By Patrick Munn | May 26, 2015 - 11:01 pm | No Comments
UKTV's Dave channel is adding to their line-up of original series with The Money Pit, a new entertainment format hosted by Jason Manford which "taps into the popular trend of crowd-funding". Production begins later this year for a 2016 premiere.
By Patrick Munn | May 26, 2015 - 10:02 pm | No Comments
While all eyes are inevitably on the slate of new series that will comprise the 2015 – 2016 broadcast season, several UK broadcasters are turning their attention back to the 2014-2015 season, looking to snap up a number of gems they missed or initially passed on acquiring after last year’s LA Screenings. Talks are now underway between UK broadcasters and the studios to secure the UK rights to Marvel's Agent Carter, iZombie, Black-ish, Fresh Off The Boat and Galavant.
By Patrick Munn | May 26, 2015 - 7:49 pm | No Comments
William Shatner has been tapped for a guest starring role on the CBC/UKTV co-production Murdoch Mysteries for its upcoming 18 episode ninth season, which is now in production in Canada for an Autumn 2015 premiere on CBC and a 2016 premiere on UKTV's Alibi channel.
By Patrick Munn | May 26, 2015 - 6:47 pm | 1 Comment
TVWise breaks down the hottest titles that were on offer at this year's LA Screenings, with comedy more or less taking a back seat to medical dramas, spin-offs, feature film reboots and superhero efforts. Stand out shows include The Muppets, Blindspot, Minority Report, The Player, Code Black and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.
By Patrick Munn | May 26, 2015 - 8:07 am | No Comments
Blake Ritson (Da Vinci's Demons), Rachel Griffiths (Brothers & Sisters), Art Malik (Homeland), James Fleet (The Hollow Crown), Sugandha Garg (My Name Is Khan) and Arjun Mathur (My Friend Pinto) have joined the cast of Channel 4's period drama Indian Summers for its upcoming second season.
By Patrick Munn | May 25, 2015 - 4:15 pm | 3 Comments
With the LA Screenings now behind us, the distribution divisions of the big Hollywood Studios (CBS Studios International, Disney Media Distribution, NBCUniversal International Television Distribution, Sony Pictures Television, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution) are expecting a leap in sales to the UK this year as the field of buyers continues to grow, as does the competition between them.