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Horror icon Campbell creates competition format

Comedy-horror legend Bruce Campbell is working with producers from the American Survivor and The Amazing Race to create an “unconventional, off-beat” competition series. Bruce Campbell’s Horrified will celebrate the horror genre and its dedicated fan base through a “smart and irreverent comedic lens”. 5×5 Media, which Craig Armstrong (Survivor) and Rick Ringbakk (The Amazing Race) […]

Spike harvests Bruckheimer drama series

US cable net Spike has ordered Harvest, a new drama about a hard-working father forced to work in the black market trading of body parts. The ten-part show will be Spike’s first one-hour drama series in almost a decade. Film and TV producer Jerry Bruckheimer is on production duty alongside Warner Horizon Television. Ian Sobel […]

eOne staffs up US reality division

Entertainment One has made several hires at its US unscripted division. The Transatlantic producer and distributor has brought on reality producer Mark Herwick (pictured) and new development execs, Ben Megargel and Jesse Daniels. Herwick becomes head of current, US alternative programming at eOne. A seasoned reality producer, his credits include Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares […]

Warner Bros. rebrands Eyeworks in Germany

Warner Bros. is rebranding Eyeworks Germany, with the latter’s COO exiting at the same time, according to a local report. Cologne-based Eyeworks Germany is dropping its current moniker, German TV site dwdl.de reports, and TBI understands it is likely to be known locally as Warner Bros. International Television Production Germany. Parallel to this, Eyeworks Germany […]

Superman prequel series set for Syfy

US cable channel Syfy and Warner Bros. are working on a Superman prequel drama that will tell the backstory of The Man of Steel’s family on Krypton. Krypton comes from Syfy and Warner Horizon Television. The latter is part of the Warner Bros. studio, which owns the Superman brand through DC Comics. DC Entertainment is […]

Netflix saves Longmire

Streaming service Netflix has revived Longmire, commissioning a fourth season after US cable net A&E axed the cop drama. Producer Warner Horizon Television has been shopping the series around since A&E decided to give it the chop in August. Netflix has now stepped into the fray and ordered a 10-part series that will premiere exclusively […]

Ex-Endemol, Warner exec lands at AMC

AMC Networks has appointed former Warner Horizon and Endemol USA exec Drew Brown as its senior VP, production. Brown will be responsible for all aspects of production and post-production for both the AMC cable network and AMC Studios business. He will report to executive VP original programming, production and digital content Joel Stillerman, who said: […]

News brief: CW cancels Famous in 12 on-air

US broadcast network has cancelled its TMZ reality series Famous in 12, relaying the news to the family its stars while on-air. The show, from Renegade 83 and Harvey Levin Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television and Telepictures, aimed to make a normal Californian family famous by waging a social media “fame campaign” to […]

A&E builds unscripted team with Tappon promotion

US cable channel A&E has upped Drew Tappon to the post of senior VP, development and programming. In the new role, Tappon will be responsible for developing and producing A&E’s non-fiction, alternative and reality series, reporting into the network’s executive VP and general manager David McKillop. Last month, A&E poached VH1 exec Shelly Tatro, who […]

Lifetime gambles on The Lottery

US cable net Lifetime has commissioned a conspiracy thriller titled The Lottery – the A+E Networks-owned channel’s second scripted greenlight in days. Last week, female-skewed Lifetime ordered 10 episodes of Un-Real, a drama set behind-the-scenes at a popular reality TV show. The Lottery will also be 10 episodes and is set in a dystopian future […]