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Asia’s WarnerTV swoops for Gotham

Buzzy Batman origin story drama Gotham will be “fast-tracked” into Asia after pay channel WarnerTV acquired rights to the show. The series is set to launch on Fox in the US this fall before heading to Asian screens soon after, though the exact window was undisclosed. Turner Broadcasting System-operated WarnerTV scored its deal with Time […]

Showtime recruits Bad Robot’s Roadies

US cable channel Showtime has ordered a comedy pilot about music roadies from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions. Roadies will follow a successful rock band through the eyes of their crew members. Oscar-winner Cameron Crowe wrote the pilot and will direct and executive produce. Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life) is showrunner, while Abrams and Bryan […]

Colombian net, FIC prescribe ER remake

Colombia’s RCN has ordered a Spanish-language remake of NBC medical drama ER, which ran for 15 seasons in the US. Regional pay TV broadcaster Fox International Channels Latin America and Ecuadorian pubcaster TC are also attached to the order, made from Warner Bros. International Television Production, with producer Resonant creating it in Colombia. Casting begins […]

Commissioner Gordon drama headed to Fox

US broadcaster Fox has sent a drama based on Batman character Commissioner James Gordon straight to series. Gotham is based on a DC Comic book and tells the story of Gordon’s police career years before he met Batman and became commissioner. It comes from Warner Bros. Television and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution will handle […]

Turkish version of The O.C. launches on Star

Youth-skewed drama The O.C. is the latest US scripted series to be remade in Turkey. Broadcaster Star has commissioned a local version that is being made by Turkish prodco Ay Yapim. The thirteen episode local version debuted on Star last week. The Turkish remake is the first time the Warner Bros.-owned series has been made […]

CW plots Supernatural spin-off

US broadcast network The CW is reportedly working on a spin-off to its scripted series Supernatural. The series will be introduced as a backdoor pilot featuring an as-yet unnamed character that will appear in the ninth season of Supernatural, according to reports coming out of San Diego’s Comic Con International event. Neither The CW nor […]

Warner unveils company-wide top level shake-up

Warner Bros.’ new chief exec Kevin Tsujihara has made his stamp on the company’s television division by handing Peter Roth a new creative role and Jeffrey Schlesinger and Craig Hunegs new titles as part of a major company-wide restructure. Tsujihara was named Warner Bros. CEO earlier this year and initiated a company-wide restructure that this […]

Gavin & Stacey US remake among Fox pick-ups

The Sony Pictures Television-produced remake of BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey is among five comedies US broadcast network Fox has picked up ahead of next week’s Upfronts. Four dramas have also been ordered. Us & Them, which is based on the popular BBC3 show about a couple that fall in love despite living on different […]

Universal Channel buys The Closer spin-off Major Crimes

Universal Channel has acquired exclusive UK television rights to The Closer spin-off  Major Crimes, from Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. Originally created for TNT in the US, Major Crimes debut episode attracted a total of 9.5 million viewers, setting a record as US basic cable’s most-watched series launch ever. The show went on to become […]

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