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Brit TV Sells Well At Mipcom

Brit TV Sells Well At Mipcom

British television miniseries ‘Parade’s End’ has attracted multiple buyers in Cannes last week with the period drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall being sold by BBC Worldwide to Network Nine in Australia; HBO’s Pan-Ventral and Eastern European divisions; RTV in Slovenia; LTV in Latvia; ETV in Estonia and Slovakia’s STV. The show is adapted...
Duck Dynasty Breaks Ratings Record

Duck Dynasty Breaks Ratings Record

A&E Reality Show ‘Duck Dynasty’ smashed the ratings records last Wednesday night with a staggering 3.8 million viewers for the premiere of season two. Duck Dynasty airs in the 10pm slot and saw a 111% increase in total viewers on the average for season one. It also saw similar increases not only in the adults...
Bad Robot Secure Another  Developmental Deal

Bad Robot Secure Another Developmental Deal

After the success of ‘Alias’, J.J. Abrams and Ken Olin are teaming up once again, this time to work on a Bad Robot/Warner Bros TV project for the CW which currently has a working title of ‘Electropolis’. The new TV drama will be based in after hours LA and the youngsters who live out their...
Fox To Check In To Divorce Hotel

Fox To Check In To Divorce Hotel

Fox have given the go ahead for a new pilot form the team behind Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. ‘Divorce Hotel’ will take unhappy married couples and their legal representatives to a luxury hotel for the weekend with the aim that by the Sunday evening the couple will have happily and legally arranged their divorce and...
Half Ton Killer On TLC

Half Ton Killer On TLC

TLC are set to continue their exploration of controversial subject matter with an hour long special program called ‘Half-Tin Killer?’. The program will follow the case of Mayra Rosales who is bed ridden due to her obesity. Rosales claimed to have crushed her nephew accidentally when he was a toddler, but her attorney realised that...
Bravo Gives Fifth Season of Rachel Zoe The Nod

Bravo Gives Fifth Season of Rachel Zoe The Nod

The Rachel Zoe Project has been given the go ahead by cable channel Bravo for a fifth season. In the past four season, fans of the show have watched as Rachel Zoe styled celebrity clients, set up her own clothing line and gave birth to a baby boy. It is planned for season five to...
Celebrities To Take A Dive For ABC

Celebrities To Take A Dive For ABC

ABC have ordered up an new aquatic contest from Eyeworks USA which carries the working title ‘ Celebrity Splash’. The show will see various celebrities training to perform a variety of diving challenges. The show has already proved popular in the Dutch market where it was broadcast this summer on SBS 6. Following this success,...
American Producer Turns To Brit TV

American Producer Turns To Brit TV

Respected television comedy producer Caryn Mandabach who has credits such as The Cosby Show, Roseanne, Nurse Jackie and 3rd Rock From The Sun to her name is ow producing a period gangster drama set in Britain – where she has lived for the past 7 years. The new drama will follow the battle between a...
Ellen Premières To Record Figures

Ellen Premières To Record Figures

It may seem as though relative newcomers Katie Couric, Ricki Lake and Jeff Probbst have been stealing the spotlight in terms of syndication, but over the last few months Ellen DeGeneres has quietly been building her show into one of the strongest seen in years. The latest season of ‘Ellen’ premiered last month to the...
Oxygen Developing 5 New Shows

Oxygen Developing 5 New Shows

Oxygen are focussing heavily on making strides in original programming with five new unscripted shows already in development for next year. The first of these is ‘gorgeous and Guilty!’ from the creator of MTV hit Jersey Shore. The show is crime based and will investigate stories featuring beautiful women mixed up in criminal scandals. SallyAnn...
Singer Tilky Jones Joins Nashville Cast

Singer Tilky Jones Joins Nashville Cast

Singer Tilky Montgomery Jones has inked a deal to star in ABC country music drama ‘Nashville’ as a major recurring character. Jones looks set to play philanthropist and football player Sean Butler in the upcoming show. The former ‘Take 5’ boy band member is no stranger to the small screen, with his previous credits including...
The Voice Gets Fourth & Fifth Season

The Voice Gets Fourth & Fifth Season

In recent years it seems like musical based reality shows have led the pack for many networks including the likes of American Idol, America’s Got Talent and The X Factor. The latest in this line of tv talent offerings is NBC’s ‘The Voice.’ NBC have commissioned a fourth and fifth cycle of the program to...
Dog Finds A New Home On CMT

Dog Finds A New Home On CMT

Fans of Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman will be pleased to learn that his reality show ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ has been signed up by country cable channel CMT. Dog has been absent from our screens following the end of is long standing deal with A&E in May of this year. CMT have commissioned 10 hour long...
Tina Fey Sticks With NBC Universal

Tina Fey Sticks With NBC Universal

Tina Fey has signed a four year deal tying her to NBC Universal where she has remained in a variety of different roles since the late nineties when she emerged as both a writer and performer on ‘Saturday Night Live’. Fey will now be tasked with developing new TV for the network, and may choose...
Netflix Picks Up Controversial 'Derek'

Netflix Picks Up Controversial ‘Derek’

Netflix has once again lived up to their reputation for giving a home to things which are too difficult for network television to broadcast by signing up Ricky Gervais’ controversial series ‘Derek’. Gervais wrote, directed and plays the title role in Derek, which follows the 49 year old man who works in a home for...
Gandolfini Returns To HBO

Gandolfini Returns To HBO

  Fans of The Sopranos will be excited to learn that James Gandolfini is headed back to HBO, this time to star as the lead in a pilot for ‘Criminal Justice’ written by Richard Price and directed by Steven Zaillian. The series is a New York crime drama which is loosely based on a BBC...
Spike Give Urban Tarzan The Go Ahead

Spike Give Urban Tarzan The Go Ahead

Spike TV have swung into action as they greenlight new series ‘Urban Tarzan’. Spike is well known as a male demographic cable station and the show sounds right up their street! The channel have ordered 10 half hour long episodes of the series which will follow the reknowned extreme animal handler, John Brennan, in a...
Survivor and X-Factor Tie in Ratings

Survivor and X-Factor Tie in Ratings

In the battle of the reality TV shows, it appears that Fox’s ‘The X Factor’ and CDS’ ‘Survivor’ are tied among the young adult demographic. The X Factor saw a ratings increase in its second week while the season 25 of Survivor pulled in more overall viewers than the last season opener. The early estimates...