By Patrick Munn | April 26, 2017 - 5:06 pm | No Comments
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.
By Patrick Munn | April 24, 2017 - 12:43 pm | No Comments
Ransom is crossing the Atlantic. The hostage crisis series from former The X-Files writer and executive producer Frank Spotnitz and David Vainola, which airs state-side on CBS, has been acquired for UK broadcast by Universal Channel, TVWise has learned.
By Patrick Munn | April 7, 2017 - 4:00 pm | 4 Comments
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?
By Patrick Munn | March 31, 2017 - 4:19 pm | No Comments
Close to six years after the show was cancelled by NBC, Channel 5 has struck a deal with NBCUniversal International Distribution to acquire the short-lived Los Angeles set Law & Order spin-off Law & Order: LA for their digi-net 5USA, TVWise has learned.
By Patrick Munn | March 24, 2017 - 10:07 am | No Comments
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.
By Patrick Munn | March 23, 2017 - 7:52 pm | No Comments
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.
By Patrick Munn | March 20, 2017 - 4:43 pm | No Comments
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.
By Patrick Munn | March 20, 2017 - 4:04 pm | No Comments
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.