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TBI In Conversation: David Hasselhoff & Syrreal on ‘Ze Network’s tone & zone

With RTL+ comedy-thriller Ze Network launching later this year, TBI’s Mark Layton talks to Hollywood icon David Hasselhoff and Syrreal’s Christian Alvart and Sigi Kamml about what to expect from this genre-bending German series. The line between fact and fiction will grow a little blurry later this year, as David Hasselhoff-led dark comedy thriller Ze […]

Amazon preps Lat Am reboot of 1950’s CBS comedy ‘I Love Lucy’

Amazon Prime Video has ordered a remake of classic US comedy I Love Lucy, which last aired in the 1950’s. All For Lucy is being developed and produced by Endemol Shine Boomdog and Lat Am group Elefantec Global, which together acquired rights to adapt the series from ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group. The show, which will […]

Paramount+ takes flight with Canadian air ambulance drama

ViacomCBS-owned streaming service Paramount+ has ordered Skymed, a new medical drama following the work of the air ambulance service in remote Northern Canada. The 10 x 60-minute series is created by Julie Puckrin and produced by Piazza Entertainment in association with Canadian pubcaster CBC, and CBS Studios, for a 2022 debut. Puckrin will also serve […]

‘Fauda’s Michal Aviram preps Munich thriller for Sky, CBS Studios & Amusement

Sky Studios, Amusement Park Film and CBS Studios have teamed for thriller Munich Match (working title), which is penned by Fauda writer Michal Aviram. Munich Match, which begins filming in Germany in September, was created by Aviram, who wrote the six scripts together with Martin Behnke (Berlin Alexanderplatz). The six-part series is set 50 years […]

ViacomCBS bolsters Paramount+ originals with Kiefer Sutherland espionage drama

ViacomCBS-owned streamer Paramount+ has ordered an espionage drama that has Kiefer Sutherland (Designated Survivor) attached to star and exec produce. The eight-part untitled series is being produced by CBS Studios and follows a private espionage operative played by Sutherland who finds himself in the midst of a battle over the preservation of democracy. John Requa […]

Round-up: Seven.One strikes five-season ‘Top Model’ deal; Buccaneer to adapt ‘The Burning Girls’; ITV re-enters ‘The Cube’

Seven.One strikes five-season ‘Top Model’ deal Germany’s Seven.One Entertainment Group has renewed Germany’s Next Top Model for an additional five seasons, following a format rights deal with ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group. The show, which is produced by Redseven Entertainment and airs on ProSieben, is the German adaptation of US series America’s Next Top Model. The series is […]

ViacomCBS sells more ‘Oprah With Meghan And Harry’ in Europe & Lat Am

Broadcasters across Europe and Latin America have become the latest to pick up rights to explosive interview show CBS Presents Oprah With Meghan And Harry, following its debut on CBS in the US yesterday night. The interview special, which has made headlines around the world overnight, has been acquired by ORF in Austria, TMC in France […]

News round-up: Orange Smarty sells 500+ factual hours; Fox building ‘Lego Masters’ S2; Fremantle gets ‘Tough As Nails’ in format deal

Orange Smarty sells 500+ factual hours Broadcasters TV4 in Sweden, Ananey in Israel, HRT in Croatia and Nine Network in Australia have collectively acquired more than 500 hours of premium factual content following deals with UK-based indie distributor Orange Smarty. TV4 entered into a two-year, 320-hour agreement for property-search format A Place In The Sun. […]