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ITV Renews ‘Marcella’ For Second Season

ITV LogoITV has handed out a second season renewal to their Anna Friel fronted drama series Marcella, which hails from The Bridge creator Hans Rosenfeldt and Buccaneer Media. Eight episodes have been ordered for season two, which will air in 2017.

Eleanor Catton To Adapt Her Novel ‘The Luminaries’ As TV Series For BBC Two

BBC TwoEleanor Catton has signed on to adapt her Man Booker Prize winning novel The Luminaries as a television series for BBC Two, who have picked up the project with a six episode straight-to-series order, TVWise has learned. The drama series is set to be officially announced by BBC Two Channel Editor Patrick Holland during his Meet The Controller session at the Edinburgh International Television Festival on Friday.

Monica Barbaro Joins ‘Chicago Justice’ As New Series Regular

Monica BarbaroUnREAL star Monica Barbaro has been tapped for a series regular role on NBC's newest Chicago series Chicago Justice, TVWise has confirmed. She will play a well-educated, whip-smart, quick-tongued and sharp-witted Assistant State’s Attorney. She can drink beers with the boys or take a night out at the opera.

ITV Orders New Harry Hill Series ‘Alien Fun Capsule’

Harry HillHarry Hill is returning to ITV. The commercial broadcaster has handed out a series order to Alien Fun Capsule, a new panel show fronted by Hill, it was announced today by ITV's Director of Television Kevin Lygo at the Edinburgh International TV Festival.

Zeppotron’s Nigel Farage Comedy Lands At BBC Two, Kevin Bishop To Star

Porridge - Kevin BishopNigel Farage Gets His Life Back, a half-hour scripted comedy about the outgoing UKIP leader from Endemol Shine's Zeppotron, has landed at BBC Two, TVWise has learned. The one-off will star Kevin Bishop (Porridge, We’re Doomed! The Dad’s Army Story) as Farage.