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CBS replaces Wiley with Reisenbach

Amy Reisenbach will succeed Bridget Wiley as head of current programming at US broadcaster CBS and its TV studio sister. Reisenbach (pictured) has been named executive VP of current programmes at CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios. The promotion comes days after Wiley announced her departure from the Eye Network after twelve years. This, in […]

The CW axes Frequency, No Tomorrow

High-concept dramas Frequency and No Tomorrow will not return to US broadcast network The CW. The futures of both shows had been unclear, with ratings well below average despite some buzz at last year’s Upfronts and LA Screenings. They now become the only series on the Warner Bros.- and CBS-backed network in recent years not […]

Warner lines up DC digital service

Warner Bros. Television is working on a pair of original series for a soon-to-launch DC-branded digital service. Warner and DC Entertainment are preparing live-action drama Titans and animation Young Justice: Outsiders for the platform, which is scheduled to go direct-to-consumer next year. Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group (WBDNG) will operate the currently unnamed service, which […]

CBS greenlights Big Bang Theory offshoot

The Big Bang Theory, one the US’s most-successful sitcoms, is getting its first spin off. Big Bang broadcaster CBS has given the greenlight to Young Sheldon, which will be a half-hour, single-cam comedy for the 2017-18 season. Jim Parsons, who plays science genius Sheldon in the original sitcom, will reprise his role as narrator. The […]

CW revives Constantine as toon

US broadcaster The CW is to revive the comic book-inspired Constantine ­– but as a web cartoon. A David S. Goyer- and Daniel Cerone-created Constantine had aired on NBC between October 2014 and February 2015, but was cancelled due to low ratings despite developing a small cult following. The CW has now moved to reboot […]

Westworld one of three HBO recommissions

Westworld’s stellar season one ratings have lead to the HBO sci-fi/mystery drama getting a second season commission, along with half-hours Divorce and Insecure. Season one numbers for Westworld, a remake of the 1970s movie of the same name about rogue robots in a futuristic theme park, are tracking ahead of the first runs of Game […]

Westworld UK launch bigger than Game of Thrones

Westworld’s debut in the UK was bigger than both Game of Thrones and Fortitude. The new HBO sci-fi drama pulled in a consolidated 1.84 million viewers on its debut in the UK on pay TV channel Sky Atlantic. This makes it bigger than Game of Thrones’ debut (1.45 million) and previous record holder Fortitude (1.74 […]

Fox returns to Berlanti for Black Lightning

US broadcaster Fox has put another superhero drama from Greg Berlanti into development. The 21st Century Fox-owned channel has given a pilot production commitment to Black Lightning, which is based on a DC Comics character of the same name. Berlanti, who is attached to four CW superhero dramas, is executive producing with Sarah Schechter. Berlanti […]

Amazon adapts The Departed for TV

Amazon Studios is adapting Oscar-winning crime movie The Departed into a television series, according to US reports. SVOD player Amazon landed the reboot after what Deadline described as a “competitive situation”. Amazon Studios is producing alongside Vertigo Entertainment, Initial Entertainment Group and Plan B Entertainment, a trio of prodcos that were involved in the original […]

Lionsgate nabs Warner exec in scripted push

Lionsgate has raided rival US studio Warner Bros. Television to hire Chad Kennedy as senior VP, current programming, as the company expands further in scripted shows. Kennedy joins the Orange is the New Black producer, having been director of current programming at Burbank-based Warner. His hire represents Lionsgate expanding its presence in the US scripted […]