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EXCLUSIVE: Lifetime UK has added another high-end US scripted drama to its slate of first run programming ahead of its planned launch this November. I’ve learned that parent company A+E Networks UK has sealed a deal with Sony Pictures Television to acquire the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to mini-series Bonnie & Clyde for Lifetime UK. The four-part mini-series, which will air state-side on all three of AETN’s flagship networks (A&E, History and Lifetime) this December, is being eyed for a late 2013/early 2014 premiere.
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The 8 episode second season of BBC One’s period drama The Paradise will premiere on Sunday October 20th at 8pm, it has been announced.
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EXCLUSIVE: A&E will not be moving forward with their hour-long drama pilot Occult. I’ve just learned that the network has quietly passed on the project which hailed from X-Files alum James Wong, Transformers producer Michael Bay and ABC Studios.
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In announcing his vision for the future of the BBC, Director-General Tony Hall today announced plans to launch a time shift service for BBC One and what is being described as the “next generation” of the BBC iPlayer.
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Tricon Films & Television has signed a deal with AMC Studios which will see the Canadian distributor handle global sales for WE tv’s first original series The Divide, which was originally developed for sister network AMC and was picked up to series at WE tv in July with a 10 episode order.
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With the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy approaching, there is A LOT of JFK related programming on the way. Some scripted – such as National Geographic’s Killing Kennedy starring The West Wing alum Rob Lowe – but most of it factual. One such factual entry is four part documentary JFK which is set to premiere on PBS America on Tuesday November 12th at 9pm.
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Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue), Arielle Kebbel (The Vampire Diaries), Andrew Howard (Copper) and Jaina Lee Ortiz have joined the cast of Amazon’s upcoming drama pilot The After, which hails from Georgeville Television and The X-Files creator Chris Carter.
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BBC Three has commissioned a Christmas special for its hit comedy series Bad Education, which wraps its second season on BBC Three tomorrow night. With the commission, Bad Education becomes the latest of BBC’s hit comedy series to earn a Christmas special joining BBC One’s Citizen Khan and the recently ordered Open All Hours special.
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