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BBC Two Picks Up UK Rights To ‘American Crime Story’ Season 2

American Crime Story is returning to the Beeb. BBC Two has picked up the first run UK broadcast rights to the second season of Ryan Murphy's FX anthology series from international distributor Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, TVWise has learned.

Wealth Of LGBT Scripted Shows, Dearth Of UK Pick Ups

With a recent trend to more diverse scripted shows, a number of LGBT-centric shows have recently been commissioned. But despite these varied stories, offering a complex view of LGBT life, not a single one of these shows have secured a UK deal. So just why have these scripted dramas and comedies, which prominently feature LGBT characters, failed to cross the Atlantic?

Sony Channel Takes Linear UK Rights To ‘Orange Is The New Black’

Orange Is The New Black is coming to UK television. Sony Channel, the flagship entertainment channel operated by Sony Pictures Television Networks here in the UK, has secured the linear rights to the award winning Netflix original series after striking a multi-year deal with series producer and international distributor Lionsgate Television, TVWise has learned.

‘Wicked City’ Heading To UK Via ABC Studios On Demand

ABC's short-lived period drama Wicked City is coming to the UK. The eight episode series will launch exclusively on ABC Studios On Demand - the VOD service providing complete box sets of ABC Studios produced shows, which is available through Sky Box Sets, Now TV and Virgin Media - on Monday May 1st, TVWise has learned.

Comedy Central UK Acquires ‘Detroiters’ & TripTank Spin-Off ‘Jeff & Some Aliens’

Comedy Central UK is adding two original series from their U.S. sister network to their line-up. The Viacom backed broadcaster has picked up the exclusive UK rights to TripTank spin-off Jeff & Some Aliens and live-action comedy series Detroiters, TVWise has learned. Both Detroiters and Jeff & Some Aliens are set to premiere on Comedy Central UK early next month.

Discovery UK Picks Up Unabomber Drama ‘Manhunt’

Discovery Channel UK has picked up the UK rights to Manhunt: UNABOMBER, the upcoming scripted drama series that was commissioned by, and is being produced for, the U.S. Discovery network, TVWise has learned.