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TV Trailer: BBC One’s ‘Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell’

Strange & Norrell (First Look)BBC One has released the first full-length trailer for their upcoming 7 episode fantasy series Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. Based on the Susanna Clarke novel, the series, which is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return, stars Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Alice Englert, Marc Warren, Samuel West, Charlotte Riley, Enzo Cilenti and Paul Kaye.

‘Downton Abbey’ Creator Julian Fellowes Returning To ITV With ‘Doctor Thorne’ Adaptation

Julian FellowesDespite the fact that Julian Fellowes' Downton Abbey is coming to an end later this year, he isn't quite done working with ITV. The much in-demand writer, who has period drama Gilded Age in the works at NBC, is returning to ITV to adapt one of his favourite novels, Doctor Thorne, as a three-part drama. Hat Trick Productions will produce with Mark Redhead, Julian Fellowes Chris Kelly and Ted Childs serving as executive producers. Production begins later this year.

Lifetime Acquires UK Rights To ‘UnREAL’, Eyes Summer Premiere

UnREALEXCLUSIVE: Lifetime UK has acquired the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to drama series UnREAL after striking a deal with A+E Studios International. The 10 episode scripted drama, which is produced for the US Lifetime network, will premiere on Lifetime UK this Summer.

EXCLUSIVE: BBC Three Drops FX’s Comedy Series ‘Wilfred’

Wilfred S4BBC Three will not be acquiring the ten episode fourth and final season of FX's comedy series Wilfred from international distributor Twentieth Century Fox International Television Distribution, TVWise has learned exclusively.

EXCLUSIVE: History Snaps Up UK Rights To Miniseries ‘Sons Of Liberty’

Sons Of Liberty (FT)History UK has closed a deal with A+E Studios International to acquire the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to miniseries Sons Of Liberty, which tells the story of the American Revolutionary War and features a cast that includes Breaking Bad's Dean Norris. The six-hour mini will premiere on History UK this June.
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Comedy Central, Channel 5 Greenlight New UK ‘Impractical Jokers’ Series

Comedy Central UK and Channel 5 have pacted together to co-commission Impractical Jokers, a nine episode series which is based on the hit US format of the same name. The UK version, which will feature Lee Griffiths, Matt Ralph, Paul Biggin and David Moon, is set to air on both channels later this year.