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Welcome to Sweden producer joins TV4

Jarowskij’s Johanna Bergenstråhle is joining Swedish broadcaster TV4 as its new executive producer for drama and comedy. Bergenstråhle (pictured) is best known as producer of TV’s culture-clash comedy Welcome to Sweden, which was a coproduction with US broadcaster NBC and Entertainment One Television. Her appointment comes as TV4 looks to bolster its high-end drama credentials, […]

Welcome to Sweden axed after ‘craptastic’ ratings

US-Swedish comedy series Welcome to Sweden has been cancelled by NBC after what its creator described as “craptastically low ratings”. Greg Poehler is behind the show, which played on TV4 in Sweden and NBC in the US. After a successful first run, a second season was ordered last August, but has performed poorly in the […]

Morayniss extends eOne tenure

Entertainment One Television’s CEO, John Morayniss, will remain in the post for at least three more years. Moryaniss has signed a new contract that will see him remain with the Toronto-headquartered company through 2018. He took up the post in 2008 on the inception of eOne’s television business, and has since then grown revenues from […]

News brief: NBC set for another stay in Sweden

NBC has ordered a second season of comedy series Welcome to Sweden. The half-hour comedy series, from Amy Poehler’s brother Greg, is produced by Entertainment One and Swedish broadcaster TV4. A second season will duly follow on US broadcast net NBC and TV4. The fish out of water comedy follows a New York accountant who […]

The copro landscape: Meet the fixers

A batch of one-stop shop consultancies from the UK aimed at facilitating global coproduction has emerged in the past year. Jesse Whittock gets the low-down on their strategies as the boom in international drama continues. It is obvious that, with television drama in a prolonged golden era, broadcasters will increasingly be on the hunt for […]

Sweden’s TV4, Amy Poehler hook up for comedy

Swedish network TV4 has hooked up with Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler to produce a half-hour comedy about an American man who falls for a Swedish woman. Poehler and her brother Greg will produce Welcome to Sweden under their new production banner, Syskon. Also on board are Stockholm-based producer FLX, which is behind TV4’s […]