Warner Horizon


Netflix rebooting retro comedy Full House

Having relaunched Arrested Development, Netflix is moving ahead with another comedy reboot with a new version of Full House. The original series ran for eight seasons and almost 200 episodes on US broadcast network ABC in the 1980s and 1990s. It follows a widowed father, his best friend and brother in-law as they raise a […]

Rovner, Paul replace Erwich at Warner Horizon

Warner Bros. has promoted a pair of high-ranking executives to replace Craig Erwich as co-presidents of Warner Horizon Scripted Television. Warner Bros. Television’s executive VP, development Susan Rover and WBTV executive VP Brett Paul will now lead the unit, which focuses on scripted programming for the US cable market. They replace Erwich, who left his […]

Warner Bros. seals ER, Gossip Girl, Liars format deals

US drama series ER, Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars will be remade in Asia after Warner Bros. cut format deals with partners in the region. A Filipino version of teen mystery drama Pretty Little Liars is in production with ABC Development Corporation making the 22-episode series for the TV5 channel. The US original is […]

Brazilian Bachelor gets a date

Brazilian channel Rede TV! has ordered an eleven-part version of Warner Bros. International Television Production reality series The Bachelor. The in-house produced series will launch in Brazil in the fall of next year and will mark the first time the dating format has been localised in Latin America. The Bachelor, originally an ABC format in […]

Mike Darnell lands top Warner Bros. unscripted role

Former Fox reality guru Mike Darnell has joined Warner Bros. in a wide-ranging role that hands him control of Telepictures Productions and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. Darnell will become Warner Bros. Television Group’s first president, unscripted and alternative television on August 12, reporting to WBTG’s president and chief content officer Peter Roth. The job gives […]

Spielberg, Stallone attached to TNT, TBS projects

Steven Spielberg, Dick Wolf and Sylvester Stallone are among the talent producing new programmes for Turner-owned US cable entertainment channels TBS and TNT. Spielberg is attached to Portal House, a scripted series about a group of young scientists who stumble upon a portal into the space-time continuum; and Peter Gunn, a re-telling of Blake Edwards […]

East meets West as Japan opens its Treasure Box

The double whammy effect of not importing formats and lengthy primetimes filled with original shows means Japanese broadcasters are prolific producers of entertainment series. Takeshi’s Castle, Dragon’s Den, America’s Funniest Home Videos and Iron Chef are huge properties that originated in Japan, but the number of hit international formats is small in proportion to the […]