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Facebook Watch, HBO series set to debut at TIFF

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will host the premieres of original series from Facebook Watch, USA Network and HBO. The Canadian festival, which takes place in September, has programmed six premieres as part of its TV sidebar ‘Primetime’, which is now in its fifth year. Around 60% of the episodes set to be screened […]

USA Network greenlights ‘Cannonball’ series

USA Network has handed a series order for physical competition series Cannonball.  The 10-part series, which is based on a Talpa format, will be produced by ITV Entertainment and is to premiere next year. The show, which aired on UK broadcaster ITV in 2017 for one series before being cancelled, sees contestants engaging in whacky […]

Top US cable entertainment channel rankings unveiled

USA Network, home of The Sinner and Banijay’s forthcoming Temptation Island reboot, was the most watched ad-supported cable entertainment channel Stateside in 2018. The network marks its 13th year at the top of Nielsen’s annual rankings for cable entertainment channels in non-news and non-sports categories. It garnered an average of 1.48m across total viewers and […]

Suits set for Japanese adaptation

Popular US drama Suits is set for a Japanese adaptation after NBC Universal confirmed a scripted format deal with Fuji TV. The news marks the second international deal for the show, after International Formats sold the format to South Korea, where it rated as no.1 throughout the season on KBS. The deal was put together […]

Hulu launches live TV streaming service

Hulu has launched its new live TV streaming service in beta in the US, offering more than 50 live and on-demand channels for US$39.99 per month. The Hulu with Live TV service, which it launched at launched at its Upfront presentation in New York, includes 50 hours of recording storage, up to six individual profiles and […]

The Rock brings Muscle Beach to USA

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has sold a scripted series about bodybuilders from the famous Venice Beach in the 1980s to US cable channel USA Network. Muscle Beach, will see “a colourful tribe of lost souls struggle to reinvent themselves by bench-pressing their way to a bigger, better American dream, no matter what the cost”. News […]

Universal Channel buys Mr. Robot for UK

UK pay TV net Universal Channel has acquired hot US cable series Mr. Robot. The NBCUniversal-owned channel will launch the USA Network show on July 21 following an agreement with cousin NBCUniversal International Distribution. Season one will debut with a feature-length, uninterrupted double episode. Amazon Prime Instant Video already offers it via the SVOD window […]

Syfy greenlights Superman prequel pilot

US cable channel has moved its Superman prequel Krypton from development to pilot stage. Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow) will executive producer and showrun the pilot, with David S. Goyer (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) among the other EPs. Colm McCarthy (Peaky Blinders) will direct. The show will tell the back story of the Man […]

ITV America hires from USA Network

ITV’s US entertainment unit has poached  from USA Network as its senior VP of development. At USA Sebastian was head of alternative programming and her most notable credit was Chrisley Knows Best. At ITV America she will work at the ITV Entertainment division and report to division president David Eilenberg, who joined from Turner Broadcasting […]

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