By Patrick Munn | October 2, 2015 - 4:01 pm | No Comments
Remy Blumenfeld's independent production company Thinking Violets has poached ITV Studios' Fernando De Jesus as Creative Director, TVWise has learned. In the new role, he will be responsible for developing engaging shows for the indie, which could play across multiple platforms.
By Patrick Munn | October 2, 2015 - 1:48 pm | No Comments
Fox International Channels is handing Jeff Ford and expanded role. The former TV3 and Channel 5 executive, who has been serving as Managing Director of Fox International Channels UK for the better part of six months, has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice-President of Content Development for Europe & Africa, TVWise has learned.
By Patrick Munn | October 2, 2015 - 12:27 pm | No Comments
BBC One has given the green-light to Billionaire Boy, a one-off hour-long adaptation of the David Walliams kids novel of the same name, which is set to air this Christmas and has John Thomson and Elliot Sprakes (pictured, right) attached to star.
By Patrick Munn | October 1, 2015 - 10:00 pm | No Comments
Doctor Who is getting yet another spin-off. BBC Three has given the green-light to Class, an eight episode Doctor Who spin-off which is being described as a YA series with "all the action, heart and adrenalin" of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and The Hunger Games, TVWise has learned.
By Patrick Munn | October 1, 2015 - 9:22 pm | No Comments
USA Network has cancelled Jeff Eastin's gritty cop drama Graceland after three seasons, TVWise has confirmed. Word of the cancellation first slipped on Twitter, when series creator Jeff Easting tweeted: "Just got the word, there will be no more #GracelandTV. Thank you to the best cast, crew and fans in television".
By Patrick Munn | October 1, 2015 - 2:40 pm | No Comments
Friends star David Schwimmer has signed on for a starring role in Morning Has Broken, Channel 4's new six episode comedy series from Hunderby creator Julia Davis and Drifters star Nick Mohammed. Schwimmer will play an American producer brought in to try and save the floundering morning show presented by Gail Sinclair (Davis).