By Patrick Munn | November 30, 2015 - 5:51 pm | No Comments
Supergirl continues to fly high at CBS. The network has handed out a full-season order to the DC series starring Melissa Benoist, TVWise has learned. While CBS is calling this a "full-season" order, the pick-up is for seven episodes rather than nine, meaning Supergirl will now produce a twenty episode first season.
By Patrick Munn | November 30, 2015 - 5:06 pm | No Comments
Amazon Prime Instant Video UK has ordered their first original drama series. The UK arm of the streaming service has given the green-light to The Collection, an eight episode period drama set in the world of French haute couture just after the Second World War, which hails from Oliver Goldstick, War & Peace indie Lookout Point and BBC Worldwide, TVWise has learned.
By Patrick Munn | November 27, 2015 - 2:08 pm | No Comments
Big Light Productions is adding to their executive ranks. The independent production company set up by former The X-Files writer and executive producer Frank Spotnitz has hired European TV executive Lorraine Sullivan, TVWise has learned. She will be responsible for developing French and European television, film and documentary projects for the London based indie.
By Patrick Munn | November 26, 2015 - 1:42 pm | No Comments
And The verdict is in. The BBC Trust, after an extended consultation and review process, has issued their final decison on the BBC's plans to shut down BBC Three as linear channel and move it online. The Trust has broadly approved the plans, which will see BBC Three move online by March 2016.
By Patrick Munn | November 25, 2015 - 7:53 pm | 2 Comments
EXCLUSIVE: HBO is set to re-team with the BBC for a new J.K. Rowling drama. Sources tell TVWise that the premium cable network is circling BBC One's The Cormoran Strike Mysteries, based on the Harry Potter author's Cormoran Strike novel series (published under the pen name Robert Galbraith), with plans to board as a co-producer.
By Patrick Munn | November 25, 2015 - 4:59 pm | 6 Comments
TNT is far from done with Captain Sharon Raydor and the detectives of the Major Crimes Division. The Turner owned cable network has renewed their hit series Major Crimes for a fifth season, to air in 2016. While a final episode order has not been set, sources tell TVWise that the initial order is for 15 episodes.
By Patrick Munn | November 25, 2015 - 12:44 pm | No Comments
History has closed a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment to acquire the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to miniseries Texas Rising, TVWise has learned. The ten hour mini, which was originally produced for the US History network, will premiere on History UK on Tuesday January 5th at 10pm.