to produce forthcoming NBC dating reality series Ready for Love, […]

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