By Patrick Munn | September 12, 2016 - 5:16 pm | 3 Comments
TVWise talks with Major Crimes creator and showrunner James Duff about what he has planned for the fifth season, his inspiration for last season's five episode arc, what's, what's in store for the characters and if, given the reception that the arc received, he will be producing another multi-part story this season.
By Patrick Munn | December 8, 2015 - 1:39 pm | No Comments
Channel 5 is to push forward with the 9pm strategy for 5USA and are looking to pick up a wealth of new dramas from the Hollywood Studios to air weekdays (Mon-Fri) in the 9pm time-slot on the digital channel.
By Patrick Munn | November 2, 2015 - 2:02 pm | 7 Comments
These are purely self-serving statements coming from a broadcaster who are still throwing a tantrum, like a petulant child, over the fact that they lost The Voice to the BBC back in 2011, says TVWise Editor Patrick Munn.
By Patrick Munn | October 28, 2015 - 5:27 pm | 3 Comments
Over the past five years UKTV has been steadily growing in importance with the Hollywood Studios as they acquire first run on more U.S. dramas. This year saw the broadcaster increase the competition in acquisitions once again with a move into comedy and a deal for Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Quantico and Code Black. But in the acquisitions space, just how much of a threat is UKTV to the more established kids on the block such as Channel 4 and Sky?
By Patrick Munn | October 27, 2015 - 7:12 pm | 1 Comment
TVWise has identified three new shows that various UK broadcasters are close to acquiring. Those shows include The CW's eagerly anticipated Arrow and The Flash spin-off DC's Legends Of Tomorrow, starring Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz and Victor Garber; Canadian sci-fi drama Killjoys starring Warehouse 13's Aaron Ashmore, which airs on Syfy in the United States; and ABC new period crime drama Wicked City.
By Patrick Munn | October 26, 2015 - 5:36 pm | No Comments
TVWise breaks down the 2014-2015 broadcast season and takes a look at how many shows made it to the UK, what the key trends were, and who did the most business – on both the broadcaster and distributor side of the equation.
By Patrick Munn | October 26, 2015 - 2:00 pm | No Comments
Detective William Murdoch, Dr Julia Ogden and the Toronto constabulary will be bringing some festive cheer to UKTV this Christmas. UKTV's Alibi channel has revealed plans to air a special two-hour Christmas episode of Murdoch Mysteries on Tuesday December 22nd at 9pm as a stand alone TV movie (under the title Murdoch Mysteries: A Merry Murdoch Christmas), before the show's ninth season launches on the channel in 2016.