Acquisitions Roundup: Syfy UK Picks Up Rights To ‘Continuum’ Season 4, ‘The Librarians’ Season 2 & More

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While all eyes are inevitably on which new shows from the 2015-2016 season will be headed to the UK, TVWise will be taking a look at the current roster of U.S. scripted series, confirming which shows will in fact be returning to their UK broadcasters. We continue our coverage with a look at Syfy UK, who have picked up the rights to the second season of 12 Monkeys, the fourth and final season of Continuum, and the second season of The Librarians Read More

Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto Sign On For Fourth ‘Star Trek’ Film

Quinto-Pine Star TrekKirk and Spock are staying put on the bridge of Enterprise. Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, who have been playing the two characters since JJ Abrams rebooted the Star Trek film series in 2009, have signed new deals with Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions which call for them to play the iconic characters in a potential fourth Trek film (should it get a greenlight from the studio). Read More

‘Broke’ Adaptation Gets Straight-To-Series Order At AMC

AMCAMC has handed out a 10 episode straight-to-series order to Broke, a U.S. adaptation of Danish series Bankerot which hails from Dexter scribe Clyde Phillips and is set up at AMC Studios and Lionsgate Television. Production is expected to commence later this year for a 2016 premiere. Read More

Channel 4 Sells Raft Of Programming To UKTV & Quest

Channel 4Channel 4 Distribution has racked up sales for a number of their programmes with multi-channel broadcaster UKTV and the Discovery owned Quest. UKTV has licensed numerous seasons of River Cottage and several Jamie Oliver fronted series. Meanwhile, Quest has acquired Scrapheap Challenges: The Scrappy Races and the first seven seasons of Scrapheap Challenge. Read More

NBC Renews ‘Aquarius’ For Second Season

AquariusNBC has handed out an early renewal to their David Duchovny fronted 60s period drama Aquarius. The network has ordered a further 13 episodes for the show's second season, which is expected to enter production toward the end of the year for a Summer 2016 premiere. Read More