Breaking… ITV2 has closed deals with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution and NBCUniversal International Television Distribution to acquires the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to 666 Park Avenue, Ben & Kate, Animal Practice and Up All Night.
666 Park Avenue, based on the series of books by Gabriella Pierce, is set at the ominous address of 666 Park Avenue where anything you desire can be yours. Everyone has needs, desires and ambition. For the residents of The Drake, these will all be met, courtesy of the building’s mysterious owner, Gavin Doran (Terry O’Quinn). But every Faustian contract comes with a price. When Jane Van Veen (Rachael Taylor) and Henry Martin (Dave Annable), an idealistic young couple from the Midwest, are offered the opportunity to manage the historic building, they not only fall prey to the machinations of Doran and his mysterious wife, Olivia (Vanessa Williams), but unwittingly begin to experience the shadowy, supernatural forces within the building that imprison and endanger the lives of the residents inside. Sexy, seductive and inviting, The Drake maintains a dark hold over all of its residents, tempting them through their ambitions and desires, in this chilling new drama that’s home to an epic struggle of good versus evil.
Ben & Kate, which hails from Dana Fox and 20th Century Fox Television, follows these odd-couple siblings as they push each other out of their comfort zones and into real life. Kate Fox (Dakota Johnson) followed the rules all her life…until she got pregnant in college and dropped out just shy of graduation. After the birth of her daughter, Maddie (Maggie Jones), Kate put her twenties on hold. Now working as a bar manager to make ends meet and maximize her time with five-year-old Maddie, she’s uber-prepared for every possible catastrophe – except for the arrival of her older brother, Ben Fox (Nat Faxon). Ben likes trouble a lot more than his sister does. His infectious energy makes you want to follow him into any number of bad ideas. He’ll totally screw up your life, but somehow, you’ll feel good about it. Where Kate is all about planning and preparing, Ben is big on spontaneity and out-of-the-box ideas.
Animal Practice was created by Alex Tanaka and Brian Gatewood and follows George Coleman (Justin Kirk), a top-dog New York veterinarian. With an unorthodox style of operating, George’s success comes from his undeniable gift with animals of all kinds.That is, all but the human kind. Dorothy Crane once held the key to George’s heart, but today she also holds the key to the family business as she takes over Crane Animal Hospital. Not only is she George’s new boss, but her romantic history with him and her lack of experience with animals is seriously cramping his style. Dorothy is whip-smart and ambitious, and she’s going to make George pay for the past. Needless to say, he’s determined not to make any changes in his (animal) kingdom – which includes poker games with a resident capuchin monkey.
Up All Night was created by Emily Spivey and tells the story of Reagan Brinkley, a producer on a daytime talk show who has to juggle between her career as a producer and being a new mother, with the help of her stay at home husband. Up All Night stars Christina Applegate as Reagan Brinkley, Will Arnett as Chris Brinkley and Maya Rudolph as Ava. The series is produced by Broadway Video and Universal Television, with Emily Spivey, Lorne Michaels, Jon Pollack and Erin David serving as executive producers.
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