Universal TV Import ‘Ransom’ Renewed For Third Season

Ransom - the international drama series from Frank Spotnitz's Big Light Productions - has been renewed for a third season by commissioning partners Global and CBS. The series is distributed internationally by Entertainment One (eOne) and airs on this side of the pond on Universal TV. Read More

Shiver Hires Channel 4’s Simone Haywood As Head Of Factual Entertainment

ITV Studios' label Shiver has hired Channel 4 Commissioning Editor Simone Haywood to serve as their Head of Factual Entertainment. In the newly created role, Haywood will work with Group Creative Director Ana De Moraes and her new development team to create returnable formats that have the potential to inspire viewers across the globe. Read More

5Star Stocks Up On Crime Specials From Spun Gold

5Star is stocking up on crime. The Channel 5 owned and operated digi-net has ordered four one-off factual crime specials - Killed On CameraMurdered By My StalkerStabbed In The Back and Murdered By My Girlfriend - from independent production company Spun Gold. All four specials were commissioned by 5Star Channel Manager Sebastian Cardwell. They are produced by Jared Wright, edited by Stephanie Harvie Campbell and executive produced by Bridget Boseley. Read More

Alibi Acquires UK Rights To ABC’s Kyra Sedgwick Series ‘Ten Days In The Valley

EXCLUSIVE: Kyra Sedgwick's TV comeback is crossing the pond. I've learned that UKTV's Alibi channel has secured the UK rights to Ten Days In The Valley, which marked the Emmy award winner's first regular TV role since The Closer, after striking a deal with international distributor Lionsgate Television. I'm told that the series will launch on Alibi next month, though a firm premiere date has not yet been set. Read More